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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:26 am

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Postby joelwee » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:41 pm

Thanks, everybody. It definitely was refreshing to see good operations at a Six Flags park. I wouldn't go as far as to say they were CP-quality, but they were definitely better than SFMM and KBF.

Side note: I'm a little disappointed I didn't trigger anyone by calling Dare Devil a coaster. :lol:
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Postby joelwee » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:03 pm

Sorry for the double post, though my last post was over a month ago...

The ride lineup for Holiday in the Park has been posted. I'm thinking about driving up here in December to check out HITP and check out the animals I missed on my last trip, but it sounds like the top of the hill will be closed off. I'm somewhat surprised they don't open the whole park like SFMM does, considering they don't have any issues with temperatures being too low to run certain rides. Is this just a cost-cutting measure, or is there some other reason they don't open the hill?
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:05 am

joelwee wrote:Sorry for the double post, though my last post was over a month ago...

The ride lineup for Holiday in the Park has been posted. I'm thinking about driving up here in December to check out HITP and check out the animals I missed on my last trip, but it sounds like the top of the hill will be closed off. I'm somewhat surprised they don't open the whole park like SFMM does, considering they don't have any issues with temperatures being too low to run certain rides. Is this just a cost-cutting measure, or is there some other reason they don't open the hill?


Considering the only major roller coaster not operating will be Boomerang, I don't think that's much of a loss. Joker, Superman, Medusa, and even V2, plus the other kiddie coasters and rides will all be open. However it does seem like Wonder Woman will be closed.

Obviously no park will operate as many coasters and rides during HITP as SFMM does, given their sheer volume of coasters and good weather conditions, but Discovery Kingdom is by no means "pulling a Cedar Fair." They're operating nearly everything.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:11 am

These websites are all still under construction.

This park is open year-round. Everything will be open unless it's undergoing scheduled maintenance. All year-round parks in the chain will obviously be fully open (again, barring maintenance or construction).

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby scooterdoug » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:44 am

The park has been open in its entirety for all of the past HITP I've been attending (7 years now). I don't see why this year would be any different.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:09 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:
joelwee wrote:Sorry for the double post, though my last post was over a month ago...

The ride lineup for Holiday in the Park has been posted. I'm thinking about driving up here in December to check out HITP and check out the animals I missed on my last trip, but it sounds like the top of the hill will be closed off. I'm somewhat surprised they don't open the whole park like SFMM does, considering they don't have any issues with temperatures being too low to run certain rides. Is this just a cost-cutting measure, or is there some other reason they don't open the hill?


Considering the only major roller coaster not operating will be Boomerang, I don't think that's much of a loss. Joker, Superman, Medusa, and even V2, plus the other kiddie coasters and rides will all be open. However it does seem like Wonder Woman will be closed.

Obviously no park will operate as many coasters and rides during HITP as SFMM does, given their sheer volume of coasters and good weather conditions, but Discovery Kingdom is by no means "pulling a Cedar Fair." They're operating nearly everything.

Yeah, I honestly wouldn't care if Boomerang was closed; I mainly wanted to see the rest of the animals. As long as Medusa, Superman, and Joker are open, I'll be happy as far as coasters go.

coasterbill wrote:These websites are all still under construction.

This park is open year-round. Everything will be open unless it's undergoing scheduled maintenance. All year-round parks in the chain will obviously be fully open (again, barring maintenance or construction).

scooterdoug wrote:The park has been open in its entirety for all of the past HITP I've been attending (7 years now). I don't see why this year would be any different.

Cool, I'm glad to hear that. Thanks, guys!
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Yeah, it'll be no loss if Boomerang is closed. :devil: I'm looking forward to HITP this year. It'll be the first time I've been in a long time!
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:32 pm

Sad news as the park's animal instagram mentioned that Leo the lion has died at 15, which apparently is pretty old for a male lion. :cry:

I also saw a few weeks ago that the walrus was sent to Seaworld. That makes another animal habitat aging out of the park :(

I don't think the dolphins or sea lions are going anywhere any time soon and probably not the tigers and a number of other animals, so I still don't agree with the people who think that SFDK will get rid of their animals entirely.

It is sad however to hear that another major animal habitat (walrus) is presumably empty (can anyone confirm?) and the lions might not be too far from going away if they send the females somewhere else now that Leo is gone.

I do wonder what, if anything, will happen with the spaces. The elephant habitat was still disused the last time I visited the park. I should be there again in a couple weeks for my yearly visit, so maybe I'll try to see what some of the animal care specialists say.
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