World-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will host Mako’s queue line video and paint a mural for the ride’s debut as part of his new partnership with SeaWorld Parks, focused on raising awareness about ocean health and researching the plight of sharks in the wild.
In the queue lines for the new Mako roller coaster, which is scheduled to open at SeaWorld Orlando on June 10, guests will be educated and entertained through digital platforms that provide access to the real science of sharks in the wild and ways they can help protect them with Guy Harvey himself as the host. Guests will have access to real-time shark tracking and videos from Guy Harvey’s vast library of compelling and visually stunning shark expeditions, and interactive materials will also share information about shark conservation and ways to get involved.
Guy Harvey will also commission an array of exclusive paintings and apparel, which will be available only at SeaWorld. SeaWorld will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of such items directly to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The artist will be making park appearances, including the painting of a signature Mako mural for the attraction launch.
“The partnership with SeaWorld will ensure our ocean conservation messages and our efforts to protect Mako sharks reach a broader audience here in the United States and worldwide,” said renowned scientist, marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey. “We are thrilled to gain the support of the SeaWorld team as we continue to bring educational initiatives and conservation efforts to life.”
“SeaWorld is committed to raising awareness of the plight of sharks in the wild and the oceans they live in. As part of our commitment that we made in March of this year, we will put meaningful dollars, research and man hours towards reducing this troubling trend,” Joel Manby, President and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment said. “The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Guy Harvey Research Institute have been front and center in this effort for years, and we are proud to open a new chapter in those efforts today.”
Learn more about Mako by watching this recent Photo Finds video: