Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Manta, a roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by Leo Lin
Manta is a Mack Launch Coaster that takes riders over and around the former Forbidden Reef section of the park. The ride's kicks off with a high-speed launch from a video tunnel, upon which images of rays are projected upon a 270-degree curved screen.
Manta covers its 2,835 feet of track in 1 minute and 56 seconds - the speed tops out at 43 mph and the largest drop is just 54 feet, but the twisting track design provides plenty of airtime.
Also part of Manta is a 100,000 gallon touch pool and aquarium that allows guests to reach in and touch/feed California bat rays, white sturgeons, and shovelnose guitarfish. Go downstairs (either via the ride line of the non-rider's side) for an underwater view of the aquarium animals!
If you prefer air time to crushing G-forces, you will love Manta. - Rob McCullough
Sea World hit a grand slam here. Even with the strict guidelines that this ride couldn't be taller than a certain height, Sea World created a thrilling coaster that still manages to be family friendly. The queue is fun to look at and the launch tunnel is definitely something unique. The ride is lengthy and just flat out great fun. - Manny Barron
For a family coaster it has alot of airtime which makes it a bit intense... Very fun. - N O
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