A permit recently filed with the state suggests that we could be seeing some massive projection domes in the new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster experience coming to Epcot in the coming years.
The permit lists “fabrication and installation of show screens” at 1350 Avenue of the Stars, which is the former Universe of Energy pavilion at Epcot. While that description is interesting enough as it is, the real interesting part is the contractor – Spitz Inc. The Pennsylvania-based company describes themselves as the “world’s leading supplier of dome screens”, and lists work such as turnkey planetariums, fulldome shows, and precision-manufactured architectural domes and structures.
As for what exactly this could be, we look towards Spitz’s previous work and renderings to paint a picture of massive, immersive domes. Spitz Inc prides themselves on a technology they call NanoSeam, which promises a seamless projection experience. Here’s a look at one of the renderings of their dome projects.
Another interesting aspect of the permit is the expiration date. The installation is permitted to be completed by June 30, 2020. This doesn’t mean that the roller coaster will be ready at that time, just that the work is permitted to be completed by then. Disney still officially says that the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster will be open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in 2021.
As always, keep checking back with BlogMickey.com to read the latest details about this project and many more from around Walt Disney World first.