Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is known for its eight roller coasters and many animal attractions. The Northern California amusement park is made up of 135 acres featuring more than 40 thrill rides, in addition to an assortment of gentle ride for the less daring. Looney Tunes Seaport, not far from the park's main entrance, is prime for families with young children thanks to Bugs Bunny and his character friends, who often make appearances in the park throughout the day.
Animals are also a large part of the Discovery Kingdom experience, as a variety of critters are on display, from elephants, tigers, and giraffes to dolphins, penguins, and butterflies. Numerous animal shows are presented on a daily basis, so be sure to pick up a show schedule upon entering the park. The shows featuring sea lions, dolphins, and elephants can be popular, so if the park is crowded, it's wise to arrive a little early to get good seats. Along with the shows, visitors can opt for an add-on animal encounter such as a dolphin swim, giraffe feeding, or trainer for a day experience for an additional fee. Viator does not offer these encounters.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is located in Vallejo, about an hour from San Francisco. The park is open daily in summer and only on weekends in winter. Outside food, beverages, and coolers are not allowed in the park.