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Mako
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SeaWorld Orlando
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Operating since 10 June 2016
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Hyper
Model / product Hyper Coaster
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height200 feet
Drop200 feet
Top speed73 mph
Inversions0
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Mako is a steel hyper roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA. On April 14, 2016, the coaster began testing and it opened on June 10, 2016.

It is 200 feet tall and has a top speed of 73 mph. SeaWorld billed Mako as Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster.

Design[edit]

Mako has magenta track and teal supports. It has an L-shaped out and back layout that circles around a lake.

Trains[edit]

The ride has 3 7-car trains with clamshell lap bar restraints, similarly to the restraints on other Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coasters. Mako uses the older-style hyper train as opposed to the stadium seating seen on newer B&M hyper coasters. SeaWorld said that Mako has 7 cars per train because they wanted the ride to be as close to replicating the Mako shark's real movements as possible.


3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.

Theme[edit]

Mako is the signature attraction of SeaWorld's new Shark Wreck Reef themed area. As the name suggests, it is themed around the Mako shark. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation contributed to the ride's artwork by painting shark-themed murals on the walls and selling SeaWorld-exclusive merchandise in the ride's shop.

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