Mako is manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, a company renowned among coaster enthusiasts. B&M has built many of the world’s top roller coasters, including SeaWorld’s Manta and Kraken, and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s SheiKra.
- Negative g-forces cause the weightless feeling when you come over the crest of a hill.
- Positive g-forces create the “push-you-in-your-seat” feeling riders feel at the bottom of a hill or in tight turns.
Wow! Really happy to see SeaWorld finally making a big investment in a new thrill ride. This will probably impact Universal more than Disney, since Disney isn't known for this extreme level of thrill ride. As a big coaster enthusiast, I can't wait to ride it!
This is great! Sea World Orlando while short in number of rides, seems to have a great collection, and this will make it even better! I visited Sea World in Dec. 2014, for the first time since Kraken opened! I will definitely visit again once Mako opens. Anyone think it looks similar to Nitro at SFGAdv?
Andrew: yes it looks a lot like Nitro, which I just rode on Memorial Day. One of the smoothest negative G hyper coasters anywhere in the world, a classic!
Andrew - i believe its the same ride just with a different route.
and while i love to see SeaWorld making an investment of this sort. I would love more family friendly trill rides or just family friendly rides. i'm a larger person and in disney i ride everything. in universal i only miss RRR it and HP castle ride. In SW i havent been able to ride Kraken which was one of like 4 rides when i visited. I hope they make this friendly to larger people. But still would be nice to be able to experience more stuff with family and friends who cant do a coaster.
So what will the Existing Shark Encounter Attraction's involvement be?
Will it turn into part of the Queue where first you experience it and then board the Coaster with there being a rider and non rider path (like Manta)?
Or just part of the new themed area?
Also, does anybody have an idea of the path/layout yet?
If it starts in the back of the park by Shark Encounter and takes a 90 degree turn as suggested by the artwork, will it stretch from Kraken to the Shamu Stadium area while skirting the perimeter of the park ?
Mako will be very similar to Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Virginia. I have rode it and it is great. Also I hope they do something within the Shark Encounter. It is very dated inside and needs a makeover. Even new carpets, lighting, and paint would help.