Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA

1001 Fairgrounds Dr.Vallejo, CA 94589
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Overview

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers 135-acres of animal encounters, exploration, and adrenaline-pumping rides. Offering both a Land and Sea area of the park, guests are invited to discover more about the animal kingdom through up-close encounters, hands-on exhibits, and more. For thrill-seekers, the park offers 20+ thrill rides plus family-friendly attractions for the little ones.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Vallejo Travel Experts
  • Explore the LAND and SEA areas of the park to discover the entire animal kingdom.
  • Lockers are available for a fee near the Main Plaza.
  • To leave and re-enter the park, get your hand stamped at the gate.
  • Selfie sticks are prohibited.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

Description

from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
With so many choices, where do you begin? Right here. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a 135-acre animal theme park located in Vallejo, California. The park includes a plethora of pulse-pounding roller coasters, to gentler options for tots.

At the heart of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is its diverse animal program, where guests, young and old, can enjoy strolling through the LAND area of the park to see beautiful cats, such as African lions, Bengal and Siberian tigers and cougars relaxing in their tranquil outdoor habitats.

In SEA, various marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins, Pacific walruses, California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals and our aquatic bird species, endangered African penguins, can be found. Walk through the serene Butterfly Habitat or gaze at the often misunderstood sharks in the Shark Experience

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers unique opportunities to meet animals truly up-close and personal. From your first step into the park, you might see exotic parrots and macaws; at the main plaza, or see dolphins swimming via an underwater viewing window at Dolphin Harbor.

For those that wish to engage with animals directly, there are ample opportunities to meet, see, touch and feed a variety of animal species. Each operating day, there are limited spaces available where you can feed a seal or sea lion at Seal Cove or feed a giraffe at the Giraffe Encounter (additional fee required).

Throughout the day, you won’t want to miss any of our entertaining and informational animal presentations. See marine mammal specialists take our two-ton walruses through a series of unbelievable behaviors,and the Odin’s Temple of the Tiger demonstration show is a one-of-a-kind experience that proves that cats really do like to swim.

For fans of our feathered friends, our animal care specialists show that macaws and cockatoos have distinct personalities at Discovery Theater and there’s no doubt that every animal, big or small, has a place in the ecosystem. Not to miss is the Aquaped Waterworks Sea Lion Show and the energetic Drench! dolphin show at Toyota Stadium. During special times like Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park, we re-theme these for the occasion!

Reserve San Francisco Customer Reviews

27 Reviews
Lara Farrar
San Tan Valley, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Winter visit"
January, 2019
Many thrill rides were closed. Most animal exhibits were empty. Medusa broke down twice. Most snack stands were closed. Long lines at the few that were open. Kinda depressing.
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Tip: Don't do the $5 locker rental at individual rides. It's only good for twp hours, but they don't tell you this until after you pay for it. Ripoff...

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Reserve San Francisco Customer
Calistoga, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Good Experience!"
November, 2018
We purchased the tickets a few days before going to the park and the day at the park for a late arrival. The air quality was down and the park closed but we were able to get a complimentary pass for another day. So Reserve San Francisco worked for us very smoothly and we enjoyed a few hours of the park without any lines.
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Tip: Its good to plan alittle more than we do. There is a lot to see at the park and a lot of walking so wear comfy shoes and arrive early.

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Margarita Montalban
Richmond , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fast and easy!!!!"
November, 2018
I purchased s ticket for my 10 year old daughter in less than 3minutes.
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Tip: I will totally introduce the service to my friends and family to make life more easy and enjoy more time having fun that be waiting in line for hours to purchase a ticket.

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Bethany Amaya
Reno, NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience!"
September, 2018
My husband and I recently visited the park. We purchased the flash passes and i will tell you...well worth it! We had practically no wait time! It let us enjoy the park without being miserable in the long lines and heat! Food wasnt bad and the rides and aquariums were amazing. Kid friendly but also adult friendly. We want to return soon!
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Tip: Definitely get the flash pass!

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Derek Christensen
Petaluma, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Reservesanfrancisco was tops!"
September, 2018
We found the price on reservesanfrancisco to be the cheapest. One minor hiccup was that I had to call to make sure tickets were verified since I didn't get the email right away. But upon arrival at 6 Flags, I just showed my phone/ bar code at the GATE (not will call), and we were buzzed right through!

6 flags had VERY age appropriate things for our 5 and 2 year old. They loved it!

