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The new VR on Kong was awesome!!! With there being no QR codes anymore and the syncing is all via bluetooth it is very easy to get ready. The ride is smooth and very enjoyable. I suggest getting out to the park to ride it!!!

 

Kong? Smooth? I think you've slammed your head against the restraint one too many times.

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google maps has updated the images, you can see that the coaster has arrived and is in the parking lot.

Damn no more combined speed of 70mph.     

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The new VR on Kong was awesome!!! With there being no QR codes anymore and the syncing is all via bluetooth it is very easy to get ready. The ride is smooth and very enjoyable. I suggest getting out to the park to ride it!!!

 

Kong? Smooth? I think you've slammed your head against the restraint one too many times.

 

After the recent modifications to the track there is little to no headbanging now!!!

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The new VR on Kong was awesome!!! With there being no QR codes anymore and the syncing is all via bluetooth it is very easy to get ready. The ride is smooth and very enjoyable. I suggest getting out to the park to ride it!!!

 

Kong? Smooth? I think you've slammed your head against the restraint one too many times.

 

After the recent modifications to the track there is little to no headbanging now!!!

 

I'll believe it when I see it, which may be awhile, as every time I go there, Kong is either shut down or only running one train.

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The new VR on Kong was awesome!!! With there being no QR codes anymore and the syncing is all via bluetooth it is very easy to get ready. The ride is smooth and very enjoyable. I suggest getting out to the park to ride it!!!

 

Kong? Smooth? I think you've slammed your head against the restraint one too many times.

 

After the recent modifications to the track there is little to no headbanging now!!!

No way. No freaking way. I refuse to believe putting VR on an SLC made it smoother. Nope.

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The new VR on Kong was awesome!!! With there being no QR codes anymore and the syncing is all via bluetooth it is very easy to get ready. The ride is smooth and very enjoyable. I suggest getting out to the park to ride it!!!

 

Kong? Smooth? I think you've slammed your head against the restraint one too many times.

 

After the recent modifications to the track there is little to no headbanging now!!!

 

I don't know what Kong you were riding, but last time I rode it with VR I was beaten so senseless that the headset was so far to the side that I could see sunlight. I think most people would consider that to be more than little to no headbanging.

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^Maybe he got lucky and got in a good ride on it? I have actually scored a couple good rides on Kong; it can be pretty tolerable if you ride it earlier in the day. Most other times, it sucks.

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^Maybe he got lucky and got in a good ride on it? I have actually scored a couple good rides on Kong; it can be pretty tolerable if you ride it earlier in the day. Most other times, it sucks.

 

I've had 4 good rides on Kong since December and I never had headbanging. The only somewhat rough area is the sidewinder. Here's a video link where you can see that it isn't as rough.

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After riding Kong for the first time three years ago I told myself I would never ride that CTE inducing piece of crap again. Yet somehow I ended up riding the coaster again during my visit in December and it was actually tolerable, dare I say smooth? At least for an SLC (f**k you T3), it's honestly worth giving it another chance.

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Surprised this hasn't made its way over here. Pieces that will hold the center pendulum for Wonder Woman's lasso of Truth have arrived!

 

Has there been any indication as to whether this Zamperla Giant Discovery will have the same fantastic lighting package as the one at SFOT?

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Surprised this hasn't made its way over here. Pieces that will hold the center pendulum for Wonder Woman's lasso of Truth have arrived!

 

Has there been any indication as to whether this Zamperla Giant Discovery will have the same fantastic lighting package as the one at SFOT?

 

It's hard to tell from the pieces but the supports look pretty bare unless they're gonna be added later on.

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^That's interesting. The one at SFOT already had LED's on it's legs and center arm when it first arrived at the park. Of course, lighting packages like that are expensive . It's possible that SFDK decided not to spend the extra money for the lights.

 

Here's a pic of the lights on Riddler at SFOT to give an idea of what I'm talking about.

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After riding Kong for the first time three years ago I told myself I would never ride that CTE inducing piece of crap again. Yet somehow I ended up riding the coaster again during my visit in December and it was actually tolerable, dare I say smooth? At least for an SLC (f**k you T3), it's honestly worth giving it another chance.

