Opening in Summer 2016, Mako is the name of the newest roller coaster coming to SeaWorld Orlando, just announced today.
With speeds exceeding 70 mph, Mako will propel riders across a track that’s 4,760 feet long (that’s nearly a mile) and encounter a 200 foot drop. It’s a “hyper coaster,” which is the phrase given to such rides that reach at least 200 feet high and feature a high-speed launch up to 70 mph. The ride will feature multiple, tall hills and high speeds giving guests plenty of “air time”. A 48,000-watt surround-sound system envelops the entire realm also, which will have sound follow the coaster trains as they dive through and around the area.
Even the queue for Mako will offer interesting sights and sounds with the queue bringing guests into a undersea theme with lots of shipwrecks and shadows.
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Minimum ride height for Mako will be 54 inches.
Mako will be located next to the park’s Shark Encounter attraction, naturally, as its name is derived from the Mako shark – the fastest fish in the sea.
The new roller coaster will also be accompanied by a new area called (for now) Sharks Realm. The new pathway through this area will be reminiscent of a giant shipwreck, with shark theming throughout. Existing attractions like Shark Encounter and Sharks Underwater Grill will be included in the area.
Check back later for video of the announcement and more details.