Mantis is a multielement "stand-up" roller coaster designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard of Switzerland. Three specially designed trains allow riders to experience this 3,900-foot long tubular steel tracked roller coaster while standing up. Mantis begins with a 145-foot tall lift hill and a 137-foot initial descent that accelerates the trains 60 mph. On board you'll encounter four inverting elements, in order: 119-foot tall vertical loop; 103-foot tall dive loop; 83-foot tall inclined loop; and a 360-degree flat spin. Since opening in 1996, Mantis has given more than 13 million rides.
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|1996||Steel||Stand-Up||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Angle Of Descent: 52 degrees||Drop: 137 feet|
|Height: 145 feet||Inversions: 4|
|Length: 3,900 feet||Trains: 3 - 32 passenger|
|Ride Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds||Top Speed: 57 mph|
|Train Mfg: Bolliger & Mabillard|
Estimated cost: $12 million
Train has eight cars with one row each, standing four abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,800 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall
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