SeaWorld San Diego has announced a dive coaster as its new attraction for 2020. Mako 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, 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. Each of the floorless ride cars will hold 18 riders in three, six-person rows. Elements include a barrel roll, Immelmann loop, hammerhead turn and flat spin along the nearly 2,500 feet of track.
Mako will be built by Bollinger & Mabillard, and will be located adjacent to Journey to Atlantis in the southeast corner of the park in an area that is currently a parking lot.