SeaWorld's new coasters are a scream

ORLANDO -- SeaWorld Adventure Park is the latest Florida theme park to announce a roller coaster project.

The coaster, called Kraken, makes its debut next spring and will differ from others in that the ride will last about three-and-a-half minutes; it will reach speeds of 65 mph and passengers' feet will dangle because the coaster is floorless. The coaster will climb up to 149 feet, go underground three times and make seven loops.

Journey to Atlantis, a watercoaster ride, opened at SeaWorld in 1998.

At the new Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park, opening later this month, there are three roller coasters, while at Disney-MGM Studios, another coaster, Rock 'N' Roller, is to open this summer.

In addition, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this summer will open Gwazi, Florida's first dueling wooden roller coaster.

Other coasters are already operating at the park.

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