Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom

Monday, November 25, 2002 9:55 AM

Can anyone tell me if both tracks always operate on this coaster? Also, do you have a choice of which track you want to ride?

Thanks in advance!

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Sue Barry
CoasterSue@aol.com

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Monday, November 25, 2002 11:02 AM

The tracks are mirror images. One faces the midwasy, one face the trees, and they are located side by side.

The queue line weaves between both of them. Usually, the operator tells you which side to go to to keep capacity up.

When I was there, both sides were running fine.

The spinning has really picked up since opening, though. Make sure you keep an uneven weight balance, though. Put adults on one side and children on the other and you're in for some crazy spins.

Oh, and if the sign say 1/2 hour wait, it's only 10 minutes.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables

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Monday, November 25, 2002 11:03 AM

Both tracks usually operate. Generally (at least when I visited in June) the track on the left is for standby and the track on the right is for FASTPASS although this will vary to keep capacity from running into the ground.

And DON'T unevenly weight the car, espcially if you have little ones. A friend of mine and I unevenly weighted Exterminator at Kennywood (put both of us 200lb+ guys on one side) and we couldn't see anything when we got off we were so dizzy. You will spin violently.

*** This post was edited by Michael Darling on 11/25/2002. ***

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Monday, November 25, 2002 11:16 AM
I thought that the idea was to not be able to see when you get off.
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Monday, November 25, 2002 11:17 AM

Unevenly weighting the car on a Crazy Mouse is your friend IF you want to get the maximum spinning.

Two adults and two kids, might be a bit extreme, I'm surprised an operator would allow it. We had 3 people in one car on a Crazy Mouse at the MN State Fair Mighty Midway, and the resulting POV footage* is so crazy that some claim to get naseua just LOOKING at it.

* I had the carneys permission to videotape the ride.

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

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Monday, November 25, 2002 11:35 AM

The tracks are not mirror images. It's just the same Reverchon spinning mouse you'll find anywhere. The station sits between the two identical rides facing each other (yeah, I've got photos of this as well, and hope to post). In other words, if you're standing at the entrance, the "low" end of one ride is on your right while the "high" end of the other ride is on your left. The stations are on the inside while the lifts are on the outside, the inclines in opposite directions.

On my visit Thursday only one was running, and there was no wait.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Climbing as we fall, we dare to hold on to our fate, and steal away our destiny to catch ourselves with quiet grace" - The Stairs, INXS

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Monday, November 25, 2002 12:54 PM
So, Jeff, Primeval Whirl and Exterminator are identical?
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Monday, November 25, 2002 1:33 PM

As best as I can tell, yes (aside from theme, of course). I saw nothing about it that deviated from your standard model, other than the retractable railings at the block brake platforms.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Climbing as we fall, we dare to hold on to our fate, and steal away our destiny to catch ourselves with quiet grace" - The Stairs, INXS

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Monday, November 25, 2002 2:05 PM

The onyl difference between Primeval and Exterminator is themeing.

And Jeff, what I meant to say is that they face opposite directions. One faces the midway, the other faces the trees.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables

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Monday, November 25, 2002 2:17 PM

Last February I went there after my aunt forced us to instead of going to IOA and it was still under construction.

Looks like a fun ride though...

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As the coasters get bigger so do the queue lines

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 10:20 AM
Its a fun ride but the brakes are always on, well they were for me, and it took a lot away from the ride. Also, I don't like how disney themed this ride, it looks cluttered, like they don't even care.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 11:05 AM

Gamfan, but that's the theme of Dinoland. That whole area is supposed to be cheesy, given it's just a carny area set up by Chester and Hester next to an excavation site. I'm not saying that Disney is getting cheap -- they are -- but it's intentionally cheap in this case. Cluttered. Loud colors. Hokey. It's supposed to be that way.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 11:19 AM

I know, but I wish it weren't.

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If you don't have anything nice to say don't say ANYTHING at all.

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