Construction progresses on new “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster at Epcot
Work is well underway for the Universe of Energy replacement at Epcot, or currently know as the “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster, which does not have an official name yet.
Disney shared a video showing off the massive foundation that is being poured for the new attraction building, which is actually located behind the original Universe of Energy building.
Here are some stats from the video on just what went into pouring the foundation for this new ride:
- 300+ workers
- 80.4 miles of rebar were used
- 960 truckloads of cement
- 9,260 cubic yards of cement were poured, or enough to fill three Olympic-sized swimming pools
- 71,950 square feet total
- The building is 125 yards wide
I’ve been bursting at the seams with excitement over what the Imagineers have been cooking up. This is truly going to be something special. Can’t wait for all of you to see. https://t.co/RncI3evcuG
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 4, 2018
Even Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is excited about the ride, tweeting the above tweet.
The new roller coaster is scheduled to be completed in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.