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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DisneyDean978 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.

Bocabear10 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.

Incomudro10 days ago

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

Missing20K10 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”

Missing20K10 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.

Incomudro10 days ago

Like the dazzle camouflage that navy ships used!

rle4lunch10 days ago

Sorry, wrong franchise, but you get the point.

FigmentFan8210 days ago

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

lazyboy97o10 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 Bruh10 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.

lazyboy97o11 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.

MisterPenguin11 days ago

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

Disstevefan111 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.

Incomudro11 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.