RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:Went to the park today from 11-3, it was busier than I expected due to some band/choir thing going on, I saw some pins that said "Music in the Parks" so I assume that's what it was? Anyway, there were a lot of middle-school aged children roaming around in clever music t-shirts.
It looks like Dare Devil is all put up now! Also saw some other areas around the park under construction.
Here are my photos. I apologize in advance guys, I was being dumb and took all my photos the dumb way.
Nice report! I'm also sad that the elephants are no more. They were my favorite animals in the whole park!
moviemansig wrote:Would Sun. 6/14 be the better day then even with the Discover event? Also, when should Monsoon Falls reopen? Thanks.
Isn't the discovery ERT after the park "closes". As for moonsoon falls it was running for at least part of the day when I was there last but that was about 2 weeks ago. All the water rides have been opened and active for over a month now.
Welcome to the media day preview of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's new attraction, Dare Devil Chaos Coaster. Although Dare Devil isn't pushing attraction innovation further as many of the new coasters at Six Flags parks across the nation are, it provides excitement for many Bay Area locals to experience something new. Placed in the Oasis Plaza with heavy hitters such as Medusa, Kong, and Sky Screamer, Dare Devil will do a great job at dispersing crowds from this high traffic midway. Here is my review from the media day that took place on Friday, May 22nd.
The giant loop standing tall.
The event started out with some brief speeches from the parks marketing directors. The Dare Devil himself even made an appearance!
After the speeches took place, we were invited to go up on stage for a head shave to support the children battling cancer at the St. Baldrick foundation. Many Six Flags directors gave their support and are now rockin' freshly shaved hair-doos.
Here are the first riders lined up and ready.
These two were seriously psyched!
Off they are sent into the circle of chaos on the first ride of the event.
After a few chaotic laps around the loop, you are left at the rides highest point to hang upside down for what seems like an eternity.
After the hanging pause, Dare Devil picks up speed again for a few more forceful loop laps. The ride's intensity was a shock, especially from how tame it looked when watching from below.
These two gave Dare Devil the thumbs of approval!
dare devil's wanted.
Future dare devil's will line up here. Although there is not much of a theme incorporated in the queue, riders will enjoy up close and personal views of the ride as they wait for their turn.
Media event attendees were given some Dare Devil swag including beanies, t-shirts, and comic books.
We were surprised with the awesome lunch spread that Six Flags provided. Turkey wraps, hummus, great breads, cheeses and more. Much needed to neutralize a twisted stomach after a few rides on Dare Devil.
Sweet tooth anyone?
Over all, it is exciting to see Six Flags Discovery Kingdom making improvements. Although it is not a record breaking coaster, Dare Devil generates hype and excitement, making it a win for the park in my opinion. Seeing the excitement level from the general public who were gazing in awe at Dare Devil from behind the ropes proves that this installation was well worth it for the park.
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Andrewoplis wrote:Great TR. I'm surprised how well Dare Devil fits into that area, even if the queue seems a bit small and unshaded. But it looks like fun and should be worth a ride or two in the future!
Yep, and it's definitely a spot that wouldn't fit anything else. It's very impressive how small the footprint is.
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I hate to spoil the media day fun but my friends and I visited the park on Sunday for the first time and witnessed the most disturbing ride operation we have ever seen.
We were in line for Boomerang, our last ride of the day, when a train began to dispatch. We could soon sense some tension by guests on the platform and then, once the vehicle was visible to the queue, we could clearly see a guest having a seizure on the ride. Guests on platform and in the queue were shouting to stop the ride. The ride operators did nothing and told us they "couldn't stop the ride" which my friends and I know well is a total lie. The operators had a huge time window to stop the ride and simply stood there and just watched, not even acting concerned, and let the ride complete the entire cycle. Not surprisingly, the guest came back passed out.
We're in the process of notifying connections we have to corporate. This incident was the most disturbing act of operations ignorance we have ever seen at a park. We simply left the line and headed home is disbelief.
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