For those who are thinking the ride is on the short side, you do realize that its only about 300 feet shorter than Tatsu, right? That would make it the second longest flyer thats out there? As for the block brake, I'm not entirely sure of its purpose on this particular ride, despite them running 3 trains....unless they really think they can get the trains dispatched quickly enough to justify having the extra block mid ride. As for the water effect, it will be simulated....not the actual train making the splash like Sheikra or Griffon....at least thats the last I heard. If they operate Manta like Kraken, the mid-course brake will be used very lightly and have little to no effect on the ending of the ride.
^Yes--actually we were! We both went to the parks today and we had a little bit of overlap in our photos considering we were next to each other for the majority of the time.
I'm somewhat excited with the pretzel loop being the premier element for the coaster, but I'm hoping that the loop itself is not too intense, as this is the only element that has ever pushed my limits of comfort to sickness when riding a coaster. I am definitely looking forward to the completion of the track work and especially after what has been done so far, I look forward to seeing the ride blend in well with all that Seaworld Orlando has to offer already.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
I'm actually a fan of the layout. The pretzel loop is one of my favorite elements, and I think the best flyers are ones that stay close to the ground, and interact with the environment; it looks like Manta will do just that!
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