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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...it's a yungle15 days ago

A pic of the opening day souvenir book😉, hope you enjoy your day there😎

rle4lunch15 days ago

I'm here on property, Epcot is our first day. Any particular pics I should take?

marni197115 days ago

That was indeed the original opening timeframe.

MisterPenguin15 days ago

It says: SAUSZY Presumably "SAUS" is short for Sausalito, which is Disney's project name for the GotG Coaster. And it sounds like a roguish "saucy." https://www.slashgear.com/what-does-star-lords-shirt-say-in-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-03477129/

DreamfinderGuy15 days ago

Interesting development. Can anybody vouch for it's authenticity?

kinglsyyy16 days ago

Exactlly, and more likely because of patents its not the same.

HauntedPirate17 days ago

Nothing a hundred or so 400 year old redwoods wouldn’t cover. 😉 No plans beyond the current paint scheme that I’ve read.

FigmentFan8217 days ago

Just because multiple companies are simultaneously developing similar tech does not necessarily mean they are using the same methods. Each could be making their own significant breakthroughs in achieving similar goals.

MisterPenguin17 days ago

And it moves and strikes poses just like the Boston Dynamics (and other companies') bipedal robots. I don't want to take away any praise for packaging this with a facial package all in one, small self-contained unit. But... it seems to be leveraging tech already out there. Which is great. But not worth, IMO, to get as excited and hyped as this Twitter author.

Lucky Rabbit17 days ago

I wonder if this is for Avengers Campus or part of the new Epcot ride:

FigmentFan8217 days ago

If I'm remembering correctly, the soonest anything GotG related being filmed is this fall

cookiee_munster17 days ago

I believe he's just wrapped on the Christmas/Holiday special, so I'd image the footage for Cosmic Rewind can't be that far behind? EDIT - never mind. I went back to his Instagram post, and he's still writing the damn thing! :p

RSoxNo117 days ago

So are there any future plans of masking this with tree cover? I know the building is 100+ feet tall so tree cover isn't going to be the only solution but it would help.

marni197118 days ago

Parts of the north and east show building wall.