We made it out to Epcot this morning for a look at a few projects taking place around the park. One of those stops included the former Universe of Energy pavilion as it transforms into Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. While the vast majority of the work we’ve documented so far has taken place inside and behind the building, there have been some recent changes to the exterior. Back in late-August, we noticed the first bit of repainting taking place. Here’s a look at the most recent repainting as of this morning.
Also taking place is some roof work. It appears that two tasks are being completed simultaneously. First, there is new construction at the top of the roofline that appears to be a low wall being built.
It might be worth noting that the top of the roofline isn’t where the building drops off on the other side, just where we can’t see past. As you can see in the Google Earth imagery below, the building extends much further past where we can see. This building will serve as the queue area as well as the load/unload for the roller coaster. As a reminder, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will feature Disney’s first-ever backwards launch roller coaster. You can see the launch tunnel to the right of the building in the image below.
Finally, here’s a look over the construction walls as seen from the monorail.
As you can see, there is plenty of material staged in this front yard, including what appears to be roller coaster track. In case you missed it, here’s our look inside the former Universe of Energy structure.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is expected to open in 2021 at Epcot.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to keep you updated with the work taking place at the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind construction site and much more from around the Disney Parks.