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Vallejo, California
Six Flags Theme Parks




icon_STOPPark News - (10/13/21) Good news from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, I’m told that Kong has reopened to guests once again, which should be extra good news for the Fright Fest crowds.
    (10/3/21) According to a reader who frequently visits Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, there have already been some positive changes to how Fright Fest is being handled at the park. More security is in place throughout the park, and some new brightly lit areas have also been added to discourage some of the previous problems. I haven’t mentioned it before, but a couple of rides are currently down as well, with The Flash V2 being listed by the park as staying closed for the rest of the season, and I’m told that Kong has also been closed for the past couple weeks. Maintenance workers have been spotted on Kong however, and the website only lists Kong as being “Temporarily Closed” so it may reopen later this season, depending on what the issue is.
    (9/29/21) The reports of fights breaking out at Fright Fest events at Six Flags has also spread to the west coast as the local news confirmed that fights involving around 100 young people took place towards the end of the opening night of Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.




icon_STOP2022 - Sidewinder Safari - (11/17/21) A reader stopped by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week and sent back a couple of pictures of the track pieces and other parts on site for the new Sidewarder Safari coaster. They also sent in a few ride updates, confirming that Kong was open, The Flash Vertical Velocity was closed, and during their visit Joker broke down but had begun testing later in the day.

    (8/30/21) Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has confirmed that the long delayed Sidewinder Safari coaster is now back on track and slated to open in 2022.

    (6/7/21) Pieces for the new coaster have arrived on site and were spotted sitting in the parking lot. New signs in the park promote the coaster as coming in 2022.
    (2/27/21) In a press release from the Six Flags corporate office that covers what every park is doing for 2021, there was no mention at all of the previously announced Sidewinder Safari coaster. So either it is delayed even further, or there is always the possibility that it could have been canceled outright.
    (7/5/20) NorCal Thrills has posted an excellent trip report showing off what The Marine World Experience is really like at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Meanwhile they also took a look at the future site of the Sidewinder Safari coaster, noting that the park is still full of posters claiming the new coaster is still coming in 2020. While there was no active construction to be seen, other than the previous site clearing, perhaps they are hoping to have it ready by the end of 2020 as an extra attraction for the park’s winter activities.
    (4/10/20) As Six Flags is now looking to cut 2020 capital budget to save money, one rumored victim is thought to be the Sidewinder Safari spinning coaster. The previous webpage for the project is now missing from the site, and two weeks prior to the chainwide closure, the park had posted a time-lapse video from the construction site, revealing that the only thing that really has taken place so far was clearing and ground work, so this would be an easy project to put on hold.  Can anyone confirm this?
    (2/29/20) Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has posted a time-lapse time-lapse construction video of the site clearing taking place for Sidewinder Safari. Based on the video the structure in the background that has the roof taken off as the video progresses is the former load/unload structure for the park’s former Elephant Rides attraction that was closed way back in 2016, so it looks like the new coaster will be located here.

    (8/29/19) Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will mix a new animal encounter with a family roller coaster adventure in 2020 when they add Sidewinder Safari, a new spinning mouse style coaster ride. But before you ride, you’ll encounter live snakes and other reptiles as you pass through the queue. Sidewinder Safari will be the park’s 12th roller coaster.




Track Record

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
Formerly known as Six Flags Marine World (SFMW) and Marine World Africa USA.


Newest Developments
2019 - Batman: The Ride

2018 - Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster

2017 - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth

2016 - Pacific Rim 4D and
The Joker

2015 - Dare Devil Chaos Coaster

2014 - Tsunami Soaker

2012 - Superman: Ultimate Flight

2011 - Sky Screamer



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