Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced Mako, a new roller coaster that’ll open in 2016. It’ll be a 200-foot tall hyper coaster, reaching speeds of 75 mph. Mako’s stature and size will make it Orlando’s tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster.
Here’s a POV video of Mako at SeaWorld:
For me, there’s no question that this will be a solid roller coaster. Bolliger & Mabillard’s track records is impeccable. And, they’ve worked with SeaWorld on a number of roller coasters including the popular Kraken and Manta roller coasters.
How Will Mako Be Received?
So, I have no doubt that it’ll be a good (probably great) roller coaster. But, in the competitive thrill-packed landscape of Orlando, will a roller coaster like Mako, register with tourists and boost attendance?
Will height, airtime, and high-quality theming be enough when you’ve got on-ride sound systems, heavily themed indoor rides, and 4D attractions at area parks. I hope so, as I can definitely appreciate an adventurous out and back roller coaster from my favorite steel coaster designers (B&M). If I were SeaWorld, I’d continue to hype up the height angle. Superlatives always do well to get attention.
What’s Your Take?
Are you excited for Mako? How do you think it looks? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.