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Postby Jcoaster » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:32 pm

sam06pr wrote:are they going to finish this project sooner than expected? I know they still have the aquarium and all that other stuff, but it looks like Manta is almost halfway done and it is not even sept.

nonetheless...... :b :b :b :b YAY!!!!


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Postby Jhcbiinoc » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:03 pm

This looks like a really good coaster.....while it looks as if it might not be as intense as Tatsu, I think it still looks to be on par. I think the drop and Pretzel Loop will likely be pretty intense, and we have yet to see how the rest of the layout shapes up.

Plus, I think the theming of the ride is going to help as well. I would imagine the reason for the speed of construction of the actual ride is because the surrounding area will end up being pretty elaborate.

If you look at the photos online as well as the layout, there are a couple of interesting developments: one, something interesting looks like it will happen after the pretzel loop as the supports go from being high in the air to being near ground level in a very short space; two, the inline twist appears as if it might be more like a zero g roll, and looking at that layout picture/artwork, apparently right after the dive to the water and the splash, you will fly right up in front of a waterfall as you go into the last flat spin, which could be pretty cool depending on how they pull it off.

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Postby KrakenKing » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:24 pm

sam06pr wrote:are they going to finish this project sooner than expected? I know they still have the aquarium and all that other stuff, but it looks like Manta is almost halfway done and it is not even sept.

nonetheless...... :b :b :b :b YAY!!!!


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To stay on topic, this ride is looking to be pretty awesome. The pullout of the pretzel loop into that turn looks like it would be awesome in the back row!
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Postby sam06pr » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:21 pm

coolhandluke wrote:
sam06pr wrote:it looks like Manta is almost halfway done and it is not even sept.

Wow. Florida must be in some crazy time zone.
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i meant December LOL oops! LOL

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Postby justint87 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:23 pm

OrlandoRocks today posted 3 pages worth of new photos of the construction of Manta. It looks like they had some type of media day today as pictures were taken from inside the construction area.

On the topic of the ride, the pretzel loop is now complete and the second inversion has already gone up.

Link: orlandorocks.com/info.aspx?location=seaworld&type=all&Attraction=manta&sub=construction&pg=1

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Postby astroworldfan1 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:25 pm

That is simply stunning. Move over S:UF! I have got to ride this ride!

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Postby sam06pr » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:07 pm

yes!! i want more inline twist. I hope its a half to!

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Postby KrakenKing » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:09 pm

Ha! That barrel roll wasn't even listed ON the layout! That sure came out of nowhere.
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Postby robbalvey » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:17 pm

TPR was also at the media event today and we will have photos and video soon!

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Postby Not For Sale » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:43 pm

Hola, ladies and gentlemen. Today I have some Manta goodness for you. Here are the photos, and the video will come later today.

Edit: added Adam's photos

Edit 2: Added my video. Maybe I'll make it good at one point. I stayed up all night editing it and getting really frustrated with iMovie, so this is the product.

Edit 3: Added Adam's video.

My video (5 minutes general info)


Adam's video (13 minutes, in depth)

Click to download video to your computer or iPod/iPhone

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It's so homey.
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Adam and I bearing our super stylish hard hats. Also see: transition glasses.
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This is a picture of an inedible pretzel.
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And that's an aquarium. No, not the guy on the left, the building.
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This is Brian Morrow, the project manager of Manta.
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And those are new supports.
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You may notice that this piece of track wasn't here 5 minutes earlier.
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Non-riding entrance.
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The non-riding entrance is that black thing on the bottom right.
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The track monkey doing his work.
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Sing, Brian Morrow, sing!
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I believe this is the "VIP entrance".
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Keep working, track monkey.
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These are the missing stairs for the lift hill.
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The future site of an inline twist. Yes, it will go through the pretzel loop.
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Here's some rock work at the bottom of the pretzel loop.
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Track monkey almost done.
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And that's when the batteries on my camera died. I took the rest on Adam's camera, and those photos will be coming soon.
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Here's the first Adam's camera photo. Pictured: the cutest support ever.
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New concept art, I think.
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Sorry about the glare, friend. It was really hard to get a picture of these because there was food on the table right in front of it, and it was a coaster event after all.
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Here's a picture of an ape dressed like a child near a waterfall.
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Obligatory shot.
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That was all the construction they did. They were either taking a union break or there was a shift change.
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That's all the photos now. Look forward to the video late tonight.
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