The world of “Tomorrowland” is nearly upon us and so the Disney hype for the film has begun. The film, based on the famous theme park land that originally debuted in Disneyland and has been replicated at Disney theme parks across the globe, hits theaters May 22, 2015 and as you might expect it brings the adventure of the future to life. Hoping to capitalize on the good will the thought of the future might bring to potential car buyers Chevrolet and Walt Disney Studios have partnered to bring the 2016 Chevrolet Volt to the big screen marking its first major marketing push. But you can see the 2016 Chevy Volt before it arrives in theaters later this month, by visiting Epcot’s Test Track.
At Test Track’s post show area you can see the new car for yourself with backdrops of the cities of Tomorrowland as depicted in the motion picture. The Chevy Volt is an extended range electric hybrid that was first came to market for Chevrolet in 2010 and whose second version aims to up the ante in styling and all-electric range versus its predecessor. The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is capable of running up to fifty miles on battery power alone and that is often all you will need for your daily city commute. This will reduce the amount of gas you’ll need to use potentially saving you money and also reducing the amount of carbon emissions to our planet. It fits in nicely with the Tomorrowland film and the Chevrolet sponsored Test Track attraction at Epcot by being a small glimpse into the future of automotive transportation that will continue to move away from fossil fuels as replacement technologies become more refined and cheaper at a mass scale.
The 2016 Chevy Volt exhibit is the second promotional appearance of Tomorrowland at the Epcot theme park, joining the 10-minute preview of the film at the Imagination Pavilion that began just last month. For now both the original Chevy Volt and the 2016 Chevy Volt are featured at Test Track’s post show though we imagine this will change in the future only to feature the current-gen model. Epcot also recently joined the Electric Vehicle (EV) movement in earnest when it debuted electric car chargers at its parking lot making it the first Walt Disney World theme park to feature them. Though wide adoption of electric vehicles is in its infancy, with promised electric vehicles from Tesla and even Chevrolet on the horizon, Tomorrowland may indeed arrive sooner than one might at first blush believe.
First Generation Chevy Volt at Epcot’s Test Track.