2019 Corvette Plays Part In Fastest Ride At Walt Disney World

Millions of patrons have walked the queue lines at Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT attraction and a large portion of them have experienced Test Track presented by Chevrolet, where a certain 2019 Corvette Stingray is currently holding court. Based as a look into the future, the Test Track opened in 1999 as the GM Test Track. In 2012 it was revamped to focus primarily on Chevrolet, thus the name-change.

Reports claim that the originally-designed speed of the ride was 95 miles an hour, which would be an easy task for this C7, but was cut back to 65 for several reasons, (blah, blah, blah… state speed limit.. blah, blah.) Still, at that rate, it ranks as the fastest ride at Walt Disney World. It’s not only the fastest, but the longest as well. The length of the ride’s track is reportedly 5,246 feet which only 34 feet short of a mile. And, before you suit up for your personal burn-out session in this sexy Stingray, you should know that no Corvettes are harmed in conducting the Test Track. Patrons sit in one of 31 specially-designed, “futuristic” cars for the duration of the ride.

The ride now focuses on Chevrolet's Design Studio, and several components of their work adorn the ride's interior. Small-scale models akin to the Corvette Indy or CERV-III reside next to the full-scale Miray, which was developed by Chevrolet's own Advanced Design Team. Images: Al Rowland

While both Chevrolet and Disney officials hold that the attraction is not designed to be a commercial, the presence definitely casts a positive hue on the division. Speaking of hues, would there be any better color with which to capture the eyes of attendees than with the Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat that drapes the Stingray? Of course, those Carbon Flash stripes help set the car apart as well.

Okay, Chevrolet may not have a "For Sale" sign in the window, but we'll take it! Images: Al Rowland

When we first saw the car, we thought we might have spotted one of the Hertz Z06s, but in fact, they are likely sitting in rental lots, waiting to haul folks to destinations much like Disney, or class reunions or the like. Even without the RPO code for power, this Stingray has a long list of goodies that would make it a great ride as well; of note are the 7-speed manual trans and 3LT interior package. We’ll be honest in saying though, that we’d much rather ride the Stingray daily, but at least it’s got its prominent place in the fastest ride in the Disney system.

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Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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