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Went to the park today to get my passes processed. Worked perfectly with being scanned off my smartphone and we got our 2018 free refill cups at the cartoon kitchen and used the freestyle machine instantly. No issues getting our lunch snack or dinner.

 

The Joker didn't open until about 11 am despite some worker riding it around 10:50 if not before that. Wonderman opened later then it, not sure when. Superman also didn't open at 10:30 exactly and right after it's first public riders it went down again for about 8-12 mins, I assume someone just complained about some sound or maybe dropped something while riding or maybe someone just had some protein sorta spill.

 

V2 also started running, I figured it would of been under refurb since it looked taken apart in Captain Lee's ride teaser. Also I noticed they added a bald eagle encloser and bob cat while all the elephants and their signage are gone. Wonder what they'll do with the elephant space now.

 

 

PS: the fish and chips place in the food court area was really slow at 4:16pm to at least 5:30-ish and the fish kinda sucked. Really should of just gone with kickin chicken for dinner.

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Thought this was cool and worth a share. NewsPlusNotes posted these aerial/google shots of a before/after of the Joker/Superman/Wonder Woman area. Pretty cool to see it from above. They really squeezed WW in there.

 

That's pretty cool. I've been looking at the satellite pics of the area and wish they could acquire the land across the way (along with the hotel). They could build a pedestrian bridge over Fairgrounds drive. Hell, throw a gondola lift/skyway system for convenience too. Or maybe use that land to build a parking structure, and expand the park there. Just wishful thinking.

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Pipe dreams...

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Also I noticed they added a bald eagle encloser and bob cat while all the elephants and their signage are gone. Wonder what they'll do with the elephant space now.

They've had the eagle and bobcat for a while now, they just aren't always out.

 

Love the before and after pictures! And laqueefa, your pipe dream is great. They sometimes use that area for overflow parking, but isn't it also used for the fair? I've never been to SFDK during the fair in question, so I don't really know what they use and don't use.

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Thought this was cool and worth a share. NewsPlusNotes posted these aerial/google shots of a before/after of the Joker/Superman/Wonder Woman area. Pretty cool to see it from above. They really squeezed WW in there.

They really did shoe horn WW in!! From the aerial shot, looks like they'll also be squeezing Harley Quinn into that tiny area between Superman and the Go Karts. V2's spot also looks RIPE for an S&S 4D, maybe 2019?

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That's pretty cool. I've been looking at the satellite pics of the area and wish they could acquire the land across the way (along with the hotel). They could build a pedestrian bridge over Fairgrounds drive. Hell, throw a gondola lift/skyway system for convenience too. Or maybe use that land to build a parking structure, and expand the park there. Just wishful thinking.

 

They've tried. Land is owned by Solano County, not city of Vallejo. While Vallejo would be for it, Solano County isn't interested in losing their fairgrounds.

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Also I noticed they added a bald eagle encloser and bob cat while all the elephants and their signage are gone. Wonder what they'll do with the elephant space now.

They've had the eagle and bobcat for a while now, they just aren't always out.

 

Love the before and after pictures! And laqueefa, your pipe dream is great. They sometimes use that area for overflow parking, but isn't it also used for the fair? I've never been to SFDK during the fair in question, so I don't really know what they use and don't use.

 

I've known they had the eagle back in at least 2014. Just surprised they made new enclosures for it, no idea when the park got a bobcat though I just thought they only had the cougar('s). I'll be interested to see if anything happens in that area of the park or if they are just going to turn it into a lowkey zoo.

 

 

Also that monkey madness or whatever it's called. I'm kinda sad that it's more fun then Pacific Rim. I did love the line and pre-show of Pacific Rim though and I still think bringing back Dinosphere would be best.

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Also I noticed they added a bald eagle encloser and bob cat while all the elephants and their signage are gone. Wonder what they'll do with the elephant space now.

They've had the eagle and bobcat for a while now, they just aren't always out.

