Mantis is a steel stand-up roller coaster, manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. It set several stand-up coaster records when opened, including height 145 feet (44 m), speed 60 miles per hour (97 km/h), steepest 52°, and in the US, four inversions.
Mantis was originally designed to run three trains on its course. However, the complex trains have caused the loading times to be longer than anticipated. This caused the trains to "stack" on the brake runs. Stacking refers to guests waiting outside of the station on the brakes while waiting for a train to leave the station.To correct this problem, Mantis now runs only two trains, allowing quicker loading times.The other train is stored in the maintenance bay under the final brake run, visible from the queue.
- 119-foot (36 m) loop.
- 103-foot (31 m) diving loop.
- 83-foot (25 m) inclined loop.
Type Steel - Stand-up
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Stand-up roller coaster
Track layout Twister roller coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 145 ft (44 m)
Drop 137 ft (42 m)
Length 3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Speed 60 mph (97 km/h)
Max vertical angle 52°
Capacity 1,800 riders per hour
Height restriction 4 ft 6 in (137 cm)
Trains 3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.