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SeaWorld San Diego announces new dueling coaster, Tidal Twister

by Brittani Tuttle

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the launch of a brand-new roller coaster for 2019, called Tidal Twister.

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Ride the waves with Tidal Twister, coming to SeaWorld San Diego in 2019.

This dueling roller coaster will be an exhilarating experience for guests that demonstrates the great power of the ocean. With speeds up to 30 miles per hour, riders will twist and bank as though they are riding the waves along a figure-8 track that includes a Zero-G roll at the center section.

Two trains holding 16 passengers each will load at opposite ends of the figure-8 and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward. This coaster also features a low height requirement of 48 inches, making it a perfect ride for families with younger guests.

“There is no other coaster experience in the world like Tidal Twister,” said Marilyn Hannes, park president of SeaWorld San Diego. “The two trains duel one another and guests will see the excitement on the faces of 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.”

Tidal Twister will be located adjacent to the Aquaria touch pool and aquarium in the northwest section of the park. The coaster’s conservation element focuses on sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection.

The new coaster, a Skywarp Horizon model by Skyline Attractions, is scheduled to open in May 2019.

To learn more about SeaWorld San Diego’s other coaster offerings, and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorld.com/San-Diego.

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