After more than a year of speculation we finally got word of a Guardians of…
This is a Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction Update. It seems like everyday major changes are being made to the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster in Epcot. In this latest update we’ll take a look at what appears to be the steel framing for the Guardians of the Galaxy roof as it’s being prepared for installation.
Last time we talked about how high the Guardians coaster is and we wondered how that height might affect the views across Epcot, including even potentially taking away from Spaceship Earth. After the latest pictures we feel even stronger that it could very well happen.
Before we start, we want to thank @Bioreconstruct on Twitter as usual for the excellent shots he gets, especially the aerial ones! Let’s see the latest from the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster!
This aerial shot gives us a good overview of the size and scope of the Guardians go the Galaxy Coaster:
You know the building is going to be tall when there are not 1, but 2 tower cranes. The steel framework has really just started because as of now they’ve only started on 2 of the main walls:
Here’s a view from outside Epcot in the parking lot. It will definitely be visible from here:
Taking a spin around Epcot in the monorail it towers over everything in the distance:
Even from the old Universe of Energy pavilion where the Guardians coaster queue will form it rises higher:
Here’s a view from across World Showcase Lagoon from the Morocco Pavilion. The Wonders of Life Pavilion is barely visible (gold dome) but the Guardians coaster looks like it will be almost double that:
It will also be higher than the Mexico pavilion Pyramid:
and stand out over the buildings in China and Norway:
What about Spaceship Earth though? That’s what we were wondering last time. Spaceship Earth stands 180 feet, and the Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster isn’t far behind at 120-130 feet. In this long range shot you can see the height comparison between the two:
Here’s another angle. From far away none of the other Epcot buildings are visible, except the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster show building:
I don’t know that it will steal the view away from Spaceship Earth, but it will at least be slightly distracting. Also looking at Spaceship Earth from straight-on, let’s say the American Adventure, you will have this big show building clearly visible on the right. I wonder if the Epcot Hotel is going to go a bit off to the left to balance off the skyline a bit?
People have been asking if this is as tall as the building is going to get as we see it now, or if there is more height coming. Let’s see…
Now taking a closer look at the steel framework for the Guardians coaster, you can see the tallest part of the wall here seems to be capped off a bit. That signals the frame how it’s been constructed so far has reached the top. However, it doesn’t seem like that is the the roof yet…
In fact on the ground it looks like what should be the framing for the roof span is now being prepared to be installed:
I assume these long pieces will be eventually added on top of the walls, were it looks to have currently stopped.
That means that we could still see a bit more height than what we are looking at now.
The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster has an expected opening date of 2020. Stay tuned for more updates as we have them…
Don’t forget to check out my latest Disney World Construction Updates including:
- Epcot Hotel – Land Clearing Started
- Disney Skyliner – Roof Added to Hollywood Studios Station
- Toy Story Land – Construction Update June 2018
- Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – Construction update June 2018
I want to know what you think about Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Roof being prepared and the overall height of the attraction building
- Do you think it’s going to ruin the Epcot Skyline?
- Are you happy to see this attraction coming to Epcot?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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