First Photos of Land Being Cleared for New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Ride at Epcot

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It was announced at the D23 Expo that Universe of Energy at Epcot would be closing it’s doors for good and completely refurbished into a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. Universe of Energy officially closed it’s doors on August 13. We are now excited to announce that Disney has started cleraring the land behind the former Universe of Energy attraction to make even more room for the new attraction.

The type of ride Guaridans of the Galaxy is expected to be has not been announced. It’s not clear if it will be a roller coaster similar to a Thunder Mountain or Space Mountain or a simulated type of ride similar to Mission Space.  Rumors have been circulating that the former Universe of Energy building would serve as just a full-immersive queue for the new ride and then the actual ride would be built behind the building. These photos of the land being cleared seem to confirm that rumor.

Let’s take a closer look:

Bulldozers have been spotted on the land clearing out tress and brush:

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Much of the work on this patch of land can be seen right form the Epcot parking lot:


Disney has not announced when the new attraction will be completed but we anticipate it to be done prior to Disney’s 50th Anniversary in 2021.

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