SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (8/15/13) Good news for Texas coaster fans… Iron Rattler reopened on Wednesday afternoon and now features seat-belts as an extra piece of safety equipment. You can find a few pictures of the new belts posted over at TPR.
(8/5/13) According to a park guest, the BFFE message may actually stand for “Biggest Fright Fest Ever”, because that phrase was used on a bit of in-park advertising found in the men’s room that promised that this year’s Fright Fest would feature 5 brand new attractions. Always a good sign when Six Flags decides to spend extra cash on Fright Fest.
(8/2/13) A cryptic message from Six Flags Fiesta Texas contained only this image. If I had to guess, the “BFFE” may be “Best Fright Fest Ever” coming in October. We’ll know more soon.
2014 - Bahama Blaster - (8/29/13) Six Flags Fiesta Texas will add Bahama Blaster to their waterpark in 2014. The new slide tower will feature four all new waterslides trap-door free-fall slides where you start off by entering into a drop pod at the top of a six-story tower.
According to the press release, “Launch programming may be varied so that all riders launch at the same moment, or in sequence.” (I LIKE!!!)
The four slides sit side-by-side, but two are straight down drops while the other two will drop you into an enclosed spiral before you splash-down. The slides will also feature semi-clear tubes allowing spectators below to watch the sliders above as they fall.
“Bahama Blaster is the thrilling centerpiece of an entirely new tropically themed White Water Bay expansion for 2014. We will also be announcing additional new water park attractions and guest amenities in the months ahead,” said park president Martin Bozer. “This year, the Iron Rattler hybrid roller coaster reset the bar for epic thrills. This extreme White Water Bay addition will further define Six Flags Fiesta Texas as the region’s premier vacation destination.”
(8/21/13) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has continued to use the work “eXtreme” along with the hashtag #eXtreme14 in their teasers lately. One reader was quick to point out that the only place the park has already used the term “eXtreme” in that fashion was in the headline for a promotional article from April 2013 that talked about the opening of the White Water Bay eXtreme waterpark for the 2013 season.
If we take that as a hint, we could be adding a major new addition or two come to the waterpark in 2014. However another tweet that came out earlier today may be of interest. “TO the B walk! #oops said to much. #eXtreme14 RT for other clues! ;-)” So with a reference to the Boardwalk area of the park, perhaps a new ride may be on the way to the park after all… or perhaps both.
(8/19/13) According to the SFFT Facebook page, “New eXtreme thrills coming in 2014!” along with a picture of an empty grass field. The capital X in extreme was don’t on purpose obviously, so is there a chance SFFT may be thinking about their own X-Flight coaster or is something else X-treme in the works? While I’d love to think so, the park did just open Iron Rattler a few months ago, which means that a large new coaster is unlikely. I’m a bit unsure myself as to what the future may hold… any other ideas?