PHOTO - Walls go up around Epcot's Universe of Energy Pavilion

Oct 06, 2017 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Construction walls now surround the former Universe of Energy Pavilion at Epcot.

Ellen's energy Adventure closed on August 13 2017 to make way for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy coaster.

Much of the original Universe of Energy Pavilion will be used as queue and pre-show space, with a new ride building set to be built behind the Wonders of Life pavilion. Much like Rock 'n 'RollerCoaster, the separate ride building will house the actual rollercoaster ride, linked to the original building by a launch tunnel.

Despite the now outward signs of progress, don't get too excited just yet. Guardians of the Galaxy is speculated to open around Spring 2021.

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Article Posted: Oct 06, 2017 / 12:35pm EDT
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MisterPenguin1 day ago

It seems to be the plan that there will indeed be solar panels. The current roofing configuration seems unsuitable for anything else.

wdwmagic2 days ago

They don't have any CM's in-front of Ratatouille, so I wouldn't be surprised see the walls come down and just have a sign saying Coming "Soon."

MrPromey2 days ago

PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind construction at EPCOT Hopefully, when they get that front exterior completed, they'll be able to take down the construction wall so this part of the park doesn't have that up for the next 10+ months. Then again, if they take down the wall, they'll need to maintain landscaping and probably employ a castmember or two to stand at the front and explain to people that it's not open so who knows? It's not like the days of extended Test Track delays where they could actually use the new show building look as a weenie to get people to come up and interact with the sponsor by filling out a short survey in the guise of a car giveaway to justify all that. Under current circumstances, it's hard to imagine them being willing to throw their own cast dollars at this right now.

montyz812 days ago

So is it confirmed that the photovoltaic cells will not be included?

JEANYLASER2 days ago

Thank you Tparris! for the Information!

tparris2 days ago

No, it won’t have any inversions.

JEANYLASER2 days ago

Is Guardians the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will have loops? :confused:

EricsBiscuit2 days ago

Disney did something very Machiavellian and quite genius. When you’re fresh meat, you kill and throw them something fresher! By putting out two hideous monstrosities in the WSL, they have made GotG showbuilding look like small peanuts!

wannabeBelle2 days ago

CaptainNicko3 days ago

MisterPenguin3 days ago

The main skill is being able to sing sweetly such that the animals will sweep and clean the place up. Saves tons on labor cost.

CaptainNicko3 days ago

So.... it's open then? What sort of qualifications are you looking for?

MisterPenguin4 days ago

Greystone started calling himself that at the M&Gs, so, I had to kick him out of the park.

EricsBiscuit4 days ago

Who is the Lord Protector of Animal Kingdom?