When a ride becomes extinct at a Disney theme park, it’s always a sad day for Guests who still hold fond memories of that attraction.
From Stitch’s Great Escape! to Walt Disney World’s famous Backlot Tour, there have been multiple losses and changes to Disney attractions over the years at Disneyland Resort, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
And over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we now know what demolished Primeval Whirl in DinoLand U.S.A. is becoming now it is extinct.
DinoLand U.S.A. is home to the thrilling dark-ride attraction, DINOSAUR, as well as TriceraTop Spin, and the carnival-style area, Fossil Fun Games. In June 2020, the DinoLand U.S.A. coaster, Primeval Whirl permanently closed at the Orlando Disney theme park and since then demolition has moved slowly at the Disney Resort.
The news came after months of Primeval Whirl, the popular spinning dinosaur-themed coaster ride in DinoLand, U.S.A., remaining closed throughout the summer of 2019 for unknown reasons.
This week, Primeval Whirl was removed from the digital map of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, signaling the final hurdle is complete for the spinning coaster’s removal.
The area on the map where the attraction once was is filled with benches, and today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Inside the Magic noticed the area has been transformed into a rest area.
The demolition has been totally removed and blue fencing has been put up in the ride’s place. You can also see in the photo below taken today at Dinoland U.S.A. that orange fans and blue posts have been installed, highlighting the future use of this rest area.
More on Primeval Whirl
Prior to its extinction, the official Disney Parks description of the attraction 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 bones, before leaving the past behind—just in time!
Are you sad to see Primeval Whirl disappear? What do you think about the new use of the space?