The news we’ve been waiting for since LAST YEAR has finally broken…we know the date of the new MAKO ride opening! SeaWorld announced today that the new rollercoaster, billed as the tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster in Orlando, will launch on June 10th, 2016.
Originally announced as long ago as May last year, this MAKO news has been a long time coming for SeaWorld fans. But with recent teasers releasing brand new images, designs of the ride vehicles and even the news that the track had been fully completed, we knew that the announcement was imminent. The ride’s designers have promised ‘relentless airtime’ from the new rollercoaster along with ‘brave tight turns, stomach steep drops and…shark-attack speeds’ characteristic of the Mako shark from which the ride gets its name.
If you need numbers to realise how colossal this ride will really be, the coaster will feature heights of over 200ft and reach speeds of up to a mega 73mph, which is why it’s such a big deal in the theme park world!
There will of course all be lots of other brand new features surrounding the ride in a shark-themed realm. The new two-acre shark-themed realm will also include Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, gift shops, and shark- and shipwreck-themed educational experiences.
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