Disney’s Animal Kingdom Primeval Whirl twirls passengers in spinning ride vehicles on a race to avoid impending doom.
When they enter DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests step back in time. The 40-foot long, 20-foot high Dino-Sue guards the Dino Institute where the thrilling DINOSAUR transports Guests through pre-recorded history in specially designed time rovers. My kids really enjoy one special area of this land—Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama—which is sort of a park within a park…within a park. Dino-Rama offers a variety of carnival-style games, attractions, and shops. Fly a Dumbo-like Triceratops (I always thought pterodactyls would make more sense for this ride), explore the Boneyard, or test your ring-tossing skills.
The one ride at Dino-Rama that my youngest was just itching to ride is Primeval Whirl. It was on his to-do list for three years until he finally grew tall enough to ride. Now it’s one of his favorite stops at Animal Kingdom.
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Primeval Whirl originally opened in 2002 and was refurbished in 2011. This time-machine-styled carny coaster was created by research scientists Esther, Fester, Nester, and Lester, pals of Chester and Hester. These four cousins created one wild journey through a time portal into a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Big kids, teens, and adults whirl in spinning ride vehicles up steep inclines, down plunging dips, and through twisting turns and tight curves. Passengers whiz past cartoony dinos who are rushing to avoid impeding doom as kooky meteors crash all around, and a smooth glide through enormous dinosaur bones returns riders back to the present.
Meteors and asteroids crash all around as Primeval Whirl ride vehicles meander through the course. By placing you, the Guest/student, in the meteor storm, it brings a popular scientific theory to life and makes learning fun and exciting.
Today, follow this unit study from “iijuan12” on Squidoo to gain a better understanding of astronomy and what goes on in “outer space.” You will study fine art, make edible asteroids, sing, have a meteorite scavenger hunt, and much more.
Description: This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Astronomy. Make a comet, study and paint Van Gogh’s “Starry Night ,” decorate a cookie to learn the parts of the sun, form asteroids out of mashed potatoes, assemble constellations marshmallows, and more!
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Astronomy
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary
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