Just a quick note on the ever popular topic of Test Track’s closure: while the guest calendar is shrinking the length of the refurbishment to a mere month in June (and pretty much everyone is certain this wrong and someone’s big dumb mistake) the internal calendars given to operations is listing the pavilion as under renovation until the end of November.
That means that the original projections and estimates of having Test Track reopened by Epcot’s 30th anniversary seem to be a mere hopeful thought of the past. Much like the Spaceship Earth renovation that happened around the 25th anniversary, it just doesn’t seem like there’s going to be enough time to finish this project before October 1st.
Perhaps things will go faster than planned though – we’ve heard rumors that a large part of why this project is so hush-hush is that GM’s own design team up in the chilly confines of Warren, MI is keeping things under lock and key (in particular, those new vehicles). A tighter ship than WDI might be able to keep the project on a stricter timeline – but then again, they might simply establish a more realistic timeline from the start.