Mako Construction Update #7 ~ SeaWorld Orlando

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A couple really special treats took place in the past week for SeaWorld’s newest coaster, one of them directly related to it.

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Inside this box was the lead coach for the coaster train and was unveiled on Tuesday morning:

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SeaWorld shared a snippet of the box being lifted off the car and included some clips of Brian Morrow, design director for SeaWorld Parks:

Our second special treat this week helps me to bring you more detailed updates, the parks SkyTower observation ride has re-opened:

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From SkyTower we can see almost the whole construction site:

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Taking some closer views now, we start with the progress of the station and surrounding area where we see the building really taking shape around the track:

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Continuing on, we see a great view of the lift and first turns as well as some of the lower to the ground track work underneath which has been completed for some time now:

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Next we spot a couple of airtime hills which have been installed in the last week and are headed alongside International Drive:

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As track work continues to progress in this area we saw another piece being readied for installation just after these big hills:

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This will progress into this area where we can see footers, circled for ease of finding in the picture, for the turnaround element which will basically U-Turn the coaster and send it back on those lower to the ground track elements:

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Moving all the way inside the park now, we take an overall view of the entrance area and main lagoon area:

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On just the main lagoon area we have seen a footer we highlighted last week take shape and from the air see lots more completed and another in progress (again footers circled for convenience):

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We also seen an area we haven’t been able to highlight that carries the track into the main lagoon looks to have most of its support footers completed:

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Near the ride vehicle storage building we see where the track progression leaves off, this track will head into the park areas where guest will really see the new creation swim:

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Closing out the update with our feet back on the ground, we check in on the progress of the entrance area and see a support now in place for track that will fly over the brake run and lead over the entrance before diving into the main lagoon:

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That’s all for this jam-packed week of fun from the shark, have a great week everyone and be sure to catch up on our previous posts if your behind on the updates! Mako Construction Updates

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