SeaWorld Manta Mania Contest!

By February 11, 2009 social media 412 Comments
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hard_hatIf you follow me on Twitter you know that last weekend IZEA organized an exclusive hard hat tour of Manta, a new roller coaster at SeaWorld, with a small group of bloggers. Manta is simply amazing. It combines an unique cave-like aquarium and flying roller coaster into one awesome experience like nothing else on the planet.

I am most excited about the coaster aspect of the attraction. You ride laying down, attached to belly of a giant Manta, creating the sensation of flight. It was so cool to hear directly from the people that conceptualized and managed this massive project. You could tell that they are genuinely excited to share their creation with the public. I never realized how much goes into building an attraction like this; it makes me appreciate Manta that much more.

Win a Trip for 4 to SeaWorld and Ride Manta!

seaworld_logo-1IZEA and SeaWorld have teamed up to create a wicked contest called Manta Mania. One person will win a trip for four to SeaWorld including airfare, hotel and two full days at the park. Not only that… you will get priority access to ride Manta! I also have an awesome SeaWorld prize pack to giveaway that includes some cool schwag.

How to Enter
You can enter up to three times per person via these three methods:

Blog Comment:
Leave a comment sharing why you want to take your family or friends to SeaWorld to ride Manta.

Twitter Tweet:
Tweet out why you want to go to Seaworld and ride Manta in 140 characters or less. Be sure to include “http://urlbrief.com/b4e25e“, “#mantamania” and “@tedmurphy” somewhere in your tweet to be registered.

SAMPLE TWEET
RT I have #mantamania! I love roller coasters
@tedmurphy – tweet for a chance to win a trip to seaworld http://urlbrief.com/b4e25e

Blog Post:
Write a post about why you want to take your family or friends to SeaWorld and ride Manta. Be sure to leave a comment on this post with the URL if the trackback doesn’t show for some reason.

Important Stuff
The Manta Mania Contest is open to anyone who is a legal U.S. resident and legal residents of Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, or Dominican Republic and is at least eighteen (18) years of age. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 10, 2009. Please be sure and read the full contest rules here.

If you dig dolphins you should also check out Dolphin Bubbles, a SeaWorld blog all about dolphins.

Dolphin Bubbles

412 Comments

  • [...] I’ll be giving away a SeaWorld Schwag Bag to one winner who enters on GeekMommy.net and IZEA will choose the grand prize winner randomly from all entries on the 6 blogs participating in the giveaway. The bloggers participating in the giveaway are the ones who went on the SeaWorld trip with me – Wendy Piersall, Sarah Austin, Julia Roy, Alex Schek and Ted Murphy. [...]

  • Jamie says:

    *sigh*

    Americans (and surrounding areas) only huh? That sucks.
    I’m in the UK and it’s terrible that this prize isn’t open for us :(

    I think as a Brit, I am unfairly treated by yourself and demand recompense for pointing out this anomoly.

    Also by stating the above comment, I hereby take away all rights of other global citizens unable to enter this competition from making the same point.

    Good day Sir,
    Jamie

    ps – only joking about, but it IS a shame :)
    I’ve never been to Orlando FL, let alone Seaworld and would have relished the opportunity!

  • Miss Britt says:

    I LOVE roller coasters!

    Plus, I always have the dream where I’m flying. It’s clearly a sign that I need to ride this baby to experience it in real life.

  • BenSpark says:

    I’ve never really been a roller coaster person, sure I ride them and enjoy myself but they haven’t been my thing. The description of feeling like you are in flight, well that is what really got me. I would love to win a family trip for four to Seaworld because Eva love the dolphins. And our fourth family member would be Auntie Mo because she loves taking care of Eva and she is a Sea World Fanatic.

  • Shamu and Terror, two great tastes that taste great together! Nothing is as cool as watching a trained killer whale do their thing, and nothing is as delightfully terrifying as a good roller coaster. I’ve been known to jump off of a ‘coaster and get right back in line over and over and over . . .

    I must ride Manta. I must do so with a few of my best friends. And when I need to take a Manta break, I want to do it with Shamu.

    Thank you, that is all.

  • I LOVE roller coasters & LOVE Seaworld!

  • I’m actually scared of roller coasters, but flying? The sensation of flying? I’d give that a shot.

    I’d love to take the rest of my family, we still have not had the chance to go to SeaWorld.

  • Liz Strauss says:

    Wow! Ted! What a great giveaway! The manta sounds like one heck of an anazing experience! SeaWorld was already a fine trip now it’s outstanding!

  • Chuck Hester says:

    I love the STING of a good Manta, and Seaworld Orlando has the best kind – scary yet safe for the whole family. I’ll just tell my 14 y/o daughter we won a trip to see Orlando – she’ll think it’s Orlando Bloom and we’ll get her on the plane! HA!

  • Andrew says:

    It took 280 characters to describe the awesomeness of this one! http://twitter.com/anoo/status/1198933306 and http://twitter.com/anoo/status/1198927118 ! Seaworld had me at “wing dip.”

  • Mary says:

    My family needs a fun vacation! The kids and I have never been to Florida, can you believe that? They’re at just the right age to love roller coasters.

  • Lisa says:

    Twittered. And we are already taking the kids to Disney in 9 days! However, I’d love to do another vacation with them. We don’t have a car for our trip this time, so we have no way to get to SeaWorld. My daughter is all over roller coasters, so she’d love this.

  • Ayako says:

    I have never had a family vacation with my kids in the States and going home to Japan every year is not really a vacation – more like a chore. So, this will be great for my kids who love riding all kind of roller coasters and it will be memorable for us :)

  • JMom says:

    A family vacation to SeaWorld would be AWESOME!! While my roller-coaster riding days are over, I have three daughters who are insane over roller coasters and a husband who is crazy about aquariums. I think there will be something there for everyone :)

    Twittering and blogging now!

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  • corrin says:

    I am scared to death of roller coasters, so I think this would the perfect chance to either confront my fear or send me into psychosis.

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  • Laurie says:

    My husband and I have a fondness for roller coasters– we rode all of the ones at Knott’s Berry Farm last month several times! We are still trying to find one that beats the fun and action of the Silver Bullet. The Manta just might be it!

  • lenny says:

    I have had some bad Roller Coaster experiences ,Revere Beach, Ma. when I was a kid, Hershey Park When there loop coaster first opened (waited in line 6 hours, it broke down twice) but I love Sea World so I could definitely get over the roller coaster anxiety by being in such a fun place.

  • Louise Brouillette says:

    I’d love to take my grandkids to Orlando!

  • mitch says:

    I’m ready to go on the big rollercoaster. Send me down!

  • *sniff* Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, etc. but not Canada for eligibility :(

  • Allen McLeod says:

    We love the attractions in Orlando. Sea World is a must.

  • Anna says:

    I’d love to take my family to Sea World because it’s our favorite park in Orlando – and we haven’t been since the kids were 4 and 6. They’re 16 and 18 now. Hopefully we could even convince them that they like roller coasters, because this one sounds awesome!

  • Missy Ward says:

    I’ve got a Seaworld Annual Pass, so don’t count me in the contest, but I just wanted to say, that I can’t wait until the end of May for Manta to open.

    I want to be one of the first 100 people to ride it!

  • Desta says:

    This would be great for my family. My husband, at 32, is finally finishing school. This is his first graduation ever (he got his GED in high school) so we really need to celebrate. Shrieking our lungs out on a new roller coaster sounds like a great way to commemorate so many years in school.

  • Bill says:

    In 2007 we were able to take the family to Sea World San Antonio – my wife and her children from a previous marriage had been to Sea World when they were small, but myself and our two children had not. It was FANTASTIC!

    I have never been to Florida, nor have my two children – my wife and step children had been there before. So that is one reason I would love to go. Second, I have never flown anywhere before, so that would be cool. Not sure which would be cooler, flying on an airplane the first time, seeing Florida for the first time or riding the Manta for the first time.

  • Abby says:

    Help my family break the winter blahs and get out to have some FUN pick me please!

  • Carol says:

    I really want to win because my husband and I have not been in the sun for months! It has been a dark, cold, miserable winter of snow and shoveling, and I can’t think of ANYTHING more exciting than flying down to Orlando and going to Sea World and riding the Manta!

  • Nadine L says:

    I would love to be able to take our yearly trip with our best friends. Every year we go away together on vacation, this year with the economy the way it is, it’s not going to happen. We have never done the Sea World Trip, but it is on our list.

    iheartsweeping@aol.com

  • Carol says:

    Posted on Twitter (cdziuba) cdziuba I want to ride the Manta at Sea World! “http://urlbrief.com/b4e25e“, “#mantamania” and “@tedmurphy
    less than 5 seconds ago from web

  • Kelli says:

    We are coaster fanatics. We would love to ride the Manta!

  • Joe says:

    pick em and ill send pics!

  • Qtpies7 says:

    I was going to go to Florida in April, but now that I have seen this, I have changed my mind, we are not going before this opens!
    I want to win because my husband and I are going to Orlando for our 20th Anniversary, and this would be a sweet way to celebrate it!

