Kraken

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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
Model / product Floorless Coaster (Custom)
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1500
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height149 feet
Drop144 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length4177 feet
Inversions7
Duration2:02
Formerly known as Kraken from 2000 to 2017. - HELP

Kraken is a steel roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA. Kraken is themed around a mythological sea monster with the same name.

History[edit | edit source]

Kraken was announced in May 1999.[1]

Kraken opened as planned on June 1, 2000. It was the fifth floorless roller coaster installation by Bolliger & Mabillard. It was also the longest and second-fastest coaster in Florida.

In summer 2017, virtual reality headsets were added to Kraken. It sees experience a deep-sea mission alongside the Kraken beast.[2] Similarly to Galactica at Alton Towers, the VR system was built into the coaster train to increase throughputs. SeaWorld also redesigned Kraken's station to help with throughputs. On April 13, 2017, SeaWorld announced that Kraken would be renamed to Kraken Unleashed and that the new VR experience would open on June 16. This refurbishment also saw the "Kraken" at the ride entrance changed from an eel to a more squid-like creature. However, the VR headsets were removed in January 2018.

Design[edit | edit source]

A view of the entire layout
Elements

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

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

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