ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – If you’re a roller coaster fan, you’ll definitely want to circle June 10th on your calendar.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
That’s the day SeaWorld Orlando’s new hypercoaster “Mako” will officially open.
Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard for airtime and speed, Mako hits heights of 200 feet tall, speeds up to 73mph and have a 4,760 run length – making it the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.READ MORE: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
Each coaster car will be equipped with special ‘fast wheels’ – comprised of a special compound that reduces friction – for a smooth, relentlessly fast, ride from beginning to end. The only safety restraint on the cars will be a lap guard for the rider’s lower body, so their bodies are free for added mobility and “airtime”
Mako is the centerpiece of the park’s new two-acre shark-themed realm which also includes Shark Encounter, Sharks Underwater Grill, gift shops, and shark-and shipwreck-themed educational experiences.MORE NEWS: ‘Work Gyms’ Helping Remote Employees Be More Productive
SeaWorld Orlando got into the roller coaster game in 2000 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 Orlando’s Manta.