SeaWorld Orlando’s Manta Promo Video

Roller Coaster News

SeaWorld Orlando’s flying roller coaster, Manta, is one of the most highly anticipated new rides of 2009. Recently, SeaWorld uploaded a promo video to YouTube. You don’t get to see the actual ride, but you do get a sense of the world-class theming that will surround the ride.

Here’s an excerpt from the official press release describing the ride’s theming:

The journey begins the second guests enter a mythical village filled with artisan-created engravings and artwork that celebrate ray legend and lore. No ordinary queue line – the attraction starts with the first step inside. Anticipation builds as guests wind through caverns adorned with ray-inspired art in marble, jewels, and mosaics, all hand-created and left behind by artists who were moved to pay tribute to the beauty, grace and intrigue of these animals.

Whether guests choose to ride or not, the attraction is a world unto itself. Floor-to-ceiling windows create mesmerizing face-to-fin encounters with 300 rays, as well as thousands of fish and mysterious creatures native to oceans all over the world. Shark rays, spotted eagles rays, leopard rays, cownose rays, and oscillate river rays float past guests with fluidity and grace in a view new to SeaWorld. Enhancing the feeling of awe, elaborate lighting, sound and rushing waterfalls further submerge guests into this underwater universe.

Check out this Manta Promo Video:

What’s Your Take?
What do you think about the new Manta roller coaster? Will you be making a trip to SeaWorld Orlando this year? Leave a comment below.

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  1. I think this looks like one of the best new rides. The theme looks to be great! I just wish it was going to be open when I'm there later this week!

  2. That stinks Matt. Well let us know what the construction looks like. I'm assuming by now they're working on the theming since the track work is all done.

    Thanks for reading.

  3. Well it looks like all the construction is done … they were working on landscaping and theme. As soon as I get the only good picture I got uploaded I'll send it your way.

  4. Thanks Matt. I'd love to see a picture from ground zero. Just send it to joel [at] thecoastercritic dot com and I'll post it.

  5. Rode Manta yesterday & it was a blast. Very smooth, really made you feel like you were flying.


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