Heads up Epcot visitors: early closures continue this week for one of your favorite rides.
Closures and Refurbishments
Around this time of year, Disney schedules several refurbishments on its most popular rides. Splash Mountain just recently reopened after a brief refurbishment although it did not reopen quite on time.
Another favorite attraction in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also closed for refurbishment, and this one will be out of commission for awhile. Expedition Everest is under refurbishment until mid April 2022! Unfortunately, the infamous “disco yeti” is not slated for any repairs while the attraction is being refurbished.
Fans of the wildest ride in the wilderness should also take note that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be closing this month for a short refurbishment. For a full list, see our post HERE.
One ride that is not on the refurbishment list, but keeps closing early, is Test Track.
Head over to the Chevrolet Design Center and build your own virtual concept car. Choose body type, style, color, and more and then take it for a spin on Disney’s test course. You’ll be scored on different criteria like efficiency, speed, adaptability, and more.
This is one of the fastest rides at Disney, reaching up to 65 mph!
Unfortunately, Guests have not been able to experience this ride after dark lately. For many days already this month, Disney has closed Test Track at 6:30 pm. Now, it is closing early again tonight, February 16. So far there are no other dates affected this week. However, that does not mean Disney won’t make that call each and every day.
Why the closure?
This is now the third week in a row that the ride has closed early. Test Track cannot be closing early due to weather, right?! It seems likely maintenance work needs completed on the attraction. Disney would never put Guest safety in jeopardy so this probably isn’t some major mechanical or technical issue.
So for the time being we will continue to keep you updated on early closures for Test Track. Hopefully work will be done soon so the Spring Break crowds can enjoy the ride all day.
Has the closure of Test Track affected your touring plans lately? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.