We had an amazing time at Media Day for the all new Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Below you'll find some amazing pictures and video of the ride as well as our shenanigans, because what's a media day for a ride called The Joker without a whole bunch of shenanigans.
Written by Gregg Condon
Pictures by Gregg Condon and Stephen Harrington
Before we get started with the media day coverage I need to give a couple of shout out's.
First off to Stephen and Andrew who have been so awesome in covering the construction of this coaster (and the rest of the park). It's one thing to have awesome people who do updates for you, it's quite another to have awesome friends who take the time out of their already busy lives to do it. It's not lost on us how lucky we are to have such amazing site contributors. Be sure to check out the "Related Updates" below to check out all of their awesome coverage of The Joker.
Secondly, to SFDK for having us out to their event. We are always so thankful to be included and it was great to finally meet some of their great PR team after working with them, well, longer than this site has been around actually. =)
Alright, so let's get on with Media Day coverage. If you want to know what ride we're talking about (if you don't you must be living under a rock) but just in case, here's the POV of the ride.
Pretty sure we're in the right place ...
I'm sorry, did somebody say awesome new coaster? Because all I see are Penguins!!
Stephen and Gregg took the time out from media day fun to trash some hockey (Gregg didn't realize until later that Stephen did a #GoSharks on our site twitter ... he will pay ;) )
The stage is set for The Joker
The Joker with some local "jokesters" ... see what they did there?
Twisty and fun!!
Our "Normal" reverse POV of just the ride and our hair flying all over the place. ;)
Because Media Days are crazy things we only managed to get two rides in (including our Reverse POV). But we'll definitely be back for more of the Jokers insanity very very soon.
So we also got stopped on the ride for a few minutes, which meant we got an extra long video, so here is the "Extended Version" of the video ... which we had a lot of fun with.
Some of Team Park Journey with the Joker ... He wasn't happy with one of us.
Little did he know ...
So a fun little aside from the awesome media day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. I had left my house in Southern CA at about 2:15am to drive up for the event.
Obviously first and foremost was getting the absolute best coverage of The Joker we could. And I hope we did.
But at about 4:30am after I had finished my mini-muffins and coffee I had this "bright" idea to see if I could make it back home and to SFMM in time to ride both CA RMC coasters on the same day. Because, well, it was the TOTAL geeky thing to do and really, we like to be totally different.
Or as I told my wife "As I was driving through cows I had this wacky idea".
Kids, marry somebody who when you say something crazy like that she says "DO IT". Because that's just what she said. =)
We had finished our POV and coverage at about 12:15 and I hit the road.
I then found myself in a familiar place ...
I even had a minute to say hi to Nicholas and Jeff from CW Mania who were at the park (how none of us thought to get a pic together is beyond me) I headed over to Twisted Colossus. And yes, it's stupid, it's pointless, but whatever. =)
It was an epic day.
Thanks again to Discovery Kingdom for not only the awesome day, but for the awesome ride.
We'll have more thoughts on the "which ride is better" discussion in a later update and maybe a video breakdown of the rides to explain our thoughts on both (another one of those driving on the 5 ideas, but this one was on the way home).