Mako Coaster Construction Update – Ride Testing and Shipwreck Themed Area Comes Together

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We’re just a couple weeks away from the June 10th official grand opening of Mako, SeaWorld Orlando‘s new hypercoaster. Mako will be the fastest, tallest, longest coaster in Orlando, and I cannot wait to ride it! During this visit I got video of their continuous ride testing and some great images of the new Shark Wreck Reef area theming surrounding the ride and nearby attractions. The new paint scheme and underwater scenery is gorgeous, most notably the shipwreck set-piece directly underneath some of the Mako track along the pathway! See the video for footage of the ride testing, the new area shipwreck theming, footage from the Mako Rising special presentation, as well as a few other surprises (namely a strange “Flamingo Walk” event). You can also see lots of images of the new area theming below! And stay tuned for more theme park updates coming soon.


Construction Update

View of the new coaster from across the water

View of the new coaster from across the water

Entering the themed area "Shark Wreck Reef"

Entering the themed area “Shark Wreck Reef”

New underwater set-pieces sprinkled throughout the area, creating a more immersive experience

New underwater set-pieces sprinkled throughout the area, creating a more immersive experience

Theming around Shark Encounter entrance

Theming around Shark Encounter entrance

Theming in front of shark feeding tank and restaurant entrance

Theming in front of shark feeding tank and restaurant entrance

Overhead pieces replicate water surface ripples

Overhead pieces replicate water surface ripples

Theming frames area nicely

Theming frames area nicely

Underwater sand and coral on footers

Underwater sand and coral on footers

Restaurant's new themed sign and menu board

Restaurant’s new themed sign and menu board

Detail of sign

Detail of sign

Lighting effects added to themed footers to illuminate water ripples above

Lighting effects added to themed footers to illuminate water ripples above

Lighting effects are going to make the area come alive at nighttime

Lighting effects are going to make the area come alive at nighttime

Gift shop across the street down for refurb inside

Gift shop across the street down for refurb inside

Closed gift shop received new area paint scheme

Closed gift shop received new area paint scheme

Mako coaster track traversing the area above

Mako coaster track traversing the area above

Looking down the pathway towards Mako entrance

Looking down the pathway towards Mako entrance

Walls now up around future new home of caricatures and new face paint stands

Walls now up around future new home of caricatures and new face paint stands

Underwater shipwreck cabin themed element

Underwater shipwreck cabin themed element

New paint scheme near bathrooms

New paint scheme near bathrooms

Painting another wall near Mako entrance

Painting another wall near Mako entrance

Underwater shipwreck with Mako coaster running through

Underwater shipwreck with Mako coaster running through

Painting coral and underwater rockwork

Painting coral and underwater rockwork

Incredible set-piece

Incredible set-piece

Mako train approaching the shipwreck

Mako train approaching the shipwreck

Mako entrance will be up here on the left, right after the shipwreck

Mako entrance will be up here on the left, right after the shipwreck

Future entrance to Mako, with track twisting above

Future entrance to Mako, with track twisting above

Wait time sign beautifully weathered to look underwater rotted

Wait time sign beautifully weathered to look underwater rotted

Leaving the Shark's Realm area

Leaving the Shark’s Realm area

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That's all for this update! Be sure to check out the video and share with all your friends!

That’s all for this update! Be sure to check out the video and share with all your friends!

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