SeaWorld Orlando Announces Virtual Reality Roller Coaster, Expansions in 2017

Exciting new experiences are coming to SeaWorld Orlando.

With the recent opening of Mako, SeaWorld Orlando has certainly become a theme park destination in Orlando for roller coaster fans. Beginning next year, riders will have a whole new way to experience the park's original roller coaster, Kraken, with a new virtual reality enhancement. This update, along with other new expansions, was announced today coming to SeaWorld in 2017.

As virtual reality continues to grow in popularity, SeaWorld Orlando will be the first in Florida to apply the technology to a roller coaster ride experience. Beginning next summer, guests can have the option to wear specially designed headsets and take part in a digitally immersive deep-sea mission and encounter mythical sea creatures, including the Kraken itself. The ride vehicle will also be getting a facelift with the debut of the new experience in the summer of 2017. Better get Kraken!

Enhancing the way that guests can see the park's youngest dolphins, SeaWorld's Dolphin Nursery will also get new enhancements next year. Guests will be able to enjoy above-water and underwater viewing of the baby dolphins and nursing mothers through newly installed acrylic windows designed for young children to get up close and personal encounters. Included in the expansions will be all new educational and conservation elements.

Next summer, SeaWorld will debut an all-new nighttime show taking place in and around the park's center lake. Electric Ocean will feature high-energy lighting and music immersing guests in an underwater, bioluminescent experience.

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