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:
If there was any doubt before, the Universe of Energy is officially dead…
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:
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:
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…
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:
Besides the frame for the walls, the steel framing for the roof is also 3/4 of the way in place:
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!
Is that @Bioreconstruct himself?? ?
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:
- Tron Roller Coaster – Cranes Up in the Construction Zone
- Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – Latest Aerial Photos of the Construction Progress in Disneyland
- Magic Kingdom – New Overpass Road to Magic Kingdom Resorts Now Open
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