PHOTOS: Additional Construction On Roof of Former Universe of Energy at Epcot, Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Updates

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Monday was a gloomy yet scorching hot day in Central Florida, not the greatest of days for construction pictures. Nevertheless, we ventured out to Epcot to check on the latest progress with the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster coming soon to Epcot.

To start, we noticed these metal beams being placed toward the back of the old Universe of Energy Pavilion building.


There is also now a red covering over the ceiling that connects the two buildings (enclosing the high speed coaster launch).



A crane has stood behind the old Universe of Energy Pavilion for over a week now. It’s still there.

Inside the old Pavilion building, there are a handful of cherry pickers, excavators, and other construction equipment being used.



A construction worker was doing some work at the top of the emergency stairwell.

There are two new tarps in place. I assume these are to block visibility into the building as work progresses. They were blowing around quite a lot in the wind.



From the parking lot, the launch tunnel has some new scaffolding.

Additionally, the piece of track that will incline from the launch are also covered in a tarp now.


While leaving the park, we noticed the placing of the metal beams had progressed even further since we had come in for the day.

It is interesting that things are beginning to get wrapped in tarps, could this be a sign of theming elements making their way to the construction? As always, WDWNT will continue providing updates on the construction progress and more!