Tidal Twister

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Tidal Twister
SeaWorld San Diego
Location San Diego, California, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 24, 2019 to July 16, 2023
Rider height 48 inch minimum
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 was 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]

In September 2023, the ride was removed from the park website and mobile app.[6] In October 2023, the ride was scrapped and removed from the park.



Tidal Twister was 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 featured 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.



  1. "On heels of Electric Eel, SeaWorld planning yet another coaster".
  2. "SeaWorld Touts 'Tidal Twister': First of its Kind Roller Coaster Set for Spring".
  3. "Tidal Twister dueling coaster now open at SeaWorld San Diego". Attractions Magazine.
  4. Weisberg, Lori (2019-07-31). "Remember SeaWorld's Tidal Twister? It's shut down again". The San-Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  5. Weisberg, Lori (2019-06-04). "SeaWorld's Tidal Twister coaster just opened — and now it's closed". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  6. Niles, Robert (2023-09-26). "No more Tidal Twister at SeaWorld San Diego". Theme Park Insider. Retrieved 2023-10-22.

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Articles on SeaWorld San Diego