A Ten-Year-Old’s Perspective on Visiting Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo

 

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If you want to get out of town for some excitement and thrills, then take a day trip to Northern California’s biggest theme park – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, just a short hour drive from Sacramento. My daughter wanted to be a guest blogger and explain to everyone why Six Flags is a fun and entertaining day trip. From the perspective of a 10-year-old:

Six Flags is a great place to visit. It has something for everyone including rides, animals, food and more!

If you like animals, there are a lot of cool ones to see. Dolphins, seal lions, sharks and tiger, to name a few. You can see an animal show or just walk by and watch them play throughout the day.

If you like roller coasters and rides, they have lots of choices.  For those who are younger, then visit Looney Toons Town and ride the smaller kiddie rides.

My favorite ride is the Tasmanian Devil. It’s a super fast ride that spins you almost upside down. I love this one because it spins fast, but doesn’t actually go upside down. And my mom will ride it with me! My little brother’s favorite ride is Cobra – a fast, but not scary roller coaster.

For the bigger and scarier rides (I’m not ready to ride these yet- and my mom refuses to go on anything that goes upside down), they have several to choose from.
If you are brave enough, Superman is a really scary upside down roller coaster and the Joker is a wooden roller coaster that seems scary from the ground, but everyone says its fun.  I’m going to have to take their word for it!

On hot summer days, you may need to cool down on the water rides. Monsoon Falls is a log ride that seems harmless enough, but with a steep drop and lots of water, you are sure to get wet! White Water Safari is a rafting ride that takes you under waterfalls and you will definitely get wet on that one!

When you get hungry and need a snack, I recommend the churros. They are delicious!

My family had a great time at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – it is a fun place for everyone!

By Siena Crivellone

 

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The California State Fair Rolls Into Town This Week and We Have Family Fun Packs to Give Away!

By Alyssa Green

It’s State FFerris Wheel 2 - Lisa Nair time again!  Are you excited?  We are.  We love the California State Fair and all it has to offer.  Whether it’s the rides that attract you, the exhibits, the concerts, the food or simply the people watching, there’s somethings for everyone and this year is no exception.  In fact, the folks at the fair want to hear about your favorite State Fair memories.  If you’ve got great experiences with photos to share, you can do so here , and you just might be featured in this year’s State Fair advertising campaign.

And if that isn’t enough, we have two Family Fun Packs to give away to a couple of our lucky readers.  To be eligible, just leave a comment tellings us about your favorite state fair memory.  A random drawing will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

Here’s the details:

What:  California State Fair

When:  Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28

Where:  Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

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Family-Friendly Exhibits & Activities:

5th Dimension Experience – Looking for a new thrill?  Check out the eye-boggling 5th dimension Experience.  Amazing 3-D cinema, lasers and sound that touch all your senses.

Wild Science – Take an amazing excursion into the  world of knowledge with Wild Science, a captivating collection of interactive displays and activities that teaches kids all about the wonders of science and technology.  Don’t miss the all-new Mind Works, a collection of puzzles and giant classic games that will tease and challenge minds of any age.

Hall of Heroes – Experience your favorite superheroes and discover your own superhero powers in the interactive Hall of Heroes exhibit.  Visit with costumed characters, get your picture taken in the Batmobile and more.

Jewels of the Jungle – “Jewels of the Jungle” is an exciting way to experience the natural beauty of the Amazon Jungle.  Immerse yourself in the lush environment of the floriculture exhibit and take in picturesque waterfalls with pristine surroundings including the wildlife that call the Amazon home.

The Farm – The centerpiece of the State Fair agricultural programs is the Merrill Award Living Exhibit known as “The Farm”.  There 2011-2012 424are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy here at The Farm, including this year’s new Urban Farming which will allow the public to learn and see ways in which they can join the food movement by growing their own fruits and vegetables.

California Forest Center – Our Forest Center features more than 100 trees representing 40 of our native California species! Some of the trees reaching heights up to 100 feet tall! With our stream, shaded gazebo and redwood deck, the Forest Center is place for you to rest and enjoy the natural beauty.

Kids Park – Located on the east side of the fairgrounds. Butler Amusements is happy to provide kid-friendly games and rides.

Admission:

General                  $12

Senior (62+)           $10

Youth (5-12)           $8

Child (0-4)              FREE

Parking                    $10

Ride Wristband      $28 (unlimited)

Specials:

Family Fun Pack    $44.95 (includes 4 admission tickets, 4 monorail tickets and 1 parking pass)

Season Pass            $29.99 (includes unlimited monorail rides & admission to Raging Waters)

Wells Fargo Kids Days – Kids 12 and under get FREE admission on each Tuesday of the fair.  In addition, all rides are just $1.

Read to Ride – The State Fair and Butler Amusements encourages children to read daily! The Read to Ride program is for children grades K-8 who read two books in exchange for two FREE ride vouchers.  This book report form can be found at any Sacramento Library, or downloaded here!   During fair time, children are required to fill out the form and bring it to our Guest Services office, located inside the Main Gate.