Mako Construction Update #15 ~ SeaWorld Orlando

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To start our 15th update I can now share the lead coach of the train is on the main circuit of the coaster as we look through the trees:

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At this point in construction we can only guess this lead car is out for what’s called “Pull Through Clearance Testing”. Basically, a partial wooden circle with pegs sticking out represent where rides could reach and doing a slow pull through allows them to ensure no one could be hurt just by putting their hands up on the coaster.

Not to be overlooked in our aerial picture below is the presence of new colors as the station itself gets closer to completion as well as a better view of the coach on the track:

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Moving on to some other updates to the coaster this week, service lighting has been installed on the lift and I spotted some workers 200 feet up on the top of the lift appearing to work on something to do with the lift chain or perhaps just the electrical for the lights:

 

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Out on the taller portions of the ride it looks as though the finishing touches are being done on the banks of Kraken and now Mako lagoon:

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Out on the main lagoon work continues to progress on the fencing area and perhaps a new walkway close to that feature of the coaster:

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From the sky we also see some concrete and other development has been made on the queue area:

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To close out our exciting update we finally have a piece of the hull of the shipwreck in place near the entrance to the ride:

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I just love the details they are putting into this ride right down to the little sharks on this first major piece of the shipwreck:

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Stay tuned Mako is coming June 10th and there is a lot left to do before the coaster can open!

Catch up on all the other happenings of the coaster’s progression in our previous posts! Here’s an example of the station from about a month ago, a lot more colorful now!

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