It’s been a few weeks since we brought you pictures of the show building construction for the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster coming to Epcot. We stopped by on June 14th to obtain pictures from across Future World to give you an idea of just how large this building is and what sight lines it will impact across the area.
From outside the main turnstiles you can see the building clear as day.
The monorail gives a great view of the back of the Universe of Energy building.
This is taken right above the stroller rentals, left of the main entrance before Spaceship Earth.
Future World East
This is taken from exiting MouseGear, near Test Track facing the Universe of Energy/Wonders of Life buildings.
Underneath Test Track’s canopy you can see the building trying to peek out behind the trees.
Just barely. The trees provide unanticipated cover, that’s a good thing.
Facing Mission: SPACE you can see the building towering behind Wonders of Life.
The smoking area in Future World East provides another unique vantage point, there’s lots of trees covering the area that mask most of the view.
This is taken from the Future World breezeway, right before entering MouseGear. The building is very visible.
Future World West
This image is taken from the Imagination upper area near the Visa meet and greet location. Fortunately the monorail blocks most of the view unless you head back further, which works well.
For example, this is the Spaceship Earth view from this point.
And here’s Guardians, zoomed-in pretty far.
Not much of an issue at The Land. This image is taken from the top of the ramp into the pavilion and you can BARELY see the building with all of the foliage blocking the view.
See it? Barely, and this is zoomed-in.
You can’t see the building from The Seas, thankfully.
Moral of the story? Epcot was built with pavilions in mind. These pavilions housed attractions and exhibits, but were also a part of the show. There wasn’t a need to hide a Future World pavilion show building because it was part of the Epcot experience. Masking the show building with a coat of ‘go away green’ or the ‘soarin blue’ color won’t erase the problem, it creates further mistrust with the original Epcot pavilion idea. I hope Disney looks at the gigantic show building and decides to theme it futuristic, with a unique architecture style that would play homage to Future World of old. There’s still a lot of work left, stay tuned to WDWNT as we continue to bring you construction coverage of the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster at Epcot.