If you've been reading my blog since the beginning of this year, you know that Alex and I had the opportunity to head to Sea World Orlando with some amazing mom bloggers and some of the team at Izea. Before our amazing dolphin experience, and shortly after we entered and started walking through the park, we noticed this HUGE ride that was being built. Alex asked to go on it right away, and I had to explain that it wouldn't be open until May. Well, here it is almost May, and I found that Sea World is hosting a countdown to the opening of MANTA and a contest to win a "Front-of-the-line" pass!
Follow the RealShamu on Twitter to get clues and tips, and browse the Ride Manta website to help you answer the questions on the Manta Quiz.
Exploring the depths of the sea and roaming among Manta’s freshwater lagoon and saltwater habitats are just part of the new attraction’s thrill. With 10 stunning and uniquely configured aquariums, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the beauty and mystique of Manta’s underwater elements.
More than 3,000 animals live in Manta’s state-of-the-art aquatic habitats, creating mesmerizing face-to-fin encounters with hundreds of rays, thousands of exotic fish and even a giant Pacific octopus.
From the About Manta Page:
You’ll go from seeing …From the start, Manta provides a glimpse into the incredible underwater worlds of tropical fish and rays -- many seldom seen. Floor-to-ceiling aquariums showcase rare leafy sea dragons and thousands of schooling fish. Your kids get a unique 360-degree underwater view by climbing into a pop-up aquarium. A massive Pacific octopus slinks back and forth between habitats through an underwater tube. Three hundred rays –- their group known as a “fever” -- swim/fly past you and even over their heads. You’ll be immersed and surrounded by thousands of mysterious creatures.
… To beingTurning a corner, you’ll peer through a waterfall then feel the punch of air as something huge zooms by, just inches away. It’s a giant manta ray. On steel rails. A manta ray thrill ride speeding, flying, soaring, gliding and spinning at highway speeds. And secured to the manta’s belly are 32 riders, each one lying prone and face down, going for a ride on the biggest and grandest ray of all.
And soon, it’ll be your turn.
Manta. Only at SeaWorld Orlando.
So what are you waiting for? Run to RideManta.com and enter to win NOW!