  • Anna says:

    Blogged!

    and Tweeted!

    Loved the video. I am going to need to ride this!

  • Patricia says:

    I want to reward my family for their great work on our diets. Dad lost 115 pounds, daughter lost 25 pounds, and I (Mom) lost 55 pounds. We want to show off, and to celebrate.

  • cherie says:

    i love roller coasters! I love theme parks! I love my daughter, who lives in Orlando! Need I say more???

  • Joseph P says:

    We live outside of Orlando but with a family of 5, the parks are really out of range. Sea World is our favorite! Haven’t been there in about 2 years.
    Our familiy NEEDS a vacation! We have lots of family who come down here and go to the parks and my kids have to sit and listen how great it was. Breaks my heart.

  • Marilyn says:

    Oh boy, would I love to win this! I would love to take my two oldest granddaughters and go there. They love rides and I always say no because I am afraid. However, I have decided to live it up and try things (I’m 56). This would be a fantastic start!

  • Michael Capp says:

    As a single father of three children, this would be a great family trip for all of us! I personally haven’t been to Seaworld since I was very young.

  • cerella says:

    Right now ANYWHERE WARM is good…..but I would love to visit Sea World even if the weather is hot!

  • Tiffany says:

    I want to win because my husband, bless his heart, has never been to ANY of the Sea Worlds!! And we have a two-year-old who would think it was the greatest thing since PB&J to see the whales. And I LOOOOVE Roller Coasters, but I’d have to pass this time since I’m pregnant.

  • Sonya Allstun says:

    I would love for my family to be able to just take a vacation we havent ever had one

  • ellen cunningham says:

    I would like to win this trip because we were suppose to go to Disney and Sea World in October but because I am no longer employed we cannot. This was suppose to e our first family vacation. Thanks for the chance.

  • Monique Bradley says:

    I am a roller coaster and theme park fanatic! My 8 year old son is taking after me and we would love to be able to travel to SeaWorld. My son is also a Manta Ray lover, who will spend hours near the ray tanks at the aquarium trying to pet them.

  • Andrew Gordon says:

    i’d love to see Sea World through the kids’ eyes.

  • Roblyn Honeysucker says:

    I scream like a crazy person on roller coasters. I definitely need to win this trip so I can embarrass my family!

  • Charity S. says:

    It would be something we would never forget.

  • Joe says:

    I’d like to take my family to Sea World because we all need a vacation from this cold, cold weather.

  • kimberly h says:

    I want to carry my 3 year old son to see Shamu,he loves watching him on tv.He tries to flip like him in the bath.I want to RIDE MANTA !

    sweethollycottage@charter.net

    kimberly h

  • Katt says:

    My boyfriend and I are getting married next year and have no money left over for a vacation. Seaworld is his favorite! I’ve never been. I would love to bring our Best Man and Maid of Honor with us!!!! The Manta sounds just like the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, and I love it!!!
    Thanks!

  • nancy abbott says:

    I love seaworld.

  • Sandra K says:

    My husband and 2 teenage sons love roller coasters. We have visited Florida several times and of all of the parks, Sea World is our favorite. The last time we were there it was very cold and they even closed the splash zone. So we got there when the park opened the 2nd day of our visit and it wasn’t crowded. The kids got to ride Kraken just about by themselves for at least 45 minutes. They road the front seats, the back seats, the middle, everywhere! They would love to go back again and try out Manta.

  • Berdean says:

    The last time I was on a roller coaster I got so dizzy that I blacked out for a few seconds but I would give it another try!!

  • Michelle says:

    After having a child, who’s now 7-months old, our new little family hasn’t had much of a chance to do anything fun. A trip to Sea World is just what my little family needs. Not only that, but my son seems to have taken an interest in animals. He loves watching our cats & dogs run around the house & yard. I just know that he’d LOVE Sea World, while my hubby & I could enjoy the awesome-oh-2009 roller coaster MANTA!

  • OMG my step kids, hubbie and I love Sea World and the little guy is now tall enough and brave enough to go on the scariest rides with me while daughter and dad stand by and shake. They live in the UK and come here for part of the summer. We were thinking of going down to Orlando anyway and would love to see Shamu and Manta!

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  • stefanie says:

    this would be a trip of a lifetime is this economy for my husband and my boys

  • Margaret Smith says:

    My family and I have never been to Seaworld before and woudl really love to visit. In addition, my kids and husband loves rides and would so thrilled to ride the Manta. Thanks so much for offering this wonderful contest.

  • susan varney says:

    because our family has nerver been to anything like this

  • RAYMOND ISADORE says:

    THIS RIDE LOOKS TOTALLY AWSOME–WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE SEA DRAGONS

  • Jennifer B. says:

    I would love to go to Seaworld. I have two aquariums at home and love to watch the fish. The Manta ride sounds great. I like rollercoasters but not the really really wild ones. This one sounds my speed.

  • nicole says:

    I want to take my children to sea world because my three year old’s first word as a baby was “fis” and he still loves them to this day..his room is even decorated in Nemo.

  • Ranee says:

    This sounds unreal!!!! I mean I can’t even begin to tell you how fun it sounds. I feel like my family never has fun anymore, you know being adults and all that stuff will slow you down. So I’d love to treat the husband and kiddo to a trip to Sea World, and then of course there is one other spot left??? Anyone wanna tag along?

    If I win this I’m going to be one happy camper!

  • I’d love to go to Sea World. We haven’t really taken a trip anywhere since my daughter was born. I won’t ride roller coasters unless they are at theme parks. Carnvials and county fair roller coasters just don’t seem trusting.

  • tanyetta says:

    I would LOVE to be able to take my family on this trip. We’re a family of FOUR so this would be perfect for us. I love, love, love Sea World, roller coasters and anything wild and crazy! Count me in :)

  • Reeva says:

    I’d love to take my family on a nice summer vacation. This would be great! We love seaworld and theme parks!

  • Jerri Ann says:

    I think my kids are ready to go to Sea World. They are 4 and 6 and since I am a Disney lover, we’ve discussed it many times. I didn’ t think the kids could handle it though. However, over Christmas break we were out and about in Gatlinburg Tn and I learned more from them in that trip than any other because they asked questions about stuff that I hadn’t considered in years. Some of the questions we had to go back and look up the answers on the internet. But, mostly, it was just the simple things that made the trip so much more interesting.

    So, at Sea World, my kids would be heaven, they would be asking a million questions and if we don’t know the answers, we can definitely count on someone there to tell us or we can look it up when we return. Going to Sea World (or such) maybe the last straw in my decision to go ahead with homeschooling.

    And, then maybe not….but I know my kids are inquisitive and they stand to learn so much from asking questions that they might not get to ask if they aren’t allowed the freedom to travel. Being stuck in a room in a desk just sounds so boring compared to exploring places like Sea World and learning first hand.

  • julie reuter says:

    I would love to have a free vacation. I think, unless it’s free, our family probably won’t be taking a vacation this year.

  • Naomi says:

    My husband had an art show in San Diego in 2000 and we were total tourists- we did Comic Con, the zoo and we loved Sea World most of all… we haven’t made it back since we started a family and now both kids are finally old enough to enjoy traveling so I would love to take them to Sea World.

  • PATRIC KRUEGER says:

    no sob story here. I just want to take my family on a FUN vacation. and you make this sound like FUN.

  • MRS.MOMMYY says:

    I would love to get away and its not in the budget otherwise- how cool…

  • Melanie says:

    We absolutely love Sea World. It’s been a few years since our last visit and we would love to be able to go again! For free this time!

  • Sheila H says:

    It would be fun to go and I love rollercoasters!! My daughter would love going to sea world!

  • Linda Lansford says:

    I want to take my grandkids to SeaWorld to ride Manta. They live in Kansas and when they visit this would be such a treat.

  • Stephanie V says:

    Holy Manta! This coaster looks amazing. Riding flat under the manta’s wings, hills and thrills from an animal’s underwater perspective — seriously drooling after watching the video. Would love to take my family of five, who have never been to Orlando, on this once in a lifetime experience. I would most definitely win mummum (what my little boy calls me) of the year with this trip.

  • Marian Barton says:

    I would like to win this because my family has never been to Orlando, and we love to visit Sea World.

  • Lisa L. says:

    We used to live in Orlando & miss the attractions.
    It would be great to get back after all these years and
    have fun again!

  • Lisa L. says:

    lisagee123
    RT I have #mantamania! This dude makes good videos @tedmurphy – tweet for a chance to win a trip to seaworld http://urlbrief.com/b4e25e less than 5 seconds ago from web

  • Autumn H. says:

    I went to Sea World when I was little too and it was the most amazing place ever!! I’d love to be able to take my son here this summer because we are planning our first family vacation. I was a single mom for quite awhile and am getting married in June to an amazing man who has agreed that instead of doing a traditional honeymoon we should do a family vacation. We were planning on going someplace in state because of the expense, but this would be awesome!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  • Lisa Pembleton says:

    I would LOVE to take my 3 kiddos. They LOVE LOVE LOVE animals, sea creatures and roller coasters! What a PERFECT combination to ride the Manta and experience all that is wonderful about Sea World!

