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Postby ragerunner2 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:16 pm

This a great addition to Sea World. Can't wait to give this a ride.

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Postby snoflake15 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:23 pm

This is making me hopeful it will be ready for my visit in May. :br

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Postby Cyrbuzz » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:32 pm

That turn around looks dang near an inversion. This is one eye catching coaster and really compliments Sea Worlds already great skyline. Kudos to Sea World for adding a great addition to an already great park. Also a shout out to Tillikum and hoping he has a quick recovery from his illness.

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Postby Vonni » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:01 pm

^ Right! It reminds me a lot of the turn around inversion on Gatekeeper!

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Postby Jcoaster » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:46 am

Cyrbuzz wrote:That turn around looks dang near an inversion. This is one eye catching coaster and really compliments Sea Worlds already great skyline. Kudos to Sea World for adding a great addition to an already great park. Also a shout out to Tillikum and hoping he has a quick recovery from his illness.


Im waiting for the day when they actually do make it an inversion.
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:08 pm

Driving around the park yesterday night gave me a great view of the completed ride... Mako is one gorgeous coaster--one that I'm hoping will deliver as much for the ride experience as it does for the visual experience.
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:11 pm

Today I had the chance to stop in for a quick visit to see the latest progress on Mako, which if you haven't heard just completed installation of the last track segment! Work continues on installing the ride's brakes, nets and theming the surrounding areas. The ride station is gaining new detail by the day and it looks like the ride could start testing within the next few weeks.
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The ride's final turnaround was successfully installed at the end of last week.
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These hills look like they will provide some great floater air.
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The turnaround is now visible from the entrance of the Kraken plaza.
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I see you Mako!
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Looks fantastic!
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The colors really stand out when lined up next to Kraken.
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Installation of the Sharks Realm marquee is nearly complete.
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Another look at the shipwreck-inspired sign.
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Another shark in the pavement has appeared near the Sharks Realm sign.
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The last portion of the ride swoops over the guest pathway with some really gorgeous looking maneuvers.
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Mako now towers within view of Shark Encounter.
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Installation of the ride's netting over all guest areas continues now that track installation is complete.
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The turn towards the water's edge looks like there will be plenty of landscaping work to do.
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Quite the difference in size...
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Beautiful!
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This will be a great view for non-riders.
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I can't wait to see trains flying through this turn.
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The ride looks really incredible with the netting supports.
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I love this angle!
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The building flyby looks great too.
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Close calls at the end of the ride.
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The path crossover near the Nautilus Theater...
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In other news, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will soon debut a non-rider ride line for guests that want to bypass the ride experience and go straight to the animal exhibit at the end.
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Postby markysharky17 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:30 pm

I hope this coaster has more of a Fury 325 feel then a Diamondback feel. Some of these B&M hypers have really strong layouts. This one can hopefully be up there with the better ones!
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Postby Nwstone » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:03 pm

So when do you guys think mako will open?

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Postby djcoastermark » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:24 pm

This looks like a great coaster. Airtime, speed ,close encounters, I am looking forward to riding. great pics!

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