Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Discuss all Coaster related News in this forum
User avatar
Simba
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4081
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 4:08 pm
Favourite Coaster: The Swarm (TP)
Favourite Theme Park: Thorpe Park
Location: Good question???
Contact:

Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Simba » Wed May 27, 2015 7:57 pm


SeaWorld Orlando has unveiled its 2016 rollercoaster "Mako", which the park is dubbing as Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest coaster when it opens in 2016. It will reach a maximum speed of 73mph during the course of the 9/10ths of a mile length track.
On Ride POV
(To Be Added)
Concept Images
Image
Image
Image
Press Release
Surfacing summer 2016 at SeaWorld Orlando will be Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track — nearly a mile long — and leave riders feeling both breathless and weightless. Named for one of the ocean's fastest known sharks, Mako will be Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster.

"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 attraction creative director. "It will be a wild mix of fear, thrills and fun."

Mako's tight turns and speed are inspired by reality. Mako sharks — also called "blue pointers" — are known for their top speed, making extreme jumps and the ability to quickly change course as they pursue their prey.

The new coaster will become one of the world's true hypercoasters, a group of roller coasters known for high speeds and steep drops and hills that create a feeling of weightlessness or "air time." As the sleek coaster cars crest each hill, riders float, nearly weightless.

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.

SeaWorld's new hypercoaster will be the centerpiece of the newly themed surrounding realm. The two-acre plaza now will be fully shark themed including Mako, Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, shops, shark and shipwreck theming and educational experiences featuring sharks.

The entire realm is created to make guests feel they're underwater, part of the group of sharks and toothy animals that have taken over a shipwrecked reef.

In the plaza, guests will learn about the impact humans are having on sharks and why these animals are critical to the environment. Sharks are hunted for their fins — considered a delicacy in certain countries — and thousands are caught accidentally in nets. Several species of sharks are on the verge of extinction.

"It's this blend of education and thrills, immersing guests in an underwater world, that sets a SeaWorld ride apart from others," said Morrow.

"Our fans will love how Mako complements our other rides. Kraken is big, monstrous and twisty. Manta is massive and glides smoothly, taking you on a flight like a huge ray. Mako is entirely different. It's streamlined and fast, just like a mako shark. There's no wasted motion, it's all speed and dives."

Mako uses a unique sound system to enhance the experience, and not just for those on the ride. The full score of Mako can be heard and follows riders out of the station and up the lift hill. Custom surround effects and musical scores fill the realm, changing as the coaster dives through the area.

At night, specialty lights will accent the coaster trains, realm and track, flickering and shimmering, simulating fish being scattered by a mako on the hunt.

Follow the Mako frenzy using the hashtag #NothingFaster. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information and updates on the new ride.

I am really excited by this announcement and the trailer gave me goosebumps. The layout as well looks really promisisng, and I can't wait to follow this project.
Simba - Coaster Zone Administrator
Most rides on The Swarm: 86 (24/08/2015)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2016 (28)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2015 (232)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2014 (92)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2013 (76)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2012 (28)
The Swarm - Total Coaster Count (456)


Important Links
Coaster Zone Rules
Staff Contact Infomation
Coaster Of The Month
Look at all this amazing Coastery stuff in my profile :)
You can easily add yours in the UCP
User avatar
TheAustralianViper
Member
Member
Posts: 170
Joined: Thu May 30, 2013 10:51 pm
Favourite Coaster: Fury325 (Carowinds)
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby TheAustralianViper » Thu May 28, 2015 1:10 pm

I now know for sure one of my 2016 theme park visits, this coaster looks amazing from the trailer, if only one of the Australian theme parks could build a B&M Coaster.
Image
Tamed The Thunder Dolphin!
User avatar
Thekingin64
Site Moderator
Site Moderator
Posts: 3256
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:28 pm
Favourite Coaster: Taron
Favourite Water Ride: Valhalla @ PBB
Favourite Theme Park: Phantasialand
Location: The forgotten part of Wales.
Contact:

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri May 29, 2015 7:16 pm

That does look fantastic! Just makes even more reasons for me to actually get to Orlando at some point.
Image
(I realise this and avatar are currently broken, working on getting it fixed)
My Facebook- Please tell me your username when trying to add me
User avatar
Simba
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4081
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 4:08 pm
Favourite Coaster: The Swarm (TP)
Favourite Theme Park: Thorpe Park
Location: Good question???
Contact:

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Simba » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:24 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:That does look fantastic! Just makes even more reasons for me to actually get to Orlando at some point.

