Mako Media Day


After watching the construction of Mako for the last is time to ride!

We are very happy to announce that SeaWorld has invited ACE to assist with the Media Day activities for Mako on Thursday, June 9th. Specifically, we have been asked to fill trains that members of media will be riding to report for their media outlets, as well as filling trains for B-Roll and other assorted activities. Since we are filling seats, many ACEers will get to be part of the activities as opposed to only a select few. Before you sign up, please ensure that you are able to ride many, many times :-)

There are three shifts available --

Shift A: 5:00am - 9:00am*
Shift B: 8:45am - 12:30pm*
Shift C: 12:15pm - 4:00pm*
*shift times may be slightly adjusted based on the needs of the media.

Please select the shift that you most prefer. In order for us to do our best to place you in your preferred shift, please follow the example below:

Shift A (first preference)
Shift B (third preference)
Shift C (second preference)

If there is a shift you absolutely cannot do, then follow this example:

Shift A (first preference)
Shift B (second preference)
Shift C (not available)

You may also note if you are willing to do more than one shift. Just mark all the time slots that you are able to do as first preference. If we have openings, we will use your additional preferences to back-fill those time slots.

A valid ACE membership card/proof of membership and photo ID will be required at check in. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. If you have other dietary needs, please feel free to bring your own food as you will not be able to leave the platform to go find food. Clothing attire is very simple: ACE shirts or solid, non logo'd shirts ONLY. No SeaWorld shirts, no coaster shirts (even if they are SeaWorld coasters), no competing parks shirts. Your shirt can only have an ACE logo or nothing. If you show up with a logo'd shirt you will not be permitted into the event. At the conclusion of your shift, you are more than welcome to stay in the park and enjoy SeaWorld's other offerings. No guests will be permitted unless for some reason we do not fill all of the spots.

Please keep in mind that even though this is not a sponsored ACE function, all ACE Code of Conduct rules apply. Please do not sign up unless you can commit to your entire shift. In the past, we have had riders show up for their assigned shift and then leave with some excuse or sneak out once they got their fill of the ride. Not only does that leave unfilled seats, it shows a complete lack of courtesy to the park. Please don't give us a reason to exclude you from future media events. 

Sign ups begin now and will close promptly at 8pm on Saturday, June 4th. At that point we will fill the slots based on preference and let you know by Sunday, June 5th what your shift is, if any. If we get more volunteers than needed, we will invoke a lottery selection process so please register those in your household together.

To register, simply click the link (do not send your registration via email, we are only accepting volunteers at this link):

If you have any questions, please let me know. We look forward to seeing you at Mako!!


Chris Kraftchick
Regional Rep, FL
American Coaster Enthusiasts