SeaWorld San Diego puts first Manta track in place
SeaWorld San Diego announced today that it has laid the first track section for its Manta roller coaster
that will debut next year. (Photos courtesy SeaWorld)
The SeaWorld Manta will be a Mack launch coaster into a video effects tunnel before skimming the surface of the Forbidden Reef section of park. (The original Manta coaster, at SeaWorld Orlando, is a Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster.) San Diego's more family-friendly Manta will cover 2,835 feet of track in 1 minute and 56 seconds, with a top speed of 43 miles per hour.
I didn't know they were adding "Manta" in San Diego!
43 miles per hour is very fast for a family coaster. They should slow it down to 35 mph so the ride will last longer.
I'm excited that an actual high quality ride will be showing up in Sea World SD considering the weak motion simulators of the past as well as Atlantis being pretty mediocre. I'm just hoping that this doesn't become another Magic Mountain of the 1990's because of the new coaster. I doubt it though.
'Does Mr Burns Interesting' WIll it fly like Orlando's?
Should be a fantastic ride. Along with Transformers and Cars Land, I can't wait to visit SoCal next summer for this 3 major new attractions.
"I would disagree that 43 mph is fast for a family coaster. It also depends on what you consider a family coaster."
SeaWorld is adding a new coaster and you folks want to dispute if it is a family coaster or not…Hahahaha..
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