Manta is a unique, flying coaster attraction at SeaWorld Orlando which provides riders an exciting, soaring view of the park. The ride features a queue with live Sting Ray encounters, ray-inspired artwork and meticulous theming. The project spans more than 4-acres and extends over several waterways with timed jet sprays to portray the splashing of a Ray as the ride goes by. The project opened in 2009 and led to immediate increased park attendance and continues to be one of the best attractions the park offers.
FCA was responsible for the entire area development design effort including site design, landscape, irrigation, queue design, exterior furnishings and complete coordination with other design disciplines. FCA was involved from early design through construction observation.