Mantis (roller coaster)

Mantis at Cedar Point ( Sandusky, Ohio, USA) is a steel roller coaster -type stand-up coaster manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, opened on 11 May 1996.

She was at the time of its opening, the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster of its type. Mantis was also the first roller coaster in the world with an Inclined Loop.


On the approximately 1189 m long track passengers pass through four inversions and reach a top speed of 97 while km / h After 44 m high lift hill and the 42 m high departure of 52 ° followed by a 36 m high loop. The second inversion, the dive- loop of height 31 m, followed by a 360 ° helix whose exit in the 25 m high Inclined Loop leads. Before the last inversion - the corkscrew - the train is taken on a block brake something to speed before it goes into the final brakes after a few curves.

Mantis has three trains with eight cars. In each car four people can (a series à four people) take place. Thus a maximum capacity of 1800 people per hour is possible. Passengers must be at least 1.37 m tall to ride must. As restraint system come shoulder strap for use.