SeaWorld Orlando brought the media out to see what has been lurking in the ocean, as it made it’s way from Switzerland. The package was sure to deliver a bite, and it did as the park unveiled what is to be the biggest, and fastest coaster trains in Orlando. The park showed us the amazing new trains for their signature new attraction, Mako. It’s looking to take a bite out of the summer and by the looks of the new trains, it’s going to be an easy job.
Today the crew at SeaWorld Orlando gave us a glimpse of a a special package the park received. Crated all the way from Switzerland was a something huge, that will be creeping in later this summer.
Video-SeaWorld Orlando Rolls out new Mako trains!
As the crate was lifted, we got our first look at the all new first car on the Mak train! The new train seats four across, and uses lap bar restraints. The new car will be one of three new trains for the huge new coaster.
The new trains have the look of its namesake Mako shark, with a beautiful blue, green and purple. Each train will way 21,418 lbs, have 96 wheels and have the lap bar restraints that will ensure a very smooth and wild ride.
Construction on the coaster continues, as track is being installed and more work on the train station is being done. There is no official opening date as of right now, but “summer” is coming fast.
The new coaster marks the first new major coaster in the Orlando since 2009, when SeaWorld unveiled Manta and Universal Orlando unveiled Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. While there have been smaller coasters, both in Tampa and Orlando, nothing this big has been seen in at least five years. The 200 foot tall coaster will take riders along the outskirts of the park, and will send them swimming over the crowds, and through a newly reimagined Shark Realm.
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