 

Love the before and after pictures! And laqueefa, your pipe dream is great. They sometimes use that area for overflow parking, but isn't it also used for the fair? I've never been to SFDK during the fair in question, so I don't really know what they use and don't use.

 

I've known they had the eagle back in at least 2014. Just surprised they made new enclosures for it, no idea when the park got a bobcat though I just thought they only had the cougar('s). I'll be interested to see if anything happens in that area of the park or if they are just going to turn it into a lowkey zoo.

I might be mistaken about the bobcat, I seem to remember seeing one at some point at SFDK but I could be wrong. Maybe it was in one of the shows and now it's viewable at other times too?

 

I don't know what you mean by eagle enclosure. They have had an open air area where the eagle is tethered to a branch and employees are there to answer questions about it.

 

That area has been a "low-key zoo" since before there were coasters. Hopefully it will stay that way for some time. I frequently chat with employees about how likely they are to acquire new animals and whatnot. At this point, it just depends on if there are rescue animals that the state deems "unreleasable" and decides to send to SFDK. I guess it happens for them every so often.

 

Also, I don't think it was mentioned here at all, but one of the walruses, Siku, died recently. That leaves SFDK with only one. If history repeats, SFDK will be forced to send that one away because it can't be alone. It's very sad. I love checking out the walruses every time I visit the park.

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The last remaining walrus, Uquq

I have a nice picture of the two walruses playing with someone else's kids, but I thought not to post it without permission.
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Also I noticed they added a bald eagle encloser and bob cat while all the elephants and their signage are gone. Wonder what they'll do with the elephant space now.

They've had the eagle and bobcat for a while now, they just aren't always out.

 

Love the before and after pictures! And laqueefa, your pipe dream is great. They sometimes use that area for overflow parking, but isn't it also used for the fair? I've never been to SFDK during the fair in question, so I don't really know what they use and don't use.

 

I've known they had the eagle back in at least 2014. Just surprised they made new enclosures for it, no idea when the park got a bobcat though I just thought they only had the cougar('s). I'll be interested to see if anything happens in that area of the park or if they are just going to turn it into a lowkey zoo.

I might be mistaken about the bobcat, I seem to remember seeing one at some point at SFDK but I could be wrong. Maybe it was in one of the shows and now it's viewable at other times too?

 

I don't know what you mean by eagle enclosure. They have had an open air area where the eagle is tethered to a branch and employees are there to answer questions about it.

 

There's a new eagle enclosure right next to the bobcat's. It's directly behind where they used to do the elephant show, the park was also doing some animal showcase in the elephant show spot last Saturday. I'll get a picture of the place next time I visit.

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On a side note, I got an e-mail that there is a new maze at Fright Fest this year, bringing their grand total to 4.

 

ST. HADES HOSPITAL

Welcome to St. Hades Hospital, a once-pleasant place to be treated, but after a patient suffered a fever and rash that spread like wild fire, the hospital was closed for good out of fear. The doors have opened slightly. But it's been 40 years. Dare to enter this quarantined and haunted facility?

 

Also a new show:

STEVE DALY'S HYPNOSIS LIVE

Is it a trick or trance? A hypnotist with a peculiar sense of humor? Of course! While under his trance, your world and his will not mesh, to the delight of a spellbound audience.

I feel like I was the only one who cared/went to this when I was in the area, LOL, but if anyone else cares, here's the Fright Fest link.

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Unless they bring back slaughterhouse pig farms at the action theater I don't really have a interest in paying even more money for attraction passes. I get inflation and all that but the boathouse one has always been meh when I've done it, the shark experience one is alright but really because it's damn near pitch black at times.

 

The scares in them just don't do it for me. But the scares at pig farms was always the best and generally seemed to have the most dedicated actors.

 

Also found this in the FAQ of the parks fright fest page. I'm getting mixed messages about garlic here.

 

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Can anyone give me info on how much they charge for the haunts? Prices apparently aren't available on the website yet. Trying to gather info for a group of friends who all want to go, and of course they assumed I would know. :-/ Trying to remember what they charged last year to at least have an idea!

