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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:01 am

Aside from the more recently updated Tiger section, the rest of the animal enclosures were pretty depressing. I'm sure Six Flags takes good care of the animals, but the enclosures themselves felt like the epitome of why people complain about zoo's. They appeared small and not even close to a natural habitat.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:40 am

I stopped by the park last night and of course had to give Harley Quinn a try. Based on lackluster reviews, I went in with low expectations. But it still failed to meet them. It was like a Super Loop that tracked as well as Mean Streak in the back row.

On the bright side, Joker is awesome and definitely not the worst RMC. That ride's first drop and stall were amazing.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby mark549 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:30 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I stopped by the park last night and of course had to give Harley Quinn a try. Based on lackluster reviews, I went in with low expectations. But it still failed to meet them. It was like a Super Loop that tracked as well as Mean Streak in the back row.

On the bright side, Joker is awesome and definitely not the worst RMC. That ride's first drop and stall were amazing.



"Worst RMC" seems like an oxymoron to me. Perhaps "less spectacular than Steel Vengeance" is a better description.

Joker is great. I like that every element is airtime, inversion or overbanked curve.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:48 pm

Finally got to visit the park this year! It was a very short visit, less than two hours, but there were no long lines so we still got to ride a lot of rides, including the new Harley Quinn coaster.

I'm not sure how I feel about it. It feels like a ride that has been around for a while and gotten rough, but it's brand new. Even if they fix that (which I hope they do, it's not "never again" rough but it's certainly not comfortable), I'm not sure I would really be apt to ride it every time anyway. It doesn't really feel like a coaster to me.

Also, I got an interesting survey recently. It mentioned the park thinking about a new orangutan exhibit, sloth exhibit, and dolphin demonstration. I wonder how much it was hypothetical, just to see how people felt about bringing in new zoo animals, but I think it would be great to have new animal exhibits! And as far a I recall, they have never had a large ape exhibit so orangs would definitely be new and unique for the park.
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