Sea World Florida 3-19-2001

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Monday, March 26, 2001 11:53 AM
Well with day two of our Floridan Adventure, sis and I headed out to SWF. Again the day threatened of rain so upon entering the park we made a bee-line straight to Kraken. Sis didnt want to ride the very front or the very back so for our tw rides we first sat in the next to last row and then in the next to front (i.e. second :)) row. First let me add to other reports that the floorless effect is lost in any row except the front. In any case, I felt like Kraken was the most well engineered coaster that I have been on. One thing that I really liked about it was that it naturally comes to a crawl for the midcourse break run. That way, the brakes not even need to touch the train. Also, there are a couple of spots of airtime. Not ejector air, mind you, but some nice sustained float. I can understand why some might say it is "forceless". The forces seem to be calculated to only reach a certain level. But those levels caused me considerable pleasure! Kraken is now my favorite multi-element looping coaster, just ahead of its floorless brother B:KF.

Also at Sea World, we checked out the Wild Artic Simulator (nice ride) and went to the Anheisuer-Busch Beer School (free beer samples!). Even though it was raining, we didnt get on Journey to Atlantis (dont ask me why...). But instead took in several shows the most notable of which were the Cirque de la Mer show and the Clyde and Seamore sea lion show which was funny in a corny way. By the time the Clyde show was over, it was raining really hard so we decided to call it a day. Funny, we went all the way to SWF and never saw Shamu. Oh well, maybe next time...
Monday, March 26, 2001 4:26 PM

Good Trip Report!! I'm glad you had a fun time on KRAKEN.To bad you dind't go on Journey to Atlantis.It sounds like a fun ride.
The kid formally known as Al!! Westside!!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 9:05 PM
And it is! The "secret finale" is really awesome! :)

-Glitchey -
Friday, March 30, 2001 11:43 AM
The Kraken is one of the best coaster's I've ever been on, and I think it's the best outside of Ohio. And it's the only floorless I've ever ridden...bring on more floorless coasters!!

I went "on" Journey to Atlantis -- it's a walk-through story (complete with all the special-effects goodies) about taking a trip to Atlantis. I won't tell you the details in case you go sometime, but I wasn't all that impressed. It's a lot of standing and walking from room to room -- bad for folks who have been standing and walking all day -- and it never got exciting or intriguing enough to get me interested. Seems like more of a kids' kinda thing (I would have loved it when I was younger).
Friday, March 30, 2001 11:54 AM
Uh, StandUpFan, Are you sure you are talking about Journey to Atlantis??? Journey to Atlantis is a Liquid Coaster/Flume, not a walk through ride!

Oh, And Sounds like you had a great time! Kraken is tied with Millenium Force for my favorite coaster! If it weren't for that whole 300ft thing, Kraken would surely take the cake! ;)
Friday, March 30, 2001 4:01 PM

FloridaCoasterRider said:
"Uh, StandUpFan, Are you sure you are talking about Journey to Atlantis???"

I think my bro is talking about a ride at IOA (the name eludes me right now - it's the one with Poseidon and Zeus).

I'll jump on the Kraken wagon. We rode it more than 20 times when we were there, and it was great!
Saturday, March 31, 2001 3:49 AM

Lothar said:
"I think my bro is talking about a ride at IOA (the name eludes me right now - it's the one with Poseidon and Zeus)."

Podeidon's Fury is the name of the attraction. I'll touch on that if I ever get around to writing my (last) TR for IOA.

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