Demolition at Primeval Whirl gets underway at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Primeval Whirl demolition - September 22 2021
Posted: Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:04pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Demolition is now underway at Primeval Whirl in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The coaster is now mostly behind construction walls, and work is underway on removing some of the large scenery pieces.

One of the larger pieces has been removed from the top of the lift hill and is now laying on the ground.

A work permit was filed in late August for work on Primeval Whirl, with an expiration date of 4/29/2022. The permit has a vague description of "General Construction" and is being carried out by MLC Theming INC.

Disney announced in July 2020 that Primeval Whirl had permanently closed after almost a year of non-operation. The coaster has sat untouched since then, although the ride vehicles have been removed from the track and transported off-site.

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SpoiledBlueMilk6 days ago

Good riddance - that ride had no place in a Disney Park.

Jwhee7 days ago

The price of steel is currently very high. Might have been a motivator to scrap.

JoeCamel7 days ago

Untangled toilets? 😍

Sorcerer Mickey7 days ago

It leaked out early. We're getting Up-themed bathrooms in 2025.

ImperfectPixie7 days ago

There was a young boy injured on the same ride in England right before Disney closed theirs.

My95cobras7 days ago

they waited 10 years to close the ride after a cm died?

GrumpyFan7 days ago

No, it's just bad show. When you take a ride out of commission and it's no longer available to guests, you should remove all of the signage. Signs should have been taken down way before they started demolition. Leaving the signs up just confuses guests who aren't in the know.

pdude817 days ago

Why leave up a roller coaster that you can't ride? Honestly a sign for a demolished attraction fits in well with the theming in that area until they build something else. That's assuming they build something else

GrumpyFan7 days ago

The latest pics of them demolishing PW really have me confused. Why would they leave the signs up for an attraction that's being demolished? Makes no sense to me. It's just another page in the latest of Disney's "Bad Show"!

Vegas Disney Fan7 days ago

Reverchon went out of business in 2008 but Zamperla bought the rights to the spinning coaster and sold a new one as recently as 2017, I can’t imagine parts are an issue. As an off the shelf ride (a portable model if I’m not mistaken) with no protection from the Florida elements it probably just reached it’s useful life and became too expensive to maintain.

nickys7 days ago

There have been suggestions from a couple of our insiders that there may be a replacement planned. If that is true presumably we’ll hear it at a D23 event.

ppete19757 days ago

You are both absolutely correct, its been so long that I had forgotten. I think I just like hearing about new stuff and all the cool concept art and excitement that I forget facts sometimes :)

Bocabear7 days ago

Problem is there should have been a replacement in the works before it was shut down...certainly before it was demolished. And we all know the smallest and simplest of attractions is going to have a 3+ year build nothing new possible until 2024-2025 if they start now... And in that time EPIC Universe will have opened...

Dan Deesnee7 days ago

Yeah I'll second the parts issue. I read an article about a year ago because one of my kids really liked this ride. It was talking about how Disney was having a hard time finding a couple of parts that I think were only made in Germany and weren't really being made anymore. I think that, combined with the fact that many people wouldn't miss the ride, led to them just leaving it closed. I wonder if we'll get an announcement about what Dino Land will turn into prior to d23. Seems like a long time to wait before letting people know.