SeaWorld Orlando Testing Coaster With Riders Wearing Masks

(Photo From Orlando Sentinel Taken From Midway Mayhem video)

Apparently SeaWorld is testing out a coaster while possibly trying to see how masks hold up in motion.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Dan Leavelle, of Midway Mayhem, had spotted SeaWorld Orlando testing out their Mako hypercoaster. From outside the park he captured images of people on the coaster wearing masks. He says “he watched about 30 run-throughs for about an hour and that he didn’t see any masks fly free while he was watching.

I guess that’s a bit of good news. We were wondering if coasters would be running, but putting guests every other seat. If they did run them would masks stay on. This particular coaster features a lot of turns and drops, and it can get up to 73 mph. So I would think it would be a good test of how well various types of masks hold up in a high speed situation.

A SeaWorld spokesperson did confirm that they were indeed testing the Mako coaster:

“SeaWorld’s team of experts is currently making necessary preparations to reopen and operate our parks as soon as safely possible, including the testing of rides, new sanitation protocols and a number of other enhanced health and safety-related measures.”

Now Midway Mayhem did post a video of masked employees, riding the Mako coaster, on their YouTube channel:

The good news is that even on a coaster like the Mako, the masks seemed to stay on. So this could mean that we could see coasters reopen sooner than we thought. But of course that’s all speculation until guidelines are released and parks are reopened.

What we do know is that parks will likely require masks, temperature screenings, social distancing, touchless payments, and more frequent cleaning procedures when they open.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Orlando Sentinel , Midway Mayhem

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