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    Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...?v=clVPiaRdr8c

    SeaWorld's Manta coaster will be up and swimming come May of this year. Above is a commercial for the new ride. The imagery is quite startling. I'd say the thing will be more heavily themed than most coasters that are not Disney or Universal. Bet it will be all kinds of fun!
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    Re: Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it. It is supposed to have some really pretty rockwork and waterfalls, I've also heard the queue will be so impressive that they're going to have a very similar location that people who don't want to ride the coaster can go through as well.

    I'm hoping that the coaster at least goes through one "show" building which is an aquarium so it feels like you're actually diving under water with the rays. The only thing that Sea World has built that wasn't at least pretty was Kraken. That's just a boring coaster to me, but it seems they're aiming higher with this. It's still just a coaster and won't match near the level of theming at Disney, but it looks like it may be at least as good with the theming as Dueling Dragons was at IOA.

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    Re: Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    Looks very cool. Dueling Dragons is good, but all the themeing is in the queue. The actual ride doesn't have much. It will be interesting to see what they do with the HP theme. I just hope the queue is still as awesome.


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    Re: Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    Looks fun!
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    Re: Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    that is an awesome TV Advert !

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    Re: Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    I can't wait to see what it looks like with the water and landscaping but judging by the track layout animation videos that I've seen on youtube, it's going to be one amazing ride! Something like SFMM's Tatsu but over water instead of a forest of trees. However, the pretzel loop occurs very early on in Manta which makes it a much more intense ride than the ad would seem to suggest!

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    Re: Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by kcnole View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it. It is supposed to have some really pretty rockwork and waterfalls, I've also heard the queue will be so impressive that they're going to have a very similar location that people who don't want to ride the coaster can go through as well.

    I'm hoping that the coaster at least goes through one "show" building which is an aquarium so it feels like you're actually diving under water with the rays. The only thing that Sea World has built that wasn't at least pretty was Kraken. That's just a boring coaster to me, but it seems they're aiming higher with this. It's still just a coaster and won't match near the level of theming at Disney, but it looks like it may be at least as good with the theming as Dueling Dragons was at IOA.
    The advertisement leads you to believe that the ride will be highly themed ..with the possibility of traveling through a living aquatic environment such as an aquarium building or tropical pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Looks very cool. Dueling Dragons is good, but all the themeing is in the queue. The actual ride doesn't have much. It will be interesting to see what they do with the HP theme. I just hope the queue is still as awesome.
    SeaWorld has a long history of incorporating lavish queues into their rides.

    Quote Originally Posted by PretzelSouls View Post
    Looks like fun!!
    Looks like an ocean of fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by DLRP_bopazot View Post
    that is an awesome TV Advert !
    Very cool ..with a surreal feel.

    Quote Originally Posted by brand42 View Post
    I can't wait to see what it looks like with the water and landscaping but judging by the track layout animation videos that I've seen on youtube, it's going to be one amazing ride! Something like SFMM's Tatsu but over water instead of a forest of trees. However, the pretzel loop occurs very early on in Manta which makes it a much more intense ride than the ad would seem to suggest!
    The ad only hints at the ride's intensity. Looks to be an extremely smooth ride, though.
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    Re: Commercial For SeaWorld Florida's New Manta Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by kcnole View Post
    It's still just a coaster and won't match near the level of theming at Disney, but it looks like it may be at least as good with the theming as Dueling Dragons was at IOA.
    Have you seen pictures of the interior queue construction? Certainly Disney quality themeing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    The advertisement leads you to believe that the ride will be highly themed ..with the possibility of traveling through a living aquatic environment such as an aquarium building or tropical pool.
    See post above. That is what the queue will be. It will house dozens of live aquariums, inside of a themed rock structure that looks pretty good.


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