Mako, California’s Tallest, Fastest, and Longest Dive Coaster Coming to SeaWorld San Diego in 2020
SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES DIVE COASTER FOR 2020
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 7, 2019) – SeaWorld San Diego announces a dive coaster called Mako as its new attraction for 2020. This new roller coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state.
Climbing to 153 feet with their feet dangling in the air, riders will be suspended on a 45-degree angle at the crown of the ride before plunging down a 143-foot facedown vertical drop accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour.
Riders will also experience inversions, barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn and flat spin as they race along the nearly 2,500 feet of track.
Each of the floorless ride cars will hold 18 riders in three, six-person rows.
The animal-conservation element of the new attraction will focus on shark awareness and conservation, and will include a partnership with a shark conservation organization.
The coaster will be located adjacent to Journey to Atlantis in the southeast corner of the park in an area that is currently a parking lot.
The coaster will be built by Bolliger & Mabillard, based in Switzerland.
SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world and is a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue. Through exciting and educational attractions, shows and exhibits, SeaWorld creates fun and meaningful experiences—experiences that matter—where guests can explore, become inspired to care about animals and wild wonders of the world and to act to help protect them. SeaWorld San Diego, which opened in March of 1964, is one of 12 parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. SeaWorld has rescued more than 31,000 animals. Every visit to a SeaWorld park helps support its animal rescue program, inspiring guests to “see it here and save it there.”