Manta vs. Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando: Which Is Your Favorite?

Manta Roller Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

A look at two of SeaWorld's best roller coasters: Manta and Kraken.

From the serene to the extreme, SeaWorld Orlando has something for everyone. Today, we honor the park's two biggest, baddest rides: Manta and Kraken. Take a joy ride with us to learn about the intensity and thrills of both roller coasters.

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Manta

Manta is the only flying roller coaster of its kind in the world. You are seated in a head-first, face-down position. The ride track is smooth creating the sensation of gliding like a giant ray as you fly in an inverted nosedive.

Manta Fast Facts:

  • Date Opened: May 22, 2009
  • 32 passengers per train
  • 12 ft wingspan
  • Maximum Height 141 ft
  • Maximum G-Force 3.7
  • 2 inline twists
  • Ride Length 3,359ft
  • Ride Time 2 minutes 36 seconds
  • 4 inversions

Kraken

Kraken is a floorless roller coaster. Roller-coaster enthusiasts constantly rank this ride as one of the world's top floorless steal coasters in the world. Your feet dangle as you sit in open-sided seats, riding on a pedestal above the track.

Kraken Fast Facts:

  • Date Opened: June 1, 2000
  • 32 passengers per train
  • Maximum Height 149 ft
  • Maximum G-Force 3.9
  • 7 Inversions
  • Ride Length 4,177 ft
  • Ride Time 2 minutes 2 seconds
  • 2 vertical loops
  • Top Speed 65 mph

Cover image: Manta roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

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