This is our latest Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster Construction Update in Epcot and even though most of the attraction is closed off from the public’s view, one of the most exciting phases of the construction process was just completed: the installation of the roller coaster track in the launch tunnel. It sure looks like it’s going to give guests one heck of a ride!
Over the last couple months lots of progress has been made on the Guardians coaster, but mostly on the inside. The only exception has been the launch tunnel, which we’re going to look more into today!
We also got great news last month when we found out that James Gunn is coming back to work with Marvel Studios and will directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. That’s important because he will need to set aside time during filming for footage which will be used on the Guardians Coaster attraction.
Before we show you what’s new, we want to give a big shout out as always @bioreconstruct over for the awesome construction photos he takes (the aerial ones are especially great) and we get an amazing view of everything going on…Let’s see what’s new on the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster in Epcot…
Looking at the side of the launch tunnel where it connects to the attraction show building you can see the track is now fully in place at that part of the ride:
Wow, oh wow, we knew the coaster was going to go into an incline from the launch tunnel, but we didn’t know how much. From the latest construction photos it really looks like the ride is going to be intense right out of the shoot.
Here is a look back from earlier in the month at how the track was laid out:
We saw the track was going up, we just didn’t know how much.
Now you can see it continues from there as it sets up the ride through the rest of the building:
The interesting thing as you take a closer look at how the track is set up, the track actually banks to the right at the top of the first hill:
It’s strange in a way because you’d think that the track might stay straight in order to use some of the space towards the left of the building before going into the middle, but it looks like we’ll be taking a sharp right immediately:
Lastly we have a shot of the launch tunnel for the Guardians coaster before you get to where the track inclines:
You can see the inside of the launch tunnel and the massive amounts of scaffolding that are setup throughout. The track for the roller coaster trains runs in the lower half of that tunnel.
My question is how are the trains going to return to the loading area once the ride is done in the main attraction show building? Will they install another track above the launch one? Below it?
It didn’t look like there are two tracks installed next to each other on the same level, so unless there is room and they just haven’t done it yet you’ll be returning either above or below. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
We have a whole Walt Disney World construction updates page where you can check out all of the current projects going on around property.
Other Disney World Construction Updates:
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update (March 2019) – Work on the Front Facade
- Disney Skyliner Update (March 2019) – More Testing and Station Progress
- Star Wars Hotel Update (March 2019) – First Foundation Pour for Buildings
- Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Update (March 2019) – New Spaceship Areas Installed
- TRON Roller Coaster Update (March 2018) – Staging Area for Coaster Track Set Up
- Illuminations Fireworks Replacement Epcot (March 2019) – Construction on Islands and Underwater in World Showcase Lagoon
I want to know what you think about the latest developments on the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster in Epcot…
- Are you excited for the big hill at the beginning?
- Which upcoming Disney World attraction are you most looking forward to?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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