Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is an animal, thrill-ride, and marine park combination that appeals to all ages. Older kids and adults love the roller coasters, but there are family rides and plenty of animal encounters for those who prefer a tamer day. Whatever your speed, know that there are several ways to buy discount Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tickets.

Right now, the way to visit Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California, is through its Marine World Experience. You’ll be able to learn about and see the animals who live at this theme park, which actually started off as a zoo and aquarium. No rides will be open.

(Tip: Many people refer to the park as Six Flags Vallejo.)

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Important Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Tips

Here is some advice to make the most of your day.

Check Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Hours

When planning a visit to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, be sure to check their calendar for opening dates and hours.

During normal times, the park isn’t open daily, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom hours are subject to change. They suggest checking hours on the morning of your visit as they may shift a little on opening days.

Read the Terms and Conditions

Before purchasing Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tickets, be sure to read all terms and conditions, which should outline expiration dates, refund policies, and transfer policies.

Understand the New Health and Safety Measures

Like other California theme parks, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has updated its safety guidelines, and face coverings are no longer required but are encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom currently offers Five types of tickets: Daily Tickets, Six Flags Plus, Season Passes, Flash Passes, and Group Tickets.

Daily tickets

Ticket pricing for a one-day ticket starts at $39 for ages 3 and older and California Residents. Children ages 2 and under are free. Reservations are required.

New! Six Flags Plus

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom now offers Six Flags Plus at a low monthly price of $8.99/month. This pass includes unlimited access to ALL Six Flags theme parks & water parks, general parking, 15% food and merchandise discounts, and is valid for 12 months.

season Passes

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers several Season Passes as well. Season passes provide unlimited admission through the end of the calendar year of purchase. These may be the best option for those who intend only to visit the park more than once during the current calendar year but perhaps not again in the following calendar year.

Seasons Passes do not come with discounts and benefits on select other a la carte options and purchases throughout the park.

Flash Passes

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom also offers various Flash Passes that can reduce your wait time by up to 90%. There are one-day and all-season options.

Group Passes

A group discount is available for purchases of 15 or more tickets. Details are available on the park’s website in the FAQ section.

1. Discount Marine World Experience Tickets

aRes Travel is a San Diego-based, authorized ticket seller to major California attractions. They offer discount tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and other famous attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND California, and Disneyland. aRes Travel charges a $2 convenience fee per ticket, but you will still likely come out ever so slightly ahead.

Right now, they are offering Marine World tickets. You can save a tiny bit by purchasing through them and making your reservation online.

2. Go San Francisco Pass

The Go San Francisco pass saves up to 50% off of admission to over top San Francisco attractions including Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, California’s Great America, Exploratorium, San Francisco Zoo, and more in three simple steps:

  1. Choose the pass option that best suits you (All-Inclusive or Explorer) and buy your pass in advance.
  2. Access your pass on a mobile device or print it at home.
  3. Show the pass at any eligible attraction, and you’re in for free.

The passes are available in 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-day options, each at different prices. Make sure the attractions you’d like to visit are listed on the option you buy. You may also build your own pass including only the attractions you’d like to visit.

See also: 10 Go San Francisco Pass Benefits For Sightseeing


3. California Explorer Pass

Temporarily not available. The California Explorer Pass offers savings for those visiting Los Angeles and San Diego attractions (San Francisco, too). Explore 3, 4, or 5 major California attractions over 60 days. Participating attractions include:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • LEGOLAND California
  • San Diego Zoo
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Knott’s Soak City
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Belmont Park
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • California’s Great America
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

4. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vacation Packages

Temporarily not available Bundle your hotel near Six Flags Discovery Kingdom with discount tickets for extra savings. The good news is that many of them offer free breakfast and parking.

LOOK FOR PRICE DROP ALERTS!

When you shop for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom vacation packages, look for the new price drop alerts that signal even deeper savings on the hotel stay. The long you stay the more you save!

5. Bring a Can of Coke

Temporarily not available. Bring a can of Coke to save $15 at the gate! But, be aware that you can skip the hassle of waiting in the ticket line with your can by purchasing tickets online.


6. Costco

Search Costco’s theme park section online or in your local store to see if they are selling discounted tickets for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.


7. AAA Discount

Through the “Show Your Card and Save” program, AAA members receive $5 off on up to six Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tickets when presenting their membership card at a ticket booth. AAA members also receive 10% off of merchandise purchases of over $15 in the park.


8. Group Discounts

A group discount is available for purchases of 15 or more tickets. Details are available on the park’s website in the FAQ section.


9. Annual Passes

Frequent visitors should definitely consider an Annual Pass.

An Annual Pass to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom entitles the holder to unlimited park admission through the end of the calendar year in which it is purchased. The price changes throughout the calendar year, but at the time of this writing, it starts at $65.

How to Get to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is located in Vallejo, California in San Francisco’s North Bay area. It’s a popular thing to do in San Francisco with kids. I’m often asked how best to get there.

While one can drive over to Vallejo, of course, you can also take public transportation to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

A ferry to Vallejo departs from Pier 39 San Francisco. Once in Vallejo, you can take a bus or an Uber to the park.

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