2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Manta vs. Cheetah Hunt
It's all SeaWorld Parks in the
2012 Theme Park Insider Tournament
today, as we've got a "surf and turf" match-up of two popular Florida coasters in the Best Roller Coaster bracket. Representing the "surf," it's SeaWorld Orlando's Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster, Manta. And representing the "turf," it's Busch Gardens' Intamin coaster Cheetah Hunt. Forget the pictures we typically run with these entries. Today, we're running with on-ride videos.
- at SeaWorld Orlando Manta VIDEO - at Busch Gardens Tampa Cheetah Hunt VIDEO
Voting is open for 24 hours. Campaign for your favorites in the comments, or rally the troops on Facebook and Twitter.
Tomorrow: Screeching tires or screaming Muppets? It's Lights! Motors! Action! vs. MuppetVision 3D in the Best Show bracket.
Been on neither, but my vote for Manta is based on what I've read..here and elsewhere..about these rides.
going to be first time on both this sept can't wait
On Manta, you can pretend your Superman, on Cheetah Hunt, you can pretend to be a hunter. Manta wins by miles.
I haven't ridden either of these as yet but should be able to do both in November this year - can't wait!
As much as I loved Cheetah Hunt, and wasn't one of the disappointed, I have to follow my heart.
Kelly, that's so beautiful (sniff, sniff..)
Have not ridden Cheetah Hunt yet, so by default my vote goes to Manta. But, even if I had, I think my vote would still go this way. Manta is one of the most fun coasters I have ever ridden, perfectly themed, smooth, and thrilling. Manta is one of my favorite coasters, a true masterpiece.
Sadly, I have not been to either park since 2007, so I should abstain. But, based upon which coaster I am MORE EAGER to ride, I will also go with my heart and choose Manta.
More than glad to vote against Cheetah Hunt. It never should have been here in the first place.
Haven't been on either but, voted for Manta because I like flyers. I'm a big fan of Batwing at Six Flags America.
I haven't been on either one, but since Tatsu is one of my top five steel coasters I voted for Manta. While Cheetah Hunt looks like a good ride, it also seems a bit overrated.
Manta is in my top two roller coasters that I've been fortunate to ride. You really get a beautiful feeling on this ride, there is a strong thrill factor about it, but it's got that lovely flying feeling that just stays with you. The theming is great as well.
Why does Cheetah Hunt look much better in the video than I remember from actually being on the ride? I think we were so P.O.'d and hot by the time we got through the almost 2 hour queue that it simply was unenjoyable.
I think this is an interesting match up thematically. Both rides have secondary attractions: Manta has its incredible queue, while Cheetah Hunt has the actual cheetah area. When it comes to the secondary aspects, I think Cheetah Hunt wins just because it's great close-up views of these majestic animals.
After having ridden neither coaster - gee, that didn't really come out right, did it? - I went for Cheetah Hunt after watching both vids. Only flyer I've been on is Top Gun at California's Great Adventure (yeah, I'm dating myself), and it was meh. Actually, I think I've been on another, but it was so overwhelming, I can't remember where/what/when.
Thanks Mike...I try not to be overly dramatic obviously :-))
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