Description And Comments
Primeval Whirl is a small coaster with short drops and curves, and it runs through the jaws of a dinosaur among other things. What makes this coaster different is that the cars also spin. Because guests cannot control the spinning, the cars spin and stop spinning according to how the ride is programmed. Sometimes the spin is braked to a jarring halt after half a revolution, and sometimes it's allowed to make one or two complete turns. The complete spins are fun, but the screeching-stop half-spins are almost painful. If you subtract the time it takes to ratchet up the first hill, the actual ride time is about 90 seconds.
Like Space Mountain, the ride is duplicated side by side, but with only one queue. When it runs smoothly, about 700 people per side can whirl in an hour; a goodly number for this type of attraction, but not enough to preclude long waits on busy-to-moderate days. If you want to ride, try to get on before 11 a.m.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Primeval Whirl when you visit on a day with a given Animal Kingdom Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Primeval Whirl Wait Times.
48-inch minimum height requirement. Switching off option provided.
Disney Dish with Jim Hill
CORNY COASTER REPLACEMENT UNDER CONSIDERATION
In the wake of the second Primeval Whirl - related accident in four years, WDW officials have been looking at a carnival-themed substitute for the troubled kids' coaster. Problem is, it's hard to conjure another attraction that would fit in with DinoLand U.S.A's cheesy design sense. One idea being bandied about is a Carnotaur Corn Maze, with a silly-looking walk-around version of this DINOSAUR character lurking at its corn-filled center, ready to jump out and scare the tourists.
Other Attractions in DinoLand U.S.A.
Touring Plans with Primeval Whirl
- Animal Kingdom Unofficial Guide One-Day Touring Plan (without Expedition Everest)
- Animal Kingdom Unofficial Guide One-Day Touring Plan
- Ultimate Touring Plan: Animal Kingdom
- One-Day Touring Plan for Tweens and Their Parents
- One-Day Happy Family Touring Plan
|Wait per 100 people ahead||4.5 minutes|
When to go
During the first 2 hours the park is open, in the hour before park closing
|Opening Date||April 18, 2002|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
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