SeaWorld Orlando’s New Roller Coaster Track Is Out For Delivery – Video
At the beginning of summer, during an employee meeting at SeaWorld Orlando, park execs made an announcement that coaster manufacturer B&M would be installing a new 200 ft coaster called Mako, at the park in 2016.
B&M has started shipping pieces of track from their Ohio plant to Orlando. The park has launched a 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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