Mantis promo video surfaces from 1995

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2000 8:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff

When there's nothing new, we turn to the old. Check out the original Mantis promo video that was sent to the press back in 1995. The video sets up the story behind the name and shows computer animation of the ride. Follow the link on the Guide to The Point home page.

Link: Guide to The Point

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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 8:38 PM
Not half as good as Raptor's Promo. I was severely disappointed. (Not your fault, of course, Jeff.) I kept waiting for the real "wow" moment, but got nothing.

Raptor's is an epic! Love it.

How I feel about the videos is, oddly, pretty much how I feel about the corresponding rides.

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Tuesday, December 26, 2000 8:55 PM
It's interesting to see these old CP promo videos re-surfacing. They're neat. It'd be kind of cool to see a compilation VHS or DVD video of all of the CP ride promos. Just a thought...

Hitler = Bad
Soup = Good
Tuesday, December 26, 2000 9:09 PM
I didn't download the video because I think I have it at my house. It has a mad scientist in it, right? This is the earliest computer animated coaster I've seen in which the animation looks realistic. *** This post was edited by MooreOn on 12/27/2000. ***
Wednesday, December 27, 2000 5:13 AM
I liked the Raptor video and this one was cool too. Mantis is my third favorite ride at the Point behind MF and Magnum.

"I traded my soul for a ride on Millennium Force"
Wednesday, December 27, 2000 8:37 AM
That's a pretty good video, but I still think the Millennium Force video is the best. It still gives me goosebumps every time I watch it.

-Dave Rutherford
*If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough*

Thursday, December 28, 2000 12:55 PM
First a pissed off bird,
now a mutant bug?
Get real!

Now i understand why CP doesnt *really* theme their rides. Taht video was lame. But thanks anyway for putting it up Jeff. I appreciate it.
Friday, December 29, 2000 12:22 PM
most like the ride i do not
Saturday, December 30, 2000 10:48 AM
I agree with Kennywood i dont like it a whole lot Riddlers Revenge kicks so much more ass!!!!
magic mountain and CP rule

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