There are some big changes coming to Epcot. For instance, we just checked in on the Ratatouille ride and Skyliner Station construction in the park. But another highly anticipated addition is the Guardians of the Galaxy ride.
This new ride is replacing the former Universe of Energy attraction, and work is well underway transforming the existing building into the queue area while they add a new building to house the ride. We’ve been monitoring the progress of the transformation of the Universe of Energy building — especially since it’s conveniently located on the way to the Food and Wine Festival Center 😉 .
They have removed all the solar panels, and you can see through the Universe of Energy building as they transform this space.
For perspective, this is what the building looked like two weeks ago! There is a lot deconstruction before the actual construction!
The building that will house the ride itself is going up to the right of the Universe of Energy building.
This is really going to dominate the skyline in this area — and from World Showcase. Here’s a picture we shared a few weeks ago taken from the Japan Pavilion where you can clearly see the Guardians of Galaxy ride building in the skyline. (Another interesting vantage point is offered if you arrive to Epcot via the Monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center.)
Not much information has been released about the ride aside from the two concept images shared in this post. But we’re glad to know that Groot and the Milano will be in the area…
… and that the ride is slated to open in 2021!
We’re having fun keeping you posted on all the big changes coming to Disney World! When you’re done watching this one, check out all of our Videos on You Tube!
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How excited are you for this ride and all the other additions and changes coming in time for Disney World’s 50th Anniversary? Let us know in the comments!