The Mako hyper coaster track’s full circuit is complete at SeaWorld Orlando, but they’re not quite ready to open this new attraction just yet. UPDATE: Mako is planned to open June 10th! The surrounding area theming is starting to take shape. When complete the new “Shark’s Realm” themed land will look like an underwater shipwreck and include the Shark Encounter attraction, Sharks Underwater Grill, and other area shops. For now, the area is named Shark Wreck Reef, but I think that sign might be temporary until the coaster is ready to open. When I was there today there were workers all the way up at the top of the lift hill, 200 feet up. Work is also being done on the track section over the main lagoon. And it’s already listed on the park map, surfacing this Summer! Check out the video as well as snapshots below of the current progress. And stay tuned for more theme park updates coming soon!
200 feet tall lift hill
Coaster track flowing over lagoon
Underwater shipwreck theming taking shape around the area
Sign says Wreck Reef for now
Shark’s Realm Concept Art
More theming by Underwater Grill
New Mako Coaster branching over the area
Mako seen here behind green Kraken track
Workers up 200 feet in the air
Crazy job to have
Green Kraken track on left. Mako, purple on right and behind
Approaching the area from the right
Tracks crossing over pathway
Track leading into load platform
Track over load building
Safety net attached to track over pathways
Wall being built around track over lagoon
Perhaps these poles will hold a shipwreck set-piece?
Track over lagoon with new posts in front
Track all looks incredible
View from the street of one of the incredible banked turns on the coaster
View from inside the park. Kraken loop in front, Mako lift hill in back
Mako on the park maps!
View from across the water on our way out
That’s all for this update. Check out our last Mako update, with info and concept art!
Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has a knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found wandering the parks and riding coasters!