Tidal Twister

For the roller coaster at Columbus Zoo, see Tidal Twist.
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Tidal Twister
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SeaWorld San Diego
Location San Diego, California, USA
Status Operating since May 24, 2019
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Manufacturer Skyline Attractions
Product Skywarp Horizon
Designer / calculations Skyline Design, LLC.
Type Steel - Single rail
Riders per train 16
Hourly capacity 1100
Area 115 feet × 55 feet
Height 22 feet
Top speed 30 mph
Length 320 feet
Track inversions 1

Tidal Twister is a steel single rail powered coaster located at SeaWorld San Diego in San Diego, California, USA. It is a Skywarp Horizon from Skyline Attractions which opened in 2019.


The San Diego Union Tribune confirmed that they had filed for planning permission to build Tidal Twister on July 26, 2018.[1] The ride was officially announced by SeaWorld San Diego on October 9, 2018.[2]

Tidal Twister opened on May 24, 2019.[3]

The coaster was closed for a week shortly after opening due to technical problems and it was also closed throughout July.[4][5]



Tidal Twister is the world's first Skywarp Horizon from Skyline Attractions, and the second Skywarp after the failure of the vertical Skywarp Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

The Skywarp Horizon features a figure-eight layout with an in-line twist in the center.


2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train. Like Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, riders are held in with bulky over-the-shoulder harnesses.


External links

Articles on SeaWorld San Diego