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This new animal attraction leads a new wave of enhancements to the park’s animal offerings in 2023

New Rainforest Trail, Swoops 

 into Six Flags Discovery Kingdom This Spring 


Animal Attraction Leads New Wave of Enhancements in 2023  


VALLEJO, Calif. — March 1, 2023 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced the addition of a new walkthrough experience that transports guests to a lush tropical environment including encounters with exotic animals—The Rainforest Trail. Set amongst water features and plant life designed to represent the special ecosystem of a rainforest, The Rainforest Trail features over 500 free-flying butterflies from around the world, colorful fish, a sloth, and more. This new animal attraction leads a new wave of enhancements to the park’s animal offerings in 2023, including a newly enhanced Shark Experience. 

“We are excited to continue the park’s 37-year legacy of providing educational and thrilling wildlife adventures for our guests,” said General Manager Kirk Smith. “The Rainforest Trail, new Shark Experience, and other recent animal additions solidifies our commitment to delivering the most unique and innovative experiences for our guests. From world-class rollercoasters to breathtaking animal presentations, we have it all.” 

At the newly enhanced Shark Experience, guests will discover new state-of-the-art audio and visual enhancements and interactive education opportunities to compliment the existing walkthrough underwater tunnel and floor-to-ceiling viewing windows that have been wowing guests for over 30 years.  The 300,000-gallon exhibit hosts a variety of shark species, other fish, and stingrays from around the world. 

Other animal additions in 2023 include new animal interaction programs: 

  • Dolphin Discovery – Swim alongside these amazing ocean creatures;  
  • Wildlife Adventure Tour – An intimate and private tour around the park with awe-inspiring meetings with the park’s majestic animals; 
  • Sharks in the Dark – Sleep overnight in the park’s Shark Experience amongst the calm shadows of these creatures of the deep; 
  • Backstage Safari – Go behind the scenes and learn how the park’s animal care specialists care for the unique assembly of animals at Six Flags; 
  • Merlin’s Fins & Friends – Come face-to-face with the park’s famous Bottlenose Dolphins;  
  • Paint N’ Create – Create a truly unique work of art with a dolphin or penguin;  
  • Cain’s Lion Encounter – Discover the unique personalities of the park’s lion pride; and 
  • Sal’s Slither & Scales – Burrow into the fascinating world of reptiles. 


Six Flags Season Passes 

2023 Six Flags Season Passes are on sale now to enjoy thrills all season with in-park discounts, discounted tickets for friends, seasonal events, and new experiences in 2023.  For more details visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom 

Six Flags Jobs 

Six Flags is currently hiring. Team members receive in-park discounts, rewards and recognitions, exclusive Team Member events, and flexible scheduling. These jobs are great for students, teachers, retirees, or anyone looking for a second job that allows them to work around a busy personal schedule. Select jobs, including Rides and Food & Beverage, start at $17 an hour. To apply, visit SixFlagsJobs.com for immediate openings. 

About Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, is home to breathtaking rides, shows, and attractions, including world-class roller coasters like Medusa and Batman: The Ride as well as unique, up close and interactive animal experiences. For more information visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation 

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of water parks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For 62 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks, and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.  


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