Calling All Daredevils: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Opens Newest Thrill Ride
The all-new Dare Devil Chaos Coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom promises to be a smash hit for daredevils everywhere.
The new attraction opened to the public May 23, and is being described as “hair-raising,” “invigorating” and “thrilling” by riders who were treated to a sneak preview at Northern California’s most thrilling theme park.
As the park’s 9th thrill attraction, Dare Devil Chaos Coaster features a 70-foot tall looped track that takes 24 riders ‒ most sitting face-to-face ‒ propelling pendulum-style backwards and forwards until momentum takes them into one of the longest suspended hang-times around, as they then rocket through six to seven cycles of full inversions.
“The suspense of anticipating the upside down hang time takes the thrill factor up several notches,” said Don McCoy, park president. “The single loop is very deceptive; this is probably the most intense ride we’ve built and we’re excited to introduce this new coaster to all of our daredevil guests.”
To launch the new ride, the park has partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a leading funder of children’s cancer research grants, known for their head-shaving fundraising events. The first riders are comprised of real-life daredevils — young cancer patients and their families. In conjunction with the ride launch event, the park is announcing a Six Flags Discovery Kingdom head-shaving fundraiser to take place on June 27.
“We encourage the public to show their daredevil spirit and raise important funds by having their heads shaved to benefit St. Baldrick’s, one of the country’s leading funders of cancer research for kids,” said McCoy. “By taking on this challenge, they can truly show solidarity for kids with cancer.” Dare Devil Chaos Coaster is located in the park’s Oasis Plaza featuring a fiery red and orange track with bright yellow cars. Towering flames highlight the top. The newly named Dare Devil Grill, located adjacent to the new ride, will open soon featuring burgers and snacks.
For more information, visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom; to register as a participant for the St. Baldrick’s Dare Devil Event, visit, stbaldricks.org/events/sixflagsDK