After making the announcement last year that a brand new hyper coaster would be arriving at their Orlando park this summer, SeaWorld have kept us waiting to reveal the most important detail; the opening date! After teasing us with updates along the way, the exciting news broke yesterday that MAKO will be opening on 10th June 2016!
If you’re a thrill-seeking ride enthusiast this is definitely the ride for you. Based on the fastest shark species in the world, MAKO will become the fastest, tallest and longest ride of them all in Orlando! Enjoy twists, turns and loops around the track at incredible speeds of up to 73mph, with an exhilarating 200-foot drop! Designed to imitate the behaviour of a real Mako shark in the wild, this coaster is like no other. There will be no shoulder restraints (just lap guards) to enable optimum upper body movement, creating a weightless feeling for the rider as though they were a real Mako shark racing through the ocean.
SeaWorld also revealed a MAKO Rising preview, which is now open for park visitors, allowing a sneak peek of what’s in store this summer. Check out the presentation (at the Nautilus Theater - 11:45am and 2:45pm daily) for a behind-the-scenes glimpse showing the making of this spectacular ride. Find out about the design and construction process as well as what you can expect when the ride finally has its grand opening!
Inside the theatre you can enjoy complimentary snacks whilst taking part in an interactive educational experience that aims to teach visitors about some of the dangers these amazing creatures are facing. There will also be plenty of opportunities for guests to win special prizes and receive exclusive offers that can be redeemed in the park!
Make sure you check out the park’s new shark-themed realm which will host MAKO as its centrepiece. The fun filled 2-acre area will include Sharks Underwater Grill, Shark Encounter and of course a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs to remember your special day.
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