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SeaWorld's Newest Coaster Will Be The Tallest Yet

New MAKO coaster to debut in 2020

January 9, 2019

We cannot wait for this! 

In addition to Tidal Twister opening this summer, next year SeaWorld San Diego will open another coaster called Mako.  It's being called the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in California as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state. 

You've seen the "dive coasters" before.  They hold you at the top of the hill with a 90-degree vertical drop below you before they release the brakes.  Couple that with the "floorless" feature of the ride and you've got some real thrills!

Riders will also experience inversions, barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn and a flat spin as they race along the nearly 2,500 feet of track at more than 60mph.  The coaster will be built next to the Journey to Atlantis ride so we'll lose part of the parking lot in that area.  Mako is already open at Sea World Orlando, but the layout is a bit different there.  Rather than the floorless feature and big drops, the thrills there come from the sheer speed of over 70 mph.

Mako will be SeaWorld’s fifth coaster-type experience joining Tidal Twister, Electric Eel, Manta and Journey to Atlantis.

The San Diego project still has a few drops and turns to navigate.  It needs to get approval from San Diego's council, planning commission and Parks & Recreation department before being presented to the California Coastal Commission.  

While we wait, check out some action from Orlando's Mako: