One of the smaller and perhaps more overlooked attractions of the Animal Kingdom of Walt Disney World is Primeval Whirl. This small roller coaster is located in the DinoLand U.S.A. section of Animal Kingdom and offers a quick spinning coaster for those that are up to it!
However, just because Primeval Whirl is relatively small does not mean that it is without its share of thrills. Anyone who has ventured onto it will tell of the unexpected spins and twists that make each and every ride on the roller coaster unique from the previous one.
The theming of Primeval Whirl is centered around time travel and the meteor believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs as presented in the nearby Dinosaur dark ride. However, differing from Dinosaur, this attraction is done in a much more whimsical and humorous fashion with crazy clocks and bright coloring.
Primeval Whirl is actually two roller coasters facing opposite directions but with identical layouts doubling the capacity that would only be offered by one. This also has the added benefit of making the ride seem bigger than it actually is.
Guests 48″ and taller board the ride cars which hold up to four people. They then begin a slow movement over to the lift mechanism. Once raised to the top, the real fun begins as the car starts to spin around and jerks the riders as it encounters sharp turns.
It is estimated that the ride attains a top speed of about 29 mph with a maximum g-force of 2.5 which ends up being actually quite exciting for the minute plus ride. Those with back and neck problems, those who are pregnant and those prone to motion sickness should not ride.
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