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mtquinn 12-08-2012 05:36 PM

New Test Track VIP entrance
 
Does anyone know if TT still has the VIP entrance for GM employees?

snykymom 12-08-2012 06:23 PM

I would assume not, since GM is no longer the sponsor. It's now Chevrolet.

benniecooper 12-08-2012 06:29 PM

Um....GM is the company that owns, builds, and is Chevrolet.

A_Princess'_Daddy 12-08-2012 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by snykymom (Post 46883905)
I would assume not, since GM is no longer the sponsor. It's now Chevrolet.

But isn't Chevrolet just a brand of GM? I don't know anything about the VIP lounge, but it seems like it's a semantic change so it could still exist...

Traveliz 12-08-2012 06:46 PM

Yes they do - not sure if it is open or not yet but will try and check back later tonight with the answer.

Liz

snykymom 12-08-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by A_Princess'_Daddy (Post 46883959)
But isn't Chevrolet just a brand of GM? I don't know anything about the VIP lounge, but it seems like it's a semantic change so it could still exist...

Yes, Chevy is a part of GM, so Chevy employees would also be GM employees (maybe - depending on the corporate structures). But not the other way around - every GM employee is not a Chevy employee. GM is the parent company, but they are not the same. If there is still an employee VIP lounge, it would likely be limited to Chevy employees.

But that's just my logic. Corporate sponsorship logic may be different.

Traveliz 12-08-2012 07:48 PM

I am hearing not yet open from a cm who sometimes works in that area and open to all GM employees by an employee with GM lounge employees.

Liz

DaniH 12-08-2012 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by snykymom (Post 46884109)
Yes, Chevy is a part of GM, so Chevy employees would also be GM employees (maybe - depending on the corporate structures). But not the other way around - every GM employee is not a Chevy employee. GM is the parent company, but they are not the same. If there is still an employee VIP lounge, it would likely be limited to Chevy employees.

But that's just my logic. Corporate sponsorship logic may be different.

Chevy is a brand not a seperate company. My husband works for GM. Everyone at GMis a GM employee regardless of the brand they are working on. I'm glad someone else had at least a little info about this. We are going next week and we were wondering if they still had it. Hopefully it's open when we get there!

mtquinn 12-09-2012 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by DaniH (Post 46884476)
Chevy is a brand not a seperate company. My husband works for GM. Everyone at GMis a GM employee regardless of the brand they are working on. I'm glad someone else had at least a little info about this. We are going next week and we were wondering if they still had it. Hopefully it's open when we get there!

Please post here and let me know if it is open. Thanks!

A_Princess'_Daddy 12-09-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by DaniH (Post 46884476)
Chevy is a brand not a seperate company. My husband works for GM. Everyone at GMis a GM employee regardless of the brand they are working on. I'm glad someone else had at least a little info about this. We are going next week and we were wondering if they still had it. Hopefully it's open when we get there!

That's my theory, as well. Sort of like how brand managers for Sprite and Mello Yello still get the benefits extended to employees of Coca Cola.

SueM in MN 12-09-2012 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by A_Princess'_Daddy (Post 46886539)
That's my theory, as well. Sort of like how brand managers for Sprite and Mello Yello still get the benefits extended to employees of Coca Cola.

I don't know about now, but before the renovation, my brother-in-law would have been able to use the VIP entrance because he works for a company that is one of GM's bigger suppliers.

PlutosUnDr8d 12-09-2012 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Traveliz (Post 46884355)
I am hearing not yet open from a cm who sometimes works in that area and open to all GM employees by an employee with GM lounge employees.

Liz

Cool--didn't know about this.

Does it apply to retired employees?
MIL worked at GM 30+ years and is due to go to the World with us again. . .
although her wig flew off last time she rode TT. . . :rolleyes:
Thankfully she has a good sense of humor (and quick reflexes) and we all had a good laugh about it.

DaniH 12-09-2012 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PlutosUnDr8d (Post 46886724)
Cool--didn't know about this.

Does it apply to retired employees?
MIL worked at GM 30+ years and is due to go to the World with us again. . .
although her wig flew off last time she rode TT. . . :rolleyes:
Thankfully she has a good sense of humor (and quick reflexes) and we all had a good laugh about it.

You could ask but as far as I know you have to have a current GM ID

juncker 12-14-2012 07:07 AM

So is the GM lounge open for Test Track or not? We'll be there over New Year's and I do have a GM Id. This has worked great in the past as you don't need to get a fastpass, but it basically works the same to avoid the standby line. I haven't heard anyone saying that they have used the GM VIP entrance yet so I'm thinking that it isn't open so soon after the refurb.

... and you got free soft drinks/coffee with access to nice bathroom facilities.

Please post if anyone has an answer either way. Thx

mousermerf 12-14-2012 08:51 AM

In the rush to finish the ride on time the lounge was essentially abandoned for a while.

During CM and friends/family previews you could see the lounge still having the old ceiling torn down for the new one to be put up. It's not done and probably wont be for a while.


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