Filmmaker James Gunn comments on Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT

Apr 20, 2021 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind show scenery and push-pull testing of ride vehicles
Posted: Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:54am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director James Gunn has recently answered a Twitter question about EPCOT'S upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind.

Asked if "ride scenes for GotG: Cosmic Rewind also on the itinerary," Gunn replied with Yes Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Disneyworld is also on the agenda."

Visible construction at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has slowed in recent times as the majority of the building is now closed up and a handful of the construction team are working on the exterior. Progress on the inside remains uncertain, although we know that the track is in place, and some show scenes are being installed.

The ride was originally expected to open this year, but construction delays due to COVID-19 and subsequent adjustments of budget have seen that opening pushed back to a likely 2022. Disney has not been making any recent mention of any opening timeframe for the ride, or promoting it as part of Walt Disney World's upcoming 50th anniversary.

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Bocabear1 day 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.

Incomudro1 day ago

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

Missing20K1 day 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”

Missing20K1 day 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.

Incomudro1 day ago

Like the dazzle camouflage that navy ships used!

rle4lunch1 day ago

Sorry, wrong franchise, but you get the point.

FigmentFan821 day ago

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

lazyboy97o1 day 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 Bruh1 day 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.

lazyboy97o1 day 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.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

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

Disstevefan11 day 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.

Incomudro1 day ago

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

TikibirdLand1 day ago

Of course, they could have planted Kudzu. I hear it spreads pretty fast. It'll even climb buildings!