VALLEJO — For the first time in 16 years, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom guests can enjoy their favorite rides and attractions more often as the park expands its operating calendar year round in 2014, including holidays and weekends in both January and February.
The park next spring will introduce a new wet and wild family water attraction.
“With the region’s mild temperatures, being open all year means guests have even more opportunity to enjoy Discovery Kingdom’s wildlife and wilder rides,” said Don McCoy, park president, in a press release.
“In addition to our summer daily operating schedule, we will now be open on weekends year-round ― further cementing Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as the premier destination for affordable, thrilling entertainment.”
The park has traditionally closed in early January after its Holiday in the Park celebration and would re-open prior to spring break.
The Tsunami Soaker ― an interactive family water ride that arms passengers with giant water pistols as they engage in a water battle, is slated to debut in the spring. This circular attraction has nine boats that hold up to six passengers.
“This is a great addition to our family attraction lineup,” said McCoy. “We love the interactivity this ride creates for both the riders and onlookers, getting everyone involved in the fun.”
Fans of Cirque Dreams “Splashtastic” can look forward to year two of the aquatic theatrical production when it returns for a limited engagement for the 2014 summer season. The show features the park’s marine mammals and an international company of acrobats and aerialists.
The park is open daily through Monday. Weekend operations begin Sept. 7. Fright Fest will debut in late September and run through Halloween. Holiday in the Park follows.
For more information, including a video of the Tsunami Soaker, visit www.sixflags.com./2014 news.
Discovery Kingdom is one of 18 parks across the United States owned by Six Flags Entertainment Corp.