Sidewinder Safari

Roller coaster in the United States
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Sidewinder Safari
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Location Vallejo, California, USA
Coordinates 38°08′25″N 122°14′11″W / 38.140210°N 122.23637°W / 38.140210; -122.23637
Park section Sky
Status Operating since May 28, 2022
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Zamperla
Product Twister Coaster 420STD
Type Steel - Spinning - Wild Mouse
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 62.3 feet × 137.8 feet
Height 42.7 feet
Top speed 29.1 mph
Length 1377.9 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
G-Force 2.5

Sidewinder Safari is a steel spinning wild mouse roller coaster located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California, USA. It was manufactured by Zamperla and opened in 2022.


On August 29, 2019, it was announced that Sidewinder Safari would be coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.[1] The attraction was originally expected to open in 2020. However, in April of that same year, all references to the ride were removed from the Six Flags website. It was thought that the opening was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.[2]

In December 2021, the ride vehicles began to arrive at the park.[3]

Vertical construction finally began in early 2022. The last piece of track was installed on April 8, 2022.[4]

Sidewinder Safari opened on May 28, 2022, following a media preview the day before.[5][6]


Sidewinder Safari is a standard Twister Coaster 420STD from Zamperla. The queue line is safari-themed and includes snakes and other reptiles.


9 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 4 riders per car.



  1. "Sidewinder Safari Spinning Coaster Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2020". Coaster101.
  2. "Sidewinder Safari Coaster Dropped From Six Flags Website". Coaster Nation.
  3. "Six Flags Discovery Kingdom stelt karretjes nieuwe achtbaan voor".
  4. "Sidewinder Safari Construction Tour at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom". Coaster101. April 11, 2022. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  5. "Six Flags' New Roller Coaster Makes Guests Nervous With Dangerous Detail".
  6. Wooley, Eric (2022-05-28). "Sidewinder Safari Opens at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, And It's Their Best Themed Coaster". Coaster101. Retrieved 2022-05-31.

External links

Articles on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom