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Design, Drive Cars on Disney's New Test Track Ride

Rich DeMuro

3:14 AM EST, December 7, 2012

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Chevy and Disney are two of America’s classics. Now the two companies are teaming up again to revamp a popular ride from the past.

The two companies have had a long relationship; It goes back 30 years to 1982 when they opened the World of Motion at Epcot Center.

“It’s two great American brands, Disney and Chevrolet, coming together to give the consumer a great experience,” said Michael Albano of Chevrolet.

Now, Disney and Chevrolet are showing off a new high-tech refresh to the popular Test Track ride where visitors can create and race their dream set of wheels.

“It keeps the guest coming back every time,” said Mike Overman of Disney. “They enjoy it... they really do enjoy the work and the energy and the passion that we put into what we do.”

Disney brought the Tech Report team out for the grand reopening to check out the tech behind the popular attraction.

It all starts in the Design Center where you can create the car you've always dreamed of--everything is customizable from the body styling to the color, and the engine.

Then it's off to the track for a test drive where speed can go up to 65 mph.  

The ride is fun and it’s a rare opportunity for tomorrow’s drivers to get behind the wheel and test out their designing skills. The fact that these cars drive themselves is perhaps an unintentional hint at the future of transportation.

Once your test drive is finished, your car is given a report card to show how well you designed it.

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