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Old 11-23-2012, 12:09 AM   #76
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Fingers crossed!! We'll be at Epcot on the 28th and 29th and I'm hoping it will be open!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:00 AM   #77
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What day are you going? We're going a week from today.
Epcot is scheduled for this coming Thursday!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:00 AM   #78
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I will be there this coming Wednesday, fingers crossed it will be open. Any day next week will be fine with me though, I have a AP and I'm staying at Boardwalk so I'll just scoot on over if I hear its open.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #79
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We will be at Epcot tomorrow. Hoping there is a chance as well, by far one of my favorite rides at all of Disney.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #80
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DD15 and I will be there Friday the 30th... Hoping for a soft opening!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:50 AM   #81
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DD15 and I will be there Friday the 30th... Hoping for a soft opening!!!
So will we. It's our first day in the parks as we arrive on Thursday
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:52 AM   #82
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Epcot is scheduled for this coming Thursday!
We'll be in DTD in the afternoon. Our plane arrives at 12:15 at MCO that day.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #83
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I am going for a quick visit arriving friday the 30th. Epcot day is Saturday. Do they ever do soft openings on the weekends? Kind of figure they don't.

Yes, it can happen any day of the week.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #84
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We will be arriving tomorrow. I will be checking in as we visit EPCOT tomorrow.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #85
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Fingers crossed they took out whatever section of the ride caused it to go down so often.............
Having worked at Test Track prior to the refurb, I can sadly say that this probably won't be the case. The reason that ride goes down so often is because of how sensitive the sensors and system is to cars getting too close to one another. There are hundreds of "zones" and a zone can easily malfunction. One zone goes and the whole ride stops. As the track itself didn't change, I doubt that the technology behind the system did either.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #86
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At Epcot today. You could hear them running Test Track but it was not open. The CM said it has not done the fire safety check and until that is done no soft opening. She said will not be today or tomorrow. Could check for Tuesday, but not likely. She did say it should still open Dec 6 but I would not expect soft opening till end of week at best.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:21 PM   #87
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Having worked at Test Track prior to the refurb, I can sadly say that this probably won't be the case. The reason that ride goes down so often is because of how sensitive the sensors and system is to cars getting too close to one another. There are hundreds of "zones" and a zone can easily malfunction. One zone goes and the whole ride stops. As the track itself didn't change, I doubt that the technology behind the system did either.
That would explain why Radiator Springs Racers seems to be down constantly as its the same techology ...
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At Epcot today. You could hear them running Test Track but it was not open. The CM said it has not done the fire safety check and until that is done no soft opening. She said will not be today or tomorrow. Could check for Tuesday, but not likely. She did say it should still open Dec 6 but I would not expect soft opening till end of week at best.
Cool. I would love it if it soft opened by the 3rd. That will be our first Epcot day.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:06 AM   #88
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I have a cousin who is a CM at Epcot and got to ride it a couple of days ago. Her main word to describe the refurb was "underwhelmed". She said she was disappointed.

I could see this being the reaction of people expecting a huge difference in the ride, much like people expected to be blown away with the Space Mountain refurb a few years ago. Look, they are not going to change the track and the car will do almost exactly what it did before. Only difference is the changed theming. Meaning they painted some interiors and put up some new decorations. They also slapped some new paint jobs on the old cars. Not that much is going to actually change.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:07 AM   #89
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Arriving at WDW on Saturday but not hitting Epcot until the next Friday ,12/7, the day after the opening. Can't wait!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:07 AM   #90
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I have a cousin who is a CM at Epcot and got to ride it a couple of days ago. Her main word to describe the refurb was "underwhelmed". She said she was disappointed.

I could see this being the reaction of people expecting a huge difference in the ride, much like people expected to be blown away with the Space Mountain refurb a few years ago. Look, they are not going to change the track and the car will do almost exactly what it did before. Only difference is the changed theming. Meaning they painted some interiors and put up some new decorations. They also slapped some new paint jobs on the old cars. Not that much is going to actually change.
Sorry but I disagree. I also got to ride a few days ago, and thought the ride was great. Was it the same track inside? Yes, but that did not bother me. All the new designs to look at, and the interactive parts of the ride. I think guest will really enjoy getting to design their own car. I thought one of the best features was seeing how your design fared against the other peoples design thats in your same car after each test.

If anyone has any questions about the ride I will do my best to answer them for you.
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