Primeval Whirl Ride Vehicles Removed From Track at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Following Permanent Closure Announcement

Last week, Disney announced that the Primeval Whirl attraction, along with the “Rivers of Light” nighttime show, were officially close. This didn’t come as a surprise, as Primeval Whirl had already been switched to seasonal operation following mechanical issues. It also wasn’t on the Animal Kingdom map when the park reopened.

Scott Gustin tweeted an up-close look at the dead attraction and noticed that cars have been removed from the track:

Considering Stitch’s Great Escape was “temporarily closed” for years after moving to seasonal operation and still, little known construction has been done to the attraction (besides a demolition permit that was filed in the midst of the closure), Primeval Whirl’s dismantling is happening at a pretty fast pace.

We hope Disney has something exciting in mind to replace Primeval Whirl. What kind of attraction would you like to see in Dinoland U.S.A.?

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Frank W
Frank W
9 months ago

Anything but that embarrassment. The whole area was an insult to the guests and the theme of AK.
Look if we want to see to and enjoy cheap cheesy traveling amusement type rides we could do it close to home for considerably less cost.
How about a family attraction dust off the concept for the African pavilion from EPCOT, see what they can do with that.

9 months ago

I’d love to see a museum-quality dinosaur exhibit, including interactive elements designed to appeal to both adults and kids (an improved version of the old Dinosaur Jubilee). It could be themed as part of the Dino Institute where the latest discoveries are highlighted.

Joshua Thornhill
Joshua Thornhill
8 months ago

Is Dinorama closing completely then