Exciting news out of SeaWorld Orlando - the theme park has completed all track and supports for Mako, the area's tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster. The final piece was placed on the B&M hyper coaster's turnaround, connecting all 4,760 feet of track. Above is the turnaround before the final piece was installed.
And here is a photo of crews carefully lifting the 12,500 pound piece into place. Mako stands 200 feet tall and will send riders plummeting toward the ground below at speeds of up to 73 miles per hour.
Included with the press photos of the final track instillation were two absolutely beautiful aerial photos of Mako and the surrounding park. This view shows the recently complete swoop turn that takes place at the end of the ride, over the park's central lagoon. There is no water under the turn yet, but when complete the lake will reclaim that area. Make sure to click these photos for much larger views that show off incredible detail.
This second photo shows the ride from outside the park - talk about a billboard for SeaWorld Orlando! You can also easily see SeaWorld Orlando's other two B&M rides in this shot - just above Mako's layout is Kraken, a floorless coaster, and toward the top of the photo is Manta, a flying ride. Next up will be testing - looking forward to that!
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