Watch a team of 300+ construction workers lay the groundwork for Epcot's Guardians of the Galaxy coaster in Orlando

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May 7, 2018

Disney World's Epcot is receiving a galactic addition in the form of a roller coaster inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy movies from Marvel Studios. In a behind-the-scenes video released by Disney Parks, you can watch a crew of more than 300 construction workers laying down the groundwork for the ride, which, at the current time, is being called a "Guardians of the Galaxy-themed attraction."

In the following time lapse, you'll see the workers putting down 80.4 miles of rebar and 9,620 yards of concrete over 17 man-hours. And that's just the foundation.

Once finished, the attraction will be one of the world's largest enclosed roller coasters and will require a brand-new facility to house it near the Universe of Energy building. The ride is set to open around the time of Disney World's 50th anniversary in the fall of 2021 and will feature an original story by Disney Imagineers and the Guardians filmmakers, which means they'll be working closely with writer-director James Gunn, who tweeted:

"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."

Even so, they won't be waiting another three years for the project to be done. Disney World is capitalizing on the Marvel fever now with "Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!" at Epcot's America Gardens this summer, where Star-Lord and Gamora "will take guests on a musical journey through the cosmos."