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Kraken, thecoasterkings.com

It was announced in mid October that two of SeaWorld Orlando's most popular rollercoasters would be closed on select low-attendance days in order for both to be repainted

An update from thecoasterkings.com this week shows a number of photos from SeaWorld Orlando and to many people's horror, the original and iconic teal and yellow colours of Kraken is being replaced with a bright green while the supports are being painted a dark teal.

You can take a look at the new green color so far in the photos below with many more posted on thecoasterkings.com. It currently looks about half finished and we are guessing SeaWorld is looking to getting it completed as soon as possible, ready for 2022.

Kraken, thecoasterkings.com
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Kraken, thecoasterkings.com
Image: thecoasterkings.com
Kraken, thecoasterkings.com
Image: thecoasterkings.com
Kraken, thecoasterkings.com
Image: thecoasterkings.com

Manta is also being repainted but appears to be keeping its original color with the main change being the fencing around the rollercoaster which is now brown rather than white.

Manta, thecoasterkings.com
Image: thecoasterkings.com

Let us know what you think about Kraken's new green paint job by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.

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What makes this especially strange is that when you think of big, green roller coasters in Orlando, you're never going to be thinking of Kraken, which makes you wonder why if they were intent on changing it, they didn't think of something unique at least!

I think the original blue and pale yellow was really good, and I would've been happy to see that refreshed. Of course, once the blue eel became a pink octopus, it didn't make much sense. Turning the coaster bright pink would've at least been different and unique... But bright green doesn't seem to go with either! From the photos, it looks like they've primed the octopus at the entrance to change colors too. Maybe if it goes green, it'll help explain the ride's colors a little better? Yikes.

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