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SeaWorld adds virtual reality experience to the Kraken

Kraken, SeaWorld Orlando’s original roller coaster, now offers an adventure for thrill-seeking guests unlike any other. Dubbed Kraken Unleashed, the B&M floorless coaster has become a first-of-its-kind virtual reality coaster in the United States, with fully integrated headsets. The completely immersive experience takes riders on an exploratory journey under the sea.

“After providing thousands of imaginative and thrilling experiences on SeaWorld’s first roller coaster, Kraken, we wanted to give our guests something new,” shared Brian Morrow, Vice President of Theme Park Experience and Design, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.

All three of Kraken’s 32 passenger trains have been equipped with the virtual reality experience. Guests choose their journey when they board the coaster, either braving the virtual reality experience or riding the traditional way. The custom designed headsets are fully integrated both mechanically and electronically into each coaster seat and each seat has also been individually programmed to provide an individual guest experience.


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