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SIX FLAGS
DISCOVERY KINGDOM
Vallejo, California
Six Flags Theme Parks

 

 

icon_STOPPark News - (6/22/16) Good news for The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. I contacted the park to check on the status of the ride, and to see if it was involved in any way with the RMC recall. While the park did not comment on the RMC recall, they did confirm that, "The Joker is currently operating after successfully undergoing a series of tests and updates to ensure the efficiency and safety of the ride. We apologize for the inconvenience."
    So there you go... go get your ride on!
    (6/17/16) From the sound of things The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is suffering from some growth pains, as the park has had to cancel the special Joker Night planned for Friday night because the coaster has been closed for an unknown reason. They were hoping to try and get it reopen late Thursday and maybe even Friday, but nothing has been promised. If anyone knows when the Joker reopens, please do let us know.
    (10/15/15) ThemeParkOverload visits Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for Fright Fest this week and you can see their report by following the link.
    (8/20/15) Just a quick reminder that ROAR at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is now officially closed. We'll have to wait and see just what Six Flags has planned for it during the first week of September.

 

PacificRim5D-sneakpreview2016 - Pacific Rim 4-D Experience - Rumor - (1/9/16) Just as rumored earlier this week, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has confirmed on Twitter that "Pacific Rim 5-D" is coming to the park's motion-based Iwerks Theater. There will even be some limited "sneak previews" starting this weekend, and the official opening in "the coming weeks".
     "Loaded with suspense, action and monstrous creatures, “Pacific Rim 5-D” pairs the explosive special effects from the popular action-based science fiction film with a thrilling new ride simulation experience. The result is the world's only motion-based “Pacific Rim”-themed ride attraction and the very first version of this film to be adapted as a ride in the U.S."
     Go Big or Go Extinct!
    (1/7/16) Perfecting timing to go with our new rumor of a Pacific Rim themed 4D ride experience coming to SFDK’s former DinoSphere theater was the discovery of a “Pacific Rim 4-D Experience” preview trailer video from SimEx-Iwerks that was posted back in July. See video below.

    (1/6/16) BREAKING – Fragments of a Jaeger Pilot Alert transmission from the Shatterdome were intercepted by Screamscape indicating that a Category IV or possibly Category V Class Kaiju may have been spotted in the waters near Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
    So what does this all mean?
    A Pacific Rim themed experience may be on the way to the park’s former DinoSphere 4D Theater. Stay tuned for more information as we receive it. Go Big or Go Extinct!
    (1/5/16) I'm not sure what is going on, but Six Flags Discovery Kingdom posted a teaser on Facebook this week to say that "Something is happening very soon" that will make January much more exciting. Along with the message is a picture of the closed DinoSphere attraction building that used to be home to the Dino Island (Iwerks Turbo Tour theater) attraction along with other seasonal ride-films before going dark in 2008 I believe.

 

icon_STOP2016 - THE JOKER - (5/27/16) ThemeParkOverload was on hand for the opening of The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Thursday. They've posted a bunch of photos showing off the ride in action ahead of the grand opening for the public this Sunday. (Sunday?! Yep... Sunday... don’t know what’s wrong with Friday or Saturday... it is a holiday weekend after all.)

    (5/19/16) According to the official Six Flags Discovery Kingdom twitter, The Joker will officially open to guests on May 29th (with Season Passholder previews on May 27 and 28).
    (5/17/16) An amazing POV video of The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom was posted a bit ago, showing off the first run of this crazy new coaster, as seen from the front row.

    (5/16/16) A new construction update on The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom can be found at CaliforniaCoasterKings this week. I'm ever impressed each week as construction progresses on this coaster at just how twisted and crazy it looks.
    (5/4/16) A fun little teaser video for The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has been posted by CoasterForce this week. Check it out below.

    (5/3/16) A video of The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom making a test run was posted to YouTube. Check it out below.

    (4/26/16) CoasterHub has posted a number of new pictures from a Joker construction tour at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, including getting a first look at the new awesome Joker themed trains.
    (4/21/16) The latest official construction video from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for The Joker an be found below. Check it out, it features some fantastic new aerial drone-cam footage of the new and very twisted coaster.

The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom from DKguy on Vimeo.


