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SeaWorld's latest ride closes due to mechanical issues weeks after opening

Tidal Twister construction
Posted at 5:08 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 19:53:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- SeaWorld San Diego’s newest ride is shut down for maintenance, according to Cal/OSHA.

According to the agency, Tidal Twister was shut down June 1, roughly two weeks after its opening on May 24.

The ride was shut down to address mechanical issues. Cal/OSHA says SeaWorld is working with the manufacturer to repair the ride.

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Once the ride is ready to reopen, an inspection will have to be done by Cal/OSHA to ensure it can be operated safely.

The ride recently opened as SeaWorld works to complete more rides in the San Diego park.

Tidal Twister features dueling track cars that travel 30 mph around an infinity loop and cross in the middle.

The ride comes on the heels of the wildly successful Electric Eel, which opened in May 2018.

SeaWorld sent 10News the following statement Tuesday:

Tidal Twister experienced an operational issue, for which we are working with the manufacturer to resolve so that we can get the ride back up and running as soon as possible. No one was injured. The safety of our guests and team members is our top priority.