Thrilling New Hybrid Coaster, The Joker, Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2016

VALLEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In Spring 2016, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will open the
most-anticipated new roller coaster in Northern California in over 10
years, The Joker. This state-of-the-art extreme coaster will be
the “must ride” coaster of the season, adding to the park’s status as
Northern California’s most thrilling theme park.

“The Joker will be the most talked about new coaster in 2016,” said Don
McCoy, park president. “We are excited to introduce this innovative
technology that marries the best of both classic and modern coaster
designs to offer our guests an unparalleled and unique experience.”

The Joker ride is the second DC Comics-themed attraction at the
park after SUPERMAN™ Ultimate Flight opened in 2012 and the villainous
character’s personality is evident in the coaster’s chaotic twists and
turns, including a first ever “step-up under-flip inverted roll” that
takes riders horizontal. The Joker ride also features the
ultimate “fake-out” with a unique breaking wave turn, the only one of
its kind on the West Coast.

Additional highlights of The Joker ride include:

  • 3,200 feet of dual-colored purple and green track;
  • A wild Zero G barrel roll;
  • 3 inversions;
  • 15 extreme airtime moments; and
  • Maximum speeds of 53 mph.

The Joker ride is being transformed from what was the park’s
iconic and traditional wooden coaster, Roar, which closed on August 16,
2015. The Joker ride is scheduled to open in Spring 2016. For
more information about upcoming 2016 Six Flags rides and attractions,
including a video highlighting the new rides, visit

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is also announcing the start of 2016 Season
Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend
featuring the best deal of the year – savings up to 65% off on 2016
Passes! September 3 through 7, guests will receive a free upgrade to a
Gold Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include
admission to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and any other Six Flags theme
park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends.
2016 Season Passes provide unlimited visits any operating day for the
rest of 2015, including park admission to Fright Fest®,
Holiday in the Park® and all of 2016.

Passholders may also purchase a Gold Season Dining Pass, which includes
a lunch, dinner and snack during every park visit, plus they will
receive a 2016 All Season Sport Bottle for unlimited drink refills. Gold
Season Dining Passes may be used at any Six Flags theme park.

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About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional
theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has
entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed
rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more
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