PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster construction at Epcot

Apr 04, 2018 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction - April 2018
Posted: Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:02am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction of Walt Disney World's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy rollercoaster is well and truly underway in Epcot's Future World.

The rear of the former Universe of Energy pavilion is now an active construction site, with work taking place on that building, and on the second new building that will house the actual ride.

The former Universe of Energy building will contain the queue and pre-show areas, and as you can see from the image above, the rear wall has a large section removed that will join onto a new building that is now being built.

Behind the existing building, work is well underway on construction of the new ride building that will contain the actual coaster. Much like Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, the two buildings will be linked by a tunnel.

So far there are minimal changes at the front of Universe of Energy.

Besides construction walls, the only other point of note is the former ride exits have been removed and covered in scrims.

Disney has not yet announced an opening date for Guardians of the Galaxy at Epcot, but current estimates put the ride at a Spring 2021 opening.

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Piebald21 hours ago

Excited to finally ride it this weekend (assuming we get a BG).

Epcot82Guy1 day ago

How could you say that?? It's the most tame, basic, uneventful roller coaster Epcot has had in its entire history!! Stupid Judy...

bhg4691 day ago

Agree to disagree friend!!! No other roller coaster offers this lever of thrill.... In Epcot

Epcot82Guy1 day ago

I don't see how you could think that. It's definitely the worst roller coaster in Epcot by far! ...

bhg4691 day ago

I agree.. Guardians is my favorite roller coaster in WDW as well.. BY FAR the best roller coaster in Epcot.. BY FAR!!

gerarar1 day ago

James Alucobond4 days ago

There will at least be a new bypass along the northern edge of Journey of Water that takes you directly there even after the existing backstage one closes. Not quite the same, but similar effect of making Coral Reef less of a dead end than before.

bhg4694 days ago

I've kinda gotten used to the one by coral reef! Bummer.

James Alucobond4 days ago

No. Both this pathway and the pathway directly to the Coral Reef Restaurant will eventually close and were intended to be temporary until the paths around Spaceship Earth to the hub could be re-opened.

MagicHappens19714 days ago

So is this walkway from the front to Guardians not reopening?

trainplane34 days ago

Nice to know. Maybe the Bruce Broughton boxset will release eventually. They also directly link to your video in the description.

marni19714 days ago

I want to say yes, but in a jumbled mess. I never had the inclination to reassemble it. I had it mixed with cues from Le Visionarium. At least they kept my watermark in ❤️

trainplane34 days ago

Kinda related: I don't recall hearing the absolute entirety of the EEA soundtrack. Has this been out there for a while? @marni1971

DCBaker5 days ago

Some theming has been added to the gate in the seating area to the left of the entrance.