SeaWorld Orlando Auctioning First Rides on Mako to Benefit Give Kids The World

Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) holds a special place in the hearts of the team. Several of our writers have participated in the “Coasting for Kids” ride marathons at Cedar Fair Parks in the past, and last year, raised $200 for GKTW part of our 2016 Calendar Project. (2017 Calendar Info coming soon!)

There’s a new way for theme park fans to help Give Kids The World, especially if you want to be one of the first to ride SeaWorld’s newest roller coaster; Mako.


SeaWorld Orlando and GKTW are holding a seat auction that will allow winners to be among the first to ride Mako 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!

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, 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.


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.

For more information on Mako, be sure to visit the ride’s website. For more information on Give Kids The World, visit Good luck!

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