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Manta SWSD opening date?

LoneStar LoneStar Profile

Posted:
2/5/12 at
9:38:05 AM

Any word on when Manta at SWSD will open? I will be in SD for a Cutco conference May 9-12 and would love to hit up Sea World.

Gracias from Guatemala,

Pat-O

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by RobLec RobLec Profile at 2/5/12 11:50:38 AM

> Any word on when Manta at SWSD will open? I will be in SD ...
>

There's a SeaWorld in South Dakota? ;)

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 2/5/12 1:01:27 PM

> Any word on when Manta at SWSD will open? I will be in SD
> ...
> > There's a SeaWorld in South Dakota? ;)

I thought it was in San Dimas! Thank you, William Preston and Theodore Logan.

I really gotta watch that movie again. it's been sooo long...

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by LoneStar LoneStar Profile at 2/5/12 3:51:18 PM

Party on dudes!

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 2/5/12 4:10:47 PM

> Party on dudes!

What number am I thinking of?

It'll be kind of surreal when I watch it again, knowing that two of my favorites have died in recent years, both of whom I've seen in person, too..George Carlin and Clarence Clemons.

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 2/6/12 12:26:38 AM

I don't expect it to open until Memorial Day weekend, but to best of my knowledge the park hasn't officially announced the date, so there is hope.

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 2/8/12 3:43:58 PM

Official opening date for SeaWorld San Diego Manta roller coaster is May 26. Confirmed by the park.

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 5/7/12 7:56:09 PM
Here is some Manta test run footage. Maybe they should have went with a NASCAR theme, and named it "California Speedway' from the way it sounds. :)

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7Nt4aaQHTW8

Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 5/7/12 8:13:55 PM
Yeah, a brainiac on youtube said that the noise is because of the combination of the freshly painted track rails, and the poly/nylon wheels; The screeching will go away once the paint build up wears down. I'll take his word for it.
Re: Manta SWSD opening date? by mugen828 mugen828 Profile at 5/8/12 11:30:57 AM
I understand it's seaworld, but that coaster does look tame. I bet it's fun, no doubt, but I thought even without people on it it'd look a little quicker.
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