PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy construction update at Epcot

Jan 25, 2019 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy construction - January 2019
Posted: Friday January 25, 2019 10:23am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is a latest look at the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster construction taking place in Epcot's World Showcase.

The ride building is now fully enclosed, with only the launch tunnel still open.

When it opens in a rumored Spring 2021, the ride will feature a new coaster ride system and promises to be one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard

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jt0452 minutes ago

Just the area between SM and Tron is large enough to contain the Little Mermaid show building it appears. I count that area too.

The Aracuan Bird3 hours ago

I think a mere retheme would be cheap and lazy, ultimately feeling temporary. A new long term attraction should go there when they can develop one.

The Aracuan Bird3 hours ago

Small World has become entwined with Fantasyland’s DNA. Everyone getting along is a fantasy anyways.

Rich Brownn3 hours ago

Wasn't that the building for the weirdly named "The Feel of the Wheel" future attraction? (I never did figure out what that was supposed to be)

J45464 hours ago

i think that giant pond just north of the new tron building would be a pretty cool side to expand into, they could raise the rr tracks and create a tunnel underneath it to access an entire new land.....i suggest tritons kingdom because its indoors so you wouldnt see the massive tron building. something like this i drew up in ms paint lol.

DisneyDreamerxyz4 hours ago

I feel like the spaces on the left are logistically not very accessible, and the Storybook Circus redo is a pipedream I'm sure, so that leaves the vacant main street theatre/old stage plot as the only pad it seems. I would love to see them expand Adventureland (I know the Fire Mountain idea is long rumoured but not sure how true it really is. They would have to redo the access road back there and the train track again. The area behind Big Thunder would be hard to expand to but not impossible, I don't see them getting rid of Rivers of America/Tom Sawyer Island. What would be really cool is a bridge from Frontierland to Haunted Mansion. That way when you go up to Big Thunder you don't have to just turn around and go back the way you came.

marni19714 hours ago

It was, but only in the vicinity of the COP. The (long dead) proposal didn’t involve extending into the lake. It was more illustrative, as also seen by the extended water courses north of SM and one that entered Tomorrowland by the (also never built) railroad station.

UNCgolf4 hours ago

Well that explains why it didn't look like there was much space there on current satellite imagery.

marni19714 hours ago

I’ve never gotten a definite answer but it’s believed to be the fabled Mary Poppins dark ride. I must chase it up again.

lazyboy97o5 hours ago

Not impossible but that pond was adjusted to handle more as part of TRON. Moving that much capacity would probably hurt the costs of any project trying to follow that concept.

Mickeynerd175 hours ago

What in the world was this supposed to be in the red?? I'm probably just ignorant, but I've never seen a model of MK with that building there. Could you explain? Thanks!

marni19719 hours ago

Yep.

artvandelay9 hours ago

Was the cancelled Main Street Theatre supposed to be built in the parking lot?

UNCgolf9 hours ago

It doesn't look like there's even that much space available on a satellite image -- but I guess that's because I'm seeing the existing stage/bathrooms. If those were demolished and that area incorporated as part of the attraction (thus pushing into the existing Tomorrowland footprint) then there would be plenty of room.