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Can anyone give me info on how much they charge for the haunts? Prices apparently aren't available on the website yet. Trying to gather info for a group of friends who all want to go, and of course they assumed I would know. :-/ Trying to remember what they charged last year to at least have an idea!

The prices are clearly listed on their site...

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/store/tickets

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/special-events/fright-fest-night

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Can anyone give me info on how much they charge for the haunts? Prices apparently aren't available on the website yet. Trying to gather info for a group of friends who all want to go, and of course they assumed I would know. :-/ Trying to remember what they charged last year to at least have an idea!

The prices are clearly listed on their site...

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/store/tickets

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/special-events/fright-fest-night

 

Those are the admission prices. The prices for the "haunted attractions" still say coming soon. That is what I am looking for.

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Can anyone give me info on how much they charge for the haunts? Prices apparently aren't available on the website yet. Trying to gather info for a group of friends who all want to go, and of course they assumed I would know. :-/ Trying to remember what they charged last year to at least have an idea!

The prices are clearly listed on their site...

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/store/tickets

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/special-events/fright-fest-night

 

Those are the admission prices. The prices for the "haunted attractions" still say coming soon. That is what I am looking for.

I’m pretty sure you didn’t look at all...

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One click is all it takes.

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Can anyone give me info on how much they charge for the haunts? Prices apparently aren't available on the website yet. Trying to gather info for a group of friends who all want to go, and of course they assumed I would know. :-/ Trying to remember what they charged last year to at least have an idea!

The prices are clearly listed on their site...

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/store/tickets

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/special-events/fright-fest-night

 

Those are the admission prices. The prices for the "haunted attractions" still say coming soon. That is what I am looking for.

I’m pretty sure you didn’t look at all...

 

The same exact page said "Coming Soon" instead of a price when I made my original post, so feel free to save your condesention. Thanks for the info RawkinCoaster.

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My last Fright Fest was 2015, and those screenshots indicate prices start at $30. I think there was a SP discount in the past but it seems there might not be anymore, or the $30 is the SP discount. Dang, they really have increased the price and decreased the mazes. You'd think they'd offer a better experience for what they're charging. It says "VIP" is $40 or $45 depending on when you go. VIP is basically Fright Lane. We've "splurged" for it before because the lines can get pretty long sometimes. It usually thins out later in the night, but by then you have to kinda book it around, and the employees are usually not as on point.

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Can anyone give me info on how much they charge for the haunts? Prices apparently aren't available on the website yet. Trying to gather info for a group of friends who all want to go, and of course they assumed I would know. :-/ Trying to remember what they charged last year to at least have an idea!

The prices are clearly listed on their site...

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/store/tickets

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/special-events/fright-fest-night

 

Those are the admission prices. The prices for the "haunted attractions" still say coming soon. That is what I am looking for.

I’m pretty sure you didn’t look at all...

 

The same exact page said "Coming Soon" instead of a price when I made my original post, so feel free to save your condesention. Thanks for the info RawkinCoaster.

You asked a question. I provided the links WITH the pricing to help, and you ignored them. Sure, I’M the a$$h0le

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Anyone going to the park on Saturday or Sunday? Any tips or crowd predictions for those days?

I'm considering going on Sunday. The weather is supposed to be sunny and warm, which means it won't exactly be a quiet day (though probably manageable, as there are no special events or BAFF scheduled). As for tips, head straight for The Joker. They assign seats, so get there early and high-tail it to the ride right at rope drop if you have seat preferences (like I do). Hang out at our lovely RMC until the line builds up, then head to Superman/Wonder Woman. Afterwards, roam the park and see what lines look reasonable. That's about all the advice I can give you. I usually wait until the weather gets cold and cloudy to go, so that I don't need any sort of strategy at all. Oh yeah, Sunday will likely be lighter in the crowd department than Saturday. Have fun!

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