The Manta flying roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando is inspired by the underwater flight of these powerful creatures. Guests are placed in a horizontal "flying" position and then hoisted up 140-feet to begin a journey that includes four thrilling inversions at speeds reaching nearly 60 miles per hour. At times the track on Manta soars so close to the water below that the train's wings actually skim the water.
Manta opens at SeaWorld Orlando in 2009.
|2009||Steel||Flying, Multielement||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Height: 140 feet||Drop: 113 feet|
|Top Speed: 56 mph||Length: 3,359 feet|
|Inversions: 4||Trains: 3 - 32 passenger|
|Train Mfg: Bolliger & Mabillard||Ride Time: 2 minutes, 35 seconds|
Train has eight cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,500 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall
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