Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (4/6/19) A collection of great images from SFDK showing off the early construction on Batman: The Ride and the arrival of the pieces on-site were sent in this week, along with a couple of pictures of the new colors of V2 before they put the new name on the walls, so enjoy!
(4/4/19) As previously leaked, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has confirmed they will add a DC UNIVERSE section to the park, taking over as the overall theme around all the previously installed DC Hero/Villain themed attractions. This will include the new Batman: The Ride coaster and the renamed V2 which will now be called “The Flash: Vertical Velocity”.
(3/24/19) A reader came across an unexpected webpage while visiting the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom website. It looks like a little bit of test programming was left behind, with the page title being “Landing Page Blurbs”, but included in the text blurb for “New for 2019 Features”, it does confirm V2 being renamed after The Flash.
“BATMAN: The Ride may be the headlining act of our newest area but we're also unveiling the reimagined guest-favorite -- THE FLASH: Vertical Velocity. There's no shortage of thrills and excitement in DC UNIVERSE.”
(2/10/19) The process of repainting V2 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is continuing and according to photos posted on Instagram the track inside the station is now being painted a deep “cherry red” color, while sections of the station’s support structure are being primed and painted a bright yellow. Once again, if that Yellow continues out to the coaster supports themselves, along with the red track, that rumor of a new “Flash” theme is looking pretty solid. In fact, one rumor making the sounds is that they may merge the two names and call it, “The Flash: Vertical Velocity”, though I kind of like the idea of just calling it “The Flash: Speed Force” instead.
(2/3/19) An interesting new photo of V2 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom was posted to Reddit showing off that the track inside the station appears to have been pressure-washed or sanded down to the point that the original yellow paint under the current orange coat is now fully exposed inside the station, which backs up the rumor that V2 may get a new theme and new paint-job before it reopens later this year.
(1/17/19) Consider this just a wild rumor at this point, but hearing a quiet rumor that the V2 coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom may possibly be getting a new name/theme in the future. The reason is that all the other rides in this area of the park have now been themed to DC comics characters (The Joker, Harley Quinn, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman) and to go along with it the park may actually opt to just label this entire section of the park as a “DC Universe” themed land, as seen at some other Six Flags parks.
Not part of the rumor, but if you were going to theme a launched coaster to something, I could see The Flash being a popular option.
(9/19/18) ThemeParkOverload has a new trip report from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week with a review of the Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster (the world’s only Skyline Skywarp ride), construction on a new DC comics themed restaurant called Big Belly Burger, Fright Fest prep work and much more.
(2/21/18) Six Flags has announced that they are now planning to add solar power systems to their two California parks (Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom) in addition to the one already announced for Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. According to the post on CaliforniaCoasterKings, it sounds like this will be done through the installation of huge solar panel topped structures over the parking lot, which had the added benefit of adding covered parking for the parks, integrated charging stations for electric vehicles and a better security camera network in the lot.
2018 - Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster - (8/10/18) A POV video showing off Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster at SFDK can be found below.
(7/31/18) Good news from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week as Harley Quinn took the first passengers for a sneak-peek ride session over the weekend. According to the tweets, the ride is expected to say in a Soft Open mode for the next few days until a slated August 3rd media event to officially open it.
(8/31/17) I knew this was coming to a Six Flags park somewhere, but I didn't see it coming here first. New for 2018, Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, the world's first ever Skywarp, a head-to-head dueling coaster like experience that looks to be a lot of fun that will send riders through 10 inversions at speeds up to 70mph.
2019 - Batman: The Ride - (12/10/18) One of our readers sent in a quick picture of the Batman ride site taken over the weekend, showing that it is now cleared and ready for the new coaster installation crews to arrive in January to begin work.
(12/7/18) Good news for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom… as it was reported that the park got the final approval they needed to build the Batman coaster. Also, my previous concern about not having enough time to build it was wrong, as the park spend the time waiting for permission removing the go-kart track and clearing the site to make it ready to go once the final permission was given. Look for construction to begin in January.
(12/5/18) Lets hope construction crews can move fast at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, because the local Vallejo Planning Commission will just be meeting this month to vote on the final approvals needed to build the announced Batman coaster (S&S 4D FreeFly). If approved construction will be able to begin in January, though it mentions that construction could take place over a nine-month period of time. Lets hope that’s just a little extended time in case something goes wrong, and that the crews can put this one together fast, weather permitting.
(8/30/18) Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will add a new S&S 4D Frefly coaster in 2019, themed as Batman: The Ride. The new coaster is from S&S and will feature six free-fly inversions. Look for it to be installed to the right of the park's new Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster.