Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday! Hope you all had a great long holiday weekend, and if you visited any parks you brought your patience with you. We made a quick stop at Magic Mountain on Friday before the weekend crowds showed up, only to see that it was Middle School day in the park. Needless to say, this was the shortest visit I've made to the park since they reopened last year. I think I was at the park for about 45 minutes tops.
But that was enough time to get some pics and video of what's going on around the park, and use my skip the line pass on Full Throttle.
I also apologize for the brightness of the pics/video. It was overcast and very bright and not the best day to get pics. Everything looks washed out. Oh well. It happens. =)
Let's get into the update!
Written by Gregg Condon
I know we'd been discussing a July 4th opening, and they could technically still make it, but it will be close. We had heard track was to be completed by the end of May, that's obviously not happening. Even if it's done by the end of this week, that leaves barely a month to finish if they're hoping for July 4th. I just don't see it happening. Right now I'd say a mid-July opening. But obviously we'll update you all if we hear any different.
Guests Will Encounter a Spinning Roller Coaster and Live Reptiles
VALLEJO, Calif. — May 3, 2022 — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced the opening date for a new one-of-a-kind, combination thrilling family coaster and animal exhibit experience--Sidewinder Safari. Featuring real live encounters with various reptiles, guests will be immersed in a jungle-like setting as they prepare for a wild ride along 1,378 feet of slithering track. This one-of-a-kind, new attraction will be the year-round theme park’s 11th roller coaster, while also adding a new animal encounter to the diverse number of animal experiences the park offers.
“As the world leader in thrills, Six Flags continues to raise the bar to deliver the most unique and innovative experiences in the industry,” said Park General Manager Dameon Nelson. “Sidewinder Safari is unlike any other ride in Northern California, featuring the thrill of a unique, spinning roller coaster combined with an opportunity to encounter reptiles up-close, which continues Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s long legacy of promoting animal conservation through education. This new experience solidifies our place as the Thrill Capital of Northern California.”
Before boarding Sidewinder Safari, guests will enter a safari-themed queue line. With snakes, lizards and other reptiles surrounding them, guests will board spinning coaster vehicles for an exhilarating experience families and teens alike will enjoy.
Other Sidewinder Safari highlights include:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom features more than 60 rides and attractions, including unique, up close and interactive animal experiences. For more information about Sidewinder Safari visit www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/attractions/sidewinder-safari.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of water parks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 60 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Happy Saturday and welcome to another update from Six Flags Magic Mountain!
Normally we wait until Monday's to post these updates, but things are happening so fast with construction right now, they'd be outdated by then. Lots of twisty awesomeness to show you today so let's get right into it.
Written by Gregg Condon
We also did a second video, "Five Things I Would Do at Six Flags Magic Mountain If I Was in Charge".
But I kept this realistic, and honestly, rather low cost. So you're not going to see "Add a Giga" or "Open the Sky Tower" in this video.
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