Right now there is already a lot of construction going on at Walt Disney World, with the finishing details being put on Toy Story Land, work on Star Wars Land progressing, and demolition happening inside the former Great Movie Ride. However, while most of the work right now around the resort seems to be happening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a number of projects have kicked off in recent weeks inside another park that is getting ready to go through its own transformation: Epcot.
1. Demolition behind the Universe of Energy building has been completed in anticipation of the Untitled Guardians of the Galaxy Ride
Thanks to the concept art that was released earlier this year, we know that much of the new, as-yet unnamed Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot will be housed in the former Universe of Energy building. However, it looks like plans for this attraction, which still has not been detailed at all, stretch far beyond just this building, as WDWNT reports that Epcot has carved out an expansion area for this ride, whatever it ends up being, right behind the Universe of Energy building.
It seems odd that Disney has released concept art and storyline details for this ride, but have not said whether this new attraction is a dark ride, roller coaster, or some combination of the two. However, given the fact that Disney is clearing a large swath of additional land for this attraction beyond the current show building, we’d guess that there will be a high speed component to this attraction, especially as the Universe of Energy building is already quite large.
Though pretty much everything about this ride is still shrouded in mystery, it seems like Disney is ready to start construction on this attraction as soon as possible, as they are likely hoping to have it open before Star Wars Land makes its debut sometime in 2019. And with work starting already, it looks like they are well on their way to achieving that goal, potentially eyeing a 2018 opening. Though details are scarce at the moment, we’d imagine that Disney will announce more about this upcoming attraction soon.
And while Guardians of the Galaxy may be still shrouded in mystery, there’s another project that has gotten underway as well that we actually know quite a lot about…