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SeaWorld's Tidal Twister roller coaster reopens after 'operational issue'

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jun 07, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — SeaWorld's Tidal Twister roller coaster was open for roughly two weeks before an "operational issue" forced the ride to close.

Friday, the park reopened the attraction to the public after repairs and has "passed inspection by the required agency," according to the park.

In a statement to 10News, SeaWorld confirmed the ride passed inspection, adding, "The safety of our guests and team members is our top priority, and we are pleased to have resolved the issue in a short period of time."

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The ride had been shut down on June 1 over the mechanical issue, according to Cal/OSHA.

Tidal Twister features duel track cars traveling at 30 mph around an infinite loop. The ride also features a research support aquarium that highlights sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection.

The ride comes on the heels of the wildly successful Electric Eel , which opened in May 2018. SeaWorld's next attraction is the Mako dive coaster, slated for a 2020 opening.