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    Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    My girlfriend and I finally had our chance to ride Manta, and I personally am very pleased with the ride. Sitting in the very front is the best! I love the launches and the best time to go on is when Sea World has shows going for people to watch. We got to ride it twice. I think its a great family ride and a wonderful addition to Sea World San Diego.

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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    I loved it too! My only real gripe is that the video in the launch tunnel looks great so long as the launch exit doors are closed. I've ridden it multiple times and the doors only close 3/4 of the time.
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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    Rode it during one of the Media events, really nice ride, well suited for the park.

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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    It looks a great ride, but the landscaping has not been competed. Then it would be fantasic ride
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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    I've ridden the ride in the front seat, the back seat, the middle seats... I'm waiting to somehow ride it backwards... :P

    My Gran'Daughter loves riding it in the front seat, but it really isn't that much better to be worth an extra 15 minutes wait time when there's a line for the ride; save riding in the front for when it's the end of the night mid-week and you can just walk on to the ride.

    The back seat is nearly as good a ride as the front, and the lines for it are much shorter then the lines for the front seats.

    And as you move closer to the middle seats, the sorter the lines tend to be, without too much of a loss of thrills.

    If the washing out of the video in the launch tunnel bothers you, ride after dusk. Lines for the ride can be shorter at night, too, especially on nights when the temperature cools quickly (I went on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and the lines disappeared about 8:30 PM).

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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    Having been on the one at SeaWorld Orlando, I was incredibly disappointed by the queue. Comparing just coaster to coaster, I'd give the edge to San Diego, but the bare landscape was a serious let down.

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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    Yes! I finally had our chance to ride Manta, and I personally am very pleased with the ride. Sitting in the very front is the best! I love the launches and the best time to go on is when Sea World has shows going for people to watch.

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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    Though apprehensive when they were first building the coaster, I am pleased with how it turned out. Not too scary, but exciting enough for anyone, even after multiple rides in different rows. It's so fluid and free that it's almost worth having to get a little locker and everything. The "flying" feeling always wakes me up. I'd say they did a great job with it considering the restrictions SD has with roller coasters.

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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    I am going to try to get to SeaWorld San Diego for the 50th, and I can't wait to ride their Manta!
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    Re: Who Here Had The Chance To Ride Manta At Sea World San Diego?

    I haven't been there yet, but it is on my list of parks to visit. I'll probably make it a multiday trip and combine it with the San Diego Zoo and the historic Giant Dipper at Belmont Park. I've heard nothing but positive reviews about Manta at SWSD.
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