Why Test Track is an important attraction, an interview with Imagineer and EPCOT VP

Test Track Re-imagined

Erin Youngs, Vice President of EPCOT, and Melissa Jeselnick, Walt Disney Imagineering, sat down with The Disney Blog at a roundtable interview to discuss the newly opened Test Track. We discussed the relationship between GM and Disney, the trillions of possibilities when it comes to customizing cars, and how the attraction encourages STEM learning, especially in children. By providing the customization elements like sparkles or pinks and purples they’re also giving young women the opportunity to dream about becoming a designer.

Youngs and Jeselnick are justifiably proud of the attraction and how it engages guests of all ages and genders in thinking about engineering design. Just what our nation needs right now and a perfect fit for EPCOT

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4 Responses to Why Test Track is an important attraction, an interview with Imagineer and EPCOT VP

  1. Pingback: Re-Imagining Test Track with Chevy Designers and Disney Imagineers | The Disney Blog

  2. Michael says:

    “By providing the customization elements like sparkles or pinks and purples they’re also giving young women the opportunity to dream about becoming a designer.”?!
    I like pink and purple and sparkles and I’m a straight man and father. Can’t I dream about becoming a designer too? I really dislike gender stereotyping.

    • John Frost says:

      There’s no gender stereotypes in the interactive portion of Test Track. So no worries.

      • NancyB says:

        I’m glad there’s no gender stereotyping in the attraction, so please work on not having it in The Disney Blog write-ups of it, either. I enjoyed hearing these two engineers discuss their project, and if there was any mention of pink sparkles being necessary for young women to see automotive design as a possible career I missed it.

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