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Old 12-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by PlutosUnDr8d
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. . .
Thankfully she has a good sense of humor (and quick reflexes) and we all had a good laugh about it.
Yes it applies to retirees. My MIL could always get us in when she was with us. Came I handy when my husband was back at the hotel on those trips.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #17
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Update from our NYE visit regarding the GM Test Track lounge.

I asked a cast member if the GM lounge was open and they informed me that it was not yet ready. They were working on it and said that it would be ready in the future. No time table was really known. No surprise for Disney.

The good part though was that your GM Id got you a free fast pass for the ride! We were there NYE and it was crazy crowded (no surprise). We saw waits posted for Test Track as high as 300 minutes (Lines app showed actuals about an hour less). You need to go into the exit of the ride where the car showroom is and go up to the desk. They log your Id and give you a special fastpass for the ride good for any time that day. We had 6 people in our party. We came back in the evening after our ADR and rode when it was convenient for us. It couldn't have been a better thing for that day as all of the rides had lines so long that our family wouldn't ride them.

They even gave us our RFID cards and pointed us to 3 design terminals in the exit area that we could use to go through the design process. You may even be able to use this if you fastpass the ride as long as you have a key. Go into the exit and pick up one. They are everywhere.

During the exit of the evening, they had they traffic bypass routes from World Showcase to Future World open. We walked by the back of Test Track and they did have signs that pointed to a door for the GM Lounge so it does exist. It just doesn't seem to be ready for public usage yet.

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #18
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Just wanted to check in and see if the lounge was open yet. The first time I went to Disney I didn't know and hadn't brought my ID. By the second visit GM was having money issues and the lounge was closed but we got to bypass and go in the back way and got to ride ahead (like they do with the celebs.) They had us do the same the third time. They opened the lounge back up after that visit and than put the ride down all together for my 4th Disney visit.

I sure would like to use it once for my 30 years with GM and the DH's 48 years with the company. By the way, at one time where I worked was Chevrolet. GM changed the name every so often to keep it interesting.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:02 AM   #19
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1) All GM employees and retirees are allowed - with proper ID badge.
2) Lounge is not open yet.
. . . yes, it is planned
. . . no, there is not a lot of work going on at the moment
. . . no, there is not a "due date" for the opening

NOTE: This comes from an employee at Electric Umbrella who walks
by to every day and talks to TT employees. Take it for face value.
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