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Mako - 2016 SeaWorld Coaster

GAcoaster

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Nov 30, 2012
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Orlando
Honestly, this was not SeaWorld's answer to the D23 announcements, just timed for National Roller Coaster Day. They know they'll never beat Disney, but they do want to compete for the market.

With the addition of Mako, SeaWorld really moves up for coaster fans with 3 top notch coasters now. It will play well with the locals who are a big part of SeaWorld's core audience as well as the internationals.
 
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Honestly, this was not SeaWorld's answer to the D23 announcements, just timed for National Roller Coaster Day. They know they'll never beat Disney, but they do want to compete for the market.

With the addition of Mako, SeaWorld really moves up for coaster fans with 3 top notch coasters now. It will play well with the locals who are a big part of SeaWorld's core audience as well as the internationals.

They'll focus on a kid friendly area next time, either redo the existing stuff or a new area that will make the old area expendable. Will like to hear the vision for the future this fall. Don't forget the orca tank redo, that's an attraction as it landscapes and themes the tank area adding more aquarium aspects to it overall as well.
 
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Cheezbat

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Jan 18, 2013
1,409
Orlando Florida
Should of ponied up for a giga.. Just saying...

Kong, Hulk, Frozen, Disney Springs, Soarin, and advertising for Star Tours 3.0 with the new movie wrapping up its theater run just prior. Thats some SERIOUS competition for the park building a ride you can check out at your local Six Flags. Still gonna be a fun ride and amazing experience but I just wonder if it will be enough to bring in the people.
I have a feeling Busch Gardens will be the park that gets a giga...they've got way more space for it. Maybe for the parks 60th anniversary in 2019...
 
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Jul 27, 2014
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Hulk's Queue
I wasn't a big fan of the colors when I saw the animation, but in real life they look really nice! Shame that with all the other stuff going on in the theme parks that Mako is over-shadowed a bit. A B&M hyper coaster is something we've wanted here in Florida for years! Never got the hype or rave reviews until I rode Diamondback in 2013.
 
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anihilnation

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Oct 13, 2013
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Orlando
They'll focus on a kid friendly area next time, either redo the existing stuff or a new area that will make the old area expendable. Will like to hear the vision for the future this fall. Don't forget the orca tank redo, that's an attraction as it landscapes and themes the tank area adding more aquarium aspects to it overall as well.
If Cobra's Curse is a success, maybe something similar to that will come in a few years.
 
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Rhian

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Dec 28, 2009
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If they could just pull one of those pieces up to my driveway, that'd be great. I'm sure they won't noticed it missing. :look:
 

Ultranel

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Jun 13, 2015
543
Celebration, FL
:agree: Me too, I can't wait to finally ride a Cedar Fair level coaster in Orlando FL. Colors are great, maybe a bit worry about the purple fading faster than other colors but I'll care about in 3 years from now... until then, It's so pretty!!!:dance: