SeaWorld Orlando in Orlando, Florida, has unveiled its next thrill ride – Mako — which the theme park says will be Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest coaster when it opens in 2016. Mako will be 4,760 feet long — more than 9/10 of a mile — will feature a 200-foot drop and will attain speeds up to 73 mph. This addition will give SeaWorld Orlando a portfolio of five thrill rides: three distinctly different coasters, and two family coasters.
The new coaster will become one of a group of roller coasters known for high speeds and steep drops and hills that create a feeling of weightlessness or "air time." As the sleek coaster cars crest each hill, riders float, nearly weightless.
Mako will be manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), a company renowned among coaster enthusiasts. B&M has built many of the world's top roller coasters, including SeaWorld Orlando's Manta and Kraken and Busch Gardens Tampa's SheiKra. It will also be the longest and fastest coaster in all of Florida and its height will be tied with SheiKra.
You can catch an animated video of Mako here.
Follow the Mako frenzy using the hashtag #NothingFaster. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information and updates on the new ride.