Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mako Makes First Test Runs at SeaWorld Orlando + POV Video

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SeaWorld Orlando's new B&M Hyper Coaster, Mako, has successfully completed its first test runs over the 4,760 feet of track.  The park released some photos of the 7-row trains running on the course, like the beautiful shot above of the ride's second hill.

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This photo shows a little more detail of Mako's trains, and although we've seen it before that's quite a nice looking front car!  The ride stands 200 feet tall and hits a top speed of 73 miles per hour.  It will be located in the new shark-themed realm that also includes the Shark Encounter and Sharks Underwater Grill.

I'm not sure if this is totally new or just new to me, but SeaWorld Orlando has also beefed up the ride's official web presence in anticipation of its June 10th grand opening.

Now, if you don't mind a little ride-spoiler feel free to click play - here's an all new Mako point-of-view video!