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Ride the new virtual reality Kraken at Sea World Orlando with a virtual reality (VR) headset!
The Kraken roller coaster remains one of the best roller coasters at Sea World Orlando, even after 17 years. Now, Sea World attempts to increase the quality of this great roller coaster by adding a VR (virtual reality) component to the experience.
New Virtual Reality Kraken Roller Coaster
Riders wear a VR headset that’s solidly connected to the coaster ride vehicle.
The virtual reality portion takes riders on an under sea adventure through caves, canyons, lava fields, and more! You may even catch a glimpse of the Kraken!
After loading onto the normal Kraken ride vehicle, riders don the VR headset. We found the headset to be a little loose, even though it’s tightened prior to departure. With the intensity of the Kraken coaster, it’s probably difficult to fully secure the headset, but it does feel a bit like it’s going to fall off.
The coaster ride remains the same. No track or vehicle changes. Only the virtual reality has been added.
Some riders did experience some motion sickness from the VR experience. This is probably to be expected, since you’re taking a ride with high probability for motion sickness and adding a virtual reality component to it.
Thoughts on the New Virtual Reality Kraken Coaster
We enjoyed the new VR component of the Kraken coaster. No motion sickness for us. We did have to continue holding the headset on during the ride and that became a bit distracting.
You definitely should try out the new virtual reality Kraken Unleashed when you visit Sea World Orlando, but be sure to ride the classic real reality Kraken coaster, too. It’s awesome, all by itself!
Enjoy our video of Allison’s experience with the new virtual reality Kraken Unleashed.
We kind of feel like they may be taking the virtual reality thing a bit far. I mean, how much more “real” than a live roller coaster do you need? What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments, below.