    (3/29/16) Several new photos of The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom can be found at CaliforniaCoasterKings this week.
    (3/14/16) CaliforniaCoasterKings takes a new look at The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week, which has made a lot of progress to date, despite the wet weather.
    (3/1/16) A construction update for The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has been posted by PlanetSix.
    (2/15/16) Another big construction update for The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has been posted to California Coaster Kings.
    (2/3/16) A new Joker construction update from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has been posted to PlanetSix this week. Check it out.
    (1/25/16) A great detailed report on the construction of The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has been posted to CaliforniaCoasterKings this week. This includes some highly detailed photos of the twisted pre-lifthill run. Check it out.
    (1/19/16) Planet Six has posted a large construction update from SFDK showing off the progress on The Joker.
    (12/21/15) If you check out the latest construction update on The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom you will find that they've added a special surprise at the start of The Joker. A small section of twisted rails and bunny-hops have been added to the track run between the station and the start of the lift hill, similar in spirit (just not as long) as the twisted track added to the start of Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain last year.
    Oh, and those new green and purple rails have been added to the first drop as well this week, which just looks inside. Follow the link and check it out!
    (12/7/15) ThemeParkOverload has posted a new update from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week, checking out not only the Holiday in the Park festivities, but also taking a good look at the progress of transforming Roar into The Joker, including the installation of the first sections of purple and green rails.
    (10/27/15) Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has posted a video of aerial footage checking out

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The Joker construction site. You can find it posted to their official Facebook page.
    (10/16/15) A reader sent in four new pictures (see below) from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom showing off Roar as it is being transformed into The Joker.
    (10/7/15) A new construction video showing off the progress of turning Roar into The Joker has been posted by In The Loop.

    (9/17/15) A reader sent in a few pictures of Roar as the track at the end of the ride has already been removed as RMC begins the work to convert it into The Joker.
    (9/3/15) Six Flags has confirmed that THE JOKER coaster is coming in 2016 and it looks fantastic with the addition of three new inversions and a twisted new layout that will still start things off with that great first drop experience you remember from Roar.


    (8/29/15) There were a couple of interesting "leaks" out of Six Flags discovered either very late Friday night, or Saturday morning. Of course, I did not find any of these myself, as they were rumored to have been taken down by then, but of course, this also means that one or more of these leaks could possibly be fakes ahead of Six Flags big Sept. 3rd announcement. After all... we've seen enough legit accidental leaks already this season for high profile new attractions from Cedar Fair and Universal, so you never know. That said... take this with a grain of salt, as I've seen a couple of fake leaks also sent in lately.
    With all that in mind, our first leak appears to be a Facebook sponsored post (aka: An advertisement) for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom that was activated a little too early. While it doesn't say anything about a new 2016 ride, the picture speaks for itself, showing off ROAR transformed into a Joker themed Rocky Mountain Construction coaster with some cool dual-colored IBox rails, one green and one purple.
    So is it a fake? This one I'm pretty sure is legit, as the artwork looks very professionally done to me, plus the great idea of a Joker coaster having dual colored rails is just awesome. Plus they don't come right out and show off a name or logo for the ride... only some very cool artwork. So I'm guessing this is a legit leak. Plus we know Rocky Mountain is working on site already because if you look at this picture posted on Twitter by the park on August 21st you can see RMC's website address and phone number on the crane that is removing the trains from Roar.     2015_0716_RoarClosing
    (8/20/15) Just a quick reminder that ROAR at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is now officially closed. We'll have to wait and see just what Six Flags has planned for it during the first week of September.
    (7/17/15) Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has confirmed that the park will close down their wooden coaster, ROAR, on August 16th.  They wont say why, but this falls right in line with the rumor that RMC will be coming down to transform the coaster into a new extreme hybrid coaster creation.
    (6/10/15) Six Flags and Rocky Mountain Construction... the world wants to know where they will partner up next... and I think I know. According to the Screamscape Spy Network, the two may converge in California once again later this year where RMC may work their magic on Roar, GCI's infamous first coaster to feature the Millennium Flyer trains back in the day.

 

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Vallejo, California
Six Flags Theme Parks

Tickets: as of 1/10/14
Adults: $62.99
Child (under 48”): $42.99
Ages 2 & Under Free
Parking: $20

Abbreviation: SFDK
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