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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby ryder » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:11 am

Did the press release say where it was going? I couldn't find that, but maybe I missed it?

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Postby VegasBaby » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:14 am

Animal wrote:Hey thanks for the information, this definitely helps. I was really mulling over going with the gold or platinum, so this was definitely helpful.


I think you'll be fine with Gold, that's what I usually get when I visit SF parks. Just as the previous poster said, reserve your next ride immediately after you get checked into your current ride and your wait times should be pretty non-existent.
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Postby Superbatboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:19 am

This announcement came as a surprise
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:01 am

Wow!! I was NOT expecting SFDK to get another coaster this year! A very pleasant surprise. =)

This addition is perfect for the park! I think all of us can agree the park (known for being more of a family park) has been desperately in need of a mid-sized family coaster and I think this will fit in perfectly! A lot of people were upset about Pandemonium leaving because it was very popular among families, so they'll be finally getting their spinning coaster back. :Pr

Also, I love the idea of the snakes in the queue! I wonder if the snake exhibit they already have will just be relocated, or if they're getting more snakes? Maybe this is a small test of whether pairing rides with animal exhibits goes over well at the park. I could see them getting a mini aquarium paired with a ride similar to what's at Manta at SWO, but that's me getting ahead of myself. :Pr

Whoever mentioned seeing a "rattlesnake crossing" sign, where exactly was it located? If it's where the elephants were, that area of the park is pretty dead and is in desperate need of something new. If it's where the current snake exhibit is over behind Tava's, then that's pretty close to the lake and would have awesome lake views. Both areas would be great for having a family coaster as the front areas of the park are already pretty coaster/ride dense but then you have Tava's kinda on it's own (I pretend the blue coaster near there doesn't exist ;) ).
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Postby jray21 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:19 pm

While it's nothing amazing, I think it will be a good addition to the park!
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby SafariRob » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:56 pm

We know it's a clone of Ragin' Cajun at Six Flags America. The footprint is fairly large (approx. 50% larger than the Butterfly Habitat).

They could tear out Kong, but the space is about 4x too big. I suppose the animal exibit portion of the ride/queue could take up the remaining 75% of the space, but that is not likely. I think we are stuck with Kong for now.

I briefly thought that they could shoehorn it in where Voodoo is, but after looking at a map, it would take some major infrastructure work to fill in the water behind Voodoo. ALso, the Sky Coaster is on the other side and I doubt there is enough clearance for both the swing and a 50-foot coaster. That said, how cool would it be to swing over the top of Sidewinder Safari?

There is enough land for it to go outside the berm, just south of the giraffes. I think that's near where the "Snake Warning" sign was.

There is plenty of room inside the (now defunct) elephant area. They would have to remove the Toyota Off-Road Experience, but that is a limited attraction anyway (runs twice a month).

Also, they could probably shoehorn it in where Tazmanian Devil is. The footprints are almost identical, and Taz hasn't been running for months (maybe over a year).

My location predictions (from most to least likely):

1. Inside the elephant area
2. Next to the giraffes
3. In place of Tazmanian Devil

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby SafariRob » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:59 pm

By the way, I think this is a great addition to the park. They desperately need more family rides. A family coaster is a big win for the park.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby VegasBaby » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:11 pm

SafariRob wrote:We know it's a clone of Ragin' Cajun at Six Flags America. The footprint is fairly large (approx. 50% larger than the Butterfly Habitat).

They could tear out Kong, but the space is about 4x too big. I suppose the animal exibit portion of the ride/queue could take up the remaining 75% of the space, but that is not likely. I think we are stuck with Kong for now.

I briefly thought that they could shoehorn it in where Voodoo is, but after looking at a map, it would take some major infrastructure work to fill in the water behind Voodoo. ALso, the Sky Coaster is on the other side and I doubt there is enough clearance for both the swing and a 50-foot coaster. That said, how cool would it be to swing over the top of Sidewinder Safari?

There is enough land for it to go outside the berm, just south of the giraffes. I think that's near where the "Snake Warning" sign was.

There is plenty of room inside the (now defunct) elephant area. They would have to remove the Toyota Off-Road Experience, but that is a limited attraction anyway (runs twice a month).

Also, they could probably shoehorn it in where Tazmanian Devil is. The footprints are almost identical, and Taz hasn't been running for months (maybe over a year).

My location predictions (from most to least likely):

1. Inside the elephant area
2. Next to the giraffes
3. In place of Tazmanian Devil


Putting the new coaster in place of Tazmanian Devil makes a lot of sense to me. That side of the park needs more coasters and Taz has been essentially replaced by Wonder Woman.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:35 pm

I have been operating under the assumption it's going where the Elephants were. That's where the "Snake Warning" sign was, and there is plenty of room for this coaster there. Also, the integrated snake queue will fit in better there, where the other animals are, then in the ride section of the park.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby dannyboy13 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:05 pm

I'm almost positive it's going where the elephants were. I was at the park on Sunday and there was a sign over there talking about Captain Lee's excursion and had August 29 date on it.

Speaking of being at the park Sunday, Monsoon Falls was already drained. Do they always drain it this early?

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