UPDATE: Take a Peak at EPCOT Construction from Above
Early this morning and with much excitement, Disney Parks shared an awesome new look at the storyline for “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” and its official opening date at EPCOT: May 27th. On our monorail ride into the park this morning, we took an overhead look at the final construction work being done on the thrill ride as well as many more developments at the innovative theme park at Walt Disney Resort.
Greeted by a Nova Corps Starblaster, guests will first enter the Galaxarium, a planetarium-esque space that highlights the characteristics of Earth compared to Xandar, the home planet of the Xandarians. “Cosmic Rewind” features the longest enclosed coaster track ever made at Disney and one of the largest in the world. The family-friendly thrill ride also utilizes the first reverse-launch technology used in a Disney park.
Around the corner, work continues on Connections Eatery and Cafe, the new quick-service restaurant coming to World Celebration this Spring. With a fresh new menu, the eatery promises to offer an ecletic option of modern cuisine in line with the new look for the majority of the park’s theming.
Construction Throughout World Discovery and Beyond
Cranes and an abundance of contruction equipment also loomed high above walls used to block the refurbishment throughout World Celebration and World Nature from view. The space pictured above presents an innovative focal point for EPCOT, with much of the space housing the upcoming walkthrough experience,”Journey of Water,” a “Moana”-inspired experiential trail.
The site shows a wealth of new structures being molded out of concrete and wooden frames. Natural effects might also bring the space alive based on its clever concept art released years ago at the D23 Expo, which focused on the heart of TeFiti and her role in celebrating all things nature.
Areas of World Celebration toward the recenlty opened Creations Shop stored an abundance of trees and other foliage.
Back toward “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” and in World Discovery, we also spotted a sunny view of the former “Wonders of Life” pavillion. With construction walls estalished around that building, it looks like work also continues on “Play!” another pavillion-based experience coming to EPCOT in the future.
On a more scenic note, our monorail trip also offered a chance to capture a wonderful view of a 50th annivesary planting that borders walkways to the Odyssey building. A Hidden Mickey also pops out in a bold yellow collection of annuals.
With the parks bustling with Spring Break excitement, it was certainly a great day to stroll EPCOT to check out the construction as well as to take in all of the sights of the International Flower and Garden Festival!