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Tidal Twister on track to open at SeaWorld San Diego in May 2019

Posted at 2:37 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 17:37:34-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — SeaWorld's next big attraction is on track to open later this spring.

Construction on the park's Tidal Twister roller coaster is set to be completed in May of this year, the park said Wednesday. The roller coaster is being hailed as a first-of-its-kind coaster with a figure-8, horizontal design and dueling trains in which riders sit both backward and forward.

Tidal Twister will take riders on a journey as if they're riding the tide, accelerating 30 miles an hour, twisting and banking on a figure-8 track, and crossing an opposite facing train in the middle of the attraction. An educational feature of the ride will include an aquarium highlighting the importance of Rising Tide Conservation, a group started by SeaWorld aimed at promoting sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection.


Tidal Twister will be located in the northwest corner of the park, near the Aquariua: World of Fishes aquarium and tide pool.

The ride will joins the park's growing coaster-type attractions, alongside Manta and Electric Eel, the latter of which opened in 2018. The park also announced this year another roller coaster, Mako, set to open in 2020.