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Cirque Dreams SPLASHTASTIC

 

Cirque Dreams SPLASHTASTIC: The Most Amazing Show Above H20

 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is pleased to present the premiere of Cirque Dreams Splashtastic, featuring a dazzling dramatic mix of mesmerizing dolphin performances along with spectacular Cirque Dreams feats that will create and entertainment experience beyond your wildest imagination.

 

This dynamic visual spectacle combines the Cirque Dreams acrobats’ amazing feats of strength with the graceful leaps and bows of the popular marine mammals at the park. The teaming of the internationally renowned company of acrobats, aerialists and astounding Cirque Dreams acts alongside the dolphins will amaze in the air, over water and throughout the Dolphin Harbor Theater.

 

Since 1993, Cirque Dreams shows have garnered critical acclaim from USA Today, Associated Press, The New York Times, CNN, Today Show, Fox & Friends and more. Cirque Dreams shows have toured the world, appeared on Broadway, Cruise Lines, Casinos, major events and theme parks including Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Cirque Dreams global entertainment brand of most recent popular shows include CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION, CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER onboard Norwegian Epic and Breakaway, CIRQUE DREAMS ROCKS, CIRQUE DREAMS BROADWAY and CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, with its recent years of success from The Kennedy Center. Neil Goldberg has been declared “One of today’s leading theatrical impresarios” by the LA Times and “Uniquely ingenious” by the New York Daily News. For more information, visit www.cirqueproductions.com.

 

Cirque Dreams Splashtastic makes its spectacular debut in late Spring 2013 at the Dolphin Harbor Theater.

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Just as we suspected.

 

I think I could really like this show... in my eyes, it's not the Shouka show, but it's the next best thing. I'll admit I've never actually seen a cirque show, but I'm really intrigued by them.

 

Two observations:

Cirque Dreams Splashtastic makes its spectacular debut in late Spring 2013 at the Dolphin Harbor Theater.

It is in Dolphin Harbor, so for now Pacific Stadium is still empty. This could support any of the hopes/theories that have been tossed around: Six Flags still hoping to get whales again, Six Flags wanting to demo the stadium, or in the process of creating a new show suitable for that stadium. We'll have to wait and see what is to become of the lovely stadium!

 

Cirque Dreams shows have toured the world, appeared on Broadway, Cruise Lines, Casinos, major events and theme parks including Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

This group sounds amazing, but this line leads me to believe the show will not be permanent at SFDK... like maybe we'll see it for a few seasons, but then the performers will move on to bigger and better things. I guess you can argue that every few years they reprofile all the shows, but still...

 

I definitely will be happy to see this show in 2013! I can imagine the show being wonderful at night.

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I'm glad to hear this is going in the dolphin stadium. When the rumor were of a new show I was starting to think moving Shouka wasn't really for the best interest in the whale. It's nice to see that it didn't have anything to do with this after all.

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I'm glad to hear this is going in the dolphin stadium. When the rumor were of a new show I was starting to think moving Shouka wasn't really for the best interest in the whale. It's nice to see that it didn't have anything to do with this after all.

 

Actually it probably did. They replaced one show for another. Just not in the same place.

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Yesterday I took a spontaneous trip to SFDK! I had been camping with my family all weekend at a concert fest in Amador and was driving home when I realized SFDK was only 10 miles away... I couldn't help myself!!

 

So I arrived at the park around 11:30 expecting huge crowds with it being Labor Day. I went to Superman first, and to my surprise, it was only a 15-minute wait! When I got back in line, the wait was 4 switchbacks, and the time after that was slightly longer (but I got to skip some of it as a single rider). Operations seemed alright on Superman and I only saw one break-down all day. There was an employee by the Flash Pass entrance getting people's e-mails for a contest to win season passes. She said the e-mails are not for a mailing list, just for the contest. I didn't understand why Six Flags would want people's e-mails if not for a mailing list.

