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Postby Not For Sale » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:10 pm

I know how you boys like your construction: extra constructiony. Here's your update for 12/3.
These are the new signs for Take Flight 2.
All our favorite concept art characters are up there.
This will be right after the last flat spin.
They've been working on that station quite a bit since we last met.
TPR exclusive shot.
This fella was painting the track on the end of the segments.
I hope this ride doesn't suck. That would suck if it sucks.
This will be the equivalent of theKumba corkscrew shot.
They're doing rock work at the bottom of the pretzel loop.
Don't expect to see much more of this, it's just because the on ride photo is there.
This is that last turn into the brake run.
It's getting tough to fit the whole ride in frame now.
Check back tomorrow for another update! As always, don't hesitate to ask for full-res versions of my construction pictures. Thanks for reading.
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Update 12/3/08

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:11 pm

Well, Bryan and I are back with a lengthy update covering Manta's fast moving construction as trackwork nears completion...
Much work has been completed since our last visit...
Even this finally turn into the brake run looks smooth and wonderfully fun!
Not too much left to be installed...
A new Manta advertisement has been placed on the construction wall at the entrance. Looks promising!
A flyer in Orlando--my dream come true!
Yah, yah yah... Through the trees.
Swing-set supports hold up the new mid-course brake run.
Much of the work is visible from the Key West side of the park.
The station and aquarium/queue has also been heavily worked on since the construction tour we took a few weeks ago.
Even this single part of the coaster is photogenic!
Personally, I think the first drop will be one of the most fun elements--flying over guests will definitely take the flying coaster sensation to the next level. Take that Superman!
The flatspin and turnaround that we saw under construction is now complete.
Painters are working on completed track sections (as seen here on the pretzel/dive loop) to paint the track at the segment connection points.
A nice looking flatspin...
Though the element scares me already, it does look fantastic at any angle!
Are those show lights I see?
Seaworld has done a great job of bringing much focus towards this single element, making a focal point of the attraction.
To guard the track from ongoing rockwork, it has been covered carefully with construction tarps and wrappings.
This looks alot like an inverted coaster's corkscrew.
Elegantly curvacious.
The project is huge, now dominating the park's skyline.
With trackwork near completion, prepare to see the terrain change drastically as the ride's ocean and land features are built up.
Soon to be completed: Manta.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!


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Postby mertz19 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:25 pm

Great photos! I cant wait to ride this thing! :b

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Postby HEADCHEEZ » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:35 pm

Great Pictures!

My family and I are planning a trip to Orlando in 2009. With 2 fantastic coasters coming, I hope it happens!


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Postby kamikazewatermelon » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:39 pm

Wow, I'm kinda disappointed about the short length, though

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Postby Kalepi_Konei » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:25 pm

^Why don't you take a look at other Flyers before you say that.

They all pale in comparison in size compared to this is Tatsu. ;)

This ride is looking better and better each day.

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Postby TheHulk » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:46 pm

*drools* This is coaster ecstacy! :b A flying coaster in Orlando, and we're planning to head up there in 09 also.

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Postby sam06pr » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:46 pm

I like the fact that they are theming most of the base of the supports. They are going the extra mile. Way to go SWO!

They are just hauling butt on this ride. It is almost completed and its not even the end of the year...well it is lol.

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Postby vacoaster » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:04 pm

All I can say that even though I havent ridden Tatsu.. I cannot and will not try to compare Manta to it. Manta, even though small looks to be very promising. The best thing I can use as an example is take Patriot at worlds of fun, or Great Bear, or even Alpengiest its a great ride but if you compare it to Batman: the ride a smaller coaster... as proven to me this summer... Batman can be just as intense if not even MORE! intense as its non stop, back to back elements and speed. Manta in the first half in a short span of length hits you with 3 elements.

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Postby SLUSHIE » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:42 pm

Isn't there some kind of splash down thing to build after the MCBR or is there just going to be a turn into the station?


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