  • Lisa Pembleton says:

    I twittered/ tweeted about this giveaway! ;-)

    http://twitter.com/toddlisatyriem

  • Lisa Pembleton says:

    I blogged about your AMAZING giveaway!

    http://princesslisap.blogspot.com/

  • Shanna says:

    I want to create the bond with my mom and dad that I never had. :( I am hoping if we go on a family trip they will realize I am not a bad kid and stop treating me like an outcast in the family. I guess my reason is to bring my family together

  • MIKE G says:

    this sounds Manta-licious. Manta-riffic. Manta-fabulous. and most of all FUN FUN FUN. Count me in.

  • Brian says:

    My wife and I went to Seaworld years ago before the kids came along and now we’d love to take them. We love aquariums and my daughter and I like coasters so this sounds perfect.

  • Tari L says:

    My husband, son and I love rollercoasters. We have ridden many, but never one where you lie down and simulate a flying sensation. This would be the ultimate!

  • Marilyn Wons says:

    I would love to take my grandsons to Sea World to ride Manta because this would be such a rewarding experience for them. They have never been out of their state – thank you.

  • Julie says:

    We’ve always wanted to take our son to Sea World, since it was voted the best family-friendly park. Although, I don’t think he could handle the Manta, he’s only 3! Quite honestly, I don’t even know if I could handle it, but I’m all about adventure, so I’d love to give it a whirl.

  • Heather S says:

    I would take my cousin because we love sea world and manta sounds like fun

  • Lorena says:

    We have only been to Sea world once and I have not seen my children for 2 years. They do love roller coasters. I will love to spend time with them and have a family trip again.

  • paul haddock says:

    Wow Sea World what could be better? The kids would die.

  • JoAnne says:

    I would love to give my son the experience of riding with a dolphin. I’d love it too! What an opportunity. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Ken Stross says:

    We’ve never been to Orlando and Manta looks way fun.

  • Kelly Jones says:

    OMG, how awesome would that be, getting to be one of the first riders on the Manta. Wow, I’m already excited just thinking about it. Haven’t been to Sea World in years. They have one in Aurora, Ohio. Went there as kid and haven’t been back since. Would love to go and rekindle all those great memories with my parents. Spending time there would be great as well. I absolutely adore the dolphins and would love to get the opportunity to swim with them. Something I’ve always wanted to do before I died. The whales, hands down their the best. Awesome mammals, love them. Actually, I love everything about our oceans. If I could breathe underwater, I believe I would have a home down there. Live like Spongebob as the kids say. LOL
    Thanks for the contest and I sure do hope I win. Have a great day and a Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Denyse says:

    We live about 2 hours away but can’t afford to take the kids and so many of their friends go to Sea World. This would be sooo fun! A dream for all of us come true:)

  • Jackie Diprimo says:

    I really would love a vacation; my family needs some serious bonding!!!

  • It’s been about ten years since my family has been to Sea World but I’m excited about all the changes that they have experienced.

    The thing I’m most excited about is their new Manta ride. Check this out:
    Manta Stats
    • Type of coaster: Steel flying coaster
    • Height: 140 feet
    • First drop: 113 feet
    • Top speed: 56 mph
    • Track length: 3359 feet
    • Ride time: 2:35 minutes
    • Height requirement: 52 inches

    Even though my husband is a coaster wimp he will definitely want to check out Manta’s pre-ride queue. Viewing tanks, enhanced by waterfalls and other underwater glimpses of a variety of rays as well as sea dragons, sea horses, and many other species of fish can be seen.

    As for me I’m excited about that the first drop will swoop down 113 feet and reaching a top speed of 56 mph. The Wow factor will be the four inversions that will send us twisting and turning before returning to flying mode. There will be a mechanism that will tilt the seats 90 degrees clockwise, and we will leave the station facing the ground in “flying” mode.

    I love Sea World and I would love to take my sons there again. The youngest one is getting ready to go to Iraq and this would be our last vacation before he left. Our memories from the last time we went are still wonderful and we would definitely love to go again.

  • Rose says:

    Gotta take a vacation. This one would be sublime.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

  • Kelly says:

    i want to see a whale jump through a hoop

  • Peggy says:

    SEAWORLD! HECK YEAH! It is our most favorite place in Orlando! We would LOVE to go and we would LOVE to experience MANTA! I’m 49 and our youngest daughter is 8. Not sure who’s more wild about rollercoasters, her or me?!

  • shirley says:

    My dream would be to take my two grandchilden. They have been through major life changing events and Sea World and Manta would show them there is hope for beauty, fun and joy in this world.

  • Sandy says:

    We were at Sea World for our honeymoon. That was years ago.I would love to go back and see how much it has changed. I have always been a daredevil when it comes to rides. I hope that never changes, even when I’m 80.

  • I would love to take my kids to Sea World because they have never been!! I think they’d love it! My kids love caves, so the Manta ride would be right up their alley…

  • Joe says:

    I LOVE Rollercoaster and Sea World!!! Yay Florida

  • wayne says:

    been a long time since i was to Sea World…I would LOVE to go again…AND RIDE The roller coaster!

  • Carolyn G says:

    I used to live in Florida and we would always drive up to the amusement parks whenever we wanted and it was great. We would love to go back.

  • John Lynn says:

    My wife would love a trip like this. She LOVES roller coasters and could just use a trip out of the house. Plus, my children love Sea World. Who doesn’t love Dolphins?

    Nice work Ted. I hope I win!

  • Brett says:

    Both of my children are old enough now to ride to the larger rides and they’re loving every one they try. Seaworld isn’t too far away and they love going there.

  • David Gresh says:

    I love roller coasters and the Manta looks awesome. Please let me take my family for some fun.

  • gia says:

    Rollercoasters Rule!! This is a fantastic contest…I would love to be able to finally take a vacation with my parents & my husband.

  • Daniel says:

    hey Ted! I’d love to take my kids to SeaWorld. They haven’t been down to florida yet so winning a trip down there would be awesome! :)

  • Elaine says:

    I love Seaworld but have not been in many years. It would be awsome to ride that roller coaster Manta with me and grand kids.

  • Rob Bentley says:

    My twin girls would love a trip like this!

  • blueyes says:

    What? Roller coasters are the bomb but the problem is I can never find anyone willing enough to go on one with me. I used to go to Florida every summer as a kid to visit my grandparents and never made it to Disney and took myself to SeaWorld one year when I went to Daytona for a weekend. I wouldn’t mind going back to see what new parts are there now and drag a few people along with me :)

  • david basile says:

    to give my wife and my godson a great thrill

  • Patti Sherman says:

    I would take my grandchildren and make many memories….I would probably scream my head off!

  • What a great give away!!

    My reason for wanting to win is that we’ve not been on a vacation in over three years. And, we’ve never, ever been to Sea World. I have two girls that would LOVE it!!!

    And, we LOVE rollercoasters!

  • Christine says:

    I haven’t been to Sea World since I was a teenager and I loved it then when I saw Shamu for the first time, and my family has never been. I know there is so much more to do now and I’d love to ride the Manta! How cool would that be! Thank you so very much for the chance!

  • barbarabaker says:

    I’ve been home for far too long. I’ve given birth to three kids since the last time I’ve been to Sea World (and the oldest is now 15)…so, it’s about time I took a trip and rode something no one would ever expect me to ride (I’m a bit of a fearful cat if you know what I mean!!!!)
    -barbarabaker :)

  • kelly anklam says:

    My kids would be in awe if I won this. They would probably stop being typical sassy teenagers for at least a day!

  • April Jacques says:

    I would love to win this trip to Sea World and take my two kids and husband. We haven’t been and my kids would be so excited to get to this trip.

  • kim b says:

    My family and I have never beent to Sea World. We wouldn’t know where to start if we went. This sounds like a wonderful first time experience.
    Thanx for the contest.

  • Luke says:

    flipping sweet!

  • Holly says:

    My boys have never been and I know they would love it!!

  • Tracy W says:

    Our family has not been able to take a trip in a long time. This would be amazing for creating great memories!

  • David Benedict says:

    This sounds like the ultimate in roller coasters

  • Susanne Troop says:

    my kids would go crazy about this ride!!

  • JIMMY says:

    I’m here. reading about your fun trip. sigh. what a nice getaway.

  • JoAnn says:

    My great niece would love this.

  • Bonnie P says:

    Growing up 20 minutes from Sea World of OH, I got to experience the fun and educational aspect of the park every summer. Unfortunately, my children were born after the park closed and never got to see all the animals, ride the rides or be kissed by Shamu! I would love to take my kids here so they could see what I did as a child!

  • Deci Worland says:

    My husband and I, and closest friends, care for the elderly. We could use some real fun. Thank you.

  • Rose says:

    Our family’s favorite park is Sea World, and the chance to be one of first passengers on this ride, would be an absolute dream! My son’s favorite Sea World animal is the mantas, so he’ll be thrilled to hear about his new ride. What a memory maker! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • jayne b says:

    I have always wanted to go to Sea World, and Manta would be SO fun! I would love to enter!

