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Postby Mike240SX » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:47 pm

Perhaps. However, their PR teams are, how should I say it....lackluster. At least for the NJ park.
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Postby pianojohn » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:26 am

More pictures from the past!

Here are a few of Kraken under construction in spring 2000
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:37 am

Looks fantastic! Can't wait to get down there and ride it when it reopens.

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Postby Condor » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:38 pm

Nice photos! Kraken was my original #1 coaster starting in 2001 once I began to travel to parks outside my home base of Southern California. At that time it was the smoothest coaster I could remember riding although it's roughened a bit with age. My tastes in coasters have changed a lot since then but Kraken is still my favorite floorless and will always have a spot in my "sentimental top 10."

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Postby cal1br3tto » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:39 pm

^I have a similar story with Medusa at SFDK. Still one of my favorite coasters.

I haven't ridden Kraken too many times, but it's a solid, fun ride.
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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:01 pm

Kraken is the only B&M floorless coaster in the US that I have not ridden yet. Given that the other 3 floorless coasters that opened in 2000 are my three favorite ones, I imagine Kraken is just as good. One day I will finally get down to Florida.
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Postby A.J. » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:44 pm

Kraken is great. The cobra roll is snappy and the zero-G is really fun in the back.
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Postby boldikus » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:42 pm

Kraken is fantastic, I really fell for it the last time we visited.

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:08 pm

pianojohn wrote:Here are a few of Kraken under construction in spring 2000


Thanks for those awesome photos!! I forget how awesome Kraken is. After having re-rode it this year, it's for sure one of my top floorless coasters. I love the "buried loop" and the "surprise" corkscrew after the tunnel. It's by far one of my favorite B&M's in Florida!
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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:32 pm

SeaWorld Orlando received a shipment from B&M late last month. At first this may not seem like much since the park has three other B&Ms, but the description says it's for roller coaster SF-A.

B&M identifies its coasters with a 3 letter code. The first two letters are the model and the last letter is the installation/sequence number. So the fact this coaster is A suggests it's the first in the SF line. Could the "SF" model represent the Surf Coaster that B&M filed a trademark for last year?

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