SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (1/22/2023) The long awaited 3rd train for Iron Rattler has begun to arrive at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. No one on exactly when it will go into service, but the goal here is to always have 2 trains able to run on Iron Rattler on a daily basis while a third train will be rotated off for refurbishment.
(10/8/22) Six Flags may be intending to turn all the waterparks that used to be included with admission into a second paid gate. What is confirmed so far is if you look at the benefits for the different tiered 2023 Season Passes at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the lower tier (Gold) no longer includes access to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown or White Water Bay. You will have to pay more to purchase the Platinum tier pass to regain access to both of those waterparks for the 2023 season.
While paying a separate admission to visit Splashtown isn’t that much of a surprise, as it was just an included perk for previous year’s annual pass programs, the separate admission to visit the attached White Water Bay will be as a much bigger change that will take park guests by surprise next year as previously it was always included with the price of admission to Fiesta Texas.
(10/2/22) While Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger opened on July 30th, I was out in the middle of the ocean having a fun adventure on a cruise, so our good buddy Randal went down to Six Flags Fiesta Texas to take the new beast for a test run for us. Unfortunately, and entirely my fault, as I was on the cruise at the time, I totally forgot to post his amazing on-ride video of Six Flags’ first Dive Coaster, but you can see it now for the first time below! Overall, it looks to be an amazing ride with good pacing, plus you get an incredible view of the park from the top of the first drop when you are paused half-way over the edge. Now I’m just waiting
2023 - 7 New Slides, A New Family Coaster and Other Park Improvements - (12/11/2022) Six Flags Fiesta Texas pulled back the curtain on a number of new surprises coming to the park for the 2023 season during an in-park presentation yesterday. In addition to previously announced improvements coming to the park’s Iron Rattler (3rd train) and the Boomerang coaster (Two New Trains w/ new comfy restraints, new brakes, control system) the park announced seven kid-friendly slides coming to the White Water Bay waterpark. This includes a KIDZ TornadoWave, KIDZ Tornado 12, KIDZ MiniRiver slide, a pair of KIDZ OctopusRACER slides and a pair of KIDZ ProRacer slides.
If that wasn’t enough, the park announced they are removing the bumper cars attraction to build the world’s first Racing/Dueling P’Sghetti Bowl coasters from Skyline Attractions. The new coaster will include two separate tracks, each with a slightly unique layout, with one more surprise addition… the rails will be covered with their brand new Aurora lighting package. From start to finish the rails ae covered on the top and sides by LED panels that will run day and night, and offering different theming opportunities that will change the look of the ride from a normal summer day to something special for Halloween or Christmas. The name for this new ride has not been picked just yet however, so stay tuned!
Other improvements were also mentioned as coming to the park’s railroad (refurbished engine, working to commission and refurbish a second one), a new Starbucks coffee location, a Coca-Cola VIP Lounge and plans to build a new E-Sports facility. Oh…and Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster will be getting some big improvements to improve the train and comfort of the ride, based on the improvements made to the latest version of the Raptor coaster design as seen at the Wonder Woman coaster that opened at sister park, Magic Mountain, earlier this year. So look for an improvement described as a ‘huge upgrade’ coming to the Wonder Woman experience.
(7/14/22) A video featuring Jeffrey Seibert, President of Six Flags Fiesta Texas at the Roller Coaster Rodeo event confirms a few interesting future projects for the park can be found below. I had not heard these before, but for starters he confirmed (at the 27 minute mark) that the park’s Boomerang coaster will get two new trains (I know it runs one at a time) next season featuring Vekoma’s current vest restraint system that has become quite popular, as it pretty much removes the possibility of headbanging. Other upgrades to the coaster apparently include a new magnetic braking system as well