Manta, SeaWorld

Don't be deluded by Manta's calm exterior. It's quickly gaining a rocking reputation, bolstered by its first-in- <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100400000000" title="Florida" href="/topic/us/florida-PLGEO100100400000000.topic">Florida</a> flying position (face down, head first) and cemented by the harrowing first loop. The back row -- rated EI for extremely intense -- is for fearless folks only.<br>
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At least the wait is soothing. It's mostly indoors and wraps around an aquarium featuring more than 300 rays and assorted other sealife.<br>
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<b>Wild or mild scale:</b> 5 out of 5<br>
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<b>Theming/atmosphere</b>: 5 out of 5<br>
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<b>NEXT:</b> SheiKra at Busch Gardens<br>
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(Photo: JOE BURBANK/Orlando Sentinel)<br>
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( August 7, 2014 )

Don't be deluded by Manta's calm exterior. It's quickly gaining a rocking reputation, bolstered by its first-in- Florida flying position (face down, head first) and cemented by the harrowing first loop. The back row -- rated EI for extremely intense -- is for fearless folks only.

At least the wait is soothing. It's mostly indoors and wraps around an aquarium featuring more than 300 rays and assorted other sealife.

Wild or mild scale: 5 out of 5

Theming/atmosphere: 5 out of 5

NEXT: SheiKra at Busch Gardens

(Photo: JOE BURBANK/Orlando Sentinel)

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