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December 10, 2020

Six Flags Discovery Announces Addition of Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

Modified Event Features Unique Opportunity to Enjoy Lights and Entertainment Safely While Driving Thru the 135-Acre Park

the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced a new, modified holiday event—Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience. For the first time ever, the park will be transformed from a walk-through experience to a drive-thru holiday spectacular featuring millions of twinkling lights, festive holiday theming, and seasonal music in an innovative, safe event for the entire family. While the park’s iconic rides and attractions will not be in operation per state requirements, this unique holiday experience will delight revelers of all ages, offering an exciting and fun way to celebrate the spirit of the season from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles.

“Visiting Holiday in the Park has been an annual tradition for families all across Northern California for many years,” said Park President Janine Durette. “In these uncertain times, we believe that it is more important than ever to create a safe and fun atmosphere where our guests can enjoy the magic of the holiday season. Our team of merrymakers have done an amazing of job of transforming the traditional operation of our beloved event into a new drive-thru experience that is sure to provide a respite during this challenging year.”

As one of the largest holiday drive-through events in Northern California and the only one inside a theme park, the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will include over a mile of immersive and distinctly different areas. The 135-acre theme park, will be filled with an exquisite palette of colorful twinkling lights, and festive music. Guests will also enjoy distanced greetings from their favorite holiday characters, iconic holiday decorations, an encounter with Santa, and much more:

  • Main Street Festival of Lights, located in the main plaza, see Six Flags Dazzle, a spectacular holiday light show that showcases the park’s iconic 65’ Christmas tree;
  • Toy Land, guests will be spellbound by this enchanting world of toys as they are greeted by life-sized nutcrackers, spinning tops, dolls, and more;
  • Candy Cane Lane,enter an incredible canopy of lights and giant candy canes while meeting the Peppermint Prince & Princess; 
  • Winter Wonderlane,take a magical drive down this brilliantly colored section of the park  where the Ice Prince & Princess are ready to greet guests; 
  • Poinsettia Lane offers enchantment and beauty as the Poinsettia Prince & Princess welcome guests by the 30-foot tall poinsettia tree; 
  • Santa’s Sleigh is where jolly old St. Nick himself and his merry elves will wave to guests from afar as they get everyone’s presents ready for the big day; and 
  • More! sights to see as there will be new surprises around every corner of the park during the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience.

The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will debut Monday, December 14 and run daily through January 3, 2021. To control and manage capacity, limited reservations will be available each night and will be required by all guests in advance using Six Flags’ new online reservation system. Admission tickets for this first-ever event will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be sold per person for each night, with a minimum of two individuals per vehicle required. Admission is free with active Memberships and Season Passes, however reservations will still be required. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate.

On December 23 and 24, the park has partnered with Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, to host a blood drive. Donors will receive their choice of an admission ticket valid for use through January 3, 2021. For full details, please visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom.

The safety of guests, team members, and the animals in its care is always Six Flags’ top priority. The new Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will offer a contactless experience that follows CDC, state, and county health and safety guidelines. To prevent overcrowding and allow for proper social distancing, a limited number of cars will be allowed each night.

Event requirements include use of masks if windows are down, no smoking, littering, stopping, or exiting vehicles. Due to the limited size of certain areas and terrain within the park, only cars, SUVs, vans, and pick-up trucks are permitted. No busses, RVs, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, or motorcycles will be allowed. A maximum speed of three mph and maintaining a safe distance between cars will be strictly enforced.

As part of Six Flags’ comprehensive safety procedures, all employees are required to wear masks and are temperature-checked and health-screened each day. Gloves are worn as appropriate, per guidelines. As directed by current state regulations, limited additional services will be available. Six Flags encourages guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline, and food.

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