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njchris
06-05-2007, 09:13 PM
I just heard this ride getting trashed on the podcast. Well.. I like it! My friend I go with all the time likes it.. His family likes it. So there.

We laugh all the time when on it and always try to get to it when we visit.

Bottom line.. people ARE having fun on it.

raidermatt
06-05-2007, 10:06 PM
I agree it's fun. Not for everybody, but for some, including me, it's fun.

But that doesn't make it right for a Disney park. It could be transplanted as is to a bunch of different parks and fairs around the country and it would fit in. That shouldn't be the case, and I think that's more what they were saying.

DisneyKevin
06-05-2007, 10:08 PM
I think the opinion was that it seems wildly out of place in Animal Kingdom. (At least thats my opinion.)

Everything about Animal Kingdom is greatly themed and to come across cheesy carnival games and a ride better suited to a carnival atmosphere seems incongruous with the rest of the park.

I personally enjoy playing slot machines....doesnt mean I think they should drop any in Toon Town. :rotfl2:

Kevin

Luv Bunnies
06-05-2007, 10:12 PM
I personally enjoy playing slot machines....doesnt mean I think they should drop any in Toon Town. :rotfl2:



Hey! Slot machines in Toon Town.....Cool idea!!!!!!:lmao:

Cruz Family
06-06-2007, 06:15 AM
My whole family loves it! I do agree it is cheesey but, I think it is supposed to be. So much is serious at AK, it is nice to have something more fun and whimsical. My only gripe is that primeval whirl is the only good thing in that area.

Alicnwondrln
06-06-2007, 07:30 AM
I just heard this ride getting trashed on the podcast. Well.. I like it! My friend I go with all the time likes it.. His family likes it. So there.

We laugh all the time when on it and always try to get to it when we visit.

Bottom line.. people ARE having fun on it.

I believe they were talking about the ride in the context of the zagat guide and how it was described. The book is a waste of $ I know I bought it and totally agree. Its all mary sunshine about everything theres nothing negative and many of the descriptions are way off. Another example they gave was cosmic rays, if I read what they wrote and went there I would be disappointed as they make it out to be the best place ever.

As for the ride its ok but not what the book says to me.

DiRTyBuNNy
06-06-2007, 08:23 AM
Yes, I'm not a fan of Primeval Hurl and the way that it was misrepresented in the Zagat guide was criminal. It wasn't even close to being an unbiased view.

--Mr. DB

mom-mom2three
06-06-2007, 08:53 AM
We love the Primeval Whirl:cool1:

Alicnwondrln
06-06-2007, 08:59 AM
thats zagat book was so disappointing
I like to have as many of the books as I can
I ordered it online and was LESS than impressed it stinks
dont waste your $ save it for dole whips@!!

checkwriter
06-06-2007, 09:35 AM
There's nothing really wrong with Primeval Whirl; it's just that when you plop what is essentially a Six Flags (or even Coney Island) RIDE down in what is one of Disney's best-THEMED parks, it's glaringly out of place.

I do get what the Imagineers are trying to do with that section of the park. Kind of a kitschy homage to the late-fifties, early-sixties dinosaur mania (I loved that Sinclair gasoline station logo). I think they might have forgotten that it was precisely that sort of amusement park that Walt was visiting with his daughter when he decided the world needed something better.

PrincessPatty
06-06-2007, 09:52 AM
We love this ride too!! Me and DSis ride and laugh like crazy women and it makes us feel young again.



btw....there is always a long wait and we usually have to fastpass it (we travel in September/October) so it must be somewhat popular!!

DAZY3BYZ
06-06-2007, 09:59 AM
We love Primeval Whirl! We always laugh like crazy on this ride. This is my 7 year old son's favorite ride. He loves how crazy it is. Also, it thankfully gives him something fun to ride while my older sons ride Everest. Something for everyone.

Fredd's Girl
06-06-2007, 02:32 PM
I thought Primevil Whirl was actually painful!! I rode it once, now I can say I've done it, but WOW! If I had read that review in Zagat's not knowing, I think it could be very misleading...jmho.

