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PHOTOS: Attempts to Fix Paint Continue at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT

We now know Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be opening next summer. While we can’t be sure how far along interior construction is, exterior construction has been close to completion for a while now. But the paint on the sides of the “Wonders of Xandar” pavilion still seems to be an issue. While the orange pillars are looking better than they were a couple of weeks ago, there is a new patch of paint at the top of the wall.

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A few blocks of paneling have been painted a lighter color than the rest, possibly the beginnings of an attempt to fix a wayward streak. One of the blocks appears to have been patched.

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This is likely primer before a coat of darker coat of paint is added.

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There are still some messy-looking splotches at the top of some of the orange pillars.

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The pillar closest to the front of the building no longer has its large red wound — instead, most of the pillar is a shade different from the rest.

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The pillar at the back of the building now has scoring across it.

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We usually see scoring on the ground before concrete is replaced, so it’s unclear what’s happening to this pillar.

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There are some splotches of white at the bottom of the pillars and along the bottom of the wall.

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It seems at least some of this is a primer for a proper paint touch-up.

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Meanwhile, pillars on the other side still have black paint on them from what was apparently a failed paint test in July.

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The black paint is visible on the bottom half of the middle pillar — behind a palm tree.

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It remains to be seen exactly what the final building will look like. Above is the most recent concept art, although significant differences between it and the final product — such as the greeter structure installed earlier this month — are already clear.

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  1. Forget the paint job. Aren’t the finger joints on those two monorail beams supposed to be connected together? Seems like a pretty wide gap forming between them.

  2. Something looking so cheaply designed and built feels out of place in a Disney park. At least it used to…

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