By: Chris Brunner
Roller coaster enthusiasts will rejoice at having another glorious ride coming their way this summer. Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Mako, will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster and it is in the final stages at SeaWorld.
“On Mako you’ll experience what it’s like to be this apex predator, surging through the water at top speed and chasing prey throughout a massive reef,” said Brian Morrow, SeaWorld’s Senior Director, Development & Design. “It will be a wild mix of fear, thrills and fun.”
This class of roller coasters is known for multiple, tall hills and high speeds, providing near weightless “air time.” Some coaster enthusiasts say that hypercoasters are the essence of the extreme coaster experience.
Mako will have 3 coaster trains with 7 cars per train and each train will carry 28 riders. Each coaster train weighs 21,418 pounds.
Mako is set to open on June 10, 2016.
Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.