PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind construction at EPCOT

Feb 04, 2021 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction - February 4 2021
Posted: Thursday February 4, 2021 11:26am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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DreamfinderGuy11 hours ago

Just a rumor. Gunn said he’s shooting the ride scenes with Guardians 3.

Hawkeye_201812 hours ago

There was a report awhile back that Taika was shooting the Guardian scenes for this ride during Thor 4. Was that not accurate?

CaptainNicko12 hours ago

brettf2213 hours ago

Anything’s possible. But I’m not sure they’d slow development of a ride just so they could wait until the cast is filming GotG3. I have no insight into what the cast contracts say, but extra cost of flying each cast member in for a day of makeup and shooting is probably minuscule compared to the cost of the rest of the ride.

jagiord113 hours ago

In fairness, the development of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol III has taken a long time as well, so the cast hasn't been able to reunite to film their scenes for this ride yet. I'd slow production too if the rest of the ride would be done, waiting on filming/editing/effects as well.

brettf2213 hours ago

You can tell the development of this ride has taken a long time. We’ve now moved on to the “Zapruder Film” level of analysis

gorillaball15 hours ago

hmmm, I was actually ignoring the stairs entirely, my orange line is meant to be along the external wall in both pics.

lazyboy97o1 day ago

Looking at this more I think you are correct. I was thinking that stair was the other roof stair. Having two stairs that close together both going that high, with the non-roof stair being protected so that it is an Exit is just another one of those bizarre design choices. It’s a lot of expense when it seems it should have been possible to have a single stair.

rick_1 day ago

the 2 points circled in red show the last known location of the track before it passes through the wall to the left of the frame. Considering the track only enters/exits the gravity building in 1 corner, there's only one possible perspective that the photo could have been taken from.

JT3081 day ago

The issue you're having is that the Door you see is for an internal staircase of the building (you can see the scaffolding for it in the second picture), which is to the left of the incline (from the first picture's perspective). The orange line you drew representing the wall of the building needs to be shifted further right in this first picture to line up with what you're measuring in the second picture. That shortens the distance of the drop you measured. Edit: To explain the optical illusion, the incline happens behind the door/staircase, you drew it as if it was in front of it. If that makes any sense.

gorillaball1 day ago

That was my suspicion Then this speculative drawing someone did many months ago is the wrong perspective, because we are not actually looking in the orange outline.

lazyboy97o1 day ago

There is no door in Image 2. They’re not looking at the same point.

gorillaball1 day ago

Let me try to illustrate a different way. Orange line is wall of the building. Point A to point B is much further in pic 1 vs pic 2, IE: more track from the top of the hill (A) to where the track would intersect the wall of the building (B). IF that's true (and pics aren't an illusion or I'm way off base) then these two pics are of different portions of the track... IE: the internal view is not looking at the exit/entrance slope corner.

gorillaball1 day ago

I'm not talking about the angle of the slope, rather the length of the slope between the top of the hill and when it hits what would be the front of the building.