PHOTOS: Land Clearing Has Begun for Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

PHOTOS: Land Clearing Has Begun for Epcot's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride
This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.

Being the first Sunday of the park’s Food and Wine Festival, I had to park really far away from the entrance of Epcot this afternoon. On the bright side, it did afford the opportunity to see that work had begun on the future site of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

Construction vehicles are present and a noticeable amount of shrubbery has been cleared in places. You’ll also notice a plethora of colored markers in the ground.

In case you are unfamiliar with the area pictured above, it is a large section of unused land north of the Universe of Energy, practically in the Epcot parking lot. If rumors are true, the queue and load area for the ride will take place in the Universe of Energy building, with the roller coaster ride system launching guests into a massive show building in this expansion plot.

Guardians of the Galaxy at Epcot will open before Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in 2021.

SaveSave

SaveSave

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
Contact Tom at [email protected]

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

It’s not going to be a Coaster.

danlb_2000
Guest
danlb_2000

I have heard some pretty reliable sources say that it will be.

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

They’re not reliable. Ignore those morons at all costs! ????

danlb_2000
Guest
danlb_2000

I will start ignoring them when they start getting things wrong, which recently hasn’t been happening.

Jeannette Sanchez
Guest
Jeannette Sanchez

I say that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a coaster!

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

It won’t.

Anonymouse
Guest
Anonymouse

I know you are but what am I?

danlb_2000
Guest
danlb_2000

Yes, it will be an indoor coaster.

inter ear
Guest
inter ear

I hope it wont be a coaster. can not ride them

Scott
Guest
Scott

Why don’t they just bulldoze the Wonders Of Life pavilion?

Nicole
Guest
Nicole

Food and wine festival…pay all that money to get in so you can pay even more money

Janice
Guest
Janice

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!! Worth every penny! Just sorry I can only spend two days there this year.

L
Guest
L

I kind of hate it when Disney digs up what forests and wetlands they have left. One thing I’ve always enjoyed is how as you are driving in, there is so much vegetation and deer and wild turkeys. It makes it feel more sucluded in a way.

Nope
Guest
Nope

E…word!

jvp
Guest
jvp

Disney has plenty of forest space and wetlands at WDW. The majority of the land on property has been set aside for these purposes. Do we want to complain that Disney isn’t improving their parks, or complain that they are removing a tiny plot of land to improve a park?

Carla Altman
Guest
Carla Altman

Disney world is loosing the Disney feel. Not sure I like that. Long gone is the park for everyone that Walt Disney wanted. I have been going since 1976. It was better then and for 10 years later. To expensive and much more difficult to get the experience you want.

Spelling Police
Guest
Spelling Police

It’s “losing” not “loosing”, and it’s “too” not “to” for Pete’s sake! How do people get these wrong?

trackback
Progress Continues on Epcot 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Attraction in Walt Disney World | The Kingdom Insider

[…] According to WDWNT, Disney has begun clearing the parcel of land behind the existing Universe of Energy pavilion. If you’ll recall, permits were filed a few months ago for such a project. Photos can be seen at this link. […]

sjthespian
Guest
sjthespian

I’m pretty sure that clearing is for the gondola terminal. I noticed it as well this past weekend, as well as the survey stakes that run all along the exit road down to World Drive.

Jeannette Sanchez
Guest
Jeannette Sanchez

I can’t wait to ride it and I love Guardians of the Galaxy!