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Sidewinder Safari spinning coaster now open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

by Susan and Simon Veness

Sidewinder Safari made its debut for Pass Holders at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on May 27, 2022, and has opened to the public today, May 28, 2022.

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Photos courtesy of Six FlagsDiscovery Kingdom

Enter a jungle-like setting, where real live snakes, lizards, and other reptiles “surround” you as you queue toward your safari adventure. Then, board Sidewinder Safari roller coaster for a thrilling ride along 1,378 feet of slithering track.

The ride’s opening marks the arrival of the park’s 11th roller coaster and adds another animal encounter to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s existing animal experiences.

“As the world leader in thrills, Six Flags continues to raise the bar to deliver the most unique and innovative experiences in the industry,” said Dameon Nelson, park general manager. “Sidewinder Safari is unlike any other ride in Northern California, featuring the thrill of a unique, spinning roller coaster combined with an opportunity to encounter reptiles up-close, which continues Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s long legacy of promoting animal conservation through education. This new experience solidifies our place as the Thrill Capital of Northern California.”

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Sidewinder Safari spinning roller coaster highlights include:

  • Multiple 360-degree sideways spins
  • Rapid-strike drops
  • Hairpin curves that twist and turn
  • Spinning ride vehicles seating up to four guests
  • Tops speed of 29 m.p.h.
  • Duration of 2 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Elevation of 43 feet

The attraction is located next to Odin’s Temple of the Tiger stadium, and it joins more than 60 attraction in the park, including fellow spinning coaster, Batman: The Ride 4-D roller coaster.

For more information visit SixFlags.com/DiscoveryKingdom.

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