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Primeval Whirl®

Skyward view of Primeval Whirl, a rollercoaster attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

DinoLand U.S.A.®

Guests Must Be
48in (122cm) or taller
Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Thrill Level

Small Drops, Spinning, Thrill Ride

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Advisories
WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
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Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
Advisories
  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this attraction.

Rider Switch
  • Rider switch offered. Opens tool tip. Beginning of tooltip content This attraction offers rider switch, which allows 2 or more adults to take turns waiting with children who are too small to ride, without the need to wait in line twice. Please ask a Cast Member at the attraction entrance for assistance. End of tooltip content
Guest Policies
  • Persons who do not meet the minimum height requirement of 48 inches (122 cm) may not participate.
  • WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
Spin and slide on a time-machine coaster back to the dinosaur age through a madcap maze of curves and drops.
Family of 4 screaming in delight at Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park

Back In Time

Take a trip aboard a spinning rollercoaster in this dinosaur-themed carnival-style attraction.

Hop inside a time-machine-styled contraption—created by research-scientist cousins Esther, Fester, Nester and Lester—and journey back to when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Climb a ramp and pass through a zany 4-ringed time portal before beginning a steady, swinging descent into the past.

A Trip to the Prehistoric Age
Sweep through a series of sudden dips and hairpin turns as your time machine unpredictably spins on its own path. Whiz by cartoon-styled dinosaurs hastily preparing for their impending extinction and glimpse a shower of kooky meteors signifying the end is close at hand. Thrill to twists and turns and glide through a fossilized jigsaw puzzle of dinosaur bones before leaving the past behind and making your way back to the present.

Exterior sign reads ‘Primeval Whirl’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park

Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama!

Primeval Whirl is part of Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama! in Dinoland U.S.A., home to fun for young ones.

The Story of Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama!
After rare Late Cretaceous fossils were unearthed in 1947, a group of researchers decided to buy the dig area. But one small property—owned by locals Chester and Hester—refused to sell and instead opened a dino-themed carnival called Chester & Hester’s Dino Rama!

Today, the dinosaur-decorated amusement park is home to vintage-style attraction and games—and is a favorite with children amid the historic finds that continue to be unearthed in Dinoland U.S.A.

Primeval Whirl®

Monday, April 21, 2014

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  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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