SeaWorld Roller Coasters: Kraken, Manta and Mako
Yes, there are SeaWorld roller coasters! SeaWorld Orlando is home to three world-class coasters: Kraken, Manta and Mako. Mako, the most recent SeaWorld roller coaster is also the tallest, longest and fastest coaster in Central Florida. Check out my video that looks at all three coasters!
SeaWorld Roller Coasters Video
Kraken is the oldest of the SeaWorld roller coasters. It opened in 2000 and is a floorless Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) steel coaster. I found it to be a great ride, especially with the inversions. Even though Kraken has over-the-shoulder restraints, there wasn’t a lot of head-bashing. I still like Dominator at Kings Dominion a bit better, but Kraken was still in great shape after sixteen years.
Manta is a steel-flying coaster by B&M that opened in 2009. It’s similar to Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Over Georgia, but I found Manta to be a much better ride, overall. It had a quicker load time and wasn’t quite as powerful as Superman (in a good way). I also felt more like I was flying while riding Manta than on Superman; Manta afforded me the opportunity to be able to pay more attention to the ride and enjoy it. Make sure to check out the wonderful queue, which is very different from most coasters and worth a visit on its own.
Mako, Mako, Mako…
What an amazing roller coaster. Mako opened in 2016 and is a steel hypercoaster designed by B&M. It is the longest, fastest and tallest roller coaster in Central Florida. There is so much ejector time (also known as airtime) on Mako that it’s a complete rush. Also, make sure to pay attention to the music in the entrance plaza and in the queue. Don’t forget to look up before you board for a special surprise.
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2 thoughts on “SeaWorld Roller Coasters: Kraken, Manta and Mako”
Thanks for the information on the 3 B&M coasters in Sea World Orlando. I noted that there isn’t a bunch of theming to the coasters once you leave the loading area. They are essentially, just fancy roller coasters. Why didn’t they at least landscape them heavily along the path of the track? Am I missing something? Also, I think you meant to say, “Manta,” a few times when you were saying, “Kraken.” Otherwise, really good stuff to know.
Thanks for the comment! Yes, I did notice that I mixed up my coaster names.
I think that there isn’t much landscaping because the coasters, for the most part, are so beautiful to look at. The park wants to make sure you know that they jut spent $20-$25 million on it.