SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park and marine zoological park, located In Orlando, Florida. It is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. When combined with its neighbor Discovery Cove and Aquatica, it forms SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando, an entertainment complex consisting of the three parks and many neighboring hotels. In 2015, SeaWorld Orlando hosted an estimated 4.7 million guests, ranking it the tenth most visited amusement park in the United States and twenty-second worldwide.
Kraken 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 spiraling camelback, a cobra roll and a flat spin Kraken opened on June 1, 2000. It is also the world's second longest floorless coaster at 4,177 feet .HistoryIn 1999, Six Flags Great Adventure spent $42 million on new attractions including a prototype Floorless Coaster by Bolliger & Mabillard, Medusa (later Bizarro). The immediate popularity of the ride, led to SeaWorld Orlando and three other amusement parks to announce plans to install Floorless Coasters in 2000; aside from the announcement of Kraken on May 6, 1999, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced Medusa, Geauga Lake announced Dominator, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced Superman: Krypton Coaster. Kraken was announced as costing approximately $18–20 million. Krakens announcement more than one year out from its opening was an attempt by the park to drive international attendance.
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