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PHOTOS: Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction Update August 2018

This is a Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction Update for August 2018.  We’re going to take a look around the construction work going on to the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster in Epcot and see all the new changes.  Last time we saw the roof starting to be installed on the show building.  Since then the tiles from the outside of the old Universe of Energy building have all been stripped off and almost the entire steel frame is up for the attraction show building.

Thanks again to @Bioreconstruct who always takes great shots around Walt Disney World property and we get to see all the progress on the different construction projects around site.  Let’s see what’s new…

So over a month ago we started seeing the tiles being stripped from the outside of the old Universe of Energy building.  Now a quick ride by shows that they’ve been hard at work and all of them are now off the building:

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018

If there was any doubt before, the Universe of Energy is officially dead…

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018 tiles down

I’m curious to what they are going to do to the outside of the building now that those tiles are off the walls.

From the concept art it looks like it’s going to be a metallic-looking finish on the walls, like a dark grey color.  So everywhere the tiles have been stripped should be getting covered in that:

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster concept art

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Concept Art

Now that we’ve seen where the queue is going for the Guardians Coaster, let’s take a look at the attraction building itself.  Here we can see the monster from across World Showcase Lagoon:

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018 with Spaceship Earth

You know it’s a big project when there are 3 full-sized cranes working on it! ?   It has however reached is maximum size if that’s any comfort…

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018 across lagoon

Putting up the steel frame for the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster has been going on over 3 months, but it now looks like it’s coming down the finish line.  At least 3/4 of the steel frame is up and the last quarter is going up now:

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018 steel frame

Besides the frame for the walls, the steel framing for the roof is also 3/4 of the way in place:

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018 it's huge!

I love this shot because it shows you the massive size of the show building.  Look at the construction vehicles down below the building and how they are just dwarfed by the massive size of the frame.  Now imagine a roller coaster train which will be even shorter than those vehicles and how easily it will fit inside that show building.  No wonder this is supposed to be one of, if not the longest indoor roller coaster in the world!

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018 size

Is that @Bioreconstruct himself?? ?

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction August 2018 helicopter

As the steel frame for the building gets finished, we should start to see the installation of the ride track start to go in in the next month or so.

The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster is expected to open in 2020 but stay tuned for more updates as we have them…

Check out our other Walt Disney World Construction Updates such as:

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think of the Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster’s impact around Epcot

  • Do you think it’s going to ruin the Epcot Skyline?
  • Would you be happy with a design like in the above concept art?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Photo Credit @Bioreconstruct

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JEANNETTE SANCHEZ

Friday 17th of August 2018

I can't wait to ride the Guardians of the Galaxy for Walt Disney World's 50th Birthday on 2021! Awesome!

Ziggy

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

yes, Me too!! :)