Mako Construction Update #8 ~ SeaWorld Orlando

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To start our 8th post on SeaWorld’s newest coaster, we see the beginnings of Shark Realm, Shark Reef, or whatever it ends up being named:

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These ship wreck themed looking posts will soon hold the sign that will greet guests as they enter a whole new area or realm as seen if the originally released concept art:

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As we continue on down the pathway we can see an older bird habitat is being refurbished as well. As we have seen with concrete the whole area will be refurbished and reinvigorated:

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Making out way toward the coaster’s future entrance we see tack so close you can almost touch it:

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Taking a look from the other direction we see how close this pathway flyover point will really be, almost inviting guests into the ride. I can already hear the screams now:

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To get to the point we are at above some other track work was also installed basically picking up on that support we saw last week:

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That view above now looks like this:

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Here’s a couple more angles really showing off the over bank in this section as it flies over the final brake area:

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Speaking of the brake run, right under that new track we see a new support ready for brake installation:

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Out on the main lagoon, not much noteworthy has changed though I imagine more footer work has taken place:

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With track no blocking some of our site line we can still see workers hard at work on the entrance building from across the lagoon as well:

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On the complete other end of the coaster we see 2 track pieces jutting into the air for the start of the turnaround element on the coaster:

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Another angle outside the park gives us a better view:

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We close out this weeks’ update with a look at the state of the station. With SkyTower down again this is sadly the best view I can offer:

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The project is moving at a fast pace and I have been informed from a friend that track work should be completed around 2 weeks from now. We also learned from the investor call that the coaster should open in mid-May to early June barring any setbacks

Thanks to all our readers for following along on this project with us! It is hard to believe our site launched almost 2 months ago with the lead of this coaster’s lift hill being topped off:

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