  • Kelly R. says:

    I’ve got a close group of friends, and none of us ever seem to take much time for ourselves! I’d love to indulge myself (and them) in a few days of fun that would let us be kids again… and where we could try out a new roller coaster!

  • Tim Miller says:

    Enter me into the contest please.

  • Jill L says:

    The coaster looks awesome!!! My son started to like roller coasters last year when we went to a small amusement park. I would so love to take him to Sea World to check this one out. He is the only one who would go with me on it. My husband would have no problem waiting it out with the 2 little ones. We haven’t been on a real vacation for a few years and this would be so much fun.

  • linda says:

    My kids are at an age now where they would appreciate going to Seaworld. They were too young when we went to Fl last time around. Now they are old enough to remember but not too old that they wont want to go.

  • Sylvia Belle says:

    My grandchildren would love Sea World. I took my children now I would like to take my grandchildren

  • Valerie says:

    I have a 5 year old that is constantly bugging me to see Mickey Mouse. This would be great……and my husband I an enjoy Roller Coasters.

  • Mario Palma Parra says:

    OMG, I soooooo must wint this contest, wanna ride the Manta all day long and my best friends in all the Universe are in Orlando, so , please please please please choooooooose me. Thanks in advance

  • Nancy says:

    I would love to go to Seaworld but I’m afraid of the Manta!

  • JAMES RATHBONE says:

    SEA WORLD , SEE ALL THE ANIMALS

  • Dana says:

    I would LOVE to take my kids to Orlando. I have 5 children of all ages – and most of them LOVE roller coasters!!

    I also twittered (I’m VERY VERY new to Twitter – so I hope I did it right)
    http://twitter.com/hushmouth

    What an awesome contest!
    Thanks so much

  • Lauren Hopkinssheridan says:

    I would love to ride Manta with my family. My kids are 12 and 15 and the are just really getting into Roller coasters. I’ve been waiting to finally be able to enjoy roller coasters with them.

  • caleb says:

    my sister lives in orlando and I love roller coasters! What a sweet win this would be!

  • ashley says:

    growing up my family vacas were strictly disney, but i’ve always want to make my way to seaworld!

  • Denise B. says:

    We have yet to find a roller coaster that we won’t ride!

  • Courtenay says:

    This would be very cool to win. I’ve never been to Sea World but did have the fortune to go to Walt Disney World a couple years ago with family. It would be nice to go back to florida with them and go to Sea world this time.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Terri D says:

    My husband is a roller coaster fanatic and he truly deserves a break away from work. Please count our family in!

  • Courtenay says:

    I have left a tweet about this excellent giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/courtenay27/status/1207430935
    Thanks!

  • I would love to take my family to Sea World. My husband is coming home from Iraq this summer & will definitely need a vacation! After being overseas for a year, the guy is going to want to go somewhere fun & celebrate being back in the U.S. My mom & brother would go with us. We’d have a blast riding the roller coaster – We haven’t been to a theme park in quite a few years. We loved going to Orlando during the summertime. My brother is into Marine Biology, so we’d have a blast riding Manta! To win this would be an amazing,truly wonderful gift for my husbands return home, a gift for my brother graduating from high school & myself graduating from college.

  • Courtenay says:

    I have written a blog post about why I want to go to SeaWorld and your giveaway:
    http://courtenayslife.blogspot.com/2009/02/win-trip-to-ride-seaworlds-newest.html
    Thanks!

  • tracy davis says:

    I would so love to win this contest to ride Manta.

  • Danai says:

    We love coasters and being one of the first to ride a new one would be awesome! We also love sea life and would really enjoy seeing all the animals!

  • Kimberly says:

    How cool would this be? Taking a trip and getting to ride an awesome roller coaster with friends? Sounds amazing!

  • Kirsten says:

    We have never been there. It has been a long, hard winter and tough times. What a blast this would be!

  • joni says:

    Would love to have my daughter experience Sea World.

  • simone says:

    I would like to go because I haven’t been on a roller coaster in over 10 years and it doesn’t look like I would get too torn
    up on this one! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  • simone says:

    I tweeted!http://twitter.com/bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  • melissaox says:

    I would love to take my family to seaworld because I love roller coasters. :)

  • sally wess says:

    this has been one of my dreams for a long time, in fact, it’s on my bucket list… a better question would be.. “why would’nt you want to ride and swim with Manta”?

  • pcolamus says:

    Can’t wait to see my granddaughter flying around on that Manta coaster. What a hoot! It will be quite a change for her after snowboarding in Colorado all winter.

  • pcolamus says:

    Put up the manta video (did you film it for youtube??) and blogged about this contest at http://pcolamus.blogspot.com/. Any suggestions on what I should add? I’m new at this! Just added a gravatar, thanks to the prompt on your comment form!

  • pcolamus says:

    And last, but not least, here is my tweet. Now I’ll be watching the clock till the countdown! Thanks again for painting such a thrilling portrait of that new Manta ride! http://twitter.com/SecondStory/status/1210729894

  • CaseyDeuce says:

    I’d really love to win this because as a family we’ve never even taken a vacation. We’ve never been able to afford one and my daughter is 4 years old already! She would be so thrilled to head to sea world!! We didn’t even get to take a honeymoon!!!

  • Susan says:

    My family loves animals and amusement parks!

  • Dave says:

    Never been to SeaWorld. Heck, I’ve never been anywhere! This would be an amazing trip. All my friends have moved away, but I would bring them together for this adventure. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Laura F says:

    I love rollercoasters! It would be wonderful to take my family to SeaWorld — we hardly ever get to go on an actual *fun* vacation. Whenever we go somewhere, it usually involves watching a lot of TV at some relative’s house after spending way too many hours in the car.

  • Holly B says:

    I’d love to win this trip, we used to have a Sea World here in Ohio when I was a kid and I had some great memories there, but they closed it down in my teens and I miss it!

    I’d love to win to make some new memories with my family!

    hblaser at gmail dot com

  • Jessica A says:

    i want to take my family to SeaWorld to ride Manta because my entire family except for me has been to florida (my mom, dad, husband, grandmother and 9 y/o son has all been to florida, somehow i missed the boat lol)
    imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

  • Vergie says:

    NOT SURE IF I WANT TO RIDE MANTA, I GET SICK. WE ALL NEED A GOOD FAMILY BREAK TOGETHER.

  • ariane says:

    ooohhh sooo sad! my country did not belong to the list. I live in the philippines but i’m eager and really want to go to Seaworld! i want to explore another place and have fun. I really hope you would consider me. thank you very much!

  • Liz G. says:

    I would love to take my two nieces down to Sea World. We take them to Mystic Aquarium and they love al of the animals, especially the sharks, and they love roller coasters (at 5 years old!), so I’m sure that Sea World would be perfect for them.

  • sally wess says:

    better yet… ask, ” why would’nt anyone want
    to ride the manta?”
    this is on my bucket list, i have been wanting to do this for so long

  • Will Buckley says:

    Absolutely love roller coasters. Have ridden most all on the east coast. It is now time to branch out.

    Wife would be in heaven if she found out we were riding thr Manta.

    Pick me! Pick me!

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  • Kim says:

    We love riding roller coasters and it would be awesome to ride the Manta! Thanks for the chance!

  • I live in the mountains of North Carolina, where there is *nothing* fun to do. My life is pretty much work work work, blog, TV, movies, board games with friends, and sleep. Anytime we get to go anywhere special, it’s usually just to the nearest town with something fancier than Wal-mart, which is Asheville, NC, just over an hour away. I would love to take three friends and get the hell out of here to SeaWorld and ride Manta, and have an awesome trip to reminisce about for ages!

  • OlyveOyl says:

    A great family trip for those few that will be in our future as the kids grow and go.

  • Leslie D. says:

    It would be great to go to Seaworld and ride The Manta. We haven’t been there in a long time, because they closed them down in Ohio, and we have not taken a vacation in a long time. Thank you.

  • Ruth Bousquet says:

    My son is a workaholic and we hardly see much of him anymore, so would love to take him and his wife, who I know would love the ride and the time off with us.

  • Ashley says:

    I would want to take my mom, she went there as a child and I think she would enjoy going back now many years later. We love rides =)

  • trishden says:

    Thanks to Sea World and IZEA for sponsoring such a generous trip! I would love to take my family to Sea World as there has been an unexpected death in the family and we need to divert our attention and have a more carefree time. The Manta seems to fit that bill.

  • Kathy Scott says:

    We live in Idaho and have snow on the ground six months out of the year. My boys would love the ride and I would love the warm weather.

  • I guess I did this backwards but I hope it’s ok. I was just in such a hurry to blog about this awsome contest.

    I would love to take my family to Sea World because we honestly haven’t been in years. it is still one of the most talked about vacations we’ve ever taken.

    My youngest son will be leaving for Iraq soon and I would love to be able to take him and his brother back before he leaves.

