A lot of time has passed since our last Six Flags Discovery Kingdom visit. One major ride has come and gone (the epic flop that was Skyline Attraction’s SkyWarp), and two new coasters have opened! Let’s take a look:Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2022”
All RMC Iron Horse Coasters – Ranked
In the wake of the highly-anticipated opening of Iron Gwazi we decided it was time to finally do a ranking of North America’s RMC Iron Horse coasters. We’ve wanted to do it for a while – but of course we had to wait until our local purple crocodile was ready to perform!Continue reading “All RMC Iron Horse Coasters – Ranked”
Twenty-Year Top 20: The Best Coasters of 2001
It’s that time a year again! Welcome to Coaster Kings’ 3rd annual Twenty Year Top 20, where we count down our picks for the twenty best coasters turning 20 in 2021!Continue reading “Twenty-Year Top 20: The Best Coasters of 2001”
Six Flags Parks – Ranked
After a much-needed recent visit to Six Flags Great America (one of the strongest regional parks in the country), we finally felt that we had enough experience with the Six Flags chain of parks to gather a comprehensive ranking.Continue reading “Six Flags Parks – Ranked”
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Opens Rides Starting April 1st!
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced plans to open the park with the complement of world class roller coasters, rides, and animals with a special exclusive preview for Members and Season Pass holders, April 1 and 2, then opening to the general public on April 3, 2021. For the first time since March of last year, the park will operate its renowned collection of thrilling rides in accordance with state, county and local government guidelines. The park has safely hosted guests for the animal-focused, Marine World Experience, since July of 2020. In accordance with state and county reopening guidelines for theme parks, Six Flags will operate at reduced attendance levels utilizing the existing reservation system. The park is also continuing the implementation of extensive safety measures including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees. The plan, developed in consultation with infectious disease experts, sets standards for executing at the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols. These procedures will be adjusted on an as-needed basis to ensure compliance with state and county recommendations.Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Opens Rides Starting April 1st!”
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Announces Renaissance Days
New Event Safely Brings the Thrill of the Renaissance Era Back to Northern California.Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Announces Renaissance Days”
Coaster Kings’ California TOP 20 – 2020
It’s been 2 years since our last comprehensive countdown of California coasters, so for 2020 we bring you now a Top 20 for the Golden State. Things in California have changed a LOT in 2 years, and the landscape and hierarchy of its coasters is no exception. Continue reading “Coaster Kings’ California TOP 20 – 2020”
Twenty-Year Top 20: The Best Coasters of 2000
Following the launch of our Twenty-Year Top 20: The Best Coasters of 1999, we immediately decided to make it an annual thing – Here’s what we think are the 20 best coasters that turned 20 in 2020!
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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Early January, 2019
Derrion: I was so excited to get back to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as it has been 2 years since my last visit to the park. This park may be the baby sister to my home park Six Flags Magic Mountain, but it still offers and amazing experience for guest. As the first park I’ve visited in 2019, let’s take a look at the new changes in the park. Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Early January, 2019”
One of the Busiest Days at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Photos
Sean: As you may have seen thru our coverage on social media and here on the website, this was a very busy holiday weekend this year. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California reached capacity, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom too had quite a crowd. Let’s take a look! Continue reading “One of the Busiest Days at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Photos”
California Top 10 Coasters – 2018
Sean: Every year we rank the coasters in the state of California – based on how they’re running that year as well as their significance among other coasters in the state –while also taking in account newcomers! This year’s Top 10 features some new additions and some surprise coasters! Continue reading “California Top 10 Coasters – 2018”
Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – October 31st 2018
Sean: Fright Fest ended just days ago but six Flags Magic Mountain is wasting no time preparing for this year’s Holiday in the Park. This is also the time that the park has now closed Cyclone Bay access as West Coast Racers construction will really get started. We’ll be looking at that, as well as current ride closures and operations in this update! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – October 31st 2018”
Batman™: The Ride – Free-Fly Coaster – NEW at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2019
Sean: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom quietly waited with teasing and announcing their big new attraction while other big parks announced theirs. The Bay Area Six Flags park just announced their new-for-2019 roller coaster, an S&S coaster named Batman: The Ride! Continue reading “Batman™: The Ride – Free-Fly Coaster – NEW at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2019”
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update – July 18th 2018
Sean: We needed a day in the sun with a beer and some coasters after a long week at work, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom was the perfect solution. The park was lightly crowded with plenty of re-ride opportunities! Too bad that some major attractions at the park were closed. Read on for a trip report/ park update with Harley Quinn footage! Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update – July 18th 2018”
Splashwater Island Opens at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, the Most Thrilling Waterpark in Northern California, officially opened its biggest new attraction in the past 10 years — Splashwater Island. The addition of this multi-dimensional, tropical, interactive water play structure for kids and families is the next phase of the overall park transformation and rebranding that preceded the attraction’s opening. Continue reading “Splashwater Island Opens at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord”
Discovery Kingdom Trip and Harley Quinn Construction Update
McLaren: Today I headed to the beloved Six Flags of the Bay Area (my current home park) on a moderately cool Saturday, with a nice set of varietal weather. Lets jump right to it! Continue reading “Discovery Kingdom Trip and Harley Quinn Construction Update”
NEW: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord!
Waterworld Concord will be rebranded Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, when it opens this spring for the 2018 season. Northern California’s biggest and most thrilling waterpark will debut an exciting new attraction—Splashwater Island—a colossal water play area featuring more than 100 interactive sprayers, water jets and geysers. The park will also receive extensive theming and upgrades throughout the 30-acre property. Continue reading “NEW: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord!”
Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – February 21st, 2018
Sean: Another Six Flags Magic Mountain update! We were just at the park a few days ago, but since then there have already been some changes worth noting. This includes Apocalypse operations, the continuation of the Jet Stream refurbishment, as well as additional brakes being installed on Green Lantern: First Flight. In addition we’ll look at some other notes I made about situations around the park! Continue reading “Six Flags Magic Mountain Update – February 21st, 2018”
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Magic Mountain to be Solar Powered!
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, in partnership with JLL (NYSE:JLL), a global professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, today announced an ambitious new initiative to power two more of its parks—Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California and Six Flags Magic Mountain, near Los Angeles—almost entirely with solar power. Continue reading “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Magic Mountain to be Solar Powered!”
The California Top 10 of 2017!
Sean + Alexander: Annually we have released a full California Top 50, but we decided to take it down a notch and really focus on what the top 10 best coasters in the state are, and why we think so. This year brought us Patriot, the state’s only major new coaster experience of the year, but every year again we completely find a new ranking appropriate. So sit back, and enjoy our end-of-the-year coverage finishing with The California Top 10 of 2017! Continue reading “The California Top 10 of 2017!”