Dive deep into mysterious waters and encounter the legendary
Kraken in this high speed virtual reality coaster.
Jumping on the virtual reality theme park bandwagon,
SeaWorld Orlando has debuted a brand new version of its
popular Kraken rollercoaster,
this time utilizing VR to transport passengers to an
intense undersea adventure.
Officially open to the public this past Friday,
Kraken Unleashed features VR audio
and video headgear tethered to each seat individual seat
on the ride. Once passengers lower their safety bar, they can
then reach into a small pouch attached to said bar which
contains their freshly cleaned headset. From there they are
immediately transported to a virtual deep sea loading station
very similar to the actual one they’re physically sitting in.
Once each rider is properly situated, they are then launched
into a mind-bending 3D stereoscopic experience perfectly synced
to the movement and various inversions of the track.
As part of the adventure riders jump into the shoes of a
submarine pilot who’s casual undersea stroll goes from bad to
worse real fast. As they begin their initial ascent towards the
beautiful coral arrangements near the ocean’s surface, a
volcanic eruption causes the sea floor to collapse, hurdling
you 3,000 feet down into a massive crack full of danger and
Once inside this…