  • trishden says:

    I tweeted on twitter here:
    http://twitter.com/trishden/status/1215554433

    Thanks
    trishden

  • Brandi Westmoreland says:

    I love awesome rides, and this looks like an awesome ride. Plus, SeaWorld is fabulous–part theme part, part show, all educational, all fun.

  • Heather Detchman says:

    My sister-in-law and I are always looking for the next and best in roller coasters…won’t be able to make any this year because of the wonders of our economy….my family could use this one!!

  • misiaczek says:

    it is very very good for every people :) this is great :)

  • janet says:

    I would love to go to Sea World….and EXPERIENCE this great ride!

  • DAVID SOLOMON says:

    great prize

  • BARB SOLOMON says:

    great prize

  • noel says:

    great trip! I would take my cousin should I win!

  • sarah h says:

    We have never taken a family trip to Florida. This would be quite an event. We would enjoy the thrill of the Manta.

  • Rache says:

    I would love to go to SeaWorld with my family to see the OceanPark (not so sure if im brave enough to ride the Manta) and though I don’t live in the US, I enjoyed making this post!

  • Annmarie says:

    My family & I moved to Florida last year and STILL haven’t made it over to Sea World, although my son begs to go almost every other week! My husband, my daughter & I LOVE roller coasters and this would just be the perfect and FUN FUN FUN way to spend time together! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!!

  • Monique Rizzo says:

    My daughter LOVES roller coasters AND she has a fascination with whales and sealife! We could really use a vacation. My husband started a new job this year and it has been pretty stressful!!
    Thanks so much for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  • Rosanne says:

    We want to ride the wildest of rides and this one seems to fit the category

  • kathleen Debernardi says:

    i would love to take my grandkids to Sea World they would surly love the Manta. I would love to watch them ejoy the whole adventure.

  • Gail Crawford says:

    They need to see the marine creatures at their best.

  • keith reardon says:

    i would love to win this contest and take my family back to sea world. the last time we were there we were stuck in a horrific thunder and lightening storm, my daughter is terrified of lightening (we were involved in a lightening strike on a beach while boating with friends)and the whole day was shot. this would be a great “make-up day”.
    thanks

  • reva skie says:

    Because it is freezing here and not at Seaworld.

  • Marilyn says:

    My family of thrill seekers would enjoy this

  • Susanne ODonnell says:

    ManOhManOhMANTA! I want to take my family to SeaWorld Orlando and RIDE THE MANTA!!!! We are CRAZY about Coasters, they scare our socks off, but the rush is so worth it. Awesome give away – thanks! I think I need to learn to tweeter now.

  • Roxanne Stritt says:

    I just heard today about Manta at Seaworld. I could not wait to tell my teenage son. He will look so forward to this. He is going on a trip about the time of the opening. I only hope that they have some soft openings. I hear that everyone needs to go through the line just to see the cool stuff!!!

  • Ellie says:

    You have sparked a moment of synchronicity for me. There is a prophecy that says I need to help people have fun :) What better way to do so than take them on a Manta adventure? I also did a post about it and the contest at http://theunwindingpath.com/transhypno/2009/02/19/the-manta-fun-as-a-renewalble-resource/. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  • I’ve never been to Sea World. We love roller coasters. We NEED to go on some kind of vacation! I’d beg, but if I do win I wouldn’t want any flack. *refrains from begging*

  • The closest we’ve been to Seaworld is checking out the fishes in the tanks at Wal-Mart! We’d love to see the marine life, animal-loving daughter especially and check out the coaster, too! Thanks for the contest!

  • Katy says:

    I’d love to win. My boyfriend is a commercial fisherman and he’s going to be away for nine months this year. It would be a great surprise for him…and who doesn’t like roller coasters?

  • I would love to win a seaworld package for my family as budgets are tight this year and my son loves ocean creatures and marine life. The ride sounds really cool too. I am usually not the lucky type.

  • Dominick says:

    I grew up near Cedar Point, home of the most awesome Roller Coasters on the planet, and I also love Sea World. We used to have one in Toledo, and it shut down. My Grandparents took me when I was really little and it was awesome!

  • Sharon says:

    Since we have had our kids and been married we have never been on a vacation, and Sea World is on our top list of places we would love to take our kids. I also love roller coasters and haven’t gotten to be one on years, it would be awesome to get to go!

  • Rico Magalit says:

    Our family hasnt been out of the country and I would love for us to go to SeaWorld on Orlando. Thanks. Rico

  • Karen says:

    I like to take my husband to thank him for all that he does for me.

  • Rico Magalit says:

    Our family has gone out of the country so we would love to go to SeaWorld at Orlando. Thanks. Rico

  • Shannon says:

    I want to win because I actually work in an office building directly across from Sea World, and every day I can hear the music from the shows and the screams from the other roller coaster as I trudge into my office building to spend 9 hours in a windowless, dusty cubicle. I gazed wistfully out the conference room windows during meetings as they built Manta and have dreamed about getting the chance to ride it! :)

  • Sweet_shelo says:

    this would be a One-of a Kind experience if I get to be the lucky one!! I have never been to Seaworld..

    I also posted about the contest: http://shelo-sweetme.blogspot.com/2009/02/win-trip-for-4-to-seaworld-and-ride.html

  • Kirhat says:

    Hey, I’m not qualified to join this amazing contest, but I hope you won’t mind if I give it a little boost and post the details in my blog.

    Cheers mate!

  • sunny says:

    OHMIGOD! envy with green! i love rollercoaster ride! “sighs”

  • kunthan says:

    nice an great one..

  • Sue says:

    I twittered and I would really love to win this, we have never been to Florida and I would love to take the kids to Sea World. Besides ever since my daughter was tall enough she has been on every roller coaster we can find in our state. She loves our Wild Thing and Mall Of America’s Rock Bottom Plunge but we really don’t have any cool suspeneded ones and especially nothing like the Manta to try!

  • Tricia says:

    I love rollercoasters, my daughter is dying to go to Florida, and we are all sea life crazy; that makes this the best contest ever.

  • Joe Tech says:

    Great contest. Now I just need to win this for my wife’s birthday.

  • Tricia says:

    Okay I’ve twittered…
    http://twitter.com/Tabbikat_2004/status/1231425118

    and blogged…
    http://www.tabbikatsthoughts.us/post/2009/02/20/SeaWorld-Manta-Mania-Contest!.aspx

    I guess all I can do now is cross my fingers and wait…

  • Thasanee says:

    Ever since I was little I’ve LOVED seaworld it’s the reason I want to work with animals! Not to mention I’d DIE to go to seaworld in Orlando!

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  • Tea512 says:

    We have two kids that may never get to Florida, we are afraid to spend any money we have on a vacation. A free trip would be a perfect. Thanks for the chance

  • I grew up going to Sea World San Diego and thing this would be even better to take my little girl for the first time. I’m a roller coaster junkie and I have a feeling she will be too.

  • ShoreThings says:

    My wife loves roller coasters, and she says we never go anywhere. This would kill two birds with one stone. My kids would have fun too!!!

  • Jessica says:

    My daughter has always talked about this day, the day that she looks up to and has so far her whole life. It would make her dreams come true. She is here sick with me today and I would love nothing more than to give her good news.

  • Julie says:

    I want to win a trip to SeaWorld! My kids would love to ride the Manta, but for me I want to go to Discovery Cove and see the dolphins blow bubble rings!

  • prince campbell says:

    We want to go to Seaworld because it is COLD here in NYC. Also the nearest thrillride here is called the Subway. Rumor is that the Manta is scarier than that!

  • Jenn says:

    I have never been to Seaworld! An informal poll amongst my friends actually showed that none of them have been to Seaworld either… we’re all very deprived up here in Northern Indiana.

  • Bellesouth says:

    I just got laid off from my job this month, so I think I’m entitled to a vacation.

    If I won a trip to Seaworld I would take my best friend and her two adorable sons and we’d have a grand ole time. Although I may have to ride the Manta by myself since the kids probably wouldn’t meet the height requirements.

  • Becky Netzer says:

    I have a 14 yr old daughter and a toddler son. My brother with cerebal palsy also lives with me and my husband. Our father died a year ago today, and our mom has been gone for 8 yrs. The Major floods of 2008 caused us to nearly lose our home. I can’t think of any better way to enjoy our new year then to take a warm trip to Sunny Florida, and see the animals and the beautiful nature! God Bless!

  • Carla Pullum says:

    our family hasen’t been on vaction in a year and this would be awsome! With new ride also!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Lisa says:

    I would love to take my family to this and ride the Manta because the feeling of flying is most people’s dream, including mine. Maybe it’s because of being dfferently abled. Either way, it sounds like a cool thing and my family and I would have blast, Im sure.

  • I’d so love to win this! I am an exotic animal maniac!

    I love adventure, and so does my hubby! Wow…this looks so exciting!

    Hope we win it!!! My family would be soooo ecstatic!

    Kimberly :)

  • I need a vacation. And my kids need to see the animals.

  • I tweeted:
    I have #mantamania! I love roller coasters @tedmurphy – tweet for a chance to win a trip to seaworld http://urlbrief.com/b4e25e

  • Ivan says:

    My family needs a fun vacation! We are in need of a wonderful trip where we can finally be stress free. And the boys…… They’re at just the right age to ride a coaster !

