SeaWorld Orlando is about to unveil it’s latest beast, Mako. The new coaster will have guests soaring 200 feet over the ground, before dropping in on the fastest, longest coaster in Orlando. The new coaster will also be home to a massive Shark awareness area, and will also feature Marine Artist, Guy Harvey in the Queue area. This week we got a look at the coaster as it continues testing, and all we can say is…wow!
The entrance to the new coaster will have guests “swimming” under a ship wreck. The coaster will also go right through that shipwreck as it makes it’s way over and through the track. It’s one of the ways that SeaWorld is bringing a little bit of themeing to the huge new coaster.
As of right now there are no plans for a soft opening. Of course, that will likely change as June 10th gets closer. The coaster is still undergoing a huge amount of work, including a lot of work around the area. The coaster will also include a massive “splash down” that will have guests going right over the lake. The testing for that also continues. The park has to test the coaster for a minimum amount of hours before it can be deemed ready to ride. To help with the testing, and to measure forces, the coaster uses “water dummies” which takes the place of human bodies.
The area around the coaster will be the all new “Shark Wreck Reef” and will feature tons of things that will immerse you into the world of sharks. There will be the huge ship wreck, as well as the feeling that you’re underwater. You’ll also see a variety of sharks represented, including the awesome namesake, Mako.
We will have a very up close look at the queue area soon, so be sure to stay tuned!