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Mantis
Website: Cedar Point Homepage
Ride Type: Standing Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.7800
TPC Overall Rank: #223 out of 2929 rides.
Reviews: 172
Last Review: 7/8/2013 11:33:00 PM
In User Top 10: 137 times.
User Tracker Count: 530 times.
 


Mantis w Millenniem Force

Mantis Back

Mantis Dropping

Mantis Dropping II

Mantis Dropping III

Mantis I

Mantis First Drop

Mantis Loop

Mantis Sign

Mantis Start

Into the loop
    
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up cheryl532 on 8/14/2003 3:32:00 AM
I loved this ride, my boyfriend hated it. But he said it would be fun had it not been for the bar which slammed up between his legs just before takeoff. Personally, I hadnt noticed, but Im glad the bar was there, since the Gs on this thing RULED!! LOL Besides the boys nagging, (im sure the pain will subside in a day or two lol..) Go Point!!!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mattbholla on 7/20/2003 1:50:00 AM
I have been on the Mantis on separate occasions, in 1998, 2002, and just last week. Each time I have noticed more and more the extreme G forces you pull, almost too much for some including myself. I felt the blood pool in my legs on some of the turns, which left them hurting into the next day. I thought I was the only one who experienced this, but am glad to learn that other riders felt it too. You almost need a G suit like fighter pilots wear. Any tips on preventing this ill effect? I heard that locking the seat in a low position to ensure a bent-leg riding position can help. Otherwise it was fun.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Pyro4Life on 7/20/2003 1:07:00 AM - User's Top Ride #3
I rode the coaster in the afternoon it was decent. Me and my brother hopped in line at night just for the heck of it and let me say that the ride is 10 times better at night. A complety different experience

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up schroom on 7/5/2003 4:39:00 PM
Mantis is a great ride. It has a unique layout and decent speed. My only complaint was that it kind of hurt my legs, but not too much to an extent. Its a completely different experience when you are standing up, and it would definatly be a different ride without the standup trains...but thats all part of the experience.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterkid on 7/3/2003 12:59:00 AM
Smooth, intense but standups are painful to me. There is a bit of head banging and that trim on the first drop is very strong and takes away some good air, but I see why the trim is used because otherwise the pain would be really bad.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up natecohen on 6/29/2003 4:57:00 PM
I loved this roller coaster and it is the only stand up coaster I have ever been on I really enjoyed it and it was so cool going on loops while standing up...

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Rockstar18 on 6/20/2003 2:10:00 AM - User's Top Ride #7
Mantis is great, not much of a thrill. You dont get alot of room for airtime and you cant have your seat a little lower. It was a pain in my crotch and neck being shorter at only 57, the inversions are nice and standing up has to be a thrill. But i think that the ride operators take standing up to far and had me basically on my tippy toes. The line ranges from alot but mostly no more then 2 hours on a crowded day. I give it a 9 but next time Im wearing platforms on it.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up m311ton on 6/20/2003 12:12:00 AM
With Iron Wolf being the only stand up I have been on, I was not looking forward to Mantis. However for the most part I actually did enojy the ride, with just one complaint: The brake on the first drop. Otherwise it was fun and pretty smoothe. Quality ride, but nothing special.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up DemonRules on 6/19/2003 9:54:00 PM
Respect the Mantis! Come on, this ride is absolute quality, and with Iron Wolf as my only other stand-up experience...I was expecting the worst. But there was no nut crunching, no head banging, and no castration. The ride was pain free, and the elements in the ride were awesome. The drop is kinda weak with the brake, but the rest of the ride is top notch, and gives me a whole new outlook on stand-ups. Great ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CAH on 6/16/2003 7:19:00 PM
Anything by B&M is a good ride, although this ride isnt as good as Georgia Scorcher or Chang.

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