SeaWorld San Diego announces Tidal Twister roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

From SeaWorld:

Introducing Tidal Twister, an all-new dueling roller coaster, which will make its debut as a new attraction at SeaWorld San Diego in 2019. The first of its kind in the world, this unique ride is an exhilarating experience that demonstrates the power of the ocean.

Accelerating to 30 mph, riders will twist and bank as if they are riding the tide along a tight figure-8 track that includes dynamic Zero-G roll at the center section.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:43 PM

and it will forever be called by a different name.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:14 PM

This is the model I’ve been excited to see come to reality. I like the idea of this one

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:55 PM

And the next step in the process of making Seaworld a ride park.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:14 PM

I can't seem to get a good view of the whole thing. Is it basically SFDK's Harley Quinn ride laying on its side?

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 8:46 PM

It’s a figure 8 with two shortish trains. As they pass each other in the center one path flips and the other path hops.
My question is how do you get in? The platforms are on the “flat” ends of the 8, but is the track level? Slanted? Seems weird. For sure they don’t work like the Bayern Kurve.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:05 PM

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Monday, October 15, 2018 10:05 AM

RCMAC said:

It’s a figure 8 with two shortish trains. As they pass each other in the center one path flips and the other path hops.
My question is how do you get in? The platforms are on the “flat” ends of the 8, but is the track level? Slanted? Seems weird. For sure they don’t work like the Bayern Kurve.

I didn't even think of that. They're pretty banked. I know the Schwarzkopf Katapult rides loaded on an angle, but I think this may be steeper than that. I don't think I'd enjoy sitting there, laying sideways, while waiting to have my restraint checked.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 3:33 PM

Or there’s that old Weiner Looping. The curves were so tight the loading station had the front cars leaning one way and the back cars leaning the other. It was weird waiting for that ride to go but once it shuttled back and forth it was just right.
(Btw, that ride counts to this day as one of the most thrilling/scary rides I’ve ever taken)

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Monday, October 15, 2018 4:59 PM

I was just about to say that it was somewhat like the Ultra Bayern Kurve or whatever they called it (yet never produced). Someone was asking about it in the Bayern Kurve thread a month ago.

All I will say is I hope they have magically improved on what they stuck into SFDK.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Monday, October 15, 2018 5:04 PM
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Monday, October 15, 2018 9:39 PM

I really want to give these skywarp rides a chance, (vertical or horizontal), but man there is just not much to get excited about based on the reviews of Harley Quinn. The fact that Six Flags hasn't ordered more of these is pretty telling, given that bulk purchase is pretty much their MO for capital.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 11:20 PM

RCMAC said:

Or there’s that old Weiner Looping.

Only older weiners loop. Younger weiners just lean to the left.

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Friday, October 19, 2018 10:28 PM

What has happened to Coasterbuzz?

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