Primeval Whirl

Roller coaster
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Primeval Whirl
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Status Defunct
Operated March 31, 2002 to March 15, 2020
Manufacturer Reverchon
Product Spinning Coaster
Type Steel - Spinning - Wild Mouse - Twin
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 62.3 feet × 137.8 feet
Height 42.7 feet 42.7 feet
Speed 29.1 mph 29.1 mph
Length 1377.9 feet 1377.9 feet
Inversions 0 0
Duration 1:30 1:30
G-force 2.5 2.5

Primeval Whirl was a duo of steel spinning wild mouse roller coasters located at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.


Primeval Whirl opened on March 31, 2002.

The rides reverted to seasonal operation in 2019, and in July 2020, a memo to cast members confirmed the coasters' permanent closure.[1] The roller coasters were subsequently scrapped in 2021.[2]


Both Primeval Whirl rides were standard spinning wild mouse roller coasters manufactured by Reverchon. The two coasters did not race each other, or interact in any way.


Single cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 4 riders per car.



  1. "BREAKING: Rivers of Light closed forever, Confirmation of Primeval Whirl and Stitch's Great Escape permanent closures". Blog Mickey.
  2. Soberman, Matthew (2021-10-02). "PHOTOS: Props and Track Torn Down at Primeval Whirl as Demolition Continues at Disney's Animal Kingdom". WDW News Today. Retrieved 2021-10-02.

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