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Will the park likely be more crowded Sat. 6/11 or Sun. 6/12? Both days are Girl Scout days at the park, while Sun. is Discover Card Day.

Also, I called the park and asked when V2 was set to re-open. I was told they don't have a scheduled date yet, but they're thinking mid-June.

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Trying not to read any spoilers, but does anyone know what time the ride will be open to season passholders on the 27th and 28th?

 

I haven't heard anything about when they'll run it. I assume it'll be open at "rope drop" at 10:30 am since they haven't said otherwise.

 

I went to the first soft opening day of Pacific Rim and got there before the park opened. Went right to the theater and got on as the 3rd public rider of the day, apparently 2 other people beat me there.

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the stall on TC is my favorite element from it so if the stall from the Joker is somehow better I don't know if i'll ever be able to ride it enough. I wish The Joker had a normal drop just like I wish Roar did so it could be steeper and not have that weird curve/turn. However different is good and The Joker is certainly different from TC.

 

Curious, the first drop reminds me of Expedition Geforce, and I have yet to encounter a drop greater than E-GF.

Then again Twisted colossus' first drop(s) aren't too shabby either.

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The Joker looks really good, can't wait to ride it.

 

Anybody know if it'll be crowded on June 9th? I know some schools are going on field trips on the 8th so don't want to get stuck with all of them.

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Found it!!!

Exclusive Sneak Peek for THE JOKER!

You can be one of the first to experience our new hybrid coaster before it opens to the general public. If you are a 2016 Gold, Season or Membership Pass holder, we are giving you exclusive access to our innovative coaster where you'll experience 15 moments of airtime, three inversions, the first ever step-up under flip, and the West Coast's only breaking wave turn. Just show your pass at the ride during the following date and times:

 

Friday, May 27 - 10:30am to 8:00pm

Saturday, May 28 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

THE JOKER opens to the general public on May​ 29.

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9 and a half hours on Friday, it's on!

Between the two days, 12 hours.

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As excited as I am for the Joker, this caught my eye the other day on the park's Instragram. Anyone have any clue as to what this could be? My guess is that they are retheming Tsunami Soaker to the Penguin, which would make perfect sense next to the Joker. Has anyone who has been to the park recently noticed anything?

 

You mean, like this guy?

 

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Found this on Instagram... Not official source but still interesting...

 

If that's real it looks pretty nice, although the name "The Penguin Ride" is one of the least creative names I have ever seen. Then again, it is Six Flags It could also be fake though because it's weird how the birds from Tsunami Soaker are still on the spinners. I have a feeling the retheme will happen, but not 100% sure if that photo is real. I guess we'll find out this weekend.

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From the newsletter:

You can be one of the first to experience our new hybrid coaster before it opens to the general public. On May​ 27 and 28, the ride will open for all 2016 Gold, Season, and Membership Pass Holders. On May​ 28, Season Pass Holders can ride from 9 a.​m. to 1 p.​m. Plus, purchase the featured exclusive JOKER T-Shirt at The Funhouse Shop and you'll be able to ride from 1 p.​m. to 9 p.​m.!

 

Enjoy private access to our innovative coaster where you'll experience 15 moments of airtime, three inversions, the first ever step-up under flip, and the West Coast's only breaking wave turn. THE JOKER opens to the public on May​ 29.

 

So basically, passholders can ride all day Friday and Saturday from 9-1, but in order to have access from 1pm to 9pm on Saturday you have to have a pass AND purchase a T-Shirt.

 

I think I'll go on Friday.

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On Saturday, is it opening 9am or 9:30am for season pass holders?

Interesting now that you mention it, the park is listed as opening at 10:30, I would guess that means that 9-10:30 is just essentially passholder Joker ERT, but if you're going I'd call the park first to get confirmation.

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Some pics we've posted already from today....

 

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We just got to @sixflagsDK to ride The Joker! Follow along! More coming soon!

 

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New themed area around The Joker! Looks cool!

 

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And of course where there is the Joker, there are PENGUINS!!! Win!!!

 

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We are ready for our "Extreme Wood Meets Steel" experience!

 

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The ribbon is cut! Who is ready to ride The Joker @sixflagsDK?

 

The Joker saw Amy try to ride and he stopped her! She may never get her chance!

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Trains are rolling! Joker is screaming & laughing through the course! Who wants to ride?

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Friday should be the day as the park will be way less crowded compared to the rest of the weekend. Even if the passholders only being able to ride The Joker on Saturday makes the lines somewhat bearable, the rest of the park will be a nightmare given that it's memorial day weekend.

 

I'm actually wanting to get some other rides in...got our passes last fall on the one off-season Sunday that was ever crowded for us (cheerleader day) so that was a nightmare where we got on all of two rides. Then took some friends for free a few months back but Superman and NotACoaster were both shut down. Bummer. Hoping to finally ride Superman for the first time in nearly two years and get in a rapids ride or two since that's always closed off-season.

 

God, and a few pages back I saw someone asking which of the two parks they should go to on a specific day (GA or DK) on July 4th weekend in order to avoid crowds. Um, buddy, I hate to break it to you...

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All that Six Flags Discovery Kingdom needs to complete their DC Comics themed area is a Batman ride!

 

Someone on the Instagram post a page back where DK revealed The Penguin mentioned turning V2 into Batman. All that would require is a paint-job.

 

Personally, I think the answer is actually pretty obvious. The Flash. The color scheme already is similar and the ride is all about that very fast start. They should make it Flash themed and that would be incredibly easy to accomplish.

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