SeaWorld Unveils New Mako Coaster Lead Car #NothingFaster

We’re getting closer the Mako coaster opening at SeaWorld Orlando, and yesterday the theme park revealed the custom-built lead car for the ride.

Mako coaster car at SeaWorld Orlando

In a collaboration between SeaWorld’s animal experts and ride engineers, the car is inspired by the physiology of an actual Mako shark, including five gills on each side, eye placement and sleek, hydro-dynamic look.

The wheels are comprised of a special compound that reduces friction, and will provide a smooth, relentlessly fast ride from beginning to end.

Mako coaster car at SeaWorld Orlando

The new ride will be a hypercoaster, which means it’s all about speed, tight turns and that weightless feeling riders get at the top of each hill.

The design also allows for upper body mobility. With only a lap guard on their lower body, riders’ upper bodies are free for added mobility and “airtime”

Mako coaster car at SeaWorld Orlando

Mako will top 200 feet high and reach speeds of 73 mph on a track that’s nearly a mile long. When complete, the coaster will have a total of 21 cars, featuring 3 trains of 7 cars per train.

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Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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