Park & Ride

TEST TRACK

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TEST TRACK

EPCOT CENTRE, FL This GM-sponsored slot car ride is a simulated excursion through the rigorous testing procedures that General Motors uses to evaluate its concept cars, culminating in a high-speed drive around the exterior of the attraction.

DIGGERLAND

UNITED KINGDOM Yep, that’s right, diggers.

At four parks in the UK, you get the chance to go hands-on in real construction machinery, with the 8.5 tonne JCB digger race being the highlight. If this is a bit too much, try the smaller JCB dump trucks.

FORMULA ROSSA

ABU DHABI, UAE Said to be inspired by the Monza track, Formula Rossa at Ferrari World is one of the world’s fastest roller coasters with a top speed of 240 km/h. Riders are accelerated to top speed in just five seconds via a hydraulic launch system with 100km/h flashing by in two seconds.