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SeaWorld San Diego announces ‘Mako’ dive coaster for 2020

by Brittani Tuttle

SeaWorld San Diego has announced “Mako,” a brand-new dive coaster to open as its new attraction for 2020.

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An artist’s rendering of the new “Mako” dive coaster.

The new coaster will be the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the entire state.

Aboard Mako, guests will climb to 153 feet in the air as their feet dangle, suspended on a 45-degree angle before plunging down a 143-foot facedown vertical drop at more than 60 miles per hour. Riders will also experience inversions, a barrel roll, an Immelmann loop, a hammerhead turn, and a flat spin as they travel along the near 2,500 feet of coaster track.

Mako’s conservation element will focus on shark awareness and conservation, and will feature a partnership with a shark conservation organization.

The coaster will be located adjacent to Journey to Atlantis in the southeast corner of the park; the future ride area is currently a parking lot. Mako will be built by manufacturers Bollinger & Mabillard, based in Switzerland.

To learn more about SeaWorld San Diego, visit SeaWorld.com/San-Diego.

Check out Mako’s name twin at SeaWorld Orlando in our POV video below:

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