Mako Hyper Coaster Construction Update at SeaWorld Orlando

Alicia Stella 0 Comments

While I was visiting SeaWorld over the weekend I was able to get some shots of their new Mako coaster being constructed. It’s incredibly tall and intimidating and can be seen from nearly anywhere in the park. I am looking forward to riding as this will be my first “Hyper” coaster. SeaWorld is touting it as Orlando’s fastest, tallest, and longest coaster. It will be 200 feet tall at its tallest point and will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track — nearly a mile long. The best part is, this coaster will have several air-time moments, where you feel weightless and come out of your seat a little! I cannot wait until it opens this Summer. The surrounding area is also being re-themed as “Shark’s Realm,” which will look like an underwater shipwreck, and will include Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, and other area shops. Check out the construction update below as well as a concept video and images. And stay tuned for more theme park updates!

Concept Art

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Virtual Ride-Through Video

Construction Update

You can see Mako's track mingling with Kraken on the other side of the lagoon

You can see Mako’s track mingling with Kraken on the other side of the lagoon

Mako is the dark color track, Kraken is the lighter color. They look similarly sized, but keep in mind that Kraken is closer so appears bigger than it actually is

Mako is the dark color track, Kraken is the lighter color. They look similarly sized, but keep in mind that Kraken is closer so appears bigger than it actually is

Approaching the area, construction walls are everywhere

Approaching the area, construction walls are everywhere

I believe those spines on the track will hold decorative wave pieces

I believe those spines on the track will hold decorative wave pieces

A very banked curve

A very banked curve

Portion of the queue/load building seen on left

Portion of the queue/load building seen on left

Cool color scheme

Cool color scheme

This is where the track will pass through a shipwreck that will also feature as the ride's entrance sign

End of line. This is where the track will pass through a shipwreck that will also feature as the ride’s entrance sign

End of the line (so far)

End of the line (so far)

Clearing the way for where the track will go over the center lagoon

Clearing the way for where the track will go over the center lagoon

The view over Shark Encounter

The view over Shark Encounter

The highest point is the lift here and first drop, seen here behind a portion of Kraken

The highest point is the lift here and first drop, seen here behind a portion of Kraken

200 feet high lift hill and the first drop looks steeeeeep

200 feet high lift hill and the first drop looks steeeeeep

Walls up in front of the Underwater Grill

Walls up in front of the Underwater Grill

Portions of the new theming for "Shark's Realm" starting to take shape. I believe this will be the sign welcoming you to the area

Portions of the new theming for “Shark’s Realm” starting to take shape. I believe this will be the sign welcoming you to the area

Shark's Realm Concept Art

Shark’s Realm Concept Art

Actual construction so far

Actual construction so far

Gift Shop and more walls

Gift Shop and more walls

Concept Art and Mako Info on construction walls

Concept Art and Mako Info on construction walls

Concept Art

Concept Art

Explore an all new(ly decorated) realm

Explore an all new(ly decorated) realm

View of the tallest coaster in Orlando on the way out

View of the tallest coaster in Orlando on the way out

Stay tuned for more theme park updates and check out all of our recent video update featuring Diagon Alley’s new candy store here!

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