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Manta

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.

Related: See Manta Pictures

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2012 Steel Launched Mack

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 54 feet
  • G-force: 4 G's
  • Height: 30 feet
  • Launch: LSM
  • Length: 2,835 feet
  • Trains: 4 - 20 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 56 seconds
  • Top Speed: 43 mph

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.

Ride capacity: 1,400 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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