LOCATED IN DINOLAND, USA
A 3-minute flying and twirling ride that moves up
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flying, twirling TriceraTop Spin is new for the 100 Years of Magic Celebration! Step into one of the four-person dino vehicles and you'll be moving
up and down. Expect a surprise rising from the giant tin top. Guests
with any mobility concerns should proceed through the standard queue where
a cast member will direct guests to the appropriate boarding area.
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.-
Trip Time: 3 minutes
The Animal Kingdom has a new mini-land next to DinoLand USA. This family-friendly
'mini-land' adjacent to DinoLand U.S.A. features a dinosaur-themed
midway and carnival with games and rides.
Those wacky dino-maniacs Chester & Hester are at it again. First,
it was tables, shelves and racks spilling over with dinosaur toys, trinkets
and t-shirts at Chester & Hester's. Now, crazed by anything
cretaceous, they present Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama!, a fun
fair complete with wacky midway games and rides. At this corny carny,
guests can play Ringosaurus, toss beanbags into dinosaur jaws or hold
on tight on Triceratop Spin and Primeval Whirl.
Triceratop Spin is a hub-and-spoke style attraction (similar to Dumbo
at the Magic Kingdom). Guests in 4-person vehicles (16) move up, down
and around in a ride that magically becomes a giant spinning toy top.
The top rises to reveal -- what else? -- a dinosaur!
Primeval Whirl features 13 colorful cars that whirl past flying
asteroids and corny depictions of dinosaur cut-outs that spin and pop
up along the track. The spinning coaster takes guests on a wacky time
warp back to the prehistoric era on a twisting track of tight loops and
short drops . . . with a final descent into the gaping jaws of a giant
Pam Cronin writes April 20, 2002 We got to ride the Primeval Whirl and
loved it! We got a flyer at the park entrance saying that it was still
being checked out & there might be periods when they had to stop it;
also that the FastPass was not yet operating. Well, there were no stops
in operation & the FastPass was working, but we got right on without
the FastPass. It's a great ride...from time to time you feel like you're
going to slide right off the edge of the ride, & then the free spinning
cars throw you a loop & you don't know which direction you're really
heading! We'll definitely do it again when we go in October.
Jill Cuckler emailed March 20th: Just to let you know....Primeval Whirl
is open now. However, the FastPass is not yet installed. I was at AK yesterday
& it was running. The wait was 45 long, so we did not ride it. I had
to catch my flight. Primeval Whirl looks very cute. It has lots of big
signs around it (very orange) saying that you're traveling back in time.
The cars are red buggies that remind me of bumper cars. They seemed to
spin some, too.
KIDS AND CHARACTERS
"Just wanted to let you know that we returned Saturday (11/25/01)
from a 6-day stay at the GF and the Triceratop Spin in AK is open and
operational. My daughter and I rode it. It is almost exactly like the
new Aladdin's Magic Carpet ride in MK, but I believe it is a little smaller."
Chester and Hesters Dino-rama is being designed specifically to appeal
to younger audiences. It should be very "kid" friendly.
A walk-around Carnotaurus Dinosaur poses for photos! Watch out, he likes
to eat your head! :)
There is no dining in the immediate area of Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama.
Restaurantasaurus is also in DinoLand U.S.A. and offers a character breakfast
(better have a priority seating) and a McDonald's lunch.
"Vice president for Walt Disney Imagineering Joe Rohde said the attractions
will bring a new energy to the theme park. "The idea is to create
a kiddy-land carnival as you remembered it," Rohde said.
The expansion allows Disney to broaden the appeal of Animal Kingdom to
younger visitors while building on the momentum of the park`s April 1998
opening." Orlando Sentinel, 9/30/2000
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An open-air, spinning toy-top attraction with playful, chubby dinosaurs.
Up to four guests ride in triceratops vehicles that rise and tilt as they
spin around a giant top while cartoon comets whiz past and playful dinosaurs