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

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

Posted: Friday October 6, 2017 12:35pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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DisneyDean976 days ago

I think the common consensus is Tron will open early next year, and GOTG won't be too far behind, either summer 2022, or save it for Epcot's 40th, in October.

Bocabear9 days ago

a berm would work, if they could sink the building 60 feet into the ground and only 40' was above...But no, it would never work in this situation.

Incomudro9 days ago

No, they wouldn't - but they would have solved some in park views.

Missing20K9 days ago

A retaining wall that tall would prob need steppes in it anyway unless you’d use very, very thick precast. Although, at least then they could have themed it “Peter Quill really likes béton brut” or some such instead of “what’s that big box? Oh it’s the building for GotG”

Missing20K9 days ago

Suppose those ideas would work (I don’t believe the would), neither of those fixes would do anything about the change in the procession when entering the park on the monorail.

Incomudro9 days ago

Like the dazzle camouflage that navy ships used!

rle4lunch9 days ago

Sorry, wrong franchise, but you get the point.

FigmentFan829 days ago

hey! this is no place for logic and well thought reasoning!

lazyboy97o9 days ago

No, a berm would not have been an easy way to hide the building. There’s a huge different in scale between the Fantasyland East show building and the Sausalito box. A 30’ tall building can be obscured by regular trees on flat ground. A building well over 100’ tall is a completely different order of magnitude.

Chupaca Bruh9 days ago

They just need to go back to past lessons. I remember seeing photos of the Magic Kingdom when it was being built and was first open. They built high retaining walls to build up a berm against and then plant trees and shrubs to hide the backs of the buildings. It would have been an easy way to assist in hiding this large building.

lazyboy97o9 days ago

I don’t think you really appreciate the massive amount of earth you would need make a berm tall enough to obscure such a large building. Unless retaining walls were built, the slop of a berm is going to be less than 45 degrees. Just 50’ of height would require over 100’ of depth. And even after all that you’d have a bunch of trees randomly sticking up over the rooflines of the other buildings.

MisterPenguin9 days ago

That's what the grey and pale blue vertical stripes are for!!

Disstevefan19 days ago

It’s interesting to discuss sight lines and berms but we are way past that, I just want them to get this peice of cr@p done and take the walls down. I just want the walls down.

Incomudro9 days ago

A berm with trees on it could have at least partially obscured the building. Just breaking up it's silhouette would have helped.