Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind construction update from EPCOT as the project enters its fifth year

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Guardians of the Galaxy construction - July 18 2021
Posted: Tuesday July 20, 2021 9:48am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The return of the EPCOT monorail gives us a new view of the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind construction site as the project enters its fifth year of construction.

Progress on the exterior continues at a sluggish pace, with a few more roof slats installed since our last look a few weeks ago.

The view from the monorail does offer a look at the concrete base where the Star Blaster ship seen in the concept art will sit.

Also seen from the monorail is a look at the area just outside of the main buildings. A lot of work has been happening behind walls here, and from these pictures, it appears to have been chiefly utility work so far.

Originally announced in July 2017, the more than $400 million coaster is now entering its fifth year of construction. Disney has yet to give an opening date, but expectations are that it will open in 2022.

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DisneyDean973 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.

Bocabear5 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.

Incomudro5 days ago

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

Missing20K5 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”

Missing20K5 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.

Incomudro5 days ago

Like the dazzle camouflage that navy ships used!

rle4lunch5 days ago

Sorry, wrong franchise, but you get the point.

FigmentFan825 days ago

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

lazyboy97o5 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 Bruh5 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.

lazyboy97o5 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.

MisterPenguin5 days ago

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

Disstevefan15 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.

Incomudro5 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.