Manta is a steel flying roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando. The attraction allows guests to encounter numerous species of ray before boarding a manta ray-shaped train that takes them on a 3,359-foot-long (1,024 m) roller coaster ride above the park, reaching top speeds of 56 miles per hour (90 km/h). Designed by Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard, Manta restrains riders in the prone position and features four inversions. The well-received attraction officially opened to the public on May 22, 2009. Their slogan is "Dive deep, fly high…".
SeaWorld Orlando revealed the concept that was to become Manta to a gathering of travel industry representatives and community leaders on April 2, 2008, although it had been in the planning stages for years. The exact specifications were not immediately revealed, but the park said it would be their largest single investment in an attraction and that it would open sometime in 2009. The park also announced that the attraction would include a roller coaster, but that it would be more than just a roller coaster. Joseph Couceiro—vice president of sales and marketing—described the ride as "the next generation SeaWorld attraction" that would immerse guests in elements of marine life.
Kayla Wynn | Jul 15, 2018
Manta was awesome! Definitely get the full experience of what it's like swimming like a Manta Ray. Only down side, could use a ceiling fan in the hallway at the stairs before boarding the ride. Other than that, NO COMPLAINTS!!
Garth McKenzie | Aug 6, 2018
Pretty good day kids had a blast on the rides.....at least those brave enough! Found out that the uprade to include eating all day made perfect sense. BTW eat all day means eating a standard meal once each hour!
Deanne Walker | Aug 5, 2018
Wow! What an experience! I have never been on a roller coaster like this one before. I absolutely loved how different it was to be face down, almost as if you were flying or hang gliding. The backwards roll was so awesome. You could definitely feel the g-forces on that one. Hands down my favorite coaster at SeaWorld!
Graham Sweeney | Aug 3, 2018
Great ride experience and were lucky enough to have short wait times. Get some good views across the park as well as thrills. The slightly different 'hanging' ride may not be for all, especially those who do not like being harnessed in and their legs restrained.
Arthur Nuss | Jul 1, 2018
This line was the longest of the 3 coasters. With that being said, it's unique mechanic of making you face down during the ride makes it by far the most memorable of the 3. This was the last one we rode for the day, but it would be the only one I suggest riding a second time.
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