Mantis is a Class-A waterslide that is unique both in terms of its design configuration, its engineering and its ride path. Created to satisfy thrill and novelty seekers, the slide incorporates the capability for riders to race one another via twinsymmetrical slides. (Single versions also available.) Riders enter from a height of 9 meters (29 feet) via a tower platform. Traveling through a closed tube at speeds of up to 36 km/h (22 mph), they shoot into a wide, open bowl. Momentum hurtles them around the giant concave curve and into a short, enclosed tunnel before shooting them into a runout or splash pool. Because Mantis incorporates multiple family rafts running simultaneously, the number of guests it can accommodate is substantial: 8 x 120 riders per hour.
Its tower serves as both access to the slide’s entrance/s, an observation platform and an attentiongrabbing spectacle, looming above guests. Mantis combines the interplay of adrenaline, speed, light and sound for a completely new experience using four patented features. Two on every version are L-Resin Transfer Molding (L-RTM) and Natural Light Effects Technology. Parks also can choose to add Special Pattern Effects Technology and Slide’n Roll Technology for the full-package experience.
Specific features of the ride include:
- Single slide or twin-racing configurations
- Exciting combination of twists, elevations and drops
- High capacity
- Unlimited theming opportunities
- Family/team riding opportunity in four-person rafts
- An observation deck for viewing other people’s experiences
- The option to combine Mantis with other waterslides
- A shared slide experience with others in the queue.
8 x 120 riders/per hour (racing version)
4 x 120 riders/per hour (single-slide version)
Family-style (78” round raft)
Length of the Slide:
121 meters (396 ft)
12 meters* (79 ft)
Diameter of the Mantis Bowl:
17 meters (55 feet) long x 32 meters (105 feet) wide
Height of the Mantis Bowl:
9 meters (29 feet)
Space Requirement (Including Splash Down Areas):
50 meters (164 feet) long x 40 meters (131 feet) wide x 9 meters (86 feet) high