DiRTyBuNNy
06-06-2007, 03:07 PM
I thought Primevil Whirl was actually painful!! I rode it once, now I can say I've done it, but WOW! If I had read that review in Zagat's not knowing, I think it could be very misleading...jmho.

hence the reason it is known in my family as the Primeval Hurl!

--Mr. DB

cocowum
06-06-2007, 04:16 PM
Another fan of Primeval Whirl. We call it the "Bone Crack" ride. When DD was small she'd make us ride it (we secretly loved it):goodvibes And the whole time we'd moan and groan. She would laugh and laugh. Even at 12yo she still finds it hilarious. It's become sort of a Disney tradition.:love:

AK is our fav park (tied with MGM). I really love the cheesyness of that area... What can I say, maybe I'm just cheesy.:teeth:

Fredd's Girl
06-06-2007, 04:25 PM
hence the reason it is known in my family as the Primeval Hurl!

--Mr. DB

I remember having that feeling too! :sad1:

tpayne
06-06-2007, 04:50 PM
I absolutely love this ride. It does knock you about, but you are laughing so hard you barely notice the pain:rotfl2: I probably won't return for a while to Animal Kingdom so ride it once for me!

Vijoge
06-06-2007, 05:02 PM
What did Zagat say about this ride? We didn't ride it when we were there. . DH can't do rides that go "round and 'round.

quiltymom
06-08-2007, 10:35 AM
Allright, folks. The big debate in our house is whether to do this ride, or not. I'm in the "not" book. DD7 says yes, but she gets easily carsick. I get very nauseaous if I spin too much, as in I can be on the Teacups without any extra spinning. Anything else I'm done for.

I heard the podcast, and after hearing the Zagat description I'm ready to put it on our "NOT" list.

So, opinions? I know that DS & DH can handle it okay, but I'm afraid that if DD goes on it and gets sick - or if I go on it and get sick - our day is shot.

What do you all say?

DisneyKevin
06-08-2007, 11:15 AM
I am hoping to clear up some of my thoughts on this ride....

I dont think it's a bad ride. I have ridden it several times. It reminds me of the Tilt A Whirl and a Wild Mouse coaster, if you can imagine that. I dont ride it much anymore as I dont want back problems during my day in the park. (I also dont ride Tower of Terror anymore as it makes me nauseous. Who wants a sick stomach while out having a good time? I've ridden it and now I'm done...but thats just me....I still think TOT is an awesome attraction.)

I understand the idea behind the ride (Primeval Whirl) and that Imagineers have said "it took a lot of money to make it look this cheap". I just dont like the "country carnival" look of the area plunked down in what I think is a beautiful park with awesome themeing. Even more...I really dislike the carnival games of chance. I think they look cheap and tacky. I dont think this area adds anything to Animal Kingdom. Just an opinion....not fact.

As for the Zagat Guide....I picked the Primeval Whirl ride because the description is a bit over the top. I think the Zagat Guide is a waste of time and money. Some of their descriptions are laughable. There are much better guides out there and much better information available.

Hope this helps.

Kevin

Alicnwondrln
06-08-2007, 11:26 AM
I am hoping to clear up some of my thoughts on this ride....

I dont think it's a bad ride. I have ridden it several times. It reminds me of the Tilt A Whirl and a Wild Mouse coaster, if you can imagine that. I dont ride it much anymore as I dont want back problems during my day in the park. (I also dont ride Tower of Terror anymore as it makes me nauseous. Who wants a sick stomach while out having a good time? I've ridden it and now I'm done...but thats just me....I still think TOT is an awesome attraction.)

I understand the idea behind the ride (Primeval Whirl) and that Imagineers have said "it took a lot of money to make it look this cheap". I just dont like the "country carnival" look of the area plunked down in what I think is a beautiful park with awesome themeing. Even more...I really dislike the carnival games of chance. I think they look cheap and tacky. I dont think this area adds anything to Animal Kingdom. Just an opinion....not fact.

As for the Zagat Guide....I picked the Primeval Whirl ride because the description is a bit over the top. I think the Zagat Guide is a waste of time and money. Some of their descriptions are laughable. There are much better guides out there and much better information available.

Hope this helps.

