Demolishment of the dinosaur-themed roller coaster Primeval Whirl continues at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
According to @ScottGustin, the ride vehicles have been officially removed from the track, located in the Dinoland, U.S.A. area of the theme park.
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) July 22, 2020
This news comes shortly after Walt Disney World officially announced that it would permanently close the attraction along with Animal Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular, Rivers of Light.
Primeval Whirl was a spinning, family-friendly roller coaster attraction that provided the adventure of being sent back in time one would find in the popular dark ride, Dinosaur, without all of the terror of Dinosaur. The spinning was a whimsical way to represent going back in time.
The attraction’s web page has now been removed from the Walt Disney World website, but the official description read:
Sweep through a series of sudden dips and turns as your time machine spins on its own path. Whiz by cartoon dinosaurs hastily preparing for their impending extinction and glimpse a shower of kooky meteors.
Glide through a fossilized jigsaw puzzle of dinosaur, before leaving the past behind—just in time!
While the attraction saw initial popularity, it has been closed periodically for over the past year. There is still no word what the Walt Disney Imagineers plan to put in its place.
Scott’s other picture gives us a broader look of Dinoland, U.S.A. It shows the themed-land bleak and almost abandoned with the shops, restaurants, and gaming areas closed or just empty. The dark cloud coverage also adds to that bleakness.
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