Mako Construction Update #4 ~ SeaWorld Orlando


Things are starting to turn at Mako, I mean just look:

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The higher banked track will be the first hill and turn after the initial drop on the coaster. The lower piece in the picture above represents the turn heading back towards the park and the flyover effect.

From inside the park and peeking through some of Kraken we see these elements a little more up close:

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The higher turn heads out toward Kraken and runs along International Drive and supports are already hoisted into place for the next pieces of track to be installed in this area:

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Meanwhile, another support is on a flatbed trailer and could be the next part to be put in place:

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Further out we see orange netting in the area where the parks hammerhead turn-around will be:

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It is likely the support footers are in place and waiting support pieces similar to the ones above:

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Back near the first drop, the quick bunny-hop style hill just before the brake-run is now in place:

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Speaking of the first drop, here is a neat close up of the track 200ft in the air:

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This will be a great angle to watch riders be thrilled by the new coaster:

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From inside the park we also see the frame for the station progressing daily for where riders will board the coaster:

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The entrance flyover now has some iron or steel work in place; including these that are likely the supports for the shipwreck flyover effect:

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Also on the entrance building, an overhang where riders will likely enter the queue under that cool looking canopy:

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Taking a look at the main lagoon we are still awaiting that first support piece as more footers start to look near completed:

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As you can see above Mako is coming along in all sorts of places, below a cool shot I took of Kraken’s vertical loop in the foreground with Mako’s first drop in the back:

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