Friday, May 31, 2019

Tidal Twister Rolls and Turns its Way Into SeaWorld San Diego

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SeaWorld San Diego has opened its all new "coaster-type ride experience," Tidal Twister.  The innovative thrill ride was created for the park by Skyline Attractions, and is one of their Horizon models.  The ride is the first of its kind to feature dueling trains that move through a 290 foot long horizontal track, only one similar ride from Skyline has opened prior to this one. 

While on board Tidal Twister riders experience a section of air-time at the peak of the ride's layout, and then a heartline roll that completely inverts them.  Riders sit face to face on the trains and experience both forward and backward movements.

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The ride reaches speeds of 30 miles per hour as it simulates the trains rolling along with the tide, and requires only a 48 inch height requirement making it family friendly.

"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. The tight turns, the inversion and the airtime hill will leave our guests wondering which way is up. If you don't understand and love the ocean, you can't protect it. That is why with new attractions like Tidal Twister in California, Turtle Reef in Texas and Infinity Falls in Florida, SeaWorld seeks to collaborate with conservation groups that are making a real impact."

Tidal Twister is located adjacent to the Aquaria touch pool and aquarium, where guest can learn the importance of protecting the ocean and its coral reefs.  A portion of all Tidal Twister merchandise sales will go to the Rising Tide Conservation, which aims to protect the ocean.