Manta image. Image © SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando's new flying coaster Manta is likely to be closed for much of this week, in preparation for its grand opening on May 22.

Guests at SeaWorld have been able to experience the coaster for the last two weeks as part of a "soft opening" period. However, due to the large number of media events taking place this week it is likely to open only for short periods.

TPT advises those planned on riding Manta to wait until after the official opening date on May 22. As always for new and popular attractions, plan on arriving early and rushing straight to Manta in order to avoid a very long wait. Flying coasters such as Air at Alton Towers have typically suffered from relatively slow loading initially, and new rides are always prone to breakdowns.

Manta sees guests lying face down in a horizontal position, riding underneath cars shaped like giant manta rays. As well as reaching speeds of 60mph, and including four inversions, Manta distinguishes itself from other flying coasters through its use of water - with riders almost skimming the surface at times.

More details on Manta are available at the coaster's official website.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions over at Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section.



I am getting so excited about riding Manta!!!!!
It looks so good!!!!
Thanks TPT!!!

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