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First Piece of Mako Track Surfaces at SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando, FL, USA (August 19, 2015) – Today, the first piece of steel track for SeaWorld Orlando’s new 200-foot-tall hypercoaster – Mako – has arrived after traveling nearly 1,000 miles on an open flatbed semi-truck from the production facility in Ohio. Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster when it opens in summer 2016. It will reach speeds of 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track.

Guests to SeaWorld Orlando can now witness the rise of this immense track over the park as designers build one of the world’s few true hypercoasters – a type of coaster known for high speeds and steep drops, and hills that create a feeling of weightlessness or “air time.”

Mako is slated to open summer 2016 and will be the centerpiece of a two-acre, shark-themed realm at SeaWorld Orlando.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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