Ride SeaWorld Orlando’s Mako for Give Kids The World

On June 10, SeaWorld Orlando debuts Mako, the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in the entire Orlando area.  However, for those who can’t wait that long, there’s a chance for a VIP ride on Mako for Give Kids The World two days earlier on June 8th.  For those not familiar, Give Kids The World is the whimsical village where children with life-threatening illnesses stay when they have a wish to visit anything related to Central Florida.  It’s one of our favorite charities; to find out more about it – check out this recap of my most recent trip to Florida to volunteer at at the Village.  Continue reading for how you can ride Mako for Give Kids The World.


From Give Kids The World’s Press Release

Thrill-ride fans itching to board SeaWorld Orlando’s spectacular new Mako roller coaster can skip the lines and be among the first to experience the most anticipated attraction in Central Florida this year, by participating in a special seat auction to benefit Give Kids The World Village.

SeaWorld Orlando and Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) are holding a seat auction that will allow winners to be among the first to ride the Mako coaster on June 8, before the Grand Opening celebration on June 10. It’s a chance to experience the “tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando” and to be part of “hypercoaster” history!

SeaWorld Mako Roller Coaster

Mako © 2015 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Auction proceeds will help GKTW fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses whose wish is to visit Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and other attractions.

The seat auction will be available at www.32auctions.com/InauguralMakoRide, now until June 3. Riders may pick their preferred seat during the bidding process depending on their desired thrill level: a middle seat in the middle car, or a side-seat in the back.

SeaWorld Orlando Mako

SeaWorld Orlando Mako roller coaster, image by Chad Baumer © SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment


There’s even an exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience – offered at a minimum bid of $2,000 – that will award the winner two seats in the front row, riding with Brian Morrow, Vice President of Theme Park Experience for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Give Kids The World Village President and CEO Pamela Landwirth. In addition, the premium package winner will be awarded a two-night’s stay at a hotel near the theme park and lunch with Morrow, among other perks.

There are 80 additional seats available for auction, offered at a minimum bid of $250 or $500 depending on the train and seat(s) chosen. Winners will receive their selected seat(s), a Mako T-shirt, free parking and admission to SeaWorld Orlando for the remainder of the day.


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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.