PHOTOS - Bird's-eye view of Guardians of the Galaxy coaster at Epcot

Jun 14, 2019 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction - June 2019
Posted: Friday June 14, 2019 10:27am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is a latest look at the guardians of the Galaxy construction in Epcot's Future World.

The main tunnel up into the ride building is now fully enclosed and painted in "go away green and blue", and there are more pieces of track and support columns beside the building ready for installation.

When it opens in a rumored Spring 2021, the ride will feature a new coaster ride system and promises to be one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard

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skiir976 hours ago

Do I see a lift hill to the left of the person??

kinglsyyy6 hours ago

Yes, designers do group memeber sizes, its simplifies connection designs etc.... And yes the owner typically doesnt know.

lazyboy97o8 hours ago

And in the case of steel roller coasters it is often standard steel pipe. If you’re in an area far from the factory or need to meet local sourcing requirements the manufacturer will often let you buy the supports from a local supplier.

HauntedPirate9 hours ago

Hey, whoa, you can't rush them like that. They have a ton of storytelling to do on that ride for the money they are spending on it.... right? :cautious:

M:SpilotISTC1210 hours ago

I added a little bit since Disney takes extra long to build attractions. Disney building a roller coaster in under 5 years is unheard of. That's why I said closer to 2023. We wont get it until probably October 22 at best, imo.

JEANYLASER11 hours ago

You're meant 2022!

M:SpilotISTC1211 hours ago

So I guess we ain't getting this ride until close to 2023?

Master Yoda11 hours ago

It is not uncommon to try and standardize materials when designing a structure. It simplifies fabrication, avoids mistakes, and often costs less in the long run. Sure you end up with a few areas that are overdesigned, but a customer will never call to complain that their structure is too strong.

larryz12 hours ago

That must be a "high speed" section of the track. If not, it looks tremendously over-engineered.

MrPromey12 hours ago

Very common technique since it's incredibly easy to work with for carving, it's incredibly safe for mounting, and if they really need it to last under conditions of abuse, they can apply fiberglass to it and make it weather resistant enough to be kept outdoors or something that can take a moderate beating from people who can touch. As long as they don't have to design for extended close-up scrutiny, this, combined with Trompe l'oeil painting techniques can pull off the illusion of mass and scale for very elaborate sets. Even things that don't have to be heavily detailed and will be looked at more closely can be done this way like huge outdoor parts of say, this place: A whole bunch of that place is fiberglass covered carved foam (in this scene, I know for fact that the canopy of that carousel is) and it's more hurricane resistant than most homes.

Disney Analyst13 hours ago

I mean... don’t get me wrong... we’ve all helped derail many threads, especially these days haha! But, at least we all know better? 😂

MrPromey13 hours ago

Sorry to laugh at your post. You going out of your way to help a new member understand is great but given how a lot of our threads go... especially lately, I couldn't help but smile, a little. ;)

Lucky Rabbit15 hours ago

Confirmation shooting footage for this ride is still on his to-do list.

Surferboy5671 day ago

The prints have been released today, their is another detail I wanted to mention. On the bottom of some of the future attractions it gives an opening time frame. For example, Play’s said: Guardians though is different it instead reads: ““Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is a forthcoming attraction at EPCOT's World Discovery””. Could mean nothing but worth mentioning.