Back in May, SeaWorld Orlando revealed their plans for building Mako, a 200-foot-tall B&M Hyper Coaster. Opening in 2016, the ride will become Florida’s tallest, longest, and fastest roller coaster.
B&M Hyper Coasters are known for several things. They are known for being super smooth and loaded with airtime. They are known for their open trains and minimal restraints. They are known for being some of the best roller coasters on the planet. Surprisingly, despite Orlando having so many theme parks, Mako will be the first Hyper Coaster to be built in Florida.
While 200 feet tall might not be very big compared to some of the other Hypers, Mako will have a unique layout of its own designed to mimic the sudden maneuvers of a mako shark pursuing its prey.
Mako will also have some pretty cool theming. A custom sound track will play during the ascent up the lift hill, and at night, shimmering lights will surround the coaster like scattering fish. Mako will be the main attraction of a new park section called Shark Encounter.
Watch an animated video of Mako in action:
What do you think of Mako? Do you think that it will draw more tourists into SeaWorld or will it be turned down for a heavily themed 4D attraction?
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