New construction photos show Guardians of the Galaxy coaster reaching for the stars at Epcot

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Credit: Twitter @Bioreconstruct

The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster coming to Walt Disney World’s Epcot is still shooting for the stars as construction continues on what is said to be the world’s largest indoor roller coaster.

The new images shared on Twitter by user @Bioreconstruct, show the current condition of the exterior of the ride’s attraction building, which is still well into its construction phase. Pictured below, this all-new building will house the roller coaster upon its completion. However, right now the company is working on the building’s roof.

The company finished installing the attraction’s ride tracks back in May and have since closed up the building, which leaves little for fans to get excited for as we all wait for more updates on the ride. But, we must say that it is still exciting to see that the ride is nearing closer to completion.

See below that a fairly decent amount of work is still remaining to complete the ride’s pre-show/queue building (the old Universe of Energy attraction.) For a quite a while, this building sat lifeless and gutted as all of its insides had been removed and all that was left was construction debris and metal beams

As more construction continues, Disney has since blocked off the opening to the building with tarps and metal wire. Below, we can see construction safety signs plastered on the building.

 

Little has been said about the attraction by Disney since last November, when Bob Chapek, Disney Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, revealed the attraction’s ride vehicles during a breakfast panel at IAAPA 2018. Themed after the colors from the star-craft the Guardians use to journey through the galaxy in the famous film, the ride vehicles feature an electric blue base with vibrant neon secondary colors of yellow, orange and silver.

Guardians of the Galaxy coaster
Credit: ITM Reporter/Sean Sposato

Chapek also revealed the revolutionary new way the ride vehicles will travel along the indoor coaster’s track. “This will be a coaster unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. We call it a storytelling coaster. But on this attraction, each individual cab will be programmed to direct your eye to the story happening around you. Instead of whizzing by the action, you’ll be fully immersed in the story from the minute you launch,” said Chapek.

Guardians of the Galaxy coaster
Credit: ITM Reporter/Sean Sposato

As you journey along the track, each ride vehicle will face not the movement of the track, but the action happening around the vehicle during the ride. For a video of the new ride in action, take a look at the presentation above, which features an exclusive peek at the innovative new movement of the ride vehicles.

You can rocket through the galaxy with everyone’s favorite Guardians when this ride premieres at Epcot in 2021, during the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

What are your thoughts on the current construction status of the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster coming to Epcot? Let us know in the comments below!

All images of the construction of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction featured in this article are from Twitter user @Bioreconstruct

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