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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. Thanks.

I almost think you've answered your own question!

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Were there no Discover Card Day on the 12th, I would definitely be leaning toward Sunday, as they tend to be less crowded. But that second event is what is causing me to be on the fence about the two days. Hopefully some SFDK regulars could help me out.

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Today, Theme Park Review was invited to be one of the first to experience The Joker! Here's some facts about the park from the SFDK website:

 

The ride feature a state-of-the-art experience that combines both classic and modern coaster designs. As the second DC Comics-themed attraction at the park, THE JOKER features 3,200 feet of dual-colored purple and green steel track atop a wooden base.

 

On this new adventure, you'll race through chaotic twists and turns, including a first ever step-up under-flip, inverted roll, that truly takes riders on an unexpected twist! THE JOKER also has a unique breaking wave turn, the only one of its kind on the West Coast. Additionally, you'll tackle a wild Zero G barrel roll, three unbelievable inversions, and 15 moments of airtime like you've never experienced before at ride speeds up to 53 miles per hour.

 

The event was complete with Penguin(s), comedians (Jokers), and lots of amazing rides! RMC has another winner on their hands, and it's a great addition for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom!

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We have arrived! We will be riding The Joker very very soon!

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Even the bus is all decked out for The Joker.

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So, would the real Joker be considered something suspicious?

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'Merica!

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Special media entrance!

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The Joker car is all ready to advertise all over town!

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It's all ready for the first riders of the day!

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Putting up the finishing touches!

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Just this last piece and it's all ready to go!

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Waiting to enter the event.

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Hey, look what they have over there...

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Mr. Penguin!

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Time for some pre ride snacks!

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Some tables to hang out at and upload all of our footage.

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Amy's the first one there, don't eat it all!

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Getting ready to be eaten by a clown/Joker?!

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Noted!

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The queue has been extended and now is approximately double the size as before.

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Penguin and Joker.

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I see some freebies!

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Getting ready to start!

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Kirk Smith starts us off with some information about the ride!

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The comedian Michael Pritchard is the 'Joker' (get it, joker, comedian, jokes, comedy) anyway, he gets us laughing and ready for a great ride!

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The real Joker for The Joker!

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I will make you scream!!!

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All you selfie taking people will die first!

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You think this is a joke?!

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Don McCoy puts the Joker in his place and is ready to open the ride!

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The ride is officially open!

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The Joker looks on to make sure no one survives.

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The Enrgrish translation

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The Joker joking he's strangling amy.

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He's not joking!

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Some lunch boxes to take home after the event.

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First train is away!

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The long hallway of doom.

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The sign is pretty big and nice looking!

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The ADA/Flash Pass entrance.

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The station.

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Lots of equipment for the media day.

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Weeeeee!!!!!

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Even the ride to the lift hill has some twists and hills!

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The front car had a live video feed the whole event.

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The extra train sits patiently waiting for opening day!

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This was a fun little part of the ride.

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Over the top!

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The ride really moves throughout the whole course.

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Hair time!

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Returning to the station.

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Upside down!

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Straight down!

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There are a lot of nice pops throughout the ride.

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Important stuff

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More important stuff

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Amy is next in line!

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Finally! After a long wait, the time to ride is finally here!

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Amy approves of The Joker!

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The backseat was by far the best place to ride! Simply incredible!

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It's got a great layout.

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Up the final bump to the station.

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Upside down!

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Still upside down!

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This ride had a lot of speed!

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And it has ton's of great pops of air!

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Airtime!

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The underside of the cars!

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We got some great stuff to go along with our great rides on The Joker! Definitely worth a trip to SFDK!

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i'm gonna take the bolt bus up there friday to check it out. not sure i'll be able to later this summer or not. so screw it, i'm coming! lol

 

also, i was watching the B roll again and i like how this dude in the second row is recording the ride.

 

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Lame my friend from Oakdale just called me and has decided not to go tomorrow for he season pass opening. Though it kinda works out better for me since *every* morning he does a news paper route (yeah people still subscribe those things.) so he'll always go back to bed for a hour or two after. If me and him were going together, he wouldn't get here until likely 10 am at the earlist then to the park from stockton at maybe 11:30.

 

So now, I could leave stockton at 8 am and be sure to get their early or at least on-time for opening baring any BS on highway 4 and the ever busy section of I-80 there in fairfield. Still sucks though I've let him known for at least a week and a half and he said he was keeping friday clear so it's his schedule today is preventing him from preparing for his work Saturday morning, referring little league.

 

So anyways my dad and maybe his friend will go, course they won't be riding The Joker I bet at all. Doesn't even matter if I say it's marbel on glass smooth which it pretty much should be close to.

 

 

But whatever, bring it (The Joker) on.

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i'm heading to bed soon, hopefully we'll all (whoever's going friday) will see each other in line and such. I'll be wearing my "farewell to roar" SFDK shirt that six flags gave out for winning trivia when they shut it down last season. I should be at the park before it opens.

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That POV was shot at kind of a funky weird off centered angle, but I kind of like it!

 

Also, I'm just assuming that Roar East will be getting a similar conversion at some point in the very near future.

 

Probably not, Six Flags America's annual expansion budget is approximately eight dollars.

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That POV was shot at kind of a funky weird off centered angle, but I kind of like it!

 

Also, I'm just assuming that Roar East will be getting a similar conversion at some point in the very near future.

 

Probably not, Six Flags America's annual expansion budget is approximately eight dollars.

 

If you would actually scroll back 46 pages and read something then you would know that Six Flags bought this conversion on a BOGO deal they found in the Black Friday coupon section of the newspaper at head quarters. Buy one iron horse conversion for a coaster that has an identical clone elsewhere in the chain and get the second conversion for free.

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That POV was shot at kind of a funky weird off centered angle, but I kind of like it!

 

Also, I'm just assuming that Roar East will be getting a similar conversion at some point in the very near future.

 

Probably not, Six Flags America's annual expansion budget is approximately eight dollars.

 

If you would actually scroll back 46 pages and read something then you would know that Six Flags bought this conversion on a BOGO deal they found in the Black Friday coupon section of the newspaper at head quarters. Buy one iron horse conversion for a coaster that has an identical clone elsewhere in the chain and get the second conversion for free.

 

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