Primeval Whirl

    Take a ride back in time on the first roller coaster that opened in the Animal Kingdom. The ride first opened in 2002 as the first roller coaster in Animal Kingdom and the first (and only) roller coaster in Walt Disney World that spins.

    The ride is part of Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama, which is itself part of Dinoland USA. It is a roller coaster in the “Mild But Wild Thrills” category of Disney Parks.

    Watch out for the dips and turns while your very own time machine that spins. Unfortunately, you can’t control the spinning so if you get dizzy, you may want to sit this one out. Sometimes the spin is braked to a jarring halt after half a revolution, and sometimes it’s allowed to make one or two complete turns.

    The attraction actually has one of the taller height restrictions for the size of the ride.  The height requirements to ride are 48”.  This is likely due to the intensity of the G-forces of the spins. The cars can actually reach 2.5 G’s when they are spinning.

    Fun facts:

    • The Tyrannosaurus Rex at the end has a few anatomical faults. Can you find them?
    • Ride duration: Around 1.5 minutes
    • Highest Speed: 29 miles per hour
    • Highest drop: 30 feet