Primeval Whirl was a steel “Wild Mouse” attraction that was located in the Dinoland U.S.A. section of Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The attraction first opened in 2002 where it stood for almost 20 years. It developed a reputation of being an unpopular ride due to the Wild Mouse ride format being known to cause minor cases of whiplash. It also gained infamy when in both 2007 and 2011 cast members were killed. The first died as a result of head trauma after falling from a platform and the second died due to head trauma when working on the dip section. In 2019 the ride was turned into a seasonal attraction and in 2020 it was finally closed to the public.
In September of 2021 construction walls were put up around the ride, hinting that the ride was being dismantled.
Slowly, as the weeks went on, the ride was being taken apart piece by piece. Eventually the ride was fully taken apart and the location where the carnival ride once stood was left barren and empty.
But now we know what is, at least currently, taking the place of the ride. However it’s not something you’d probably expect.
The area once home to the attraction is now a location for stroller parking.
Guests who have small children in strollers will be able to temporarily leave their strollers at that location while either playing the carnival games, visiting the Dino Dig, eating at one of the nearby eateries or on a ride, most likely the Dinosaur dark ride.
While it is a shame that a ride is now home to stroller parking, it does highlight a problem with the Dinoland U.S.A. section, that there aren’t a lot of attractions in that section of the park. Beyond the popular Dinosaur dark ride not much else is present in that area.
You’d get more dinosaur action from Universal Studios’ Jurassic Park section.
Disney really needs to step up their game or else that section of the park feels all the more irrelevant.
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