I usually give it a courtesy ride because I've actually had more tolerable rides on it than not.

 

Plus, I will never call Kong rough again after riding T3.

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My family and I took a trip to the park yesterday. It was definitely different from my usual visits (marathoning coasters...especially the delightful RMC), as my kids are 5 and 6. It was nice to see the family side of the park. I forget how much there is for kids to do there. There also appears to be some real movement on Wonder Woman. There are many ride pieces in the parking lot, and from my brief glance from the shuttle on the way back to our car, I saw some dirt piles at the construction site (hey, they're only dirt piles, but it's better than nothing). I'll try to get some pictures when I go next weekend with a friend. As delightful as it is to go to the park with my family and ride Cobra with my daughter, it's a bit difficult to go and not ride any of the big coasters.

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^I was actually at the park yesterday as well, and I did manage to snap a few pics as we drove by through the the parking lot (sorry for the horrible quality though). I noticed on one of the sections of the main pendulum there looked to be lights but I could easily be mistaken.20170225_110427.thumb.jpg.271de8433a194bc1aa1c3d988f5a506b.jpg

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Other than the previously mentioned dirt piles, I also saw some markings in the ground on the walk back to the parking lot where they appear to be moving the fence back a bit to make room for one of the ride's legs. However, I didn't manage to get any pictures of them.

 

My friend and I also decided to check out Galactic Attack on Kong, and we had a very interesting experience. We ended up riding it 3 times, because twice my friend's headset malfunctioned and showed two ships in an idle animation throughout the ride. I didn't experience anything like that, and I actually very much enjoyed the VR. The mixed reality was really cool and the actual ride was very well done (Kong was also running very well, so that did help too). That being said I wouldn't have ridden it again unless I experienced problems the first time or there was no line. With one train VR operations, the dispatch times were slow and help a line for the ride, even though almost everything else in the park was a walk-on (excluding joker, towards the end of the day they took off the green train and it built up a 5-10 minute line). Hopefully they add at least a second train to cut down dispatch time a little.

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I just saw these posted on Screamscape.

 

Also, they report there are markings around Joker and the Go-Karts. Maybe the Go-Karts will be moved/removed for a ride after all. 2018 seems early to invest in a big new ride or attraction since we just got Joker. I'll be happy for like 10 more years, but new rides are always welcome.

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^Those are definitely LED's on the side of that pendulum! But there doesn't seem to be as many of them as there are on the one at SFOT. There also doesn't appear to be any LED's on the support legs.

 

I can't be sure but to me it looks like there are mounting points for led panels, as they aren't "intergrated" into the metal anyway.

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I just saw these posted on Screamscape.

 

Also, they report there are markings around Joker and the Go-Karts. Maybe the Go-Karts will be moved/removed for a ride after all. 2018 seems early to invest in a big new ride or attraction since we just got Joker. I'll be happy for like 10 more years, but new rides are always welcome.

 

 

Maybe it'll be something Free that Spins.

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^as much as I'd like to have a free spin so close to me (I'm a sucker for 4D coasters, including Green Lantern ), the park really does need family rides. They have some big holes in their lineup and while adding thrill rides is great, putting a small coaster or ride to bridge the gap between Cobra and Boomerang. It would really help the people who are trying to work up to bigger rides.

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^Seems likely. Three thrill rides in three years, though? That's not usual for SFDK. They certainly don't need any more kiddie rides, but they could use some "middle of the road" family rides.

 

 

Like a Justice League shooter? Could replace an abandoned stadium.

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Hello, everyone! I'm new to the site, and this is my first post. I'm posting here in specific because Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is my home park.

 

I was formerly a ride operator for Medusa a couple years back, before Roar became Joker. I decided to join the site because currently, I've only ridden coasters at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California's Great America. I was wondering if I could get some good help on how to increase my coaster count and hobby as a coaster enthusiast?

 

Here is some information you should know about me...

 

Coaster Count - 16 (I know, it's pathetic)

 

Top 5 Coasters

1. Joker

2. Gold Striker

3. Medusa

4. Flight Deck

5. Superman - Ultimate Flight

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