There’s no hiding what’s the big draw at Six Flags Dicovery Kingdom, located in the North Bay city of Vallejo. Even before you park your car you’ll see the giant loop-de-loops, spirals, and white-knuckle descents of the park’s trademark coasters and thrill rides, such as Medusa and Skyscreamer. Your favorite comic book super heroes and super villains are represented as well with supercharged rides like SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight and THE JOKER.
Get your fill of these adrenaline pumpers, then retreat to the calming beauty of the park’s unique Butterfly Habitat. Once your blood pressure is back to normal, watch the educational demonstration shows to learn more about Atlantic bottlenose dolphins or California sea lions. Get up close with big cats like African lions and Bengal and Siberian tigers and cougars, meet a sloth, or feed a giraffe.
For milder entertainment for the little ones, let them romp around Acme Fun Factory, a two-story playhouse. There’s also a water play area just for smaller kids, plus tot-friendly rides and activities, many based on the classic Warner Bros. characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird, such as the mini airplanes of Yosemite Sam’s Flight School. Keep an eye for the strolling characters, too, to do a photo op. For all-ages fun, choose among the Family Rides like the teacup-style Monkey Business or the big rafts of the seasonal White Water Safari. For more up-close and personal experiences check out the Dolphin Discovery or Wildlife Discovery programs, where you can go backstage and learn in-depth about these amazing animals.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has reopened for in-state visitors only. Theme park capacity is limited, advance reservations are required, and proof of residency may be required upon entrance. (more details)