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How Will My Stomach Feel on Kraken?

Sea World Orlando: I'm usually alright with the drops on roller coasters, because the track turns as it descends. But the drop on Kraken is straight forward and very tall - I'm scared!

From Renee Edwards
Posted June 10, 2009 at 10:00 PM
I absolutely love coasters, but I'm getting a little nervous because of a certain reservation I have.
You see, the drops on roller coasters terrify me. I hate the way my stomach drops! The feeling is awful to me. Typically, the drops on the roller coasters I ride turn while descending, so my stomach doesn't drop as much. (For example, Montu, Dueling Dragons, etc) My favorite coasters are the Rock'n'Roller Coaster and the Hulk, because the launch completely eliminates the stomach-drop feeling!
Well, tomorrow I'll be visiting Sea World Orlando for the first time since being a coaster enthusiast. I plan on riding Kraken, which is one of the only coasters of its size that has a drop with no twist to it. I'm really scared! My stomach is probably going to drop right out of my bottom!
Does anyone have any advice as to how different the drop on Kraken is from other coasters? How I could possibly avoid having that awful stomach drop feeling?
Also, just for kicks, has anyone ridden Manta yet? I'm pretty excited about that one.


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From Robert Niles
Posted June 10, 2009 at 10:01 PM
I haven't ridden Kraken in a while, so the track conditions may have changed but...

I found Kraken to be the smoothest coaster I've ever ridden. I was *not* a coaster person for the longest time, and rode the big ones only as a professional obligation. ;-) But Kraken made me giddy; seriously, it was the ride that made me fall in love with roller coasters again. Keep your eye on the track in front of you and just let yourself fly with the coaster. Good B&M coasters like this one don't leave you queasy.

From David Graham
Posted June 11, 2009 at 8:27 AM
Hi Renee,

Well by the time you read this you should have rode Kraken and maybe Manta if you went today. I didn't start riding coasters til in my late teens due to a fear of them but, now you can't keep me off them.

As Robert put it, that is probably one of the smoothest coasters I know of. Manta I think might get to you witht the hanging while going up the lift hill. But the drop turns so that might help and depending where you are on the train too, esp for the loop and what people refer to as the "whip effect" as it pulls you through it.

I hope you rode them both more than once and if it was tomorrow I'd meet you there and ride as I plan to go since it's been a few weeks. Hope to hear how it went for you.

From Alyssa Dravick
Posted August 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM
Ooh I LOVED Rock n Roller Coaster! I feel your pain cuz I really want to go on the fastest, loopiest roller coasters but I can't because of the stomach-drop feeling. Try a ride where the track is above you (like Dueling Dragons). I went on one at Hershey Park and didn't feel anything!

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