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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:41 pm

Below are some construction shots from Sidewinder Safari shot last weekend. I couldn't see any vertical construction yet, but these models can go up quite quickly.

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Also when did the Pacific Rim 5D attraction close? Didn't that just open a few years ago? The pathway leading up to it was blocked off and I can't see the ride on the website.

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I also couldn't help but laugh that the out-of-service sign on Joker's second train was literally placed over his face like a sleeping mask.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:42 pm

I know RMC elements often have weird names, but I have to ask, does anyone know why that double down is named the Asian Camelback?
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Postby DropDeadFuzzy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:49 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I know RMC elements often have weird names, but I have to ask, does anyone know why that double down is named the Asian Camelback?

Asian Camels have a double hump so they named it after the camel

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:55 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:01 pm

Sidewinder Safari page has been taken down from SFDK website and the link leads to a page that says access denied.

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/newfor2020

Six Flags also said today they are cutting 40 to 50 million of discretionary spending. Is Sidewinder Safari getting pushed to 2021?

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:01 pm

I would not be surprised if Sidewinder Safari gets pushed back.

We know Jersey Devil is still happening this year due to rapid construction progress. CraZanity at Six Flags Mexico also briefly opened just before the park closed. Everything else is up in the air, potentially including Aquaman at Six Flags Over Texas. I predict that the larger additions (like Jersey Devil and Aquaman) will still happen, but all the small flat rides and water park additions will get pushed back, in addition to Sidewinder Safari. I am very interested to see how all of this plays out...
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:07 pm

sfkk wrote:Sidewinder Safari page has been taken down from SFDK website and the link leads to a page that says access denied.

https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/newfor2020

Six Flags also said today they are cutting 40 to 50 million of discretionary spending. Is Sidewinder Safari getting pushed to 2021?


I think this is going to be the first of many capital projects throughout the industry delayed or canceled.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:03 pm

And a week before this thing blew up, there didn't appear to be any vertical construction on this one.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:39 am

sfkk wrote:Six Flags also said today they are cutting 40 to 50 million of discretionary spending. Is Sidewinder Safari getting pushed to 2021?


Cool. Only $49,999,992 more to cut throughout the chain.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:41 pm

Dang, Sidewinder Safar is only 8 dollars?! I want one!
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