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PHOTOS: Tiles Being Stripped From Universe of Energy Pavilion for Guardians Coaster

This is a Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction Update.  This attraction has risen from the ground (and quite literally) and there is lots of progress being made on the attraction every week.  Today while passing by we saw that the tiles are being stripped from the Universe of Energy pavilion and we wanted to show you what we found…

Most of the construction progress that we’ve been able to see has been to the show building which is gigantic and the progress made on the old Universe of Energy pavilion has been internal for a while.  Now it’s making its way outside too.  Let’s see…

As we approached the building we heard jackhammers at work and chiseling going on…

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

At first impression all seems well until you take a closer look:

Ok the left side of the building looks fine, tiles still shiny and in place.  However as the monorail continues you can see there is significant traffic going on outside the front of the building…

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

You can see the other side of the building has had the tiles stripped from off the side…

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

Before the whole thing looked like this…

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

And now…

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

tiles stripped from universe of energy pavilion epcot

 

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

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the tiles being stripped from the Universe of Energy pavilion for the Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster.

  • 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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margret

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

I do find it sad that they are destroying the historical context of the building. I miss when Epcot was a time capsule where you felt like you were in the year it was made- the retrofuturism is what made it feel special. however, as long as it keeps the same feel and look as the original, i think i'll be fine. i would be very unhappy if it were some minimalist ultra modern cube from 2020, hopefully, it has a style similar to the year it was made

Morgan Paschal

Wednesday 4th of July 2018

End of an era. Sort of sad, but it's progress since this ride was so outdated and in need of replacing. I'm cautiously optimistic that the imagineers will make everyone happy with the theming and having it tie in to the whole Epcot original meaning. I'm torn on the renovations of Epcot and while I'm open to attractions based on I.P.s I hope Epcot keeps it's unique intended meaning and doesn't turn into just another Disney park for rides and attractions.

Ziggy

Wednesday 4th of July 2018

I'm a bit torn too, and while I'd love original attractions that are built on the original vision of Epcot, I prefer GotG coming in and them making an interactive and amazing attraction rather than see Epcot continue to rot away without getting any attention. Plus I love the GotG Mission BREAKOUT and if this is made with the same passion and imagineering then it's gonna be incredible!