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

24 Reviews
Bethany Amaya
Reno, NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience!"
September, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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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Jennifer E.
Rocklin, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome"
August, 2018
This is our second time with our grown son.. first time we went he was 2 yrs old. So we didnt get to get on rides and have fun we only went to the little ones place and had our son have fun.... we went last week again now he is 7 yrs old and we had the time of our lives he got to ride almost all of the rides and so did we.... it was awesom we cant wait to go back tk have some more fun....
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Tip: Take extra clothes lol

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Felipe V.
Phoenix, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Muy divertido, pero!!"
August, 2018
Mi nino de 7 anos see divirtio, en Los juegos que se pudo subir, no en todos alcazaba la altura Maxima y habia varios juegos que estaban cerrados, El parque cierra muy temprano, 8:00 pm, compramos Los vasos para estar haciendo rellenos de Las bebidas, lo puedes hacer en cualquier restaurant, solo que llegandoce Las 8:00pm y ya cierran Los restaurants, ya no te atienden no te quieren service Ni agua, estan Los empleados cerrando Las ventanillas y limpiando y no te quieren atender, see me hizo muuy grocero, Los juegos Paran igual a la misma hora y 15 minutos antes te dicen que ya no te puedes subir porque ya van a cerrar! Lo que si me gusto fue Los shows que tienen con Los delfines, Los Tigres y Las focas,Las filas para subirte a Los juegos no estan tan largas y no duras mas de 10 minutos esperando en fila, y El precio para la admission Al parque es muy accessible,.
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Tip: Llegar temprano para que alcances a disfrutar de todos Los juegos, El parque abre a Las 10:30 am, nosotros llegamos a Las 10:50 am y no, nos alcanzo El tiempo para disfrutando.

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Brooke K.
Spokane Valley, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Six flags Diacovery Kingdom"
August, 2018
I live fairly close to this park but hadn’t had the chance to visit until recently. My sister, her husband and two children 8 and 10 came to visit me for their annual one wee family vacation! The park had something for everyone. They have tigers and a tiger show, giraffes, dolphins, otters, sea lions and more animals. The rollar coasters were many and for all different ages. My niece and sister loved Medusa, the fastest coaster in the park. I enjoyed the two water rides, be prepared to get soaked not splashed! It was a great day of fun with the family and i would highly recommend visiting this park!
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Tip: This park doubles as a zoo!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Coaster_Fanatics
Nottingham, UK
"Very Poor Operations"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2018 NEW
Visited last Sunday and the park was packed. Only 1 train running on the Joker - their headline coaster. Wait time for that was 2hrs 20 minutes. It would have been less but for the many line jumpers that park was doing nothing about. New ride Harlequin was only being half loaded so another 1 hour plus wait for that. Superman another 1 and a half hours. If you're not willing to pay the $200 for a gold flash pass forget it, For those that do, they'll have a good day out. It's been 13 years since our last visit (we're in the UK) and they'll have to build something real special to entice us back again at all.
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PanditAnil
San Francisco, California
"Buy a season pass for best value with free parking and other tips!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 NEW
The park has many roller coasters, many shows, kid friendly rides and water based rides. The wait times are reasonable and there are many options to select if any line seems too long. If you dont like roller coasters there is still a lot to do and see. The gate prices as well as one day price online is sometimes higher than the season pass so check the season pass offer even if you plan just one visit. I bought a season pass early September for $56 when there was a sale going on and got a free upgrade to gold plus pass offering free parking too. Parking costs $25 so its a great deal. We also got a dining pass for $79 which gives you lunch dinner snack and unlimited soft drinks on every visit. You can buy online at the gate and show bar code on your phone and save. There is a bus available near the handicap parking lot that all can take if you dont want to walk a lot to the gate. Food is expensive and the security at gate is lax and was allowing people to bring in food if it was discreet in a backpack etc. Overall a great place to have fun in northern california san francisco bay area. Download the app for navigation and to know whats where as the paper map is confusing and difficult to comprehend.
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Fabio S
"Extremelly hostile and rude staff. don't buy online"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2018 NEW
Online ticket is a fraud...Same happened with me as with others here rating 1 star. Bought ticket a couple of months ago online. arrived there and they could not find or did not want to validate my online entry. Staff was extremelly hostile as if I had a fake ticket. they asked to see the card, but the card was a pre paid card i did not even have any more. I do not recommend the park, since any issue you have there you will regret you went there. The incident took our day and stressed our self. Never imagine six flag would have this kind of rouge staff.
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Ltollakson
Murdo, South Dakota
"Not worth the money"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2018 NEW
Half the rides were closed, and the go karts cost $10 bucks per ride and they sucked so the line took forever. I would not recommend this Six Flags to anyone!!!! Parking is a rip off too, I have no clue how anyone can afford to buy anything but a pass in this place, and mind you that’s like only 6 rides worth because the rest were closed.
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ASansing
Antioch, California
"Zero stars"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2018 NEW
Yikes. Pretty bad. Super rude staff, kind of incredible. Terrible experience from beginning to end. Online season pass tickets seem like a deal, but the park is awful and the deal was ridiculously difficult to obtain (we were jacked for our tickets on their online service after 2 hours of painfully slow website) and there is ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE. Not one person to ask over the phone and also in the park. DON’T GO unless you’re a local.
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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.