SeaWorld’s newest offering, wholly independent of animals, Mako (“MAY-ko”) takes the crown as Orlando’s longest (nearly a mile of track), fastest (73 mpg), and tallest—200 feet. It’s billed as a “hypercoaster” with “relentless air time,” which means there are lots of humps and drops, including several over water, that combined with its deceptively loose restraint system make you feel weightless. That first brutal sideways drop is called “the hammerhead.” On an industry level, it’s a sign SeaWorld wants to do something big to boost attendance. On a thrills level, this is one helluva ride—Orlando’s best coaster. The nearby lockers ($1 an hour) are necessary unless your item is small and you don’t mind leaving it unattended in a bin on the platform. If someone in your party doesn’t want to make a foray on this nerve-tangler, send them to the flamingo paddle-boats on the lake across the walkway ($5 per person for 20 minutes).
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