Progress on the roof at EPCOT'S Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Jun 18, 2021 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction - June 18 2021
Posted: Friday June 18, 2021 8:57am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

It has been a while since we had an update on EPCOT'S Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, because there really hasn't been anything to see on the building itself.

However, in the last couple of days there is now something new to see along the roof line of the former Universe of Energy.

It isn't clear exactly what this is, but it looks like some type of cladding being attached to the water barrier that has been in place for sometime on the angled panels.

They don't look like they are solar panels, and we don't know if these are permanently mounted or a test.

Guardian's of the Galaxy is expected to open in 2022 at EPCOT, later than the original intended opening prior to the start of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebrations in October.

The more than $400 million coaster will feature a new 'omincoaster' ride system where the rollercoaster vehicles can rotate 360 degrees and will launch in reverse.

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DCLcruiser57 minutes ago

Decimated…That would mean every 10 people were killed. So they could repopulate.

egg1 hour ago

I mean at the end of the day they’re just handling the Star Wars and Marvel explanations completely differently and I don’t think that’s an issue in the slightest bit. Half of us on earth aren’t dead right now either. But yeah you may be right about there being no undoing there.

DreamfinderGuy1 day ago

I believe it was confirmed (or at least mentioned by insiders) that there will be no Gringott’s-like full stops, but there will be some slowdowns for scenes.

tommyhawkins1 day ago

There is a lot of unknowns but it's likely at least one show scene occurs before the lunch tunnel, the projection "dome"/helix. Are they stop and talk scenes, throughout exactly like gringotts? Maybe .. maybe not, I guess the point is the trains are directive to get you to look at particular places. I would guess that some parts are more than fly through like Aerosmith but less than full scenes like gringotts.

Giss Neric1 day ago

Interesting. Gringotts has actual show scenes where they stop and watch though and I don't think Cosmic will have that or will they or are you just talking about the coaster part and the rotating vehicles? I feel like it's all effects where you can still see it while speeding through and not necessarily have to stop.

Casper Gutman1 day ago

Yes, but he didn’t snap Xander. They had the power stone and an elite military force, so there was a devastating battle, and then he slaughtered half the population the old fashioned way, as he was doing before getting all the stones - think of Gamora’s world. So presumably, there was no post-snap undoing. And Disney can say the theme park stuff takes place outside of canon, and thus technically it does, but they’re sort of having their cake and eating it too - they went out of their way to bring Batuu into canon in Solo, and Cosmic is directed by the director of every Guardians movie with the full film cast. It’s canon in all but the most technical sense. This isn’t a criticism, by the way, just a conversation. It probably would have been more visually interesting and narratively simple to theme the ride to Knowwhere - then we could get Cosmo the space dog, who is on the Skyway gondola anyway.

egg1 day ago

Yeah I remembered that a minute later. So it doesn’t matter either way.

999th Happy Haunt1 day ago

Pretty sure Disney said somewhere the MCU and the Marvel theme park rides don’t take place in the same timeline. Not a Galaxy’s Edge type situation.

egg1 day ago

Well Xandar is never shown after 2014… We hear that it was “decimated” by Thanos but don’t know the extent of the damage, and the population presumably came back in 2023. So I imagine they pick themselves back up. It’s probably not at all like Alderaan. Nevermind the fact that the theme park stuff isn’t bound to MCU canon. Specifically there was no snap. So presumably Xander is completely fine.

90s1 day ago

Guess it’s a worthy fit for the pavilion that prominently featured dinosaurs then 😉

Casper Gutman1 day ago

I was just reminded that this “other-world showcase” pavilion is dedicated to a civilization that was, canonically, violently destroyed and it’s population massacred. Sort of like if SWL had been based on Alderaan. Seems like some wires got crossed between the studios and the parks.

Casper Gutman1 day ago

I’m bad with measurements - how many of those feet are spent getting to the gravity building?

ToTBellHop1 day ago

Exactly. This one won’t be going 57 mph like RnRC, either. This looks to be a long coaster.

tommyhawkins2 days ago

It has at least two lift hills and at least one launch, and several block sections (from the parts that are visible) It's neither a top hat launch coaster nor a fully dark nothing else happens coaster. A better comparison would be Gringotts which is only 2000ft and one thing I consider a downside of gringotts is it's so short lived, so for me Cosmic Rewind being 6000ft or more is a metric I would consider a good thing not something to be ignored