 

Rolercstrluvr was insanely jealous of my getting to ride Superman without him, so he took off speeding down the road to meet up with me at SFDK. While I waited, I rode Roar and V2 which had about a one train wait. In the back, I got some decent air on Roar on the first drop and a couple of the floater hills. I really don't see why people hate on Roar so much, it's rough but not painfully rough and I think it's still really fun.

 

Rolercstrluvr and I rode Superman twice more (in row 4 and 6). I want to ride again in the front, but I keep getting assigned to rows 4, 5, or 6. Not sure if they reserve row 1 for priority boarders or if it's just luck of the draw. Anyone know? After Superman we rode Roar and V2 again, then did some of the animal stuff.

 

In the butterfly exhibit, we got to see some real life butterfly porn. A male butterfly was attempting to mate with the female, but he couldn't figure out how to grab onto her and was just fluttering on her wings. We stopped and rooted for the guy for a good five minutes or so, but eventually the female lost patience and flew away. Poor guy, must have been his first time.

 

In the evening, we rode Kong, then finished the day with two rides on Medusa. When you brace yourself well on Kong, I really don't find it too bad. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoyed it in an "I'm fighting for my life" kind of way...Maybe I just like it rough?

 

Medusa seemed to be running well and I actually had a slight gray-out on the first loop on our last ride... and we were the last train of the day!!

 

Other notes:

--It wasn't too busy yesterday, but apparently Sunday there was 25,000 people! My roommate said she went and it was horribly crowded and all day only got to ride three rides. Glad I wasn't there!

 

--We noticed quite a few whale-related stuff in the gift shops as well as posters and signs around with pictures of Shouka. The main sign for Shouka stadium was gone, but the one by the viewing tanks was still there. Does anyone know what will happen to all these signs? I will gladly accept any Shouka signs or giant whales that the park doesn't want.

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BUTTERFLY PORN COURTESY OF ROLERCSTRLUVR!!!

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Sounds like you guys had fun, especially the butterfly porn

 

Last time I was there I could swear it looked like a couple dolphins were trying to mate or do something that looked like it over in those tanks by the picnic area. I was hoping to make it out there this Sunday but looks like I won't be able to make it.

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Very interesting!! I had a feeling they might have more in store for 2013! Glad to hear there are plans for Pacific Stadium, and now that there are no whales in the stadium for the first time in a while, they can do some renovations.

 

So here's my hope... they get new whales, but not killer whales!

Like killer whales, pilot whales are actually members of the dolphin family (Delphinidae). SFDK has been very successful with dolphins, so I could imagine they'd do well with pilots. Pilots are just as trainable for performance as dolphins, and it would be something unique and different. I would think it'd be easier to get a hold of a couple of pilot whales than to get some orcas, but I could be wrong.

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A police negotiator this afternoon was able to talk a young man safely down from the top of one of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's tallest roller coasters, from which he may have intended to jump, public safety officials said.

Firefighters and armed police officers converged on the park at about 12:30 p.m. responding to reports of someone threatening to commit suicide by jumping off the 150-foot-tall Medusa roller coaster.

 

With the Vallejo park closed on weekdays during this part of the season, only employees should have been inside. It was not immediately known if the man, whom police did not immediately identify, was an employee, park spokeswoman Nancy Chan said.

 

Police said the man, who looked to be in his 20s or 30s, appeared intoxicated.

 

"An intoxicated subject parked in the employee lot and breached the fence, but he didn't seem to be too serious about jumping," Sgt. Herman Robinson said. "A hostage negotiator talked him into coming down, and he came right down and has been very cooperative."

 

Early reports suggested the man was carrying a bag, but Vallejo Fire Dept. Capt. Cliff Campbell said that after the man came down, officials were sent up to check for it and for any damage to the ride. Police said nothing was found.

 

"There was no bag up there, and we didn't see one fall," Lt. Abel Tenorio said.

 

The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance to be cleared medically, Campbell said.

 

The episode was over and public safety personnel started clearing out by about 1:30 p.m.

 

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_21474848/possible-suicide-attempt-vallejo-roller-coaster-averted-at

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