  • rachel says:

    It would be a great experience to see one of a wonderfully creation of GOD.

  • Amber Van Kirk-Pearson says:

    I would love to take my husband since he has never been to sea world or any other amusement park and he hasn’t had a vacation in 7 years so he deserves to have a little fun.

  • Angie P says:

    I haven’t been to Sea World since I was a little girl. I’d love to take my daughter there. My husband, daughter and I all love rollercoasters. We would LOVE to visit Sea World and ride Manta.

  • Dan says:

    Would love to go ride the Manta and go to Sea World in Orlando with my wife and 2 children- never been there.

  • Holly says:

    We have our grandsons living with us. It would be fun to see the excitement in their eyes as they see a Whale for the first time. What about as they hold a starfish. Watch a dolphin do leaps. Riding the Manta and other rides at Sea World would truly make their day complete.

  • Jo says:

    SeaWorld!!!! SeaWorldSeaWorldSeaworld!!!!! Need I say anything more to win this spectacular prize?

  • Estela S says:

    So my 3-year-old daughter has been captivated by the Orlando commercials on TV, especially the Sea World ones. She has even started telling relatives that for her bithday, we’re going to Oh-lando to see dolphins and Mickey. Poor child…Mommy never said such a thing! I did, however, tell her that we are moving this summer (dual-military family here being stationed in VA in June) and now she’s packing her room to move to…you guessed it…Oh-lando. *sigh* I hope I win so these “mean Mommy” feelings get abated!

  • Staci A says:

    My son would love to see the animals at Sea World and my hubby, who’s a big coaster fan, would love the ride!

  • SInce having a kiddo…..we don’t get to ride rollercoasters anymore. I need to change that. I’d love to win this and try the new coaster out. Sounds fun!

  • Ashley says:

    Wow, I am fired up because, Did they say Sea Dragons?
    I think it’s interesting on the position you are sitting on it while riding. My family would love this!

  • Sarah Hirsch says:

    My family loves vacations. It seems that we get along so much better and enjoy each other’s company so much more when we are far away from our normal everyday stresses. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to have such fun activities keeping us busy and happy. My kids would love Sea World – seeing Manta and all the other marine life. They enjoy aquariums but have never experienced anything on the level of Sea World.

  • Dan says:

    It looks like fun. And I’d love to take my daughter back to Sea World so she can ride the Shamu coaster in the kids area as well…she loves that coaster.

  • Sherry R says:

    My kids would officially go nuts for this trip! They are finally old enough to enjoy a trip like this! And they love rollercoasters!

  • April says:

    Why do I wanna go?

    a) I LOVE roller coasters! Ever since I rode the triple loop Mindbender at Six Flags when I was about 6, I’ve been hooked.

    b) I haven’t been on a vacation since….geez… well, when my brother was about 10 months old we went to Disneyworld. He’s now 27.

    c) I’m a single mom struggling to make a living from my own online business. My 2 oldest kids are 18 and 16 and I’ve never had the money to take them on a vacation. I’m hoping I’ll get the chance to take my 6 yr old someplace special while she’s still young enough to enjoy this kind of thing.

    d) I am convinced my teens hate me. Taking them to Sea World would earn some back of my Cool Mom points.

    e) I haven’t seen my extended family since 1997 and they live in Georgia and Florida, so if I could at least get down to that part of the country (I’m in the Midwest), I might actually stand a chance of seeing them.

  • Lori says:

    I would love to win because my family has never been to SeaWorld. They would have a blast! :)

  • Onezumi says:

    I want to take my friends to SeaWorld to ride Manta because I have never been there before and it sounds awesome!

    Also: There are no zombies in SeaWorld. This is reassuring if the apocalypse would happen.

    I wanna win…pleaseeee! :)

  • carma says:

    My son likes all those scary water rides (I’m a big chicken) and he still remembers the one he went on at Seaworld; that was years ago. He would love to go again and so would I to see the huge smile on his face :-)

  • Richard says:

    We took the older kids to Sea World – San Diego about 10 years ago. They have all graduated from High School and moved away from home. OUr youngest would love to go to Sea World. We have never been to Florida, so this would truly ge a trip that she would remembe for the rest of her life.

  • Tiphaine says:

    My kids have finally reached the height requirements to ride roller coasters! It has taken awhile but we have reached it, at last! What a fun vacation this would be for us! Plus….We still have 6 foot snow burms all around our house…we need the sunshine!

  • carol drury says:

    cdrury@gmail.com
    oh my – my grandchildren’s father walked out on them this year (they are 7 and 13) and moved away across the country – It has been a terrible year for them emotionally and financially, but with lots of love and support from their mom and nana and grandaddy (my husband and I) they are doing well – but have had to give up a lot including their home – this would be a wonderful gift – it would so lift their spirits to get away and do something fun – it has been such a long sad year – But whatever happens their wonderful spirit has carried us all through a very challenging time and we will find a way to reward them with a special treat – they so deserve it! I am going to keep everything crossed!!!!!!

  • Linda Iverson says:

    My quickly growing grandkids have never been to SeaWorld, and I can’t imagine a more perfect trip.

  • Courtney S says:

    This is something my family and I would LOVE! The Manta sounds so exciting… we all love roller coasters and Sea World is so much fun! What could be better?

  • Bing says:

    I’m crazy about roller coasters and can’t seem to have enough of them. Our family also love SeaWorld. We can hardly wait to check out the new fun ride. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

  • Deb K says:

    We have never been to Sea World and the new roller coaster sounds great1

  • April says:

    I would absolutely love to take my family on this roller coaster. This new roller coaster looks pretty suspenseful especially because it’s over water. Plus, my husband’s never been to Orlando let alone Sea World.

  • Melissa says:

    I would absolutely love to take my children to Sea World. They have never been on a vacation, much less out of the state.

  • kerry says:

    I would love to take my family to do this. Our last vacation was tight financially, so there was a lot we couldn’t do, like swimming with the dolphins. I promised the boys that next time, we would do everything on our lists. When they see the manta, it WILL be on their lists!

  • Roberta says:

    My son absolutely loves all animals right now (he’s 2). I would love to be able to take him to sea world and learn about mantas and all the other animals there!

  • Vanessa says:

    I would love for my kids to be able to experience something like this, and right now I dont have the means to take them on a family vacation. I have been to Seaworld and it is truly and unforgettable experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime!!!

  • Julie Devaney says:

    Love to surf the Manta.

  • World Travel says:

    Good job Ted Murphy

  • Vicky Boackle says:

    my grandkids would be so excited to have this adventure.

  • Natalie says:

    that ride looks awesome!! my kids would love to go to sea world! they’ve never been.

  • Kay MI says:

    I so love Sea World and miss the Ohio location. My Husband and I have been Married 22 years this Fall and have not had a vacation outside Michigan but Chicago once and Our Son will turn 13 in July and never traveled further then that either…I would love to get Him to Sea World and Disney soon but there is no cash here only debt Pick Us please thank you

  • Izzie says:

    One of my family members is a roller coaster maniac, so getting to this ride would be great!

  • Oh, I would love to try on that ride! Please pick me!!! =)

  • Cathe says:

    That is going to be totally wicked! I should get to go on that ride because its what I am about. Fun, Freedom, water, fish, the ocean, and coolness

  • Joe P says:

    We don’t live far from it but can’t afford it! My kids would LOOOOOOOOOOVE to go on the rides (and I’d be the coolest father in the state!) Pick us!

  • Katherine says:

    Why? Because we’ve never gone on vacation as a family – as a single mom, I just can’t afford it. My kids have never been out of the land-locked state of Colorado. Besides, how totally cool would it be to ride that?!

    Thanks for the great contest!

  • Molly says:

    OK, so I’m new to this whole blogging thing. I want to take my family to Sea World to escape my everyday life and feel like a kid again. Feeling some warm air and seeing some sunshine couldn’t hurt either. Thank you!! zippy3434(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • My twins are obsessed with orcas. I’m working on their birthday cake for their party this weekend and I’ve got to figure out how to mold fondant into a whale. They would L.O.V.E. to check out SeaWorld. And I would L.O.V.E. to take them. The ride looks super cool for me and hubs, too.

  • Ken Robinson says:

    My sister would love the SeaWorld Swag Bag. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  • venus Montoya says:

    Wow! Flying rollercoaster you can’t beat that. My 4 boys watched the video with me and they are excited to ride it!

  • shawn Kollie says:

    I want to take my beautiful girlfriend to Florida to play in both DisneyWorld, and Florida! We both live in the Northwest, so we don’t get a lot of time in the sun. Thank you!

  • julieh says:

    We have never been to SeaWorld, it would be so amazing to see and ride Manta, and we love all sea creatures!

  • Robin Stephens says:

    Why do I want to go to Sea World? Who wouldn’t. Truth be told, Me and the kids have never went to Sea World. And we really haven’t had a vacation lately. My husband and son would LOVE the roller coaster, they are both coaster fans. Me and my daughter would love the animals best (my daughter’s favorite is penguins). I’d love to take my kids on a vacation we would all love.

