Kraken Unleashed is no more at SeaWorld Orlando – the park has officially removed the virtual reality (VR) overlay from their Kraken roller coaster.
“SeaWorld did make that decision to remove the VR element from Kraken in mid-August based on ride experience and guest feedback,” said a spokesperson from SeaWorld Orlando. “We believe that most guests still love the traditional Kraken coaster experience. We are always evaluating new attraction opportunities for SeaWorld but we have no immediate plans to bring VR back to the park.”
VR was introduced to the roller coaster just last year, reintroducing the ride as “Kraken Unleashed.” With this coaster overlay, guests would don fully-integrated VR headsets and experience a deep-sea adventure gone wrong. The opening of the new overlay was also where SeaWorld Orlando debuted their SpotSaver virtual queue service for guests.
How do you feel about VR being removed from Kraken? Let us know in the comments below! To learn more about other roller coaster offerings at SeaWorld Orlando, visit SeaWorld.com/Orlando.
Check out our videos of the former Kraken Unleashed, along with a side-by-side comparison to the now-restored traditional Kraken experience below: