SeaWorld San Diego’s Dueling Roller Coaster ‘Tidal Twister’ Is Now Open

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SeaWorld San Diego guests are feeling the power of the ocean this summer with the launch of the park’s all-new Tidal Twister roller coaster. This horizontal, figure-8, dueling coaster—the first of its kind in the world—opened to park guests on May 24.

As Tidal Twister accelerates to 30 miles per hour, riders will twist and bank as if they are riding the tide along a tight, figure-8 track that includes dynamic Zero-G roll at the center section. Two trains holding 16 passengers each load at opposite ends of the figure-8 and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains. A lower-height requirement of 48 inches makes this attraction a perfect ride for younger guests and families.

“There is no other coaster experience in the world like Tidal Twister,” said Marilyn Hannes, SeaWorld San Diego’s park president. “The two trains duel one another and guests will see the excitement on the faces of the other riders. You’ll almost feel like you can reach out and touch them. The tight turns, the inversion and the airtime hill will leave our guests wondering which way is up. If you don’t understand and love the ocean, you can’t protect it. That is why with new attractions like Tidal Twister in California, Turtle Reef in Texas and Infinity Falls in Florida, SeaWorld seeks to collaborate with conservation groups that are making a real impact.”

Tidal Twister, elevated 16 feet off the ground, is adjacent to the Aquaria touch pool and aquarium, the perfect location to spotlight SeaWorld’s continuing commitment to conservation awareness and action, focusing on sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection.

Tidal Twister joins Electric Eel and Manta as SeaWorld San Diego’s newest coaster-type ride experience.


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