Kevin

:thumbsup2

julm26
06-08-2007, 12:08 PM
I don't like the primeval whirl because it makes me deathly ill. I rode it once and had to sit down for an hour before my stomach would stop spinning.

selmuir
06-08-2007, 12:42 PM
OOOoooohhhhh ,, I love this ride lol ,
- Short Ques
- Fast Turns
- 4 Passenger
- Great fun

:banana:

MazdaUK
06-08-2007, 12:43 PM
My DS gets very travel sick - generally OK on planes, luckily! Anyway, he had quite fancied it before we got to WDW, even though we had seen it on the video. However, he took one look at it and said "I don't want to go on that!" I certainly didn't want to go on it (spinning makes me nauseous - even MIB was a bit of an ordeal :lmao: )

grumpy.uncle
06-08-2007, 01:14 PM
Eventhough this area of the AKP is cheesy, it is a great area for younger children that could not handle some of the more severe rides in AK. I have gone on Primeval Whirl w/ my neice and she loves it. I tend to get a little dizzy on it. When I was there in January w/ friends, 2 of my friends got in one car and we were in the car behind them. Apparently, as soon as they sat down they noticed a really off smell to their car. It seems that a previous rider had hurled in their car on the whirl. They were laughing and gagging during their entire ride. They weren't sure they wanted to get up afterward for fear they would see that they had been sitting in a puddle. They mentioned the problem when they got off the ride to a CM, but the car was quickly loaded w/ the next set of unsuspecting riders. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Vallie
06-08-2007, 01:28 PM
My bf and I went on this ride last time we went and we LOVED it we were cracking up the whole time.

Boardwalker
06-10-2007, 09:57 AM
Love the ride, and was getting ticked at the bashing. :headache:
I understand Kevin's point, that the whole area seems out of place, but I think it is geared towards younger children, which is something that the AK needs. Families with small children need a place for the little ones to blow off some steam. Most of the AK entertainment is shows and to keep kids still all day isn't that easy. :jumping3:
Having the amusement area helps to get the wiggles out. The boneyard is good, but adults don't want to stand and watch kids play in a playground for too long, it feels like a waste of admission. At least with the amusement area, adults can participate too.
Sometimes I think if there is any voice missing from the podcast, it is one from a Mom's perspective, and I am hoping that Julie can fix that soon! ;)

disney[xo]sweetie
06-10-2007, 10:37 AM
I have MANY views on this!!! i think its great when youre going to have lunch AFTER, but id stay away if you just had a huge cheeseburger and fries...
*cringe* lets just say, you might enjoy that meal twice.

TravelinGal
06-10-2007, 10:58 AM
I don't remember feeling sick from this ride, but I sure remember feeling battered and bruised! I hated it. There was nothing fun for me being violently thrust from side to side.

I accept that others enjoy it, but WE will never ride it again.

I agree that the whole AREA looks cheap and tacky. Doesn't fit in with anything else. Doesn't make me think of a 50's carnival - it looks more like they just dumped miscellaneous rides/games in one area to fill space.

disney[xo]sweetie
06-10-2007, 11:16 AM
i do agree that it does NOT go with the rest of the parks themeing.

Exhibit A. Photos.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/jenpalen/animal%20kingdom/AKTreeOfLife3.jpg
See?? Nature, pretty, un tacky, nature.

And here we have,in the middle of it all, Chester and Hesters Dino-Rama.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/daisy_m_g/USA/Disney%20World/ak_dino_rama.jpg
its kind of like Michael Eisner was a happy kid at a state fair convention, and just decided to have a splurge moment.
And all of us have these moments right??
So, its not a bad thing.
Maybe, instead of thinking of how it will clash with everything in the park, he thought
"lets branch out from just straight nature, and have a little fun with this dino theming."
So, i guess I see the story both ways!

disney100666
06-10-2007, 12:01 PM
:thumbsup2 omg i love this ride it is one of my favorites! I love tilt-o-whirl type rides!

JadeDarkstar
06-10-2007, 12:45 PM
my 4year old wants to go on it and it looks fun. i heard the podcast they werent dising the ride it was the book that they thought was so bad..