WDW Dino Rama Question

Wednesday, December 26, 2001 7:22 PM
I just saw some pictures of construction of Primeval Whirl at AK at WDW, and it looks like it is going to have two separate tracks.  Is that correct?!?  Anyone know anything?
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Wednesday, December 26, 2001 7:42 PM
Where did you see those pics. At which website.
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 6:18 AM
Primeval Whirl is two Wild Mice built next to one another, as far as I know.  I can't recall the manufacturer, but it's the same as the one built for Disney's California Adventure.

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Thursday, December 27, 2001 6:20 AM
i think that is reverchon
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 6:42 AM
Yeah, they're Reverchon, and they will be the spinning mice.  The one at DCA is a Mack mouse.
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 8:29 AM
Hmmm, okay.  Nevermind what I said, then :)

I haven't paid too much attention to their construction, since I'm trying to do as little as possible to acknowledge their existence.  The best I can hope is that they both get torn down in just a few years, and a real attraction can go up in their space.

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Thursday, December 27, 2001 8:46 AM
Aww Chernabog! You don't mean that. Although I agree that the DinoRama theme is absolutely disgusting to go in any type of classy theme park, they are coasters and hopefully they'll be a lot of fun. I'll just have to ignore the cheap crap that was put in around them and I hate to say anything bad about Disney, but cheap isn't even the word to use Fair stuff. Thumbs down for Disney on this idea. Maybe we'll have that rumored inverted coaster in a couple years at AK, but I wish the only rumored part is that its by Vekoma. Eww!
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 9:06 AM
Havn't you heard of Fire Mountain? This was the ride that was supposed to save the dwindling attendance figures of Disney's fourth Floridian theme park.  The Vekoma Flying Coaster was intended to be themed around the animal legends and myths such as dragons and flying beasts.  Disney presumably scrapped the plans because they realised that they were becoming out of character, having to rely on ugly, bare coasters to pull in visitors instead of their trademark dark rides.  There may be no saving Animal Kingdom if Disney don't believe in these rides, as this would surely have been one of their best efforts to date.  The ride's proposed site is now home to a Spinning Coaster; Primeval Whirl.
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 9:33 AM
A carnival is a pretty lousy theme when you consider the other things the Disney organization has proven themselves capable of.  If I want to ride a Wild Mouse, there are plenty of 'em within a few hours drive.  I don't particularly want to spend $1000 and a week of my life to ride things I can see right around here.  Story driven rides are my first love, and I'd rather see a little Peter Pan's Flight pop up anywhere before a multimillion dollar coaster.

Besides, Disney and Wild Mouse coasters don't seem to agree. . . You must remember, after all, people complained that the cars in Mulholland Madness continued moving as people loaded. . .

. (A strange way to address anyone, for sure), the Fire Mountain concept may be dead, but Animal Kingdom is getting an E-ticket attraction to make up for it.

Reign of Fire, based on next summer's film of the same name, is supposed to be another dragon themed coaster-like experience akin to the originally proposed Dragon's Tower attraction.  I'm not sure what type of coaster it's supposed to be, exactly, but any combination of a world class thrill ride and Disney's highest quality theming should be nothing short of astounding.

If Disney is out to build more of that type of ride, I'm all for it.  Turnkey solutions like these Wild Mouse coasters aren't what the Disney company is about; or at least, it's not what it was about.

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Friday, December 28, 2001 2:26 PM
Disney has to find a medium between Turnkey  solutions (i.e cheaper off the shelf rides) and extremely Break the bank attractions like Mission space. (years to build and supposively 200 million  cost, I kind of doubt that though) It seems that the urnkey solutions seem to be showing up more often than the major E-ticket rides.


I think Disney needs to borrow some ideas from IOA, and build some thrills rides (Hulk, DD, Dr. Doom) that are incredibly themed but not built by their imagineers. Coasters can easily be extensively themed without having to be indoors just look at their own Thunder mountain or Hulk. A 15 million dollar B&M with 10 million in theming would probably attract more attention and crowds than the expensive Test Track.  


Not every E-ticket ride needs to be like a Test Track or Mission space. costly and three years in the making. BTW, Test Track is a huge disapointment IMO, too costly and time consuming for such a boring rather unexciting ride. Rock 'n' roller coaster and Twilight Zone are great steps towards Disney providing more thrills and attracting more demographics. Each Disney Park needs a few signature but not excessive expensive thrill rides like Rock 'n 'roller coaster or Twilight zone.


Disney has some great parks but it seems that eventually they will be left behind by their constantly innovating competition in Orlando and Cali. Disney is a very creative company and they provide some amazing ride experiences but they need to realize that their parks need more thrill rides comparable to their competition. I think they might be starting to adknowledge this in the fact that a Twilight Zone ride is being built at DCA, due to the low attendance.
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*** This post was edited by sethman on 12/28/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by sethman on 12/28/2001. ***

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Friday, December 28, 2001 4:45 PM
Ok does anyone ahve the website so I can see the pictures? And yes Disney should start putting in roller coaster but not at the magic kingdom that would make the park less magical (I know they have Magic Moutain, Thunder and Goofys)
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Monday, December 31, 2001 1:00 AM
Petie, check out WDWMagic.com.
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Monday, December 31, 2001 6:36 AM
sethman:  I was thinking along the same lines.  They need to visit IOA and see that you can take (somewhat) off the shelf thrill rides and give them incredible theming.  I've had pretty limited travel experience, but I would have to say that IOA is the best themed park in the world, much less Orlando.  No detail was spared and it doesn't come across as cheesy.  It has stuff that appeals to every generation, including thrilling rides.
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 3:34 AM

WDWMagic has more updated pics -- the ride will be soft-opening in a few days.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/dino-rama.htm

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:24 AM
hmm...one of the dinosaurs on the side of the ride looks kind of like Rex from toy story....they should've themed it around him and his old "world", they'd make alot more money of merchandising, too.

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 9:02 AM
Doesn't a mouse coaster seem perfect for the mouse's park?

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 1:42 PM

Screamscape has an excellent rumor about a possible new AK coaster. I especially like "multistage launch system". Sounds like a perfect Disney attraction to me. Thrilling, story-driven and heavily themed.

http://www.screamscape.com/html/walt_disney_world.html

(Scroll down to the 'Beastly Kingdom' header).

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