Animal Kingdoom has been under construction for a while with two major projects, The first being Rivers of Light, a new night time show spectacular coming into the Asia section of the park. The second Pandora the world of Avatar is coming to life in a all new land for the park. In this update we show off new preferred parking, the construction walls being removed at Rivers of Light, and the latest progress of Avatarland
Mako has completed its first of many test runs yesterday at SeaWorld Orlando. This is a monumental achievement for the park and designers of this B&M hyper coaster. Mako is named for a species of shark, the fastest in the world. Check out some of these photos the park has sent over, as well as a POV video.
Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2016) – Mako made its debut run along its 4,760-foot steal track at SeaWorld Orlando this week. During its inaugural test ride, Mako plunged 200-feet down from its initial lift hill, surged through nine air-time hills and reached topped speeds of 73 mph.
Mako’s tight turns and speed are inspired by reality. Mako sharks are known for their top speed, making extreme jumps and the ability to quickly change course as they pursue their prey. Riders will become submerged into the world of the mako shark and feel the power of the predator as they experience the thrill of the hunt starting June 10.
Mako Quick Facts:
Opening June 10, 2016, Mako will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.
Mako will be a hypercoaster, designed for speed and relentless “air time”
Orlando’s only hypercoaster lures guests to brave tight turns, stomach steep drops and endure shark-attack speeds.
Riders will soar up to 200 feet high and reach speeds up to 73 mph.
Mako will be the centerpiece of the new two-acre shark-themed realm which also includes Shark Encounter®, Sharks Underwater Grill®, gift shops, and shark- and shipwreck-themed educational experiences.
Follow the Mako frenzy using the hashtag #NothingFaster. Visit SeaWorld.com/Mako for more information and updates on the new ride.
Legend is back from Texas and tells us about his trip. We also go over the news of the week including: Rivers Of Light Delayed, Awkward Wedding Packages now available at Cedar Point, Battle Klash officially names Invadr at Busch Gardens, Opening Date and New Show For Mako and more!
Adam House stops by this week to talk Great Coasters! Drew and Clint also bring up some of the news for the week.
It has been a HUGE news week in the world of theme parks and roller coasters, Drew The Intern and The Legend go two hours covering all of them.
Just the Legend and Clint this week as they talk about the parks opening up in Virginia. Also we hit the news: Year Round Walking Dead Haunted House for Hollywood, New Chocolate Factory Concept restaurant coming to Orlando Citywalk, Alton Towers announces 7 ride closures, Cedar Point opening up a week earlier then normal this year, Disney sending out surveys about adding a resort fee to hotels, and more!
Legend and Drew talk about the Flower & Garden Festival (Food and Wine 2.0), and Drew goes on a date to The 4th BEST buffet in the world! We talked about Six Flags Going VR in 9 parks, $350 million dollars for Nintendo Land at USJ opening by 2020, Luigi’s Rollicking Roadsters opens at DCA, 100 Million Dollar Chinese Cultural theme park coming to Myrtle Beach, and more!
We are joined by Winter from Schlitterbahn Galveston to talk about MASSIV, the world’s tallest water coaster being built at the park. They also talk about Disneys new tiered ticket system and the future of the Universal parks
Clint moves in to his new house and talks about his nerd room (office). Legend and Drew talk about there theme park visits, and we go over the news. Jim Reid Anderson steps down as Six Flags CEO, New Star Wars Fireworks coming to DHS with projection mapping & giant flamethrowers, News from Cedar Point Winter Chillout Go Karts & Skyscraper going away, Disneyland 60th TV Special shares new Star Wars Land concept art, and more!
Busy news week this week as the guys discuss the end of Shoot The Rapids, Disney Budget cuts and the new ride for Sea World San Diego