  • Jeff Cochran says:

    Like every girl, my daughter LOVES dolphins. She is 15 and her room is full of them. In addition, she loves wild rides. I hate ‘em. My wife hates them. Her oldest brother hates them. And she loves to watch us hate them.

  • Sulean says:

    This is it! This is exactly what is needed to release the stress of work! We can take it all out in a crying yelp of fear/fun/and everything else on the Manta. This is where we will release all of our emotions built up over the last year. Besides, why take it out on your co-workers when you have to face them the next day?! :)

  • Teresa says:

    Rollercoasters are awesome!! Especially ones at Sea World in FL! And there’s no snow there!!

  • barry belt says:

    Who would not a free trip sign me up

  • Kimberly Ripley says:

    Stress relief is a must-find for our family right now, and riding Mantra might be just what the doctor ordered!

  • kim says:

    I would love to take all boys(two sons and my husband) to Seaworld. We have not had a vacation in a few years and we really need to get away for some family time.

  • LUCINDA HABEL says:

    Oh the idea of riding Manta has me all goosebumpy!! It would be an incredible experience like no other!

  • I would love to take my family to Sea World to ride the Manta because we have nevr been to Sea World, and it looks sooo cool.

  • Christie says:

    I’ve heard of roller coasters you ride sitting down, standing up and hanging from but not lying down! Sounds cool but uh, I’m always a little leery of someone inviting me to lie down for a ride.
    I’d go to Orlando though. They have sun there, right? No snow, ice only in the drinks? Yeah, I’d go to Orlando right now.

  • Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My kids have never been to seaworld so we’d just love to go. Can’t believe how much it’s all changed since I went in 1992. :P

  • Debra F says:

    I would love to take my family to sea world. We have never had the chance to go and the boys would really love it! My husband is a huge roller coaster fan, and he would be so excited to be one of the first to try out their new one. What an awesome giveaway…thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  • Dallan Elk says:

    I actually work in the amusement park industry and have spent 8 months in Orlando and that whoel time I didn’t get to go to Seaworld. I think it’s long overdue. a

  • TripTheLady says:

    I want to win this trip so I can prove to my husband I am not too chicken to ride this coaster! I could also take my two kids on an amazing vacation – at 16 and 21 there won’t be many more opportunities for it to be just “the four of us” much longer ;)

  • Angela in Ohio says:

    I am scared to death of this roller coaster, but I would sure like to try it!

  • I LOOOOOOOVE roller coasters!
    My hubby and I just saw a commercial for Sea World the other day and said that our son would probably like Sea World much much much better than the “D” word.
    This would be too good to be true. We need a vacation!

  • zteg says:

    I love Sea World and haven’t been in years. I also love rollercoasters and can’t wait to ride the Manta.

  • I just blogged about it here: http://photosandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/03/hurry-dont-delay-win-trip-for-4-to.html

    Emily
    P.S. If I happen to win…it would be great if you would leave a comment on my blog instead of an e-mail. Foreign e-mails tend to hit my spam. It’d be a crying shame to miss out on this opportunity! :)

  • cari king says:

    We love rides and doing new and exciting things. I think this would be a fun and exciting trip.

  • Angie Brady says:

    I would love to take my family to Sea World. My son is very motivated by animals. It would be a great day communicating with him.

  • Casey Becher says:

    I’d love to let my kids experience all the rides and attractions at sea world.

  • Monica Dykeman says:

    My girls would love Seaworld- they youngest doesn’t remeber our last trip and the oldest mostly remembers through our videos. I would love to see their faces when we sit in the splash zone during the Shamu show!

  • Lisa says:

    It’s been years since my family has went on a vacation. My oldest daughter LOVES whales…so it would be amazing to win this trip.

  • Courtney K says:

    i am a huge coaster fan. I grew up going to Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, PA. My first ever coaster was a wodden one that has been at the park since it opened. It is called the Jack Rabbit and is designed to physically leave the track on the ” double dip”.

    Getting to be the first to ride Manta would absolutely make my dreams come true.

  • jackie says:

    Hubby & I need a vacation! Sunshine & Sea World . . . just what the doctor ordered ; )

  • kunthan says:

    hello nice one i like it..ho great

  • kunthanraj says:

    rock baby rock…

  • Candace says:

    OOOHHH!! I absolutely LOVE Sea World – it’s better than Disney! I have been but hubby and my children never have been.

    This would make a wonderful vacation for us, and my children would love the sea creatures up close. I’m pregnant, so probably couldn’t ride the Manta, but hubby could!

  • Elizabeth N. says:

    I’d love to win to take a “sister trip”! There are now 4 of us sisters – I’m the oldest at 30 and the youngest is 3! Quite an age gap – but it’d be fun to get all four of us together for a Sea World weekend! The youngest one has never been, and it’s been decades since the rest of us have gone. I am a roller coaster junky and would LOVE to have priority access to The Manta!

  • Denise says:

    Riding Manta would be a fun and educational experience for my kids!

  • Jay French says:

    My kids would love the Manta. They usually don’t like the same kinds of rides, but they both saw the video and thought this one looked good.

  • Reginald says:

    I want to take my family to SeaWorld because we have never taken a vacation as a family and this would be an awesome time for us to bond

  • Andrea Evans says:

    The one thing my family loves to do together is ride roller coasters. I would love for my kids to be able to experience SeaWorld.

  • Kimberly Hall says:

    This ride looks breathtaking. I would love a chance to experience it.

  • Tammy S says:

    During this bleak economic time, we all need, and appreciate, the opportunity to enter your contest. Thank you.

  • CDStardust says:

    I am scared to death of roller coasters!! But, my husband loves them. If I had the chance to take my 4 year old and my husband and probably a babysitter, I possibly would face my fears! I have been to Sea World once before and would love a chance for my son to experience it too! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  • Christina says:

    I’ve never been to Seaworld, and your review of the Manta sounds amazing! My friends/family would just LOVE it (they who have always been far more daring than I!). What an absolutely wonderful giveaway!

  • Dianne Hurley says:

    I have a grandson and a grandaughter, two separate families, who do not know each other because of family conflict. I would love to take them both along with my husband so they can get to know each other.

  • Tricia Andrews says:

    I went to Sea World in the early 90′s. My husband has never been, nor has our 4 1/2 year old daughter. He is a roller coaster nut and she loves animals (as do I). I think this would be the vacation of a lifetime if we won it.

  • Paula Harmon says:

    My kids have never had a real vacation. My dad had planned to take us to Disney World, but he got ill and we lost him. On top of that, hubby is laid off, so what a nice surprise this would be for the kids.

  • hazel hunt says:

    we have never been able to afford a vacations.

  • My 7 year old is obsessed with fish, sea life and especially sharks, and she wants to be a SeaWorld Shamu trainer when she grows up and I would absolutely love to take her to SeaWorld. My oldest one is adventurous, and I can totally see her taking the Manta with me. Unless a miracle happens and I win a trip, we probably aren’t able to go to SeaWorld anytime soon though, it’s just too far from New York. Thank you for a great giveaway – you are going to make one family so happy!

  • My family would be INSANE over this prize! We love roller coasters and, although they’ve never been, I know my kids would everything Sea World has to offer. My husband and I have been to SW in CA, but not FL–what a trip! To be able to share all of the experiences with my family? Yes, please and thank you.

  • Jim says:

    My kids (3-6) would love the dolphins and I like the roller coaster. That and we could really use a good vacation.

    Jim

  • Jennifer M says:

    My daughter is studying the Ocean in school and just loves it. She would be thrilled to go here. Plus we don’t really have a vacation in our budget this year!

  • Barbara Fox says:

    I want to take my grandkids to Sea World and winning a trip would be about the only way I’ll ever be able to do it!

  • Barb S says:

    I’d just LOVE to go to SeaWorld, and take one of my sons and the girlfriend. We all love water, sea life, and the beach! We haven’t had a vacation in EONS! Maybe even my 92-yr ole MOM would like to go! She’s still ABLE to travel, WOOT!

  • Pauline M says:

    As a single Mom with three kids, telling them we were going to Orlando would make them all jump up and down with joy! We have been saving for such a trip for the last two years and our budget it tight. This would be the best trip ever!

  • Katie says:

    I would love to take my soon to be fiance to SeaWorld! It is a place that I enjoyed so much as a kid and he has never been out of the midwest! It would make the perfect honeymoon!

  • Justine says:

    Wow! I’d love to win this trip to treat my hard working family that rarely gets a break! We’d love to ride this new ride and see how great it really is!

  • Jodi says:

    I would love to take my family to SeaWorld. I am a single mom, and I use to take my (now 16) son to SeaWorld when he was young, and there was a SeaWorld in Ohio. It would be so much fun to take him there again and relive the wonderful memories that we had back then.

  • Michelle Rosborough says:

    Never been there be before

  • Dan says:

    It would be a great family vacation for us

  • christina singer says:

    I would love to take my family to Sea World. We can’t really afford vacations, and my 6 year old would love to see all the wonderful sea creatures and enjoy all that sunshine.

