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
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
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.