SeaWorld Orlando's Manta roller coaster

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<li><b>Where:</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLENT000232" title="SeaWorld Orlando" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/tourism-leisure-industry/amusement-theme-parks/seaworld-orlando-PLENT000232.topic">SeaWorld</a> Orlando.</li>
<li><b>When:</b> Summer 2009.</li>
<li><b>Specifications:</b> Steel, 56 mph, 140-feet high, four inversions.</li>
<li><b>Distinguishing characteristics:</b> Queue meets aquarium, displaying 300 rays while you wait. After boarding, riders will shift into a face-down, horizontal position.</li>
<li><b>They say:</b> "This queue line will look like nothing you've seen before on the planet," enthuses Brian Morrow, director of design engineering at SeaWorld.</li>
<li><b>We say:</b> Strong theme and aquatic connection set the bar high. We don't like to be disappointed, but we like the fresh-to-Orlando riding position -- it's a bird, it's a plane, it's super-manta!</li>
<li><b>Web site:</b> seaworldorlando.com</li>
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( Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel / May 13, 2009 )

  • Where: SeaWorld Orlando.
  • When: Summer 2009.
  • Specifications: Steel, 56 mph, 140-feet high, four inversions.
  • Distinguishing characteristics: Queue meets aquarium, displaying 300 rays while you wait. After boarding, riders will shift into a face-down, horizontal position.
  • They say: "This queue line will look like nothing you've seen before on the planet," enthuses Brian Morrow, director of design engineering at SeaWorld.
  • We say: Strong theme and aquatic connection set the bar high. We don't like to be disappointed, but we like the fresh-to-Orlando riding position -- it's a bird, it's a plane, it's super-manta!
  • Web site: seaworldorlando.com

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