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Manta @ Sea World Orlando

Sea World Orlando: This a topic about the new 2009 rollercoaster which is supposed to be a B&M flyer. Dicuss your opinions.

From Justin Spisto
Posted May 3, 2008 at 11:43 AM
This a topic about the new 2009 rollercoaster which is supposed to be a B&M flyer. Dicuss your opinions.


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From Tim Strickland
Posted May 3, 2008 at 4:12 PM
I am glad to see SWO is getting this ride, but unfortunately I am taking my first trip there in August and will miss out on Manta. I really cant wait for more information from the park. I have ridden one flyer, Tatsu, two summers ago at SFMM and I was very impressed. I really thought the feel of the ride was very unique and I know B&M combined with Busch will make a great experience rather than just a ride.

From Justin Spisto
Posted May 4, 2008 at 1:19 PM
Manta is supposed to swoop over a take of live stingrays supposdly.

From Greg Bark
Posted May 4, 2008 at 4:45 PM
Really? Sweap over a ray tank and skim across a pond? THAT SOUNDS REALLY AWESOME!!! However, I think water features are getting a bit too common on Busch Coasters.

From Eli Katzman
Posted May 4, 2008 at 5:57 PM
Is it going to beat Tatsu's record? I meen, I audviously have NOTHING to do with Sea world, but I like knowing about the "facts". I'm usually exited about new "thrilling" or "good" coasters across the U.S.

From steve lee
Posted May 4, 2008 at 6:28 PM
What record does Tatsu even have?

Judging by the fact that AB reps have fervently refused to use the words "roller coaster" to describe this project, I think they're not going to try anything overly aggressive. That doesn't make it a bad ride - it just means they're going for something different than just a thrill machine.

From Justin Spisto
Posted May 5, 2008 at 12:15 PM
The ride itself should be great. I don't think they are going for any records. They just wanna add a lot of cool new features never seen before. By the way people Fareignheit is now test running at Hershey. There are pictures on this link!http://www.brandonscoasters.com/rcdbhersheyfahrenheit1.htm. Click on the Fareignheit caption.

From Eli Katzman
Posted May 5, 2008 at 12:15 PM
Tatsu is the tallest and fastest flying coaster, even though not many have been made. For those of you who don't know, the ones that you start on your back are not the same as flying coasters. Those coasters are called Flying-dutchman coasters, and they are made by Vekoma, not B&M.

From Justin Spisto
Posted May 5, 2008 at 12:17 PM
Those are pretty painful.

From David Graham
Posted May 5, 2008 at 1:14 PM
Of course this is only "rumored" art work concept that has gotten out, but if it IS the new coaster/ride then I can't wait.

http://www.ioacentral.com/other_parks/seaworld_orlando/manta_concept_art/index.htm

From Eli Katzman
Posted May 6, 2008 at 3:31 PM
Justin, I would'nt call 'em painful, it's just hard to see when you are moving downwards. Also, it sometimes feels like you're ankles are sort of loose, so your feet might come out (as a feeling). That is REALLY freaky for the people who haven't been on a vekoma flying-dutchman coaster.

David, I tried the link, and it said "Error 404- page not found". I did it again, same thing. Then i tried ioacentral.com, exact same thing! I really want to know what this coaster is like....

From Justin Spisto
Posted May 6, 2008 at 6:39 PM
All flying coasters are kinda painful for me. Especially when you hit the brakes and it takes like 15 minutes for the operators to unload the train and your just hanging there.

From steve lee
Posted May 6, 2008 at 6:49 PM
I'm not a huge fan of the flying coasters, but I really dislike flying dutchmen.

But I'm still really excited to see what Busch is planning for this. It could be a truly unique experience...or it could be as unexciting as the "slide through the dolphin tank" at Aquatica.

From David Graham
Posted May 7, 2008 at 11:17 AM
Eli, Not sure why I can copy and paste it and it works just fine. Same for just going to http://www.ioacentral.com as well. Might have been an issue when you tried, if it still happens let me know, and I'll try to email you the pics from it directly if you want.

From Justin Spisto
Posted May 7, 2008 at 12:05 PM
If the ride will be like what it shows in the pictures, it should be sick.

From Eli Katzman
Posted May 7, 2008 at 12:27 PM
David, it worked, so no need for email. Thanks for posting the site, though!

From David Graham
Posted May 7, 2008 at 2:44 PM
No Problem, I'm hoping those are correct pictures of it, but I wonder about the wing dipping in the water, just how wet will you get or how will they work it so you won't get wet...

From David Graham
Posted May 7, 2008 at 2:47 PM
Confirmed - (5/7/08) Screamscape sources tell us to expect the official announcement for Manta to take place sometime around May 30th

From Gareth H
Posted May 8, 2008 at 6:39 AM
Fox 35 are live at SeaWorld this evening, between 5pm and 9pm apparently.

From Justin Spisto
Posted May 8, 2008 at 9:46 AM
I have fox 5. Stupid NY.

From David Graham
Posted May 8, 2008 at 10:18 AM
Is it just Fox 35 Garth? Would be odd I think to announce to just one media on it, have to watch and see now...

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