Walt Disney World Boasts New Private-Event Options for Groups

Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort recently has introduced an array of new attractions that offer new event options for groups, Disney Destinations reported last week.

Among the new offerings:

Test Track Presented by Chevrolet: Introduced early this month at Disney's Epcot Center, a new version of Test Track Presented by Chevrolet lets attendees create their own virtual auto concepts, then board "SimCar" ride vehicles to race through a series of performance tests.

"Test Track offers high-octane private event opportunities for groups of nearly any size," Disney explained in a news release. "With its themes of innovation, performance and creativity, it's easy to see how Test Track can reinforce important business messages for practically any organization."

Splitsville: Opened Dec. 19 in Downtown Disney, Splitsville Luxury Lanes is an upscale, retro-style bowling venue that encompasses more than 50,000 square feet of entertainment space on two floors, including 30 bowling lanes, as well as billiards, live entertainment, a balcony bar and upscale dining options.

"Splitsville will offer numerous private-event options," according to Disney. "The venue's unique design lets smaller groups easily privatize an individual lane or a larger entertainment area. Groups of up to 800 can book the entire second floor, which includes 20 lanes, three billiard tables, three full bars, a dance floor and indoor and outdoor lounge areas. The entire Splitsville complex will be available for buy-outs of groups up to 1,500."

Fantasyland: Opened on Dec. 6, Fantasyland is the largest expansion in the 41-year history of Magic Kingdom. Featuring fairytale-themed attractions, dining and shopping, "the new land is destined to be a favorite with attendees, especially those attending incentive programs or other family-friendly meetings," Disney said.

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