Manta soft opening starts Tues., May 5*
SeaWorld Orlando just announced that its new B&M Flying coaster Manta
will "soft open" to the public on Tuesday, May 5, at noon.
Since I can't be there for the opening, I am asking all Orlando-area Theme Park Insider readers, as well as visitors in town for the day, to submit your write-ups and reviews as soon as you ride. You can post to the Blog Flume here and post photos to our Facebook page.
* Update: SeaWorld just released this POV video:
* Update 2: You can win a free on-ride photo or a front-of-the-line pass on the SeaWorld website.
Dang!!! Park hours show 9AM-7PM and I work that, so won't be til Friday when I'm off!!!! Grrrrrr.....
I'll be there, but I'm wondering whether Robert will actually post my report. He has already failed to post my trip report to Busch Gardens Williamsburg from the dates of April 25-26th??? I guess we'll see....?????
Where did you post the report, the blog or the board? I didn't see it.
According to the Orlando Sentinel it might be limited. Opening every day at noon on Tue 5th through at least Sun 10th.
Looks great! Won't get to ride it until 2011 so be sure to get lots of pics!! :)
Robert, just read your reply. FYI to you, I posted my trip report to the discussion board on Tuesday the 28th of April regarding my trip report of Busch Gardens Williamsburg on the 25th and 26th of April. No problem if you didn't receive it, but I had no problems on my end sending it.
Very nice.... Looks fun - Too bad we are only going to Disney next week.... We usually go to Discovery Cove and Sea World…. But we are trying to save a little $$ this year…
Jeff is right, Robert you must have a problem in the sever.
My "fill your row" referral code on the
VG, ....no worries.... Robert likes some of us and others he just passes to the side in hopes we'll go away????
And I'm gonna be on it at 11am, yes, thats right, 11am on Tuesday. Taking lots of pictures :D
FWIW, I approve everything that isn't (a) a dupe of something I just approved, (b) robot-generated nonsense or (c) clearly libelous (and that's extremely rare.)
Looking forward to your report, Gareth!
Robert, I appreciate your response regarding the lack of accepted posts. Speaking solely of my post, I DID NOT have any duplications of something you have previously just approved, NO robot-generated nonsense or any clearly libelous reports, etc....
I keep watching for the Manta train on a test run but have yet to see it. I can see a portion of the track from right outside of my construction trailer.
Has anyone tried to register for the Sea World website to take the quizzes for the front of the line access thing? Every time I try to register, it always says Error registering account.
Cool Deal! I was hoping for a soft open.. we will be in Orlando April 8th through 17th. Was going to go to SeaWorld at the end of trip, but I may have to rework that plan!
It soft opened today at 2. Should be open every day from here on out...
I will say that out of ALL the B&M flying coasters this one is by far my Favorite!!! You just seem to to actually fly over things! The theme is great and I can only say that people who ride this coaster later on will get the complete experience!
Thanks for the reviews and photos. The ride looks just amazing. SeaWorld may not have a lot of "ride" attractions, but the ones the do have, by and large, are amazing. I simply cannot wait for my Orlando trip in 2010!
That's a remarkably poor "official" video. Poor cutting choices and they really should have tweaked the audio (wind noise is sooooo exciting). And why the heck isn't it widescreen?
I think the reason for the quality of the video is because they were going for an amateur rider video style.
Jason - Were you able to resolve your issue with registering on the Manta site? I was able to do so with no problems.
Nope, still says "Error registering account" every time I try. I've tried both of my email addresses, multiple passwords, and tried using a different computer, but to no avail. I have no idea what's going on.
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