SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (8/17/16) Big news is pending from Six Flags Fiesta Texas, with the official announcement set for sometime on Wednesday. Screamscape was sent the information first however to share with our readers some exciting news regarding the park's Fright Nights event.
The big news is that for 2017, all of the Fright Fest haunted houses at Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be FREE at last, included with your regular park admission, or with your Season Pass. This has been a huge issue over the years at Six Flags parks across the nation charging extra for their haunts, and unfortunately this is a practice that will continue as the free haunts will only be at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. (And lets hope the results from this project will urge the other parks to follow suit!)
Want more? Of course you do and in addition to being free, the park will offer THREE brand new offerings for Fright Fest 2016:
Buried Alive - Eerie tunnels and long forgotten passageways beneath Crackaxle Canyon take you into the bowels of the earth to an abandoned mine and into a colony of the undead!
Torture Chamber - A scream-filled medieval chamber of horros in Spassburg as subhuman torture and mutilate their prey.
Wicked Hollow - A new Scare Zone that will feature state of the art projection mapping that will bring the German-inspired buildings to life. "Enter a Pandora’s Box of secret rituals and strange clairvoyant traditions known only to those in the mysterious gypsy world. Maniacal wolves and witches fill the paths to destruction in Spassburg, where deranged puppets hypnotize you to your ill-fated demise by a giant fire-breathing
Other items for 2016 include an expanded RockKill High School haunt, the return of The Arrival, Slaughterhouse 6, Fear House 3D, Chupacabras from Hell, Aftermath, Circus Berzerkus and Zombie Apocalypse. Fiesta Texas also has four live shows to entertain you during Fright Fest: the NEW Dead Man's Party, Rock Apocalypse, Skeleton Krew and Monster Mash Bash.
Fright Fest will take place at Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Saturday and Sundays from Sept. 24 to Oct. 30, plus Fridays on Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Free haunts at last, great scares all around, live shows and all the great rides that the park is known for, this may be the best theme park haunt in all of Texas this year.
(4/2/16) Some time ago Six Flags Fiesta Texas did tell us that they would be remodeling the station of their Scooby Doo Ghostblasters ride to feature a moving walkway style station, so that the ride is always in motion, increasing capacity. Looks like construction on the needed upgrade is now well underway according to a picture tweeted our by the park.
(3/3/16) Six Flags has announced some crazy news that will impact all of their parks in 2016, the addition of a new VR Coaster experience being added to a coaster at several of their theme parks. To put this new program in action as quickly as possible each of the parks will roll out one of two possible themed VR worlds on the selected coasters.
A Superman VR experience will be added to Superman: Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags America and Superman: The Ride at Six Flags New England. Unlike previous VR coasters experiences we’ve seen tested over the last couple years on smaller family sized coasters, you can imagine the added impact of visually taking the plunge off the top of a skyscraper with Superman while you are actually taking a 200 foot plunge down the coaster’s first drop yourself in the real world.
The second VR world experience is called “The New Revolution” and has been given a high-tech fighter jet theme as you fly over a city as an alien mothership descends and attacks. If this sounds a bit like the movie Independence Day, or the new sequel hitting the theaters this summer, I’m sure that was deliberate. You’ll be able to battle the alice invasion on The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain (launching March 26), on Shockwave at Six Flags over Texas and Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags over Georgia (launching March 12) as well as Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis, Goliath at La Ronde and Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape soon afterwards.
To roll this new experience out to guests as quickly as possible Six Flags enlisted the aid of VR Coasters and will be using Samsung Gear VR headgear at the parks, which was co-designed with the aid of Oculus and actually uses a Samsung smartphone locked away inside the headset for the computing power and visuals. According to Six Flags the new VR experience will be offered to all riders FOR FREE, but you don’t have to wear it if you don’t want to, and there will be plenty of headsets to go around for the riders, including time to have them wiped down and cleaned between riders.
(8/31/15) Six Flags Fiesta Texas confirmed that the park's Frisbee flat ride will have its final day of operations on November 1st, before it is removed from the park forever.
2016 - New Attraction(s) - (3/1/16) A photo update from Six Flags Fiesta Texas posted to CoasterChitChat shows us the current state of the park's three new rides. Spinsanity and Fireball are both fully assembled, but neither was open to ride yet. Meanwhile the footers for Hurricane Force 5 (Zamperla Disk'O Coaster) are all in place, but so far no hardware has been setup.
(2/23/16) Six Flags Fiesta Texas sent in a picture of their new Fireball and Spinsanity rides, all set up and almost ready to open.
(9/3/15) Three new rides are coming in 2016, Fireball (Larson Giant Loop), SpinSanity and Hurricane: Force 5, all coming to The Boardwalk in 2016.
2017 - Thunder Rapids Water Coaster - (9/1/16) As rumored the Thunder Rapids Water Coaster is coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2017, and it looks like a hell of a waterslide adventure. They are calling this "North America's first rocket blast water coaster" that will feature new water jet propulsion technology to shoot the raft uphill, plus four high-banked saucer turns along the way on the 942-foot long attraction.
These style slides are seriously fun attractions and are sure to please, especially when you realize you don't have to climb a tall tower to ride. You will board at a ground level station on a moving platform keeping the action going, the line moving, and no need to lug around a tube with you.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas will also add a new colorful Mardi Gras Festival to the park's entertainment lineup in 2017, featuring 10 New Orleans style parade floats, themed food, merchandise and decor. Look for it from March 24 through April 30.
(8/31/16) While Texas is known for many things, perhaps one of the most obvious is the intense heat the state has during the summertime. As such, having a new water ride would be something of a blessing at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and according to the Screamscape spy network, the park may be adding something wet and fun in 2017. So far I’m told that the attraction’s name will be “Thunder Rapids” and it was described as being a “water coaster” attraction. We’ll find out more tomorrow.
(8/18/16) According to a passholder email sent out, Six Flags Fiesta Texas confirms that a new ride announcement for 2017 will take place on Sept. 1st.
A reader sent in a screen capture of the post from the park's Jeffrey Siebert where he was mentioning the view from the top of the park's quarry walls. I'm also told that the location where he was standing also happens to be the site where the park typically shoots off their fireworks from. So could he be teasing a new ride or perhaps a new nighttime show?
(7/12/16) According to a post on Facebook, Six Flags Fiesta Texas may have begun teasing their 2017 project, with a post said to be taking about what a great view there was from the top of the quarry walls. Several of the park's popular coasters climb to the top of the walls and drop off the edge such as Superman and Iron Rattler, though some have been waiting to see something more like a Dive Machine built to fall over the edge of the walls and into a vertical dive. Could this be a possibility?