SeaWorld has announced more details on its new roller coaster, opening 2016, claiming it to be the fastest, longest, and tallest coaster in Orlando. Named Mako after a speedy species of shark, the roller coaster plans call for a top speed of 73 mph, with a drop from 200 feet high. The track is expected to be approximately 4,760 feet long.
Mako will be located next to the Shark Encounter attraction in a new shark-themed “realm” that will have shark and shipwrecked theming. Mako will be manufactured by the same company that created SeaWorld’s Manta and Kraken coasters, as well as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s SheiKra. Riders of Mako will experience tall hills, high speeds, and feelings of weightlessness on a number of steep drops. According to SeaWorld, the ride will also be accompanied by a soundtrack with musical elements that change as the ride speeds through different areas.
The roller coaster is the first new major attraction at SeaWorld Orlando since Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins opened in 2013, and the first coaster to open since Manta’s debut back in 2009. It will bring the total number of thrill rides at SeaWorld Orlando to five, with three roller coasters and two family coasters.
SeaWorld Orlando‘s new Mako roller coaster and shark realm will open summer 2016. Check back for more updates on the upcoming coaster and purchase SeaWorld tickets online at Tickets2You.com to experience the park’s current popular rides and attractions.