Walt Disney World Ride Suffers Construction Setback, Insiders Say

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Although Disney keeps quiet about their construction projects—going so far as to own their own company to build in their resorts and theme parks—industry insiders suspect significant damage on the construction site of the upcoming Disney World "Guardians of the Galaxy" roller coaster.

Although no official opening date for the attraction exists, many expect Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to open next summer. However, observers have noted that from afar (an industry of bloggers with binoculars exists to report construction activities) report buckling in the ride's roof.

Bioreconstruct, a Disney blogger, posted pictures of deformed roof panels sliding out of position atop the ride's building. Shortly after that, he observed inspection crews in safety gear on the roof.

Disney remains hush-hush about the problems; they released a statement that reveals the future roller coaster's look and feel.

"Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a family-friendly adventure, featuring a totally new type of roller coaster experience we're developing just for this attraction – it's a story coaster that rotates 360 degrees, so you're always focused on all the action as you help the Guardians save the galaxy. Not only that but Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also feature the first reverse launch on a coaster in Disney history and is one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world. It's a massive experience that will match the scale and adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy films."

To this article's post date, the panels remain flawed, although that may mean the ride's roof poses no threat to construction progress. Regardless, Disney bloggers continue to keep watch throughout construction.

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