Manta, SeaWorld Orlando's new flying coaster, was topped off on October 29.
The construction crew set the highest piece of track in place at 140ft in the air along with a ceremonial evergreen tree and an American flag. The construction of Manta, engineered by Bolliger & Mabillard of Switzerland, will be all downhill from this point on.
Other flying coasters are Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Great Adventure. However, this one separates itself from the others with its unique SeaWorld-style theming, including a lagoon of marine creatures, hence the ride's name, beneath the coaster.
Manta should open in early 2009.