SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (7/17/14) According to this article, Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is a coaster fan and riding the Iron Rattler was the highlight of his day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas this week.
(7/14/14) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has announced that “Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana will appear at a press event in Lone Star Lil’s Amphitheater July 15 at 7 p.m. to discuss their upcoming boxing match on September 13 in Las Vegas.” Park guests may attend the event on a first-come basis and seating will be limited. A unique opportunity from Six Flags for sure, especially for boxing fans.
(3/24/14) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has confirmed that their Sky Screamer attraction will run backwards for a limited time this Spring: from now through to May 26th.
(3/12/14) Cold and nasty weather was to blame for stalling out one of the coaster cars on Pandemonium at Six Flags Fiesta Texas over the weekend. Local fire crews arrived on site and took about 46 minutes to evacuated the two passengers from the coaster car that had stopped in mid-ride on Saturday. Pandemonium has since been re-inspected and has re-opened.
(2/14/14) Our friends at Six Flags Fiesta Texas report that the park will offer a variety of new healthier food items this season. The new list of healthy choice food items includes: Veggie Pizza & Grilled Chicken Salad at Primo’s Pizzeria, Turkey & Chicken plates at Old Blue’s BBQ, Bunless Burgers, Grilled Chicken BLT and Veggie Burgers at Pete’s Eats and Bubba’s Café, Gluten Free Pizza and much more.
(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.
2014 - Bahama Blaster / Waterpark Improvements - NOW OPEN - (5/29/14) The local news shows off a preview of the new Bahama Blaster and everything else new on the way to Six Flags Fiesta Texas this season.
(5/26/14) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted a sneak peek video of their new Bahama Blaster slide tower as well as other waterpark improvements, which are all set to open next week. Check it out!
(5/9/14) Concept art showing off what is said to be the first swim-up bar at a Six Flags theme park was sent in to Screamscape by our friends at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, who will open the new Don Julio’s Beach Bar in just a couple of weeks as part of the new waterpark expansion. Other construction pictures of the waterpark upgrades were also sent in by the park for the Screamscape readers. Enjoy!
(4/4/14) Six Flags Fiesta Texas tweeted out a picture a few hours ago showing off several of the new slide tube pieces awaiting final assembly for Bahama Blaster.
(3/6/14) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has sent us a few pictures of their new Bahama Blasters slide parts that have arrived from ProSlide this week, along with a picture of the construction site.
(1/20/14) A detailed new graphic showing off the new Bahama Blaster coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2014 was sent in by Six Flags. Check it out!
(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?
2015 - New Attraction in Rockville - Teaser -
(7/24/14) The mystery deepens at Six Flags Fiesta Texas as the park raised a large yellow balloon to float over the park on Tuesday that said “2015” in large letters. The placement of the balloon didn’t look too far from the Sky Screamer and was hovering about 70-80 feet above it. It’s possible this may represent the height of the 2015 attraction.
That said... Six Flags Fiesta Texas just posted a new tweet that got me very excited. It shows off another picture of the 2015 balloon hovering over the park from another point of view and says, “Wow... You can see #SFFT2015 from everywhere! If I were to guess, I think the balloon is flying at a height of 92.5'.”
Except I don’t think 92.5 may just be the height. The 90 foot range is a fairly common height for a Gerstlauer Eurofighter style roller coaster, something that would fit right in at Fiesta Texas. However, 92.5 could also represent the angle of a beyond vertical first drop as well, though typically most Gerstlauer Eurofighters drop at 95º or 97º. I’ve got a close second guess as well... the small open footprint behind the buildings may also be perfect for an S&S El Loco style coaster, also commonly built in the 90 foot height range, and typically feature a first drop angle of 111º to 120º.
(7/22/14) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has been dropping hints online to focus our attention to the park’s Rockville area which will be the site of the 2015 addition. In fact, one of the pictures shows off an empty storefront with a For Sale sign in the window with a phone number. It’s a real number… so go ahead and call it to hear and leave a message for Rockville Realty. I wouldn’t be surprised if future hints and updated messages are added to this number as time goes on.
So what could this be? I’m not sure… as they wont fit much inside this little building but if they venture out the back, they could possibly re-purpose the gigantic site used for the park’s car ride for something much bigger and better.
???? - Future Attraction Concept Surveys - (4/15/14) New options being tossed around in a guest survey for Six Flags Fiesta Texas include a new healthy food restaurant option called “A Fresh Ride”, and a rather odd concept of a “Game Pass” program, where passholders would pay an additional $39.99 per season in exchange to being allowed to play up to four midway games per park visit.
Other concepts pitched include a virtual reality station where you would put on headgear and go for a fake ride, a Chinese Lantern Festival (similar to the one pitched in a SFOG survey), and a new concept called Superhero Training which would involve entering superhero themed fun-house environment to determine your powers, then into the Cavern of Justice to train, get your costume and then get put through an obstacle course.