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Primeval Whirl

DinoLand USA, Animal Kingdom

Opening Date: April 18th, 2002
Ride Length: 2 minutes Minimum Height: 48"
Handicapped Access: Guests in wheelchairs and ECV's must transfer.
Fastpass: No Rider Swap: Yes
Attraction Type(s): Steel Roller Coaster, Spinning Ride

Primeval Whirl is located in DinoLand U.S.A. and is part of Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama, a carnival themed area. Primeval Whirl itsself is a wild-mouse style roller coaster. It actually has two rides that are mirror images of each other. On busy days, both rides run to help speed up the queue. You board a rather cosy round ride car with a lap-bar restraint. The ride cars are able to spin, however you have no control over their spinning motion and they can, and will suddenly stop without warning. It's a very jolty, bumpy ride which chucks you about a lot. 

The coaster is lightly themed with colorful Dinosaur items and has signs up saying 'Back in time" and "Way back in time" as you climb the chain-lift hill. It's supposed to be relating to the DINOSAUR ride located near by.

A little known fact is that the ride is actually an 'off the shelf' ride, with a few themed bits added on. The exact same ride is used in parks and carnivals all over the world as a cheap alternative to a full coaster.

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