Kraken (Seaworld Orlando)

Kraken (named for the fictional sea monster of the same name) is a steel floorless roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in the United States. Manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, the ride features a total of seven inversions including two vertical loops, a dive loop, a zero-g roll, a cobra roll and a corkscrew. Kraken opened on June 1, 2000. It is also the world’s second longest floorless coaster at 4,177 feet (1,273 m).

Length: 4,177 ft
Height: 149 ft
Drop: 144 ft
Inversions: 7
Speed: 65 mph
Duration: 2:02
Elements: Chain Lift Hill, Loop, Dive Loop, Zero-G Roll, Cobra Roll, Block Brake, Loop, Corkscrew
Capacity: 1,500 riders per hour

After riders have boarded the station floor is retracted and the front gates open, Kraken departs with a right U-turn out of the station. This leads directly to the 151-foot-tall (46 m) chain lift hill. At the top, the train crests the lift hill and follows a fairly level turn to the right before dropping 144 feet (44 m) towards the ground. The ride then enters the first vertical loop followed by the dive loop. A zero-g roll, where riders experience a feeling of weightlessness, is followed by a cobra roll. A banked turn to the left leads into the mid-course brake run. The exit from the mid-course brake run drops down directly into the second vertical loop. A subterranean dive into Kraken’s lair is followed by a corkscrew. The ride concludes with a final brake run and a short path back to the station.

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