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While our animals have loved the daily care and attention received from the animal care specialists during the temporary park closure, they have missed the guests and just couldn’t wait any longer to be the incredible animal ambassadors for their species that they are known for.
In response to this and to allow the park to welcome guests through the gates once again, the animals are leading the charge and hitting the rewind button back to 1986, when the park first opened its gates in Vallejo as a premier zoological park and aquarium. Nostalgia makes its return as The Marine World Experience, a celebration of the park’s 34-year legacy of both educational and thrilling wildlife adventures at our outdoor venues and exhibits.
This limited time offering is being presented ahead of the eventual return of the world-class ride experiences at a later date.
Admission to The Marine World Experience is only $21.99 per person
Six Flags Members and Season Pass Holders are FREE.
For a limited time, everyone pays the kid's price! Tickets or Passes must be purchased ahead of your visit, and reservation is required for entry.
Alligator - Caregiver Talk
Our Animal Caregiver will answer all your questions about alligators.
Cain & The Lion Cubs - Caregiver Talk
Discover more about Cain and friends at this informative talk.
Sea Lion - Caregiver Talk
Learn more about sea lions and harbor seals.
Penguins, Ferrets & Otters - Caregiver Talk
Not all penguins look alike! Find out more fun facts during this Animal Caregiver Talk.
Wildlife - Caregiver Talk
Ask questions about different types of wildlife including wolves, sloths, bats, snakes and more!
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With COVID-19, safety is a shared responsibility. Our guests must follow a strict set of rules to keep our guests, staff, and animals safe, which will be monitored by our Security, Safety, and Animal Care teams. They include:
- Social Distancing: Maintain space of a minimum of 6 feet between your group and other guests
- Wear your mask
- Wash your hands often
- Cover your cough
- Sanitize often
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Rides are NOT part of The Marine World Experience. Rides will return to normal operations, at a future date, in accordance with local, county and state officials.
In a continued effort to provide a contactless environment, dining options will be purchasable utilizing mobile dining technology and enjoyed at modified outdoor dining locations that allow for proper distancing.
All guests must have their form of admission and submit a reservation date and time to enter the park in advance of their visit. The park’s comprehensive set of new safety procedures for reopening was developed with the approval of local, county and state officials.
If you previously purchased a one day Six Flags Discovery Kingdom admission ticket valid in 2020, you may use that ticket for admission to The Marine World Experience. Remember to make your reservation and enter your ticket number in our reservation system.
We've compiled some of our most frequently asked questions about The Marine World Experience below for your convenience.
I purchased a one-day Six Flags Discovery Kingdom admission ticket earlier this year. Is it valid for The Marine World Experience?
Yes, you may use your one-day Six Flags Discovery Kingdom admission ticket to The Marine World Experience. Remember to make your reservation and enter your ticket number in our reservation system.
What is The Marine World Experience?
For a limited time, the clock is being rolled back to 1986, when the park first opened its gates in Vallejo as a premier zoological park and aquarium. Nostalgia makes its return as The Marine World Experience, a celebration of the park’s 34-year legacy of both educational and thrilling wildlife adventures. This is ahead of the eventual return of the world-class rides at a later date.
Guests can explore their wild side by visiting the park’s current famous resident, Cain and the rest of the lion cub pride with daily educational sessions at Cain’s Lion Cub Island. Other unique offerings will include new scheduled talks with the animal care specialists throughout the day along with various animal demonstrations in outdoor venues that are sanitized and marked for social distancing. Many of the animals in the park’s care will be available for guests to meet in new ways and locations throughout the park, which will allow for even more exclusive interactions.
Will The Marine World Experience be free to active Members and Season Pass Holders who are currently paying/have paid for their annual passes?
Yes. We offer free admission during the available reservation times.
What new safety protocols will be in place?
At Six Flags, safety is our top priority. Our team has worked tirelessly to develop new safety plans that protect both our team members and our guests.
Advance reservations are required and tickets must be purchased online. By requiring advance reservations, we can regulate the amount of visitors each day to ensure proper social distancing and eliminate overcrowding. Reservations allow us to space arrivals throughout the day.
As a safety precaution, all of our employees will be temperature and health screened each day, and wear masks.
LEARN MORE ( Link to https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/plan-your-visit/safety-protocols )
When do you anticipate being able to open the rides?
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will return to normal operations, which includes world-class rides, at a future date, in accordance with local, county and state officials.
Will the restrooms, food locations, or retail shops be open?
Yes, restrooms, food locations, and retail shops in select areas are open.
How do I make a reservation to visit The Marine World Experience?
First, tickets are required. If you are an active Member or Season Pass Holder, you already have a ticket number. If you are a single-day guest, or paused Member, you must first purchase a ticket online.
Once you have your ticket or pass number, you will log onto our new reservation site at www.sixflags.com/reserve . Choose a date from the calendar that is available for your ticket type. Enter the required information. When you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation.
How do I know if a date is available to visit?
Dates are color coded on the website calendar to show availability. If there is a specific date you want to visit that is unavailable, you may join the wait list if you choose. Should the date become available, you will be notified by email.
I’m a Member/Season Pass Holder, do I need to make a reservation or can I just show up?
All guests, including Members and Season Pass Holders, must have a reservation. Due to COVID-19, new safety procedures are in place. Advance reservations are required and tickets (if needed) must be purchased online. By requiring advance reservations, we can regulate the amount of visitors each day to ensure proper social distancing and eliminate overcrowding. Reservations allow us to space arrivals throughout the day. Guests without reservations will not be permitted to enter.
What does The Marine World Experience cost?
Pricing applies per person:
General Admission - $21.99
Age 2 and under – Free
Active Members and Season Pass Holders – Free
What rules will be in place and how will you enforce them?
With COVID-19, safety is a shared responsibility. Our guests must follow a strict set of rules to keep guests, team members, and our animals safe, which will be monitored by our Security, Safety, and Animal Care teams. They include:
• Social Distancing: Maintain space of a minimum of 6 feet between your group and other guests
• Wear your mask
• Wash your hands often
• Cover your cough]
• Sanitize often
LEARN MORE (Link to https://sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/plan-your-visit/safety-protocols )
I’m a Member/Season Pass Holder. Does The Marine World Experience count as park operation with regard to the extension of my benefits due to COVID-19?
No. The Marine World Experience does not count as park operation in regard to the extension of your benefits due to COVID-19. The extension amount will be determined on the first day of full theme park operation.
Can paused Members un-pause their Memberships to take advantage of The Marine World Experience? Or other Six Flags parks?
Memberships are linked to a Guest’s home theme park. Once a Membership has been paused, it will not unpause until the entire theme park has reopened. Billing will not resume until the entire theme park has opened.
The Marine World Experience is free for active Members and Season Pass Holders.
If a paused Member would like to take advantage of The Marine World Experience, daily tickets are available for purchase.
A paused Member will be able to utilize their Membership again for Discovery Kingdom and any other Six Flags theme park once Discovery Kingdom has reopened.
Six Flags remains committed to the health and safety of our guests, team members and animals. At times it may be necessary to close an exhibit in order to protect the health of the animals in our care. Thank you for your understanding.
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