Video: Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom a Disney World Review

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If a little bit of thrill is what you are in search of, look no further than Primeval Whirl. With small, fast drops and spinning action, check out the Video: Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom a Disney World Review to see if you need to catch this adventure back into time.

Video Disclaimer: The laughing lady and the man saying “oh” and “argh” are neither me nor my family. They are no relation to me. However, the child whining to get off the ride is my daughter and the man telling her they have to finish the ride is my husband.

Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama

Disney-Animal-Kingdom-Chester and Hester-Dino-RamaYou will find Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. After entering the park and passing through the Oasis Exhibits, make your way to DinoLand to Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama area. Primeval Whirl is next to TriceraTop Spin. The whole Dino-Rama area is reminiscent of a cheesy carnival, but really brings out the kid in everyone. After riding Primeval Whirl, make sure to check out the rest of the area. Be sure to take advantage of the photo opportunities!

The Ride

Primeval Whirl has one queue but two, side-by-side tracks with identical layouts. Having two tracks going at once does help but even on moderately crowded days, this attraction will have a pretty lengthy wait. The earlier in the day you can ride it, the less time you will have to wait in line.

Primeval-Whirl-Animal-Kingdom-RidesOnce through the queue, you will climb aboard your very own time-machine contraption. Then when you are all buckled and ready, you will make your ascent through four time portals that will transport you back to the age of the dinosaurs. Primeval Whirl is a fairly short ride and this climb takes about as long as the entire rest of the ride. You will see cartoon-like dinosaurs that are preparing for their imminent extinction; much like the theme of a darker ride, DINOSAUR, also at Animal Kingdom.

This may not be a major roller coaster, but it definitely has some excitement for you. Be prepared for fast dips and sharp curves. About half way through the ride, the spinning action begins. Not only are you heading down fast drops, you are now whirling as you speed down them. During the spinning, sometimes it will stop you mid-spin, and at other times you will make several full turns before jerking to a stop. Finally you make one final drop, while spinning, before slowing down to approach the unloading area.

Height Requirement

Primeval Whirl does have a height requirement of 48 inches. If you are less than 48 inches, you will not be permitted to ride. Please do not let your child wear thick soled shoes to increase their height. Height restrictions are in place for safety purposes.

Accessibility and Other Information

You must be able to transfer from your wheelchair or ECV to ride Primeval Whirl.

Service animals are not permitted on Primeval Whirl.


  • Primeval-Whirl-Disney-Animal-Kingdom-RidesFastPass+ is available for this ride.
  • Primeval Whirl offers Rider Switch.
  • Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by someone 14 years or older.
  • This ride is not for everyone (as with any attraction). Even though our daughter was tall enough, as you can hear in the video, she was not happy at all during the ride and wanted off. Now that she is older, we end up riding it several times each trip!
  •  If you are prone to motion sickness it’s probably best to sit this one out. HERE are some tips on helping with motion sickness and a list of other attractions at Walt Disney World to avoid.

Have you rode Primeval Whirl? Did you love it? Let us know by leaving a comment or you can join the Disney Express Lane Facebook Group and talk about this and many other Disney related topics.

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Mandi is a wife, Mom of 3, writer, creator of, and self-proclaimed Disney nerd. She loves to travel to Disney Destinations and blog about her magical experiences so she can share all the tips, tricks and tidbits she picks up during her travel. She and her family visit Disney World several times a year and she is always in the know when something new is happening and she shares it here first! Mandi also works as an online consultant by empowering women to be all they can be in all aspects of their life. You can find her at

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