  • Holly Norris says:

    I would love to take my kids to ride Manta because they would really enjoy the flying effect.

  • Erin says:

    I want to take my husband to Sea World to ride the Manta. He is a ride fanatic and is such a wonderful guy that he deserves such a great trip!

  • Sarah Z says:

    My daughter keeps seeing the SeaWorld commercials and tells me she’d rather go there than DisneyWorld – we have only taken small trips closeby so this would be an amazing real “first” vacation for her!
    Thanks

  • DL Stephens says:

    I would love to take my kids on a real vacation since I have not been able to afford a vacation like this. The kids would love to ride the Manta, my son might grimace and bear it but my daughter would be all for it. My daughter and I rode all the rides at a fair one year going from ride to ride and had the best time!

  • megan c says:

    sounds like an amazing trip!
    im a full time student and part time worker
    im too busy to spend time with my family and my boyfriend so this would be a perfect trip to spend time with them!
    and we all love animals and fun!

  • Karla V says:

    SeaWorld is the best! Thanks for the chance. I would take 3 other co-workers who also can not afford a well deserved vacation.

  • Chrysa says:

    We would love to go to SeaWorld because it has been a long, cold winter and we would be thrilled to enjoy some warm-weather fun with our ocean friends.

  • Chrysa says:

    I tweeted your giveaway! (My username is @ThriftyJinxy)

  • Jennifer Williams says:

    I would like to take my family to SeaWorld because I have a stepdaughter that has yet to meet her baby sister, and this would be an awesome way for us to spend family time together.

  • Jennifer J says:

    My husband and I have yet to take our daughters, who are 10 and 8, to an amusement park of any kind and we feel badly about it. Our parents took us to amusement parks when we could barely walk and so my husband and I are feeling a slight bit of guilt for depriving our children of the amusement park experience. This would be the perfect summer vacation for us. My daughters would absolutely love it!

  • Vicki Andrew says:

    I was a working mother of 3 girls ans so I was never able to take them on a real vacation. Now they are almost grown and it would be great to be able to get them all together for a real vacation. they love roller costers but I’ll stay on the ground

  • Melanie B says:

    Hmmm. My family and I haven’t been able to go anywhere for over a year due to our financial status. It would be so nice to take our kids! My daughter is two now and will finally be able to enjoy some things that we do, etc. That and the fact that hubs and i LOVE scary rides but, have never been on one together…no kidding! :)

  • Leigh Nichols says:

    I would really love to be able to take my family to Sea World- it’s been hard on them not having vacations for a long time due to an accident I had, and then having to quit my job.
    My son would FREAK OUT over this roller coaster!

  • Lisa G. says:

    I would love to take my family to Sea World to ride Manta because my youngest son is six years old and has never been on a family vacation. He loves animals and going to Sea World and getting to ride Manta would be a huge thrill for him and our whole family!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • Betty C says:

    I haven’t been to Sea World since San Diego in the early 70′s. I know there are serious improvements that I would love to see and just maybe I could get up the courage to ride the Manta.

  • Eryn says:

    I would love to go because 1-it’s SO FREAKING COLD HERE STILL *deep breath!* and I KNOW it’s warm at SeaWorld! 2-My son is in love with sting rays, mantas, skates, all of those creatures, and 3-our youngest is now tall enough to ride all of the attractions, so it’s time to go take on some roller coasters. It’s a rite of passage! :) And then of course 4-I would have to sell a couple kidneys (ha!) to get us there on my own.

    Thank you SO much for the hard work on putting this together, you’re going to make someone so amazingly happy.

  • Lisa Brown says:

    Its all about the grandkids. I love them to pieces. They talk about traveling to somewhere warm and fun. This would have to be that place

  • Donna Hunt says:

    My son and I haven’t had a real vacation EVER! This sounds perfect–I know he’d love Manta! Thank you for the contest!

  • Patti Sherman says:

    My grandchildren would love this and I am a kid at heart

  • RFrakes says:

    My wife would really love the Manta! I will watch with our son! Thanks for the sweeps

  • Craig Cota says:

    2 Grand Childern , one wife married 35 years, in todays Economy..I am in !

  • A Casson says:

    Would be an experience of a lifetime to enjoy with so so much fun that’s why I’d like to go and have some fun and enjoy it all and take it all in!
    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

  • Michelle says:

    Our Sea World in Ohio closed in 2000 so that was the last time we’ve gone. It would be great to take my family again since it has been 9 years since we’ve seen Shamu. Actually my daughter was just a baby so she never saw Shamu. It would be great to win because we never win anything. Plus who can afford a vacation? Thanks.

  • Susan P says:

    I want to go to Seaworld and take my son too, thanks!

  • Jeanette H. says:

    My family would LOVE to ride this! The construction looks soooo cool. My husband just lost his mom and we could really use a vacation to take things off our minds.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!!

    JH33194(underscore)2002(at)yahoo.com

  • teresa says:

    I love Seaworld and my husband LOVES roller coasters and has never been on one since he went blind .It would be a blast to take him and our son to SeaWorld and expierience the rollercoaster with his new unique perspective :)

  • naoko yano says:

    waching all the marine life in seaworld makes me hungry..

  • Elizabeth Ray says:

    My kids love Sea World, but it’s been quite a while since we went. My daughter loves the dolphins, my son loves whales, and they both love roller coasters!

  • Dennis says:

    I have NEVER been to SeaWorld and would love to go as my fiance’s dream is to swim with dolphins! She helped me achieve my goal this past August when I swam with sharks at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. Plus we both need a vacation from wedding planning and she has relatives right in the Orlando area. Thanks for the oppurtunity to enter!

  • Annemarie says:

    It would be an amazing trip!!

  • Kim V says:

    I would like to take my son who is graduating college to ride the Manta. He is a huge coaster fan and this would be a great family trip.

  • Rose Brunson says:

    My family and I would love to embark on an adventure at Seaworld and ride the Manta. With a track length of 3359 feet and the first drop a jaw dropping 113 feet, this 56 MPH flying coaster will soar through the air and skim along the water. It will be the coaster all coaster fans dream about riding. Our family would be honored if chosen to make this adventure, it would be a dream vacation.

  • Emily Dudley says:

    I would love to take my family to Sea World on vacation. Our daughter is the perfect age to be in awe of all of the sea animals and my husband and I love to ride coasters. Plus we’ve never been to Sea World so it would be an extra special treat! Thanks for the chance!

  • Sonya says:

    My kids have never been to Sea World or seen a whale or dolphin, and hubby and I love roller coasters! It’s a win-win-win-win!

  • Marci P says:

    We don’t live far from Sea World but for a family of 5, it’s so expensive!! My son and I are rollercoaster nuts! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Donnie B says:

    I would love to win because my 5 children are getting older and I have never been able to take the whole family on a vacation before.

  • Wendy Wallach says:

    I would love the chance to do something so special for those that I love and who I know also love me!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  • Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    I want to take my husband and 7 and 4 year old girls because we have never been on a family vacation.

  • S Carter says:

    I would love to win this because my Family and I were not able to spend the holidays together due to my work schedule. Now we have decided to take a mini vacation as our “holiday”. We would love Manta!!

  • Kim says:

    Oh, which of my two boys would be braver than Ted? Perhaps Sean, my big five year old or tough Evan..age 2 and a half! Oh, I can hear the made up stories now!

  • Trish Rucker says:

    The Manta sounds like so much fun!!

  • James F says:

    I’d love to take my sons on this great new roller coaster. We love doing the thrill rides together and we haven’t been able to take a vacation in years, so this would be really wonderful. Thanks.

  • Felicia Shapiro says:

    My family would love to go to Sea World to ride the Manta because it would be wonderful fun!

  • Larry West says:

    I am currently unemployed, so I don’t have the money to go on great vacations like this.

  • Donna K says:

    My kids would really love it.

  • Douglas says:

    Great Prize…
    would love to take my family..
    I would love to return this as a gift for all their love and support

  • Auriette says:

    Okay, I would be very scared to ride The Manta. I gave up all but the kiddie coasters after a horrifying experience aboard the Great American Scream Machine on my senior trip. My DH, however, enjoys roller coasters, and I like the fishies and the marine mammels. I would love to visit Sea World! Also, we have some friends in Orlando, and it would be great to see them again.

  • Lily Kwan says:

    I want to take my friends to SeaWorld to ride Manta because it sounds very fun!

  • Tammy says:

    Okay I want to ride Manta, because the Last Time we went to Sea World their Atlantis ride was pretty new. We SPECIFICALLY asked to sit at the back of the car that would go on the flume ride because my husband was the largest person being loaded on and we knew that would make it heavier where we sat. Nope, right in front. Sure enough the end of the ride came and we were soaked, I mean really soaked, wring out your clothes soaked, along with our passports, money and all our other personal documentation. We were so upset, we have never been back to Sea World (that was in 1998), So 11 years later, I’m willing to give them another go, and ride Manta.

    (Sorry it was so long…but you asked…)

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