Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update - January 4th, 2020
Last Weekend of Holiday in the Park
So like I mentioned in our last SFDK update, I headed back to SFDK to get some pictures of the lights and really celebrate the lack of an offseason we have in NorCal.
I ended up getting to the park around 1:30pm to a half full parking lot.
Nothing super shocking here. Water rides down, bumper cars down because it's an ice skating rink, Harley and Tasmanian Devil down
I think this entrance with an RMC and Intamin impulse towering over you is one of my favorites of any park
I'm not entirely sure what this work wall is up for near Cobra but it's been up for a couple of weeks
Medusa was only running one train :(
And work walls near the old 4d theater. It's at the end of the ramp to get back down the hill and I also have no idea what it's for. I'll keep an eye on it
The holiday animal shows are over and they're back to the (awesome) normal ones
Tazmanian Devil is still closed
I don't think I've ever seen Safari Grill open. Which is a shame because the menu looks awesome!
Since it was such a beautiful day, most of the animals were actually out! The tiger cubs were looking pretty cute
As were the giraffes
At around 2:15pm I decided to head over and grab some Chop Six to be greeted by these lines at every open food place in the area
Luckily I was able to barely get my food before lunch officially ended 45 minutes after I got in line. I think this was a case of an understaffed park which is a shame!
This shark was just hanging out
Seaside Junction was closed. Last time I came Tava's Jungleland was closed so it seems like it's a case of lack of workers to run both kids areas
These birds really seem to enjoy the DC Universe sign
And HQCC was closed of course. At this point I wonder if the constant closure doesn't have something to do with being understaffed
Big Belly Burger is now selling milkshakes and turkey legs
And mobile food ordering is available at BBB
This is the first time I've seen the DC Universe sign at night. Good job with it, Six Flags, it looks great!
Decided to get a couple of shots of Boomerang at night. At least it's a pretty ride!
Pacific Rim looks just about like what it did a few weeks ago
Joker with a bright moon shining in the background
Good day at SFDK!
At the Sidewinder Safari site, the random pieces from a couple of weeks ago are still here
But no other real signs of progress
At this point I'm wondering if I'm even looking at the right place. But looking on Google Maps there really isn't anywhere farther back so this must be the place and they just haven't gotten much work done! I'll keep you up to date!
Holiday in the Park
So like I mentioned, Holiday in the Park was the primary reason I came today so let's take one last look at it this year!
The walk around characters are out. I don't think I've ever seen the mice walking around HiTP before
One last weekend for the HiTP stage to be up
The lights at night are amazing! The park isn't staying open super late so I didn't get as much time with the lights as I would've liked but I still got plenty of time to admire the light! Let me share my favorite shots with you.
Candy Cane Lane
The tree is incredibly well lit. I'm a big fan!
Even the buildings are well lit
When I came by 30 minutes before close, the rink was all booked up but that's not too much of a surprise
But the rink is well lit!
I think the main tree is better than this tree, the food court tree, but it's close!
Most of the buildings have lights
But others don't have much...
I really like the colors on this tree
I like the ceiling lights in Merry Marketplace
The "snow" was leaving some slick spots on the ground
Poinsetta tree is the third best tree at the park!
The main plaza tree and buildings are synced to music and it looks incredible!
Goodbye to another year of Holiday in the Park! See you next year!