I completely know what you mean, I've seen negative posts about the design of this layout, which really shocks me as I think it is brilliant, and quite different some of the other B&M Coasters.
TheAustralianViper wrote:if only one of the Australian theme parks could build a B&M Coaster.

Yeah that's one of my biggest drawbacks in my head of in the future moving to Australia, you guys have no B&M Coasters.
Simba - Coaster Zone Administrator
Most rides on The Swarm: 86 (24/08/2015)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2016 (28)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2015 (232)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2014 (92)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2013 (76)
The Swarm - Coaster Count 2012 (28)
The Swarm - Total Coaster Count (456)


Important Links
Coaster Zone Rules
Staff Contact Infomation
Coaster Of The Month
Look at all this amazing Coastery stuff in my profile :)
You can easily add yours in the UCP
User avatar
CP2013
Member
Member
Posts: 481
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:03 am
Favourite Coaster: Gatekeeper
Favourite Water Ride: shoot the rapids
Favourite Theme Park: Cedar Point

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby CP2013 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:57 am

personally I think it's a great move for SeaWorld to do this and also do cobra's curse for Busch gardens Tampa they've needed something for a while and this hopefully will help all the SeaWorld parks come out of the financial bind that they have been under for a while.
Image
User avatar
Thekingin64
Site Moderator
Site Moderator
Posts: 3256
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:28 pm
Favourite Coaster: Taron
Favourite Water Ride: Valhalla @ PBB
Favourite Theme Park: Phantasialand
Location: The forgotten part of Wales.
Contact:

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:03 pm

Very true, CP2013. It definitely should massively help boost visitor numbers to the park and therefore bring a lot more money into the park.
Image
(I realise this and avatar are currently broken, working on getting it fixed)
My Facebook- Please tell me your username when trying to add me
User avatar
Eclipse
Member
Member
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:51 pm
Favourite Coaster: Leviathan (CW)

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Eclipse » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:46 pm

That post mid course break run set of turns in which it interacts with the guests looks really fun, and should provide for excellent photo opportunities, I am looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.
Fear the power of ten at Thorpe Park
Image
User avatar
Thekingin64
Site Moderator
Site Moderator
Posts: 3256
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:28 pm
Favourite Coaster: Taron
Favourite Water Ride: Valhalla @ PBB
Favourite Theme Park: Phantasialand
Location: The forgotten part of Wales.
Contact:

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:37 pm

Agreed. It does look like that final section is going to be very photogenic and should create a lot of good photos as a result.
Image
(I realise this and avatar are currently broken, working on getting it fixed)
My Facebook- Please tell me your username when trying to add me
User avatar
Kumali
Member
Member
Posts: 339
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:33 pm
Favourite Coaster: Swarm (TP)
Favourite Water Ride: Tidal Wave (TP)
Favourite Theme Park: Flamingoland

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Kumali » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:30 pm

I also agree on the fact that end bit should produce some very good photos. The theming could also be very good with the shop being themed to the wrecked ship.
Image
User avatar
Thekingin64
Site Moderator
Site Moderator
Posts: 3256
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:28 pm
Favourite Coaster: Taron
Favourite Water Ride: Valhalla @ PBB
Favourite Theme Park: Phantasialand
Location: The forgotten part of Wales.
Contact:

Re: Mako - SeaWorld Orlando's B&M Hyper Coaster

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:44 pm

A POV has emerged of this ride and it looks fantastic!

Image
(I realise this and avatar are currently broken, working on getting it fixed)
My Facebook- Please tell me your username when trying to add me

Return to “Coaster News”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron