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Hard Driving
GM and Disney team up to bring the excitement of a real proving-grounds test track to EPCOT.
Jim Wilson
Standing beneath a bank of glowing heat lamps has given former automotive designer Orrin J. Shively an amusing idea. "We ought to get a couple of travel posters." he tells an assistant. “Hang one for a ski resort in the heat-chamber control booth and one for a beach in the cold room." Shively, who now works as a show producer for Disney Imagineering, is putting the final touches on Test Track, EPCOT's newest multi- million-dollar extravaganza. When the outdoor/indoor ride officially opens for visitors this month, it will be the longest, fastest and, in many ways, the most realistic attraction at Walt Disney World. Sponsored by GM, Test Track replaces the carmaker’s World of Motion exhibit with an authentic - albeit highly condensed - version of the company’s Milford Proving Grounds, near Detroit. […]


Source type Magazine
Volume 174.8
Language en
Document type Feature
Media type text
Page count 2
Pages pp. 72-73


Id 1171
Availability Free
Inserted 2015-03-26