Saturday, September 24, 2022

Retro (Extinct) Disney World - Primeval Whirl Full POV Ride-Through from...

I know what you're thinking..."Primeval Whirl? Really!?" To this I say 'YEP!" 

Walt Disney World fans have long lamented the DinoLand USA area of Animal Kingdom. Aside from the Dinosaur attraction and the Restaurantosaurus dining location, DinoLand USA is far from impressive. 

Two of the major plots of DinoLand USA are The Boneyard  (basically a children's play area) and Hester and Chester's DinoRama (covering a significant portion of the land) which is essentially a local carnival recreation. This area features the Dumbo-clone spinner ride Triceratops Spin, a collection of carnival games, and the glorious Mouse Trap/Wild Mouse-clone ride, Primeval Whirl! 

Opened in March 2002, Primeval Whirl had fallen into disrepair over the years due to a total lack of maintenance on Disney's part and it was mercifully laid to rest on March 15, 2020, just days before the Disney World closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This attraction was what it was...a fun little two-minute distraction while working your way through Animal Kingdom. Some part of me will miss it but it truly was below the level of what true Disney Parks fans should expect, especially for the prices we are all now paying in the "post-pandemic world."

At the D23 Expo 2022, "blue-sky" discussions were had for a replacement of the DinoLand USA area with a Zootopia-themed land. Whether this comes to pass and whether it happens in five or forty-five years remains to be seen. 

In any case, the now extinct Primeval Whirl attraction is preserved forever (or until YouTube sells to another company for billions and makes everyone pay to repost their videos) here on the JoeDarthmaz channel. 

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