Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (5/5/2023) We’ve been sent a few messages about the state of things at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as it was revealed that the park has removed another ride from the line-up. This time the victim is “The Penguin”, a Mack Twist ‘n’ Splash, that has been retired. According to one reader, the list of rides retired from the park in the last several year (mostly since 2020) is pretty high, as it includes: Harley Quinn (Skyline SkyWarp), VooDoo (Huss Top Spin), Tasmanian Devil (Huss Frisbee), the Skycoaster, Dare Devil Chaos Coaster (Larson Giant Loop), and the Hammerhead Shark (Zamperla Hawk 48).
All said and done, that is a heck of a lot of large scale flat rides removed from the guest experience without any kind of replacement in sight. Add in some closed/removed rides from the Seaside Junction and Tava’s Jungleland, and it does seem like the park is seriously downsizing their ride collection in a big way.
With last year’s announcement from the competition that Cedar Fair has sold the land under California’s Great America and struck a deal to close that park in the next decade, it’s no wonder that Central California’s thrill seekers are watching wide-eyed in horror as the Six Flags continues to dismantle the collection of rides at their Discovery Kingdom park at this time, instead of rising to the occasion to become the thrill ride leader in the region.
2024 - Nothing new is known to be planned for the season.