Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News -
(5/22/17) According to a reader, the location where the park's elephants once were located now has a sign is up blocking the pathway that says, "Under Funstruction - New Encounter Coming Soon". Anyone know what's on the way?
(5/15/17) A couple of Six Flags Theme Parks are going to wager the names of their iconic rides on another sports bet once again.... this time putting Six Flags Discovery Kingdom up against Six Flags Fiesta Texas over the outcome of if the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs will win the NBA Western Conference Championship.
The losing team will have to rename a roller coaster for a weekend, and have the crews wear the opposing team gear. If the Spurs lose, SFFT will rename Iron Rattler as "Iron Warriors", along with park President, Jeffery Seibert, will have to wear a Stephen Curry jersey for the weekend. If the Warriors lose, Medusa at SFDK will be renamed The Spur and their park President, Don McCoy, will have to wear a Kawhi Leonard jersey.
(3/13/17) Coaster Labs sent in several photos taken this weekend at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom showing off current construction projects, survey markings for some future project, and the V2 coaster cars pulled for seasonal maintenance and stripped down. Meanwhile there are tons of markings on the ground around the Joker / Superman area of the park, as well as markings on the go kart track as well, which could mean they could be considering that site for use for a new attraction in 2018. Meanwhile they also got a peek into the Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth construction site where it looks like they have just started pouring the footers.
(2/8/17) Six Flags will premier an all new VR style experience called "The New Revolution Galactic Attack" at Six Flags Magic Mountain (on the New Revolution) and at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (on Kong) this month.
Instead of just another VR Coaster experience, they are calling this one a Mixed Reality Experience, a first on a roller coaster. The difference is when "riders board the coasters and don their Samsung Gear VR headsets, they will be introduced to the device’s passthrough camera functionality, instantly making riders aware of their surroundings, by allowing them to see the “real world,” including the person seated next to them— along with virtual content. As they get settled into the ride, a heads up display overlay on the passthrough camera view will show data like current status of weaponry, time codes, fuel cells, and a countdown clock. Cresting the lift hill, a massive, swirling wormhole comes into view. As riders drop at high speeds, the mixed reality view changes to a completely immersive, virtual reality environment and a fighter spaceship cockpit materializes and envelops the riders into a tunnel of light. At the bottom of the first hill, riders are launched into the middle of a space battle, coming under attack from flying drones firing lasers and missiles. After swinging through tight channels, narrowly dodging drones and artillery fire, riders are brought into one of three drone bays, each of which offer a completely different gaming experience and three different endings."
Both parks will premier The New Revolution Galactic Attack on the weekend of Feb. 18-20th.
2017 - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth - (11/16/16) According to the construction update posted to CoasterDemon, not much more than dirt pushing has taken place at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for the park's new Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth ride. Follow the link to see the latest photo update from around the park.
(9/3/16) A quick update, I have confirmed with Six Flags that Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth is actually a Zamperla Giant Discovery, and not a Huss Giant Frisbee.
(9/1/16) Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth is coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2017 in the form of what appears to be a
Huss Giant Frisbee. Standing 15-stories tall you'll spin and swing back and forth at speeds up to 70mph and love every minute of it.
(8/31/16) What’s coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2017? While I’m not sure exactly what it is just yet our spy network has uncovered the name for this new attraction:
Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth
What is it? We’ll find out tomorrow, and it seems to copy of this same ride could be going to Six Flags America.