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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Mater » Fri May 27, 2016 8:24 pm

I'm fairly close and I have nothing better to do so I'm just waiting it out. They don't know if it's coming back up.


Edit: It's down for the night. They're keeping Superman open for us for a few last rides.

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Postby Superbatboy » Fri May 27, 2016 8:42 pm

Mater wrote:Woah I just met Alan Schilke. What a rock star.


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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Fri May 27, 2016 8:43 pm

^I saw him riding in the front, but didn't get to say hi! Hopefully he'll be back.
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When I asked, she said they're aiming for this weekend and aiming for tomorrow but didn't seem too solid that it would open tomorrow. I was hoping it would be open today too, would have been a nice escape from the heat.

Also, my last ride before they closed it, I was waiting further up on the train and they gave two rows of people toward the middle the walk of shame, but were apparently still having trouble with the restraints in that row even with them empty. It made me think that the sensors on that train might have been off, esp if they had to take it down later and go to one-train op. Hopefully that'll be fixed tomorrow! I don't remember which color train that was.

The rest of the day, it didn't have a break down.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Fri May 27, 2016 9:11 pm

Fire2box wrote:I do love the steep drop and the under-kick-flip,180, guy fieri, smash mouth whatever the hell we are calling it first inversion along with the zero g barrel roll that's well hidden.



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Postby The Yeti » Fri May 27, 2016 9:32 pm

I'm okay with calling it anything but Guy Fieri. That name turns me as red as the flames on his shirts.

I'm flying in to San Francisco next week and going to Pebble Beach, and I am really hoping to make it out to the park. It all depends on whether or not my family is up for it, but I'm thinking The Joker alone is worth the trip. My fingers are crossed!

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlvr » Fri May 27, 2016 9:39 pm

I got a bunch of rides in today. would have been more but I wasted a couple hours at great america for one lap on goldstriker.

anyway, the joker is super fun. I still prefer TC, I just like larger elements. back row was my favorite seat. sat in front, 3rd, 10th, and back.

nice meeting Alan too. told my buddy he is to roller coaster fans how George Lucas is to a Star Wars fan. lol
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Mater » Fri May 27, 2016 9:46 pm

Joker ended up exactly where I thought it would on my list of RMC's I've been on.


#1 - Dueling Twisted Colossus
#2 - Joker
#3 - Non-dueling Twisted Colossus
#4 - Wicked Cyclone


The wave turn was surprisingly fun and forceful. Reverse-banked entrance had less air than I thought it would (in the back), but the whole turn was taken so fast and the exit had such strong ejector. The whole thing was BF'ing insane.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby shepp » Fri May 27, 2016 9:49 pm

Emerging from years of lurking to say hi to the nifty TPR folks I ran into today. (I was the guy in the TC t-shirt.)

On the basis of half a dozen rides, what everyone else said. Pure fun, great ejector air in the back, splendid inversions, not-good ride operations, kinda totally wonderful coaster. Among the four RMCs I've been on, tied for favorite with Iron Rattler. The lapbars are pretty unforgiving, though, and there were lots of walks of shame. The test seat isn't very prominently placed, but larger people should seek it out before hopping in the queue.

Hope for those of you going tomorrow that they get the green train back on track.

And now back to years more of lurking.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlvr » Fri May 27, 2016 9:52 pm

oh and it's been a long time since I e been to SFDK. I loved Medusa. I forgot how fun it was.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Sat May 28, 2016 7:13 am

^^it was great meeting you two! Glad you rank Joker among IRat, where it deserves ;)

I really don't see why so many people like TC better except for the dueling aspect, but everyone is entitled to their opinions, even if they're wrong ;) I just think the pacing and airtime on Joker is better, and I really think it'll pick up even more speed and ejector as it breaks in.

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