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ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – Inspired by one of the fastest sharks in the ocean, SeaWorld Orlando has announced a new hyper-coaster named “Mako” will open next summer in a new shark themed area of the park.

The marine theme park said their new coaster, designed by Bolliger & Mabillard for airtime and speed, will be 200 feet tall, hit speeds up to 73mph and have a 4,760 run length – making it the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.

Currently the fastest coaster in the state is The Incredible Hulk at Universal’s Islands of Adventure which clocks in at 67 mph. Universal also has the tallest coaster in Florida at their studios park; the Rip Ride Rockit stands at 167 feet tall. As for length, Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is currently the longest in state at 4,424 feet.

SeaWorld Orlando got into the roller coaster game in 200 with Kraken which stands 149ft tall and hits a top speed of 65 mph. It’s Orlando’s only floorless coaster. In 2009, guest got to going flying on SeaWorld’s Orlando’s Manta.

Mako, which will run in front of the current Sharks restaurant, will also skirt the park’s central lake.

Check out the teaser trailer for it.


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