Mako Construction Update #16 ~ SeaWorld Orlando
It is our sweet 16th Mako construction update and you have probably heard by now but Mako has begun to show his power! First up a look at the park released Point of View (POV) of one of the coaster’s first test cycles:
Mako is cycling but there is so much more going on still around the construction site! Out on the main lagoon side we see official water dredging starting to really show its progress:
We have been previously reporting that the building now featuring the ship wreck theme is an entrance to Mako, new details show that may not be true as with permission we shot through a hole in the wall and saw many merchandise stands inside the building. Also notice the curvy ship wreck theme inside:
Some aerial shots from SkyTower also show concrete and another possible entrance area and pathway coming into form:
Moving in from the entrance the queue is also seeing more concrete and a wooden roof starting to take place under the track:
Taking a quick look at the station we see more painting taking place and some temporary barriers in place to separate contractors working on the safety gates (for loading) and the ride track. This is so both can work at the same time safely:
Some new walls have appeared near Shark’s Underwater Grill and from above we see the start of something:
The area previously looked like this:
Back to the main event, Mako has begun testing! The ride will undergo several riderless cycles on each train before people are allowed to ride. The park sent us these awesome shots along with the POV featured above:
We had a chance to get to the park and see the coaster cycling in person. I have to say it is indeed a great site to finally see the coaster running having watched the area since this whole area was untouched!
Some nice lift shots:
The beautiful over-banked turn from inside the park:
The mid-course brake area holding a train briefly during testing:
Wrapping up with some of the flyover/ lagoon area pictures from across the lagoon one of my favorites:
Mako is looking like a great addition to the SeaWorld skyline!
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