Kong (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Location Vallejo, California, USA
Coordinates 38°08′22″N 122°14′02″W / 38.139546°N 122.233827°W / 38.139546; -122.233827
Park section Oasis Plaza
Status Operating since May 1998
Rider height
  • Minimum: 52 inch
  • Maximum: 78 inch
Opryland USA
Name Hangman
Location Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Coordinates 36°12′23″N 86°41′43″W / 36.206273°N 86.695402°W / 36.206273; -86.695402
Park section American West Area
Operated May 1, 1995 to October 25, 1997
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product SLC (689m Standard)
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1040
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 109.3 feet
Top speed 49.7 mph
Length 2260.5 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 1:36
Entrance to Kong

Kong is a Vekoma suspended looping coaster located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California, USA.


The ride originally opened as Hangman at Opryland USA on May 1, 1995. It only operated until 1997, when it was dismantled and sold due to the closure of Opryland USA.[1] The ride was reportedly to be relocated to Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park in Thorntown, Indiana, USA, but instead subsequently reopened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in May 1998.[2] Alongside Boomerang Coast to Coaster, it was one of the first roller coasters at the park.[3]

On August 5, 2016, Six Flags announced that Kong would be one of two rides to receive a virtual reality upgrade for Fright Fest, with the other one being Demon at Six Flags Great America. The ride would show a film called Rage of the Gargoyles and it was being billed as "the world's first fully immersive gaming experience". Kong would also receive some refurbished track.[4]



Kong is a Suspended Looping Coaster installation with the 689m standard layout. Following the chain lift hill is a roll over inversion, a banked turn, a sidewinder, and a double in-line twist.

Color scheme

Red track and orange supports. The ride used to feature Orange track and dark green supports, with white track and green supports at Opryland


2 trains with 10 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.



  1. Parker, Matt. "20 years after closing, some Opryland rides live on". WSMV. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. Hartmann, Stacey (1997-11-21). "13 Opryland rides sold". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2024-01-28.
  3. "Marine World Opens Again -- New Rides Not Ready / Patrons find construction -- not advertised thrills".
  4. "Six Flags and Samsung Announce Renewed Collaboration on Virtual Reality Roller Coasters".

External links

Articles on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom