PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy construction at Epcot from inside the park

May 21, 2019 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction inside park - May 2019
Posted: Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:56am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With most the Guardians of the Galaxy's coaster building now enclosed, here is a look at what will be the main entrance, queue and pre-show for the new Epcot ride.

The former Universe of Energy building is still just a shell, with a clear sight line from front to back through the building.

There is almost 2 years of construction still to go before the ride's planned spring 2021 opening.

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RSoxNo11 hour ago

So are there any future plans of masking this with tree cover? I know the building is 100+ feet tall so tree cover isn't going to be the only solution but it would help.

marni19717 hours ago

Parts of the north and east show building wall.

Master Yoda8 hours ago

I believe so. It is why Disney just does not clear the ground when they shut something down (eg River Country, Discovery Island, etc)

Purduevian9 hours ago

Someone probably can correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a single wall of Under the Sea that is the same wall as 20,000 Leagues show building?

Master Yoda14 hours ago

It is not uncommon especially in commercial construction to use only a small portion of an existing building to have the project legally classified as a "remodel". In some cases, it can save 6-7 figures in taxes, fees, etc. Correct, but those assessments aren't always 100% correct. Some level of undetected damage is almost a certainty in a project this large.

lazyboy97o14 hours ago

A condition assessment where the state of the building is evaluated is part of determining if a facility should be reused.

co1006419 hours ago

One of the things that has really confused me about this project is how much construction is taking place on the exterior of the old Universe of Energy show-building. I don't know much about construction and it's possible that the final product will give us more insight, but it's almost as if they didn't realize the state of the building before they decided to use it. Seems like for as much work as they're putting into it, they could have just created a purpose built facility.

Purduevian1 day ago

The top of that little incline could also be a block break with the stairs designed to evac guests in case of a stop. Hard to tell from the picture.

skiir972 days ago

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

kinglsyyy2 days ago

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

lazyboy97o2 days 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.

HauntedPirate2 days 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:SpilotISTC122 days 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.

JEANYLASER2 days ago

You're meant 2022!