First Pieces of SeaWorld’s New Roller Coaster Have Arrived in Orlando! #Makosighting
In 2016, SeaWorld Orlando announced they will be adding an all new 200ft roller coaster to their lineup of attractions. The track is being manufactured by the famed coaster manufacturers, Bolliger & Mabillard aka B&M. The company is based in Monthey, Switzerland but the U.S. plant where they manufacture all their pieces together is located in Batavia, Ohio… so there’s quite a few pieces making their way 1000+ miles to their new home in Florida.
Track pieces, support beams, and other various pieces have officially arrived at SeaWorld Orlando this morning. Since this hyper coaster is This is 4,760 ft long, it’ll be the first of many loads!
Just before the track hit the road for delivery, SeaWorld launched a heavily marketing campaign asking fans who see pieces of track on the road to join the frenzy and share their #MakoSighting photos on social media! Watch the first piece of track leave the plant in the video below.
With speeds exceeding 70 mph, MAKO will propel riders across a track that’s 4,760 feet long and encounter a 200 foot drop. It’s a “hyper coaster”, which is the term given to rides that reach at least 200 feet high. The ride will reach speeds of 70 mph and travel through multiple tall hills and valleys 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. SeaWorld unveiled their new POV video just the other day.. Take a ride on the all new coaster!
SeaWorld’s new coaster is based on mako sharks, known for their speediness and their ability to change course quickly, which is why the new coaster isn’t the only addition to the park. It will be accompanied by an all new area tentatively titled “Sharks Realm“. The new area will be reminiscent of a giant shipwreck, fully shark themed including Mako, Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, shops, and shark educational experiences. More on this coaster and the Sharks Realm project here.
For tickets, and more information, visit the official SeaWorld Orlando website by clicking here.
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