During initial testing, the train was unable to complete the double-up element after the first loop. To fix this, the exit from the first loop was raised. The train was then unable to make it through the second loop, so it's radius was lowered. This is why the loops look so odd today.
For the 2010 season the color scheme of the ride was changed from white to red, blue and white.
Texas Tornado features two vertical loops that appear back-to-back, but are not consecutive in the design. (Stated why above)
The tide originally had trains built by Hopkins. These were later replaced with trains from Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Texas Tornado is the only steel roller coaster with PTC trains. One car from the original trains still sits near the station.
- In Microsoft Windows 7, a picture of the Texas Tornado, before it's repaint, can be selected and used as a user icon.