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Kraken

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roller coaster
Kraken
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SeaWorld Orlando
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Operating since June 1, 2000
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Floorless - Virtual reality
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,500
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height149 feet
Drop144 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length4,177 feet
Inversions7
Duration2:02
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Kraken is a steel floorless roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA. The ride is the second tallest roller coaster in any SeaWorld park. Kraken is themed around a mythological sea monster with the same name.

In summer 2017, virtual reality headsets will be added to Kraken. Riders will experience a deep-sea mission alongside the Kraken beast.[1] Similarly to Galactica at Alton Towers, the VR system will be built into the coaster train to increase throughputs. SeaWorld are also redesigning Kraken's station to help with throughputs.

Design[edit]

Elements

In order to reduce the noise made by the roller coaster train, the tubular steel rails are filled with sand.

Trains[edit]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train. A car from Kraken was on display in B&M's booth at IAAPA 1999.

References[edit]

  1. SeaWorld will introduce virtual reality roller coaster - Orlando Sentinel