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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:15 am

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Cirque Dreams SPLASHTASTIC


Cirque Dreams SPLASHTASTIC: The Most Amazing Show Above H20

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is pleased to present the premiere of Cirque Dreams Splashtastic, featuring a dazzling dramatic mix of mesmerizing dolphin performances along with spectacular Cirque Dreams feats that will create and entertainment experience beyond your wildest imagination.

This dynamic visual spectacle combines the Cirque Dreams acrobats’ amazing feats of strength with the graceful leaps and bows of the popular marine mammals at the park. The teaming of the internationally renowned company of acrobats, aerialists and astounding Cirque Dreams acts alongside the dolphins will amaze in the air, over water and throughout the Dolphin Harbor Theater.

Since 1993, Cirque Dreams shows have garnered critical acclaim from USA Today, Associated Press, The New York Times, CNN, Today Show, Fox & Friends and more. Cirque Dreams shows have toured the world, appeared on Broadway, Cruise Lines, Casinos, major events and theme parks including Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Cirque Dreams global entertainment brand of most recent popular shows include CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION, CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER onboard Norwegian Epic and Breakaway, CIRQUE DREAMS ROCKS, CIRQUE DREAMS BROADWAY and CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, with its recent years of success from The Kennedy Center. Neil Goldberg has been declared “One of today’s leading theatrical impresarios” by the LA Times and “Uniquely ingenious” by the New York Daily News. For more information, visit www.cirqueproductions.com.

Cirque Dreams Splashtastic makes its spectacular debut in late Spring 2013 at the Dolphin Harbor Theater.

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Postby chadster » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:37 am

I've seen several of the Cirque Dreams shows and really they aren't that bad, some in fact are really really good. Will have to check this one out next year on my northern whore trip.

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Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:44 am

Just as we suspected. :)

I think I could really like this show... in my eyes, it's not the Shouka show, but it's the next best thing. I'll admit I've never actually seen a cirque show, but I'm really intrigued by them.

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Cirque Dreams Splashtastic makes its spectacular debut in late Spring 2013 at the Dolphin Harbor Theater.

It is in Dolphin Harbor, so for now Pacific Stadium is still empty. This could support any of the hopes/theories that have been tossed around: Six Flags still hoping to get whales again, Six Flags wanting to demo the stadium, or in the process of creating a new show suitable for that stadium. We'll have to wait and see what is to become of the lovely stadium!

Cirque Dreams shows have toured the world, appeared on Broadway, Cruise Lines, Casinos, major events and theme parks including Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

This group sounds amazing, but this line leads me to believe the show will not be permanent at SFDK... like maybe we'll see it for a few seasons, but then the performers will move on to bigger and better things. I guess you can argue that every few years they reprofile all the shows, but still...

I definitely will be happy to see this show in 2013! :) I can imagine the show being wonderful at night.
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Postby Andrewoplis » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:40 pm

This defiantly will be a great addition to the line up of shows, but I'm not a huge Cirque fan.
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Postby UrbanLegend » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:13 pm

Andrewoplis wrote:This defiantly will be a great addition to the line up of shows, but I'm not a huge Cirque fan.


Maybe it's so defiant because you're not a huge fan.
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Postby SLUSHIE » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:16 pm

I'm glad to hear this is going in the dolphin stadium. When the rumor were of a new show I was starting to think moving Shouka wasn't really for the best interest in the whale. It's nice to see that it didn't have anything to do with this after all.

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Postby gisco » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:21 pm

SLUSHIE wrote:I'm glad to hear this is going in the dolphin stadium. When the rumor were of a new show I was starting to think moving Shouka wasn't really for the best interest in the whale. It's nice to see that it didn't have anything to do with this after all.


Actually it probably did. They replaced one show for another. Just not in the same place.

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Postby jzoole » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:39 pm

From the news release, this show seems like it will be pretty cool. Kinda reminds me of O at the Bellagio with Dolphins (not that I ave any delusion that it will be near the quality of O). I think it sounds like a good addition!

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:20 pm

Yesterday I took a spontaneous trip to SFDK! I had been camping with my family all weekend at a concert fest in Amador and was driving home when I realized SFDK was only 10 miles away... I couldn't help myself!!

So I arrived at the park around 11:30 expecting huge crowds with it being Labor Day. I went to Superman first, and to my surprise, it was only a 15-minute wait! When I got back in line, the wait was 4 switchbacks, and the time after that was slightly longer (but I got to skip some of it as a single rider). Operations seemed alright on Superman and I only saw one break-down all day. There was an employee by the Flash Pass entrance getting people's e-mails for a contest to win season passes. She said the e-mails are not for a mailing list, just for the contest. I didn't understand why Six Flags would want people's e-mails if not for a mailing list.

Rolercstrluvr was insanely jealous of my getting to ride Superman without him, so he took off speeding down the road to meet up with me at SFDK. While I waited, I rode Roar and V2 which had about a one train wait. In the back, I got some decent air on Roar on the first drop and a couple of the floater hills. I really don't see why people hate on Roar so much, it's rough but not painfully rough and I think it's still really fun.

Rolercstrluvr and I rode Superman twice more (in row 4 and 6). I want to ride again in the front, but I keep getting assigned to rows 4, 5, or 6. Not sure if they reserve row 1 for priority boarders or if it's just luck of the draw. Anyone know? After Superman we rode Roar and V2 again, then did some of the animal stuff.

In the butterfly exhibit, we got to see some real life butterfly porn. A male butterfly was attempting to mate with the female, but he couldn't figure out how to grab onto her and was just fluttering on her wings. We stopped and rooted for the guy for a good five minutes or so, but eventually the female lost patience and flew away. Poor guy, must have been his first time. :lol:

In the evening, we rode Kong, then finished the day with two rides on Medusa. When you brace yourself well on Kong, I really don't find it too bad. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoyed it in an "I'm fighting for my life" kind of way...Maybe I just like it rough? :lmao:

Medusa seemed to be running well and I actually had a slight gray-out on the first loop on our last ride... and we were the last train of the day!!

Other notes:
--It wasn't too busy yesterday, but apparently Sunday there was 25,000 people! My roommate said she went and it was horribly crowded and all day only got to ride three rides. Glad I wasn't there!

--We noticed quite a few whale-related stuff in the gift shops as well as posters and signs around with pictures of Shouka. The main sign for Shouka stadium was gone, but the one by the viewing tanks was still there. Does anyone know what will happen to all these signs? I will gladly accept any Shouka signs or giant whales that the park doesn't want. ;)
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby rolercstrluvr » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:25 pm

Great TR, It really was a fun day yesterday. (And super spontaneous) Now I can't wait for Sunday.
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