For the third year in a row, visitors to the Palace Playland amusement park in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, will find a new thrill ride to hop on...if they dare.

Shared by Palace Playland on Facebook, the park was excited to announce that the Kraken will be joining their other major thrill rides as a new attraction for the 2024 season.

Facebook via Palace Playland Amusement Park
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The mechanism of the ride is similar to others you'd find at carnivals or fairs. You settle into your seat, and the Kraken is going to take you on a turbulent journey up and down to simulate the high seas. Not only that, but you'll be spinning the entire time. You may want to save those pier fries for later.

When the Kraken debuts, it will mark the third consecutive year Palace Playland has brought a new action ride to the Maine's old oceanfront amusement park.

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Last year, Palace Playland debuted the Hyperjump. It's a well-known carnival ride with fast spinning movements and a layer of up-and-down as well. As of this writing, it was unclear if the the Kraken could simply be replacing Hyperjump at the park.

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Two years ago, Palace Playland introduced the Cliffhanger thrill ride. The ride itself is meant to simulate hang gliding without the inherent risk of actually hang gliding. Instead, riders will be lifted a few feet off the ground, then spun at a 65-degree angle. As the ride builds speed and lifts, riders will feel like they are hang gliding approximately 50 feet in the air.

Palace Playland expects to announce the grand opening date of Kraken on their Facebook page soon.


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