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!
Virtual Ride-Through Video
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
Approaching the area, construction walls are everywhere
I believe those spines on the track will hold decorative wave pieces
A very banked curve
Portion of the queue/load building seen on left
Cool color scheme
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)
Clearing the way for where the track will go over the center lagoon
The view over Shark Encounter
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
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
Shark’s Realm Concept Art
Actual construction so far
Gift Shop and more walls
Concept Art and Mako Info on construction walls
Explore an all new(ly decorated) realm
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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Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has an incredible knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found taking video at the parks and riding roller coasters!