VIDEO: A ride on SeaWorld's Manta coaster starring the Orlando Attractions Magazine staff



Today marked the official opening of Manta, SeaWorld’s newest roller coaster. As part of the opening festivities, we were invited to ride the thrilling attraction and have our trip recorded on the “MantaCam,” allowing us to bring you a first-person look at all of the twists and turns that can be found throughout.

Prominently featured in the video are myself (Ricky Brigante), editor and chief photographer Matt Roseboom, and writer Deborah Brauser. I was the only one wearing a microphone, so most of the yelps, screams, and other strange noises you hear during the video are coming from me. Enjoy.

A full ride on SeaWorld's new Manta roller coaster

In addition to the MantaCam, SeaWorld took some fantastic stills of us having a good time on the ride, like the one included above. Here are a few more:





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James May 21, 2009 - 6:55 pm

i was their too with ace rideing the coaster

Kurt Nelson May 21, 2009 - 7:15 pm

I like how everyone in the row was relaxed except Matt.

Matt May 21, 2009 - 7:32 pm

I’m just getting used to the big coasters.

Louise May 21, 2009 - 8:20 pm

Great footage.

If you ever want to attach the mic to someone who can talk on a coaster but not scream…I’m your gal 🙂

micsaund May 21, 2009 - 9:16 pm

I’m in the camp with Louise if you need non-screaming riders for videos 😉

I wish the video had more POV footage and less on the riders, but that’s probably no surprise since I’ve voiced my opinions on that here before.

Matt May 21, 2009 - 9:34 pm

Actually, some screaming girls would probably have made it more exciting to watch.

Ricky May 21, 2009 - 10:08 pm

Normally I’d agree about more POV and less shots of the riders… but this time I’m in the video so I actually wanted to see more of us and less of the track! Their setup was rather impressive. They had cameramen stationed at several locations around the track and were cutting between the shots live as we were riding it. All of the video you see here was shot live during our ride. None is pre-recorded.

Andy G June 1, 2009 - 9:48 pm

Matt looks likes he’s holding on for dear life!!!

Matt June 1, 2009 - 10:57 pm

I was.

Lisa June 4, 2009 - 5:26 am

I got to ride this on the monday before it opened to the public on the friday.They were filming all day for this rollercoaster,Then they opened it to the public for about 15 minutes just before the park shut.Was amazing!

cat May 25, 2012 - 6:02 pm

hi i love it

cat May 25, 2012 - 6:03 pm

it was a lot of fun i was scar a lot and i scar my finds name my f was scaw to one said it a ride i said it not

mitchelly May 25, 2012 - 6:05 pm

lol i thanh i was go to dead i said i dead can you derss me up and said no


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