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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco/Sacramento, California
Riders on the Joker train


Race Through Chaotic Twists and Turns on this Maniacal New Coaster.

Wood meets steel in this thrilling ride experience with The Joker, an exciting and utterly fun hybrid roller coaster  This state-of-the-art "must-ride" coaster marries the best of both classic and modern coaster designs for an unparalleled and unique experience. As the second DC-themed attraction at the park after SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, The Joker's villainous personality is evident in the coaster's chaotic twists and turns, including the first ever step-up under flip and a breaking wave turn, the only one of its kind on the West Coast.

The Joker - Ride Facts

  • 3,200 feet of dual-colored purple and green track
  • First ever step-up under flip
  • 3 inversions
  • A wild Zero G barrel roll
  • Breaking wave turn
  • Asian camel hump
  • 15 extreme airtime moments
  • 78 degree drop
  • 180 degree stall 
  • Maximum speeds of 53 mph
  • Nearly 2 minutes long
  • (2) 24 passenger trains
  • 100-feet tall

General Facts

  • Location is the former site of the wooden coaster Roar 
  • Second DC-themed ride attraction
  • Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction


The Joker may be one of the most celebrated hybrid wood and steel coasters in the world, but it is also the premier residence in the park for angry spirits.

While The Joker has this great reputation, you might not know is that it is also the premier residence in the park for angry and disillusioned spirits. Hovering underneath — for reasons nobody can explanation — are the ghosts of those who’ve suffered unspeakable endings from all over the world.

These spirits are lonely, frustrated, and bitter about being left behind. Their mission is to bring others into the mud pit of misery they call home.

From the back seat, they reach out. Their ghoulish touch rips an arm from its socket, with an unnatural jerk and unbearable pain. The vehicle twists and careens on the track, and at each turn more riders disappear, until at the end none are left.

What drives these lost and crazed spirits? Perhaps the thrill of new residents makes their horrible world more bearable. Hopefully, we’ll never know, and we’ll do everything in our power to remain ignorant.

Minimum height: 52″.

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Lost Souls of THE JOKER
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