Tidal Twister dueling coaster now open at SeaWorld San Diego

by Brittani Tuttle

SeaWorld San Diego is feeling the power of the ocean this summer, as the park’s all-new dueling coaster, Tidal Twister, is now officially open.

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Onboard the coaster, riders will accelerate to 30 miles per hour, twisting and banking as if they’re riding the tide along a figure-8 track – which includes a 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 as guests face both forward and backward on them. The coaster’s height requirement for riders is 48 inches.

“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.”

Tidal Twister is located adjacent to the Aquaria touch pool and aquarium and helps bring attention to Rising Tide Conservation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting agriculture of marine ornamental fish through the efforts of researchers, public aquaria, and conservation groups.

Check out our rider cam POV of Tidal Twister below:

Tidal Twister POV and Rider Cam at SeaWorld San Diego

To learn more about SeaWorld San Diego’s other attractions, visit SeaWorld.com/San-Diego.


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