The old shark-themed store has reopened. At this time, it is still unknown what its new name will be:
Caricatures and face painting will be available nearby:
The Panini Shore Cafe' has also been re-themed:
The new shark-themed mural painted by Guy Harvey looks great:
The theming around Mako is great:
The new Reef's Treasures shop opened a few days before the ride started to soft-open to Guests:
Mako soft-opened for the first time on June 2, 2016. It closed around 4 p.m.:
The park has started to advertise the new "Summer of Mako" event:
A temporary eatery has opened nearby:
Heading to the former Hospitality House:
The shark made out of objects found during a beach cleanup has been relocated inside this building:
Walking towards the Shamu Stadium:
Some of the restrooms are currently closed for refurbishment:
Wild Arctic closed earlier than the rest of the park:
Some work is being done nearby. It will include a new touch pool with live sharks:
The Ocean Commotion ride is currently closed for refurbishment inside Shamu's Happy Harbor:
Nice update, thanks for the pics!
Thanks for the update but after going to the Georgia Aquarium, I think Seaworld Orlando needs to update those experiences like Shark Encounter. They do not have the latest and greatest animal attractions anymore. They feel really dated not as bad as the Living Seas at Epcot but almost. Busch Gardens has just about redone all their of their animal enclosures. I personally think that would help the park more then a hyper coaster that does not even go upside down and will be closed for weather.
You obviously have do not ride a lot of roller coasters. Going "upside down" is overrated and this coaster will be the hands down best in the state of Florida. The negative G's which throw you out of the seat are awesome. I do agree with you that the insde of the Shark Encounter needs an upgrade.