Worst part is parking, which is about half a mile away. No joke. You can take a very crowded shuttle? Or walk with a crowd down a narrow path.
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Olivia Di Cesare
1 Review
"NO FOOD????????"
September, 2018
Me and my friends were going to six flags and just as we were walking in they told us that we needed to through out a big thing of kettle corn. We asked if they could hold on to it but they said no. Then they said that we could put in the locker but the locker was 12 dollars. You could see a big barrel of food in the back that customers tyres to bring in. It waisted so much time that we could have spent having fun. While we were waiting they threw out baby food and medications. WORST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!
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Jeremiah Tongco
Tracy, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Cheaper than the park itself."
September, 2018
Booking tickets online here was alot cheaper than buying at the park and even online. Minus 1 star because tickets are not emailed right away. Take 30 min to 2 hours. Kind of a hassle sometimes if you buy right before you go to the park. Other wise I'll use this site again.
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Odalis C.
Yuba city, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Till next time"
August, 2018
I had so much fun and loved the dolphin show it was definitely what made my trip worth it. Staff was polite and very attentive to everyone. There are long lines for the games. My favorite was medusa... I think food is way to expensive and they dont make it adorable for all families to come enjoy the attractions.
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Tip: Bring comfortable shoes there will be lots of walking and standing for long periods of time. Dont forget your sunscreen

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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kevmich2018
"Fun place to visit but pricey"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
The rides are fun and attractions good but it is pricey. The kids enjoy going just wish it was a little more budget friendly.
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427364849491
"ANIMAL ABUSE"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2019 NEW
This park treated their animals terribly. They were in tiny cages with no stimulation. Many of the animals also had blood on them. I will never go back here. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS ABUSE!
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Pamela M
"Family fun day at six flags great america"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 30, 2019 NEW
We had a group of 15 some young some teens and some young adults varity in age . I took my grandkids for the day park was very slow in attendance that day so we loved not having to wait in long lines we spent all day until closing had a great day thank you six flags and staff.
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Billy N
San Ramon
"MLK weekend was great"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2019
We met up with some friends on the Saturday of MLK weekend. The weather was nicer than we anticipated and actually could have worn shorts. There weee no lines for rides. We got many rides multiple times, some (like Superman) where you didn’t have to get off because there was no line and the employees offered to let us stay on. Only downfall was the drink and food employees all seemed as though they hated their job. Very unfriendly and slow. Shows were limited and animal viewings were almost not available. It was an overall great day and I recommend going off season in January.
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Ralphm1965
Fresno, California
"Awfully managed park"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2019
Drove there from the Central Valley and arrived at about 1130. Attendant at the parking area stated she wanted to inform us the park was closing at 1:00 (1 1/2 hours) later do to the wild fire smoke. Granted there were fire up above Sacramento but the smoke really wasn’t bad. We drove all the way over there for nothing. Park has lots of ride closures or break downs. After leaving the line due to a break down you head to another ride only to be told that ride just broke down, Ridiculous!!! Very unprofessional staff who act like they are being tortured for working there. I could go on and on about the various areas of the park and their lack of knowledge, supervision and inadequacies!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

What time does the park open?
Hours of operation vary by day and season. The park typically opens around 11:00 am.

Can I bring my selfie stick into the park?
Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar items are not allowed inside the park.

Does the amusement park have a dress code?
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom enforces the following dress code:

  • Proper attire must be worn in the park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear.
  • Clothing with rude, vulgar or offensive language or graphics is not permitted at any time (shirts cannot be turned inside out as a solution).
  • Park admission may be denied if clothing is deemed by management to be inappropriate.

Can I smoke inside the park?
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a smoke-free environment. However, the park offers designated outdoor smoking areas. Guests under the age of 21 may not smoke whatsoever during their time in the park.

Can I bring food and beverages into the park?
No. Outside food and/or beverages are prohibited from entering the park. The only exceptions to this rule are individuals with food allergies. Guest should contact Park Security or Guest Relations when they arrive at the park for approval to bring in special dietary foods. The special dietary food containers will be marked and dated to clearly show that they have been approved for entry into the park.

Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair?
Yes. Strollers and wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis located between the Kingdom Market and Six Flags Photos.

Does the park offer lockers?
Yes. All day lockers are located near the Main Plaza. Short-term lockers are available at several attractions throughout the park.

Can I exit and re-enter the park?
Yes. To re-enter the park you must have your hand stamped at the gate prior to leaving.

Do the rides have height and weight restrictions?
Yes. Each ride at the park has a height and weight restriction posted before the line queue.

What happens if it rains while I am in the park?
There are still a ton of activities that are amazingly fun in any kind of weather - including indoor shows, restaurants, shops, games and arcades. If rain, wind or electrical storms force us to close certain rides for your safety, they will reopen as soon as safe operations can be assured. We do not offer rain checks or refunds due to weather. Please check the weather before entering the park.

What is the refund policy for online ticket purchase?
Tickets purchased on this site are non-refundable. Six Flags does not offer cancelations, refunds, rain checks or exchanges, all sales are final.

How much is parking?
Daily parking is $25.