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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California
Kong
 
 

Tips for a Solo Visit to the Park

You need to get away and enjoy some alone time at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. When you visit the park by yourself, you may not have anyone to hold on to while you scream down Medusa, but you get to control your day, ride more attractions quicker, meet new friends, and have a peaceful day at the park. Here are our top tips for solo visitors at the park.

1. Go at your own pace.
When you’re at the park by yourself, you can do what you want, when you want. You don’t have to wait for others to catch up or agree on which ride to do next. Want to ride Kong five times in a row? Go for it! Want to sit back and enjoy a funnel cake? Sounds good! You are in control and you get to determine when to arrive, what to do, where to eat, and when to leave. You don’t have to check with the group and you won’t have any tension between disagreeing friends or stubborn members.

2. Embrace the single rider freedom.
On some attractions, it takes careful planning to make sure everyone in your group gets on the ride at the same time. What if there’s one person who doesn’t like roller coasters? What if you have an odd number of group members? Don’t worry about it, because you can be a single rider. In some cases, ride operators may need a single rider to fill in gaps on a ride. This means you get to jump ahead of the groups and ride on the next available train. When you fill in empty seats, you often get to ride sooner, which gives you more time to experience more rides and attractions. Plus, as a single rider, there’s no one to make fun of you for screaming your head off on Boomerang Coast to Coaster.

3. Meet new friends.
Just because you arrive at the park unaccompanied doesn’t mean you have to leave solo. Look for odd-numbered groups who may need an extra rider and a new friend. You’re already surrounded by people who enjoy Six Flags just as much as you do, and if you strike up a conversation with someone new, you may realize other similarities. When you’re traveling with a group, your conversation tends to remain between your companions. However, as a solo guest, you are more likely to reach out to other visitors.

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