One of the world's most popular roller coaster builders is coming back to California, after a 14-year absence.
SeaWorld San Diego announced today that it will add Mako to its roller coaster line-up in 2020. Like its namesake at SeaWorld Orlando, Mako will be a Bolliger & Mabillard production, but the San Diego installation will be a floorless dive coaster rather than the Hyper installed in Florida.
Mako will be the first Bolliger & Mabillard coaster installed in California since Six Flags Magic Mountain's Tatsu opened in 2006. SeaWorld San Diego's dive coaster will feature an initial 143-foot vertical drop, leading into a top speed of 60 mph and multiple inversions, with elements including a barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn, and flat spin. Other B&M Dive coasters around the world include the popular Griffon and SheiKra at sister parks Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Tampa, and Baron 1898 at The Netherlands' Efteling.
SeaWorld previously announced another coaster for 2019, a Skyline Attractions Skywarp Horizon called Tidal Twister. Last year, SeaWorld San Diego opened Electric Eel, a Premier Ride Sky Rocket II. With three new coasters in three years, SeaWorld San Diego by next year will have more roller coasters than Southern California rival Disneyland.Tweet
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