First piece of “Mako” coaster track arrives at SeaWorld Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 19, 2015) – Today, the first piece of steel track for SeaWorld Orlando’s new 200-foot-tall hypercoaster – Mako – has arrived after traveling nearly 1,000 miles on an open flatbed semi-truck from the production facility in Ohio. Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster when it opens in summer 2016. It will reach speeds of 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track.
Guests to SeaWorld Orlando can now witness the rise of this immense track over the park as designers build one of the world’s few true hypercoasters – a type of coaster known for high speeds and steep drops, and hills that create a feeling of weightlessness or “air time.”
Mako is slated to open summer 2016 and will be the centerpiece of a two-acre, shark-themed realm at SeaWorld Orlando.