Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Update - April 2nd, 2022
Sidewinder Safari Construction
It's been a long time since my last visit to SFDK but I couldn't stay away after seeing so much progress on SS. And I was impressed, the ride looks like it's a month or two away from opening! I can't wait to see it. But we also went to check out the deconstruction sites we covered in our last update and take a peek at some other smaller updates, like ride openings. Let's get going!
Signage for the ride is a lot more prevalent
Including at the front of the park
I liked this one that had a QR code on it
The crane erecting the ride can be seen from many places throughout the park
And it towers over Tava's Jungleland
But here's a look at the progress itself
I wasn't a big fan of this signage the first time I saw it but it's grown on me a ton
Another look of the overall progress
The station looked like it was starting to go up the weekend I went
The cars are on the track
And they look great
I love the snake heads on the cars
The ride's colors looks great
The green and the yellow really seem to pop!
The fence surrounding the ride has signs warning you about safety...
As well as promoting the ride
Looks like the former Odin's Snack Shack stand will live on as Sidewinder Snacks
Zamperla, the ride manufacturer, has a container set up on site
Let's take a different look at the ride construction: the path from the tigers to the Sidewinder Safari plaza is blocked off
With a sign on it promoting the ride
The cougar exhibit has a construction sign on it as well which seems to be related to the SS construction
Let's take one last look at the ride from the back angle
Nothing too much to report on the ride deconstructions we covered last update but wanted to give some new pictures.
The area formerly occupied by Voodoo
The area formerly occupied by Tazmanian Devil
The area formerly occupied by Harley Quinn
The park was celebrating Spring Break. That meant some decorations...
...and a DJ at the front stage
Seaside Sandwiches now serves turkey and mashed potatoes
This building near the foot of Toyota Stadium has become a Looney Tunes character photo area
It wasn't open when I walked by but it's good to see more character interaction!
Kinda random but this small grate on the back walk was closed off
Tigris Emporium was open for the first time I've seen it in a long time
Glad to see Monsoon Falls open for the first time since before the pandemic
Flash had a sign on it that said that the ride was scheduled to reopen soon
Glad to see that and I hope that it happens. Regardless, the ride plaza remains closed
I don't think I've ever seen a Luvdisc being offered in a Pokemon vending machine. Kind of a cool Ruby/Sapphire Pokemon to offer
The Six Below ice cream stand near Seaside Junction was closed and the signage removed
As was the one at the front of the park. I hope it comes back in some form, I liked the ice cream!
I went to see Drenched today. I don't remember it being so music heavy in the past not that I'm complaining
Boomerang slithers through its course
This croc was enjoying a nice sunny day out
I was hoping to ride Joker this visit but the ride was down in the morning and when it reopened it already had a longer line than I wanted to wait in
I got to see the seals being fed for the first time today and I enjoyed watching the animals beg like dogs for the snacks
I always enjoy taking pictures of Wonder Woman
This penguin looked like he hadn't quite matured enough yet for his permanent coat
I enjoyed my visit to the park this time around! I promise it'll be much shorter of a time frame before my next visit. Looking forward to seeing more construction as the ride gets closer to open, but I'll keep you up to date!