Photos of Primeval Whirl Demolition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Photo Credit: Disney (left) / @bioreconstruct (right)

Back in July 2020, several sources shared the news that a memo went out to Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members stating Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom, and Stitch’s Great Escape at Magic Kingdom would be permanently closing. Since the removal of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we have seen a replacement with daytime entertainment called “Disney KiteTails“. While there isn’t much discussion about what’s to come into the location of Stitch’s Great Escape at Magic Kingdom, rumors are flurrying a Wreck-It-Ralph attraction would be a fun addition. That leaves us with Primeval Whirl. While the ride has sat deserted for well over a year, we’re now seeing the demolition begin.

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@bioreconstruct took to Twitter to share several photos of the Primeval Whirl attraction demolition. The first photo is an aerial view of Primeval Whirl and notes: “Aerial look at the demolition of Primeval Whirl in Animal Kingdom. Oct 1”:

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A photo from within Disney’s Animal Kingdom notes: “Fence at demolition of the Primeval Whirl entrance”:

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@bioreconstruct continues with “Demolition of Primeval Whirl seen through a tall scrim.”

Photo Credit: @bioconstruct Twitter

The following three photos were taken on October 2 and noted with “Areas of cut roller coaster track at the demolition of Primeval Whirl.”

Photo Credit: @bioconstruct Twitter
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Lastly, @bioreconstruct shares, “Area of Primeval Whirl where track has been cut. Dinosaurs seem to comically react.”

Photo Credit: @bioconstruct Twitter

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Were you a fan of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Primeval Whirl? The attraction opened in March 2002 and was located in the Dinoland U.S.A. portion of the Disney Park. The steel roller coaster would have theme Park riders spinning with sudden dips and twirls while clinging on for dear life in their ride vehicle! It closed in March 2020 with the pandemic and never reopened with Disney’s phased reopening. We personally will miss the coaster ride experience, but are sure Disney has big plans of how to use the space! We’ll keep you posted as we learn what’s to come in this area behind the construction walls of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.