Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)

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Mako
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SeaWorld Orlando
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Operating since June 10, 2016
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Custom Hyper Coaster
Type Steel - Hyper - Out and Back
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 200 feet
Drop 200 feet
Top speed 73 mph
Length 4760 feet
Inversions 0
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Mako is a steel hyper roller coaster located at SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA. It is 200 feet tall and has a top speed of 73 mph. SeaWorld billed it as Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster.

History

SeaWorld Orlando announced the addition of Mako on May 27, 2015.[1]

The highest point was topped off in January 2016.[2]

On April 14, 2016, the coaster began testing.[3] Mako then opened on June 10, 2016.[4]

Design

Elements

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

Trains

The ride has 3 7-car trains with clamshell lap bar restraints, similarly to the restraints on other Bolliger & Mabillard hyper roller 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

Mako is the signature attraction of SeaWorld Orlando'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.

Images

References

External links

  • Mako on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on SeaWorld Orlando