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Vallejo, California
Six Flags Theme Parks



icon_STOPPark News - (5/28/2024) According to the official status on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s website, The Flash: Vertical Velocity is now listed as being “Closed for the season”.
    (5/21/2024) A reader tells us that operations are looking terrible at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom at the moment. According to the report roughly 30% of the park’s rides are currently closed for various reasons. This includes four of the park’s ten roller coasters: Kong, Boomerang, Flash: Vertical Velocity and the newest coaster, Sidewinder Safari. In many cases, I’m told that the park just doesn’t have the parts to fix and reopen these rides, and it appears they may have given up on Vertical Velocity entirely, as I’m told the attraction area now looks like it is being used for storage.
    (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.




Track Record

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Vallejo, California
Six Flags Theme Parks

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


Newest Developments
2023 - The Rainforest Trail & Upgraded Shark Experience

2022 - Sidewinder Safari

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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