‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Coaster Reportedly Experiencing Construction Issues

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Construction at Guardians of the Galaxy

Credit: @bioreconstruct (left), @ziggyknows (right)

Anticipation is building for the newest roller coaster to hit Walt Disney World Resort.

While there is no official opening date at this point, EPCOT is expected to open Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind this summer, and Disney fans are extremely excited about the Marvel movie’s themed coaster.

Guardians of the galaxy cosmic rewind
Credit: Disney

Over the past few months, there has been an increased amount of monitoring on the new coaster and its development.

Recently, however, Twitter user @bioreconstruct posted photos of a few issues that the coaster might be experiencing.

Buckling issues in the themed roof continue at Guardians of the Galaxy. Likely in a so-called constructions “punch list”, to be addressed.

As you can see in the post, plates on the themed roof are having buckling issues creating gaps where they are not supposed to be. This will likely be on the list of slight fixes made to the building before it opens this summer, but isn’t something that should cause much of a delay in its opening.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Ride Vehicles
Credit: Disney

Disney Parks Blog recently shared the following information about the new roller coaster:

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a family-friendly adventure, featuring a totally new type of roller coaster experience we’re developing just for this attraction – it’s a storycoaster that rotates 360 degrees so you’re always focused on all the action as you help the Guardians save the galaxy. Not only that, but Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also feature the first reverse launch on a coaster in Disney history and is one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world. It’s a massive experience that will match the scale and adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

As part of the ongoing transformation of EPCOT, we’re infusing this park we love and cherish with more ways to dream, to be inspired and to connect with our world – or other galaxies, in this case. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is going to be a big step in that direction, and we can’t wait for you to experience it.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Credit: Zach Riddley

Over at Disney California Adventure in the Avengers Campus, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout is one of the most popular attractions for Disneyland Resort Guests to visit and while this coaster will be much different from the attraction in California, it is still expected to be enormously popular.

Related: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn is HYPED About New EPCOT Roller Coaster

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and Dave Bautista (Drax).

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
Credit: Marvel Studios

The popular series has a planned third film Guardians of the  Galaxy Vol. 3 expected to be released in 2023 and two spinoffs coming to Disney + in 2022 in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and I Am Grootwhich is a series based on the beloved character Baby Groot and his origins.

Until Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens, Walt Disney World Resort Guests can still enjoy some awesome coasters like Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and Slinky Dog Dash.

Are you excited to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind? Let us know in the comments.

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