Previously known as Six Flags Marine World, the 135-acre park is now known as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to better reflect its diverse offerings of sea life exhibits and shows, land animal exhibits, thrill rides, attractions for families and younger children, and stage shows. The hybrid zoo/oceanarium/amusement park offers plenty of opportunities to interact with marine and land animals, as well as a full complement of world-class coasters and rides for all ages.
As with all Six Flags parks, Discovery Kingdom offers Fright Fest. The annual Halloween celebration includes haunted mazes, special shows, and other features to mark the holiday.
Phone and Location:
Recorded Information: 707-643-6722
Guest Relations: 707-644-4000 x374
Vallejo (near San Francisco), California
Reduced price for children (under 48"). 2 and under are free. Discounted tickets are often available online. Season pass tickets include admission to all Six Flags parks.
For an additional fee, the park offers the Flash Pass go-to-the-front-of-the-lines program. VIP tours available for an extra fee (which is quite high).
Directions and Hotel Info:
80 Freeway to Highway 37 exit. Exit at Fairgrounds Dr.
From U.S. 101 North: Take Highway 37E exit to Fairgrounds Dr.
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- Among its great thrill machines, the park features Medusa, a floorless coaster, Roar, a wooden coaster, and the launched coaster, V2: Vertical Velocity.
- Animal attractions include Ocean Discovery, where guests can interact with dolphins and other marine animals, Butterfly Garden, and Lion's Den, an African lion habitat.
- Attractions for younger kids include the Thomas & Friends area featuring characters and rides from the popular train-themed children's show, Looney Tunes Seaport, and Tava's Jungleland.
New at the Park:
New for 2014: Tsunami Soaker
A spinning boat ride that will equip passengers with water guns. Get ready to get soaked.
New for 2013: Cirque Dreams Splashtastic
Circus acts combined with the park's dolphin show.
New for 2012: Superman Ultimate Flight
Unique launched coaster will send riders soaring into a 150-foot loop for some high-in-the-sky inversions.
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