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Manta Roller Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

Find out what it's like to spin, glide, skim and fly like a giant ray when you ride the only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world. It's a seamless blend of up close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down thrill ride. Manta. Only at SeaWorld in Orlando.

UP-CLOSE WITH MANTAVisitors to SeaWorld Orlando can now find out what it’s like to spin, glide, skim and fly like a giant ray when they experience the only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world. A seamless blend of up close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down thrill ride, Manta is an adventure only SeaWorld could create.

Go up-close with Manta and get the inside story on the habitats, the marine life and the thrills.

The habitats
Exploring the depths of the sea and roaming among Manta’s freshwater lagoon and saltwater habitats are just part of the new attraction’s thrill. With 10 stunning and uniquely configured aquariums, riders and non-riders alike will find themselves surrounded by the beauty and mystique of Manta’s underwater elements.

Total number of aquariums:
10

Size:
nearly 250,000 gallons, more than 2,800 square feet

Water temperature:
45 to 78 degrees




Unique configurations:
Pop up aquarium — smaller guests “pop up” in the middle of this aquarium, surrounding themselves with hundreds of fish.

Overhead aquariums — part of the massive ray habitat, this 220-square-foot viewing panel means guests will find hundreds of rays schooling over their heads.

Viewing panels:
Up to six inches thick acrylic

Total weight of panels:
nearly 55,000 pounds

Weight of largest panel:
nearly 16,000 (overhead aquarium)

Did you know?
71,000 pounds of salt are in the clear water of Manta’s fish habitats. That’s about equal to 586,000 2-ounce salt shakers you might find on your dinner table.

The total weight of the water in Manta’s habitats is about 2,125,000 pounds, as much as 150 killer whales or about as much as an empty space shuttle.

SeaWorld’s water experts maintain a very special — and secret — recipe for saltwater. Don’t ask, it’s not for sale.
The 220-square-foot overhead viewing panel is the single largest, free span acrylic piece ever produced by its manufacturer, Nippura.Manta’s 3,000 fish and rays eat almost 300 pounds of food each day. In comparison, Shamu eats close to that each day, too.
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