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SeaWorld installs tallest point of new 'Mako' coaster

New ride opens this summer

Mako Coaster at SeaWorld under construction.[PHOTO: SeaWorld]
Mako Coaster at SeaWorld under construction.[PHOTO: SeaWorld]

ORLANDO, Fla. – The track for SeaWorld's new coaster, "Mako, which is under construction and opens this summer, reached its highest point Wednesday, the park said.

The 200-foot hill will make Mako the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando, reaching speeds of 73 mph along 4,760 feet of track.

Mako is a hypercoaster, a type of coaster known for high speeds, steep drops and hills that create a feeling of weightlessness or "air time." 

SeaWorld says the thrilling ride will be the centerpiece of a two-acre, shark-themed realm in the park.

Guests visiting SeaWorld Orlando can continue to watch the rise of the steel track over the next few months as construction continues.