PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind construction

Dec 08, 2020 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction - December 3 2020
Posted: Tuesday December 8, 2020 10:10am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is continuing on the exterior of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT.

On the rooftop, the former solar panel brackets are being wrapped in plywood, presumably to be the frame for some more cladding.

The front-side remains open, with fabric barriers blocking the view inside.

This former home of the Universe of Energy will become the queue and pre-show area for the ride, with the actual coaster being housed in the new building built behind Wonders of Life.

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michmousefan1 day ago

Looks like they're near Showcase Plaza.

pdude811 day ago

I have to assume the character statue locations were picked long ago and they wouldn't be able to risk construction delays in a different area. That being said, I don't expect that to be wrapped up soon enough to move those walls anyway. That's looks about as finished as the area in front of Club Cool 2 months ago.

Rose&Crown1 day ago

Where did they end up? I assume by WS which I get since everyone basically goes that way anyway.

Rose&Crown1 day ago

I also feel like with the crowds for the 50th they might want more space at rope drop on that side. Plus a photo op is something Disney absolutely loves so….. either way construction walls moving back will just make the area feel so much bigger. I hate that side right now

michmousefan1 day ago

I like that idea, but if they were planning on moving any of the walls back wouldn't they wait to install the Rocket and Groot statue in that vicinity?

castlecake2.01 day ago

Would be great if they did, that side of the park is a mess. Just finish the plaza and put in some landscaping and move the walls back as far as possible.

Rose&Crown1 day ago

Wonder if they’re trying to finish the plaza around this and Play to push the construction walls back a bit in time for the 50th. Wouldn’t surprise me if they put up the Guardians ship as a photo op.

bgoofy2 days ago

Thanks for the pics and it's great to see you posting again Traveler!!!

larryz2 days ago

Ever played Mario Kart Double Dash? My DS would disagree with you on the shooting aspect.

DreamfinderGuy2 days ago

Fairly confident we still have to stand outside the planter.

dark5302 days ago

I'm suprised and happy to see youre going to be able to get so close to the spaceship. I'd assumed we'd be blocked at the outside of that triangle where the planters are... unless it is going to be characters/CMs on the inside.

James Alucobond3 days ago

Basically the entire plaza has appeared over the last 30 days, so I'd say it's sped up somewhat considerably in terms of what we can see in spite of the vapor barrier still sitting exposed on the building itself.

Disney Analyst3 days ago

It would be nice if they could speed up the outside and get that part done, open up the area while they await finishing the inside/getting the footage filmed for the attraction.

WDWtraveler3 days ago

Photo update as of Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Entrance plaza update photo for Guardians of the Galaxy.