Six Flags Marine World, 2001 Marine World Pkwy Vallejo, CA
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Marine
World Vallejo Photos & Information
Vallejo, Calif.--Six Flags Marine world is a unique thrill
ride amusement park mixed with an aquarium and zoo. It is located 30 miles northeast of San Francisco in
Vallejo. The officials at Six Flags Marine World describe their park as a one of a kind amusement park, wildlife park and oceanarium.
Offering extreme thrills, popular appeal with Loony Toons cartoon shows
and educational displays and exhibits as well as many children's rides, we
consider this park one of the best kids vacations north of San Francisco. But
look at the expressions on adults' faces and you'll quickly discover that the
experiences of meeting and touching animals can bring out the child in us all.
Thrills! X is the
world's first 4th dimensional roller coaster. Riders spin independently
360 degrees forward and backward on a separate axis, perched on the edge
of a 20-foot wide wing-shaped vehicle that provides 2.5 minutes of thrills
with a 200-foot climb facing skyward before flipping over headfirst, face
down, for a a near vertical 89 degree angled plummet to earth. Riders
reach at 76 mph and experience raven turns, back flips, a front flip and
a sky dive with G-force. With 15 world class roller coasters to its
name, Six Flags holds the record for most roller coaster excitement
in one venue.
Roar! pictured below is a 10-story classic wooden roller
coaster which speeds along at 50 miles per hour while cavorting 17 turns,
6 reversals and 22 crossovers. If that doesn't provide an adrenaline rush,
Medusa is a new floorless roller coaster designed to give the feel of floating.
The prime directive in creating it was to come up with something akin to
"butter smooth gliding in an easy chair." Seldom in an upright position
and never having feet planted firmly on anything, the floorless ride is
a unique experience for those who thought they'd done it all.
Here are some of the many rides
and attractions featured at the park:
MEDUSA -Flying steel roller coaster without floor
MONSOON FALLS -Up a river and over 55-foot plunge
WHITE WATER SAFARI -Wet river rapids
MONKEY BUSINESS -Spin and control the fun
WAVE SWINGER- suspended swing
THE ARK -Swinging ship arcs up to 75°.
JAMBO -Into the sky before falling rapidly
ROUND THE WORLD -Fancy balloon gondolas
STAR FISH -Spin as you rock side to side
THRILLA GORILLA -Low-intensity ride
SHORELINE EXPRESS -Train
TASMANIAN DEVIL™ -Whirl in gliding, saucer- disk
ROADRUNNER EXPRESS™ -Kiddie coaster
DINOSPHERE TURBORIDE -Iwerks' 3-D motion simulator
A "floorless" roller coaster-the first of its kind in
the West-started taking on riders at Six Flags
Marine World. Six Flags' Medusa, a $15 million, 150-foot-tall, purple and
green serpentine supercoaster, is giving riders
a thrill. The new floorless roller coaster-a ride that reaches speeds of
65 miles per hour through seven inversions is one
of only five floorless coasters in the world. Passengers ride in comfortable,
open-air seats on top of Medusa's 4,000 foot-long track, legs dangling,
while experiencing an unprecedented feeling of flying. The series of hills,
loops, high speed spins and back-to-back inversions
deliver an exhilarating ride that is non-stop fun.
Accessible by car from U.S. 101 North, take Hwy.
37 east to Marine World Pkwy. High-speed catamaran ferry service is offered
from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 39. For schedule information,
call the Blue & Gold Fleet at 415-773-1188 or Baylink at 707-64-FERRY.
Amtrak serves Six Flags Marine World via Thruway Shuttle from the Martinez
Station. Bus transit time is 20 minutes. Call 800-USA-RAIL for information.