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Premier Rides to Supply Newest Coaster to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags B-Roll footage re-posted courtesy Robb Alvey, Theme Park Review

Premier Rides is announcing it has been selected to design and manufacture the newest high-thrill roller coaster for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. The ride, created in a partnership between Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Premier Rides, is slated to open in the spring of 2012.

This custom layout, a one-of-a-kind super launch coaster, features the tallest inversion west of the Mississippi. At 150 feet high, riders will experience speeds of 62 miles per hour, with two upside-down twists and two vertical rolls.

“We’re excited to bring this caliber of ride to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “We believe that Premier Rides’ new attraction will satisfy even the most fearless thrill-seekers, and then some.”  

Brightly painted in a vibrant blue, red, and yellow, the steel coaster will be visible from California’s Highway 37 and beyond from its location on the eastern side of the park.

Jim Seay, president of Premier Rides, commented, “We are very pleased to have been selected to design and build this one-of-a-kind attraction and are honored to once again be a part of Six Flags’ formula for success.”

Premier Rides is best known for its high-tech magnetic launch roller coasters. The company is also a global supplier of traditional roller coasters, observation wheels, towers, water rides and custom designed attractions. Premier’s service division offers engineering support, complete ride and train rehab, and it maintains and offers spare parts supply on a 24-hour emergency basis. The company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has additional U.S., Canadian, European, and Asian offices. For more information, please visit or call +1-410-923-0414.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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