I was just down in Disney last week and My wife and I got to ride the new test track for the first time. I had heard mixed reviews about it but we liked the old one so how bad could it be? Well we were both very disappointed. So disappointed that when we go back down to Disney in few weeks we are going to skip it. I could see where they were trying to go with it. In my opinion it just doesn't work. I don't think it captures everything that made the old one so great. It went from testing cars to now feeling like just a ride. I know you can create you own car and all and that sounds cool but we went on the fast pass line and they give you a pre loaded car on your key card. If you want to change it you can but you don't have all the options as like changing the color or tires or anything specific. If you do try to change it you lose your space in line because people who don't want to change it will just continue on the line. It seems like a hassle and doesn't really make the ride any better. As for the ride I hate how they took out the Belgium blocks and its just a big empty space now that you just ride over. The whole ride doesn't really feel like your testing the car. We go down to Disney a lot but it may be a while before I ride again.
I also wanted to touch on the New fantasy land which we both thought was fantastic. The attention to detail was amazing. It was quite crowded and we didn't get to go into Maurice's cottage. Has anyone done that yet? The beast castle was amazing. We went for lunch and had to wait almost a half hour to get inside but it was worth the wait. They did a great job inside. The food was excellent. It was really nice to order sit down and have the food brought to you. As far as the little Mermaid ride goes. I was really enjoying it for a while. The entrance was really nice. It felt a little bit like Nemo with the Clam mobile. When the ride started and we went through the first few rooms I thought wow this is really nice the animatronics were done really well. Especially ariels hair that moved like it was under the water. There was a room with Sebastian and other fish singing under the sea which was my favorite room. But then I got disappointed. After the room with Ursula the ride just kind of ended it was weird. They went from a room with Ursula to Ariel and Eric on the boat with kiss the girl playing and then the next room was them getting married and Ursula in a tiny little corner being defeated that you can barely see. Even though I liked it it was disappointing at the end. But overall i really liked the New fantasy land.