Video on Primeval Whirl

The ride is part of Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama, which is itself part of Dinoland USA. It is a roller coaster in the “Mild But Wild Thrills” category. It has cars that spin in circles while traveling on tracks, permitting the ride experience to vary greatly each time it is ridden. It usually seats up to 4 riders.

The ride is lightly themed, with decorations related to time travel and to the meteor which is believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. This gives the coaster a storyline very similar to that of the nearby dark ride, DINOSAUR.

Similar to Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, Primeval Whirl is actually two roller coasters with identical layouts, but facing opposite directions.

Attraction facts
Grand Opening: April 18, 2002
Soft Opening: March 31, 2002
Designers: Reverchon with Walt Disney Imagineering designing the theming.
Length: 1377′ 11″
Height: 42′ 8″
Vehicles: 13
Vehicle theme: Time machine
Inversions: 0
Top Speed: 29.1 mph
G-Force: 2.5
Ride Duration: 1:10
Height Requirement: 48″ (122 cm)
Ride System: Roller coaster
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.

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