PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind construction at EPCOT

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Guardians of the Galaxy construction - February 4 2021

The roof of the queue and pre-show area at Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is now covered in a waterproofing material as work continues to complete the exterior of the building.

Work is also underway on closing up the front of the building, with the entrance and exits now clearly visible.

The ride was originally expected to open in 2021, but is now subject to COVID-19 related delays, and Disney is yet to make any opening announcements.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind adventure starts in the Galaxarium, a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar.

Guests will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and adventures across the cosmos ensue.

The attraction will feature a new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering – a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus guests on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster. 

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Article Posted: Feb 04, 2021 / 11:26am ET
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jagiord113 hours ago

I hope you're right, but logically it makes sense. The ride is set to feature the Guardians, so it's safe to say that includes all of the members of the original team. Half of them are still in Australia shooting Thor: Love & Thunder. I'd say Disney could bite the bullet, and have Taika film the scenes for this ride, but Zoe Saldna isn't in Thor 4 and I'd highly doubt they'd pass on Gamora being in this ride. Also, it's been reported the they want James Gunn to film it. He's busy working on Suicide Squad and that Peacemaker show now. Scheduling-wise, it kinda seems like all of the guardians won't be available to be together to film this until Vol III happens. They've also confirmed they're filming the Guardians Holiday Special during Vol III, so I wouldn't doubt them grouping this onto that shoot as well.

yensidtlaw196914 hours ago

Architectually, Hong Kong's Castle is a total hodge-podge. But its Character Paint is actually rather nice. Cinderella Castle is, of course, practically the inverse - unimpeachable architecturally, featuring a newly horrible paint scheme. Whoever painted Hong Kong could have done a better job. And CERTAINLY whoever painted Tokyo!

lazyboy97o14 hours ago

That’s just a story. A parks project is not going to be beholden to a completely separate studio project.

jagiord114 hours ago

To be fair, this also has to do with the delay in filming Guardians Vol III to do the scenes for this. This franchise has kinda gone through it over the past couple years. Vol III is now confirmed to start filming at "some point 2021," so I wouldn't even expect this to open until near holidays 2021 or even 2022.

begood52416 hours ago

It just boggles me that this whole project is already taking upwards of 3 years to complete, and with COVID impeding progress I feel like it'll be pushing 5 years between Ellen closing and Guardians opening which is absurdly slow IMO

Mickeynerd1716 hours ago

I took extra pictures of UoE when I last rode it in 2016 because I had a strange feeling it was going to close soon. Boy, glad I took those.

RSoxNo11 day ago

Are you familiar enough with the theme? I'm not 100% convinced the ride itself is in the wrong park, but on the whole, I would certainly say that the IP probably is. My point is that there are story treatments involving the Guardians that would work in EPCOT, they are probably just better suited for DHS or MK.

J45462 days ago

Assuming they make another and its star wars themed, it may be in the right park, as I doubt theyd ever build 2 coasters this big in the same park.

tirian2 days ago

I’m disappointed with many of the decisions WDI has made over the last two years, and Guardians is in the wrong theme park—but I’m also really looking forward to this ride. :)

J45464 days ago

this ride is gonna be amazing (probably) Im looking more forward to this than i was for RotR or really any ride I can remember. If its as good as I hope it is, then I hope they make another one like this in DHS that is star wars themed.

RSoxNo14 days ago

$450 mil

skiir974 days ago

So what’s the current budget for this thing? I remember hearing something about it being insanely over budget (500 million?). Do we know what the original budget was?

wdwmagic5 days ago

The same blue vapor barrier is being installed on the front facing V shaped plywood today.