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SeaWorld San Diego

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Swooping over sea and sky Manta combines amazing underwater animal habitats with an exhilarating launched family coaster. The ride experience begins in a show building with a 270-degree projection show featuring animated scenes. From here riders are launched out of the building to ascend to coaster's maximum height – 30 feet – followed by the largest drop of 54-feet into a below-grade trench and tunnel. The 2,800-foot custom layout meanders around a section of the park and features a second, mid-course booster launch. SeaWorld, unfortunately, faced burdensome restrictions on the from the overly strict California Coastal Commission which capped the ride's height at 30-feet. Despite the restrictions, Manta ended up being a surprise hit and is ultimately a fantastic family roller coaster.

See related: Manta Pictures

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2012 Steel Launched Mack
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Launch
  • G-force
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 56 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    4 - 20 passenger

Manta Facts & History

The previous Forbidden Reef exhibit was incorporated into Manta, including a touch pool and a 100,000-gallon aquarium exhibit with Bat rays and more than 400 fish.

Opening date: May 26, 2012

Train has five cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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