Theming Still Standing as Disney World Continues to Flatten Attraction

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Primeval Whirl demolition

All Images Credit: Bioreconstruct Twitter

Even though the Walt Disney World Resort has received new updates for the 50th anniversary celebration, one location at the Disney Park is actually being demolished. The World’s Most Magical Celebration brought with it the debut of two nighttime spectaculars, a daytime show, and a plethora of new merchandise.

Meanwhile, over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, one ride is slowly being flattened.

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DinoLand U.S.A. is home to the fan-favorite attraction, DINOSAUR, as well as TriceraTop Spin, and the carnival-style area, Fossil Fun Games. Last year, fellow DinoLand U.S.A. coaster, Primeval Whirl permanently closed at the Orlando Disney theme park and since then demolition has begun at the Disney Resort.

Recently, updates were shared that Primeval Whirl was continuing to be demolished with most of one of the tracks almost gone. Thanks to new images, we can see what state the demolition site is currently in.

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Sharing to Twitter, @bioreconstruct, highlighted the demolition of Primeval Whirl.

Current demolition of Primeval Whirl.

The account also shared how the former entrance is currently looking amid the demolition work:

Current state of former entrance to Primeval Whirl.

Most of the Primeval Whirl theming is still standing with the focus on the destruction of the coaster track, as noted by the bioreconstruct:

Some of the remaining theming at the demolition of Primeval Whirl

And then in a seemingly meta interpretation of what is happening to the Disney World attraction, these photos show the demolished track with a dinosaur character holding a sign that reads “The End is Near.”

Current demolition of Primeval Whirl

Primeval Whirl’s demolition is happening amid the rollout of Disney’s new interactive technology, Disney Genie. The tool also brings with it the arrival of Disney Genie+ and the Lightning Lane attraction entrances at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests can now pay extra to ride attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

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It is not yet known what will replace Primeval Whirl at DinoLand U.S.A. in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For the time being, Guests visiting the prehistoric area at the Walt Disney World Resort can opt to ride the popular DINOSAUR dark ride instead or experience the new, divisive, daytime show Disney KiteTails.

More on Disney KiteTails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Hearts and imaginations will soar as elaborate, 3-dimensional kites and incredible windcatchers dance through the air to the beat of beloved Disney songs during this high-flying performance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Be awed by 2 unique, 10-minute shows:

  • A show inspired by The Lion King, featuring kites of Simba, Zazu and more
  • A show inspired by The Jungle Book, featuring kites of King Louie, Baloo and more

Watch as the magic takes flight above the Discovery River Theater during the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort.

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What do you think will replace Primeval Whirl at DinoLand U.S.A.? Let us know in the comments below!

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