We’re stopping in at Epcot to check on the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster construction along with a few new additions to the park. Work walls surround the now closed Universe of Energy as the site is prepared to become a Guardians of the Galaxy coaster attraction. Land is being cleared behind the site for a new large building that will house the indoor coaster. The existing structure will be used for queue, preshow, and ride load platform.
Holidays Around the World has been renamed to the Epcot Festival of the Holidays. Food booths are set up all around World Showcase for the event (see full menus here.) A brand new show has opened at Innoventions called SpectacuLAB. The show is 30-minutes long and features real scientists and science experiments. Choza de Margarita is now open and there’s a new Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Mexico Pavilion. Check out the video and photo report below and stay tuned for more theme park updates.
Welcome to Epcot during the holidays!
Universe of Energy replaced with Mouse Gear on this sign
Universe of Energy behind walls while being transformed into new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster ride
View from the monorail of a drained fountain behind the walls
Currently land is being cleared behind the building for a new large show building to house the coaster. Original building will remain and be used for queue, preshow, load platform, and gift shop
Something new has opened at Innoventions!
SpectacuLAB has recently opened
It has taken over the former house of the future exhibit space
There are several showtimes daily, listed in Times Guide
The new show is about 30-minutes long
It features real scientists doing real science
There’s lots of audience participation for kids too
The show is across from Colortopia
Sum of All Thrills attraction remains behind walls
Epcot Festival of the Holidays is going on now
Tree of Nations featuring trinkets from all around the world
Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has an incredible knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found taking video at the parks and riding roller coasters!