Another construction milestone happened this week as Mako made its debut run along its 4,760-foot steal track at SeaWorld Orlando.
During its inaugural test ride, Mako plunged 200-feet down from its initial lift hill, went through nine air-time hills and reached topped speeds of 73 mph.
Mako’s tight turns and speed are inspired by reality. Mako sharks are known for their top speed, making extreme jumps and the ability to quickly change course as they pursue their prey. Riders will experience the world of the mako shark and feel the power of the predator on the new coaster starting June 10.
Mako Quick Facts:
• Opening June 10, 2016, Mako will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.
• Mako will be Orlando’s only hypercoaster, designed for speed and relentless “air time”
• Riders will be taken up to 200 feet high and reach speeds up to 73 mph.
• Mako will be the centerpiece of the new two-acre Shark Wreck Reef which also includes Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, gift shops, and shark- and shipwreck-themed educational experiences.
Follow the Mako frenzy using the hashtag #NothingFaster. Visit SeaWorld.com/Mako for more information and updates on the new ride.
Our friends at ThrillGeek were able to capture Mako’s first test runs from outside the park. Check their video below: