Primeval Whirl Demolition Leads to More Changes For Dinoland, U.S.A.

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For those unfamiliar with the layout of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Dinoland, U.S.A. is one section of the theme park that is somewhat divisive among Disney lovers.

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While some enjoy the carnival-themed area of the Park, others feel that Dinoland, U.S.A. is long past its expiration date and is due for a retheme.

The recent demolition of the Primeval Whirl ride — which never reopened following Walt Disney World Resort’s four-month-long pandemic-related closure in 2020 — has led many Guests to speculate about what could be coming next to the Dinoland, U.S.A. area, whether it is another prehistoric carnival attraction or an entirely new IP, such as Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).

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Although Disney World officials haven’t given confirmation regarding what will replace Primeval Whirl — or if Dinoland, U.S.A. will be undergoing any additional changes — there was a permit filed this week that indicates more changes are coming.

Although the permit is for “General Construction”, it is worth noting that the contractor listed on the order, Evans Services Group, offers “comprehensive remodeling solutions” for both residential and commercial projects.

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This indicates that The Walt Disney Company certainly does have ongoing plans for renovations within this section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, even though there is no confirmation of what Guests can expect to enjoy next.

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One description of Primeval Whirl reads:

Primeval Whirl was a steel Wild Mouse roller coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. The ride was a spinning roller coaster purchased from Reverchon Industries. The ride was part of Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama, which is itself part of DinoLand U.S.A.

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