PHOTOS: Gravity Building Being Enclosed, Latest Progress on Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster

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The latest chapter in the construction of the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster going into the Universe of Energy at Epcot has begin as the massive gravity building begins to be enclosed.

The work is only visible from one spot in the park, just before you enter on the left.

If you look closely, you’ll see a patch of walls up on the massive gravity building which encases most of the roller coaster portion of the experience.

The structure blocking most of our view of these walls is the launch tunnel that will send trains blasting out of the old Universe of Energy building and into the new coaster building.

The building itself will be a sort of sky blue, just like the massive Soarin’ building when seen from World Showcase. As stated previously, this will be extent of theme Disney will put on the structure.

If you look closely here, you can see that the walls are green at the lower levels, turning blue as they start to rise past the trees.

Meanwhile, at the old Universe of Energy building, scaffolding has gone up and the roof has been completely cleaned off. Rumors indicate that new solar panels are coming to replace the old.

The gravity building hides behind the old pavilion.

The Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster is set to open in 2021 as part of a massive overhaul of Epcot.

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