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Test Track concept art

Disney's lengthy refurbishment of Test Track at Epcot has divided opinion among fans, with some labelling it a simple rebranding exercise. With the first reviews of the updated attraction now emerging online, the true nature of the changes is starting to be revealed. Meanwhile, Disney's Imagineers discuss working with Johnny Depp in a new video, and Drayton Manor has extended its annual Christmas events.

Epcot

Disney Cast Members have been able to experience the revamped Test Track - Presented by Chevrolet over the past few days, ahead of its official debut on December 6. WDWMagic.com has an extensive review of the updates, which includes a large number of spoilers.

Full story: WDWMagic.com

Disney's Hollywood Studios

With the Pirates of the Caribbean-themed The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios now open for previews, Disney has served up a behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse into the making of the new addition.

Full story: Disney Parks Blog

Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor has extended the dates for its Magic Christmas events, with the park now set to open on December 18 and 19. The events will also take place on every weekend (Friday-Monday) until Christmas, with the park closing on December 24, 25 and 26. It will then return to daily opening from December 27 through January 7.

This year's events feature a "Knight Before Christmas" theme, with the Excalibur boat ride being converted into the "home of Father Christmas". A fireworks display over the ride's castle is being held each night during the festivities, and kids also receive a free storybook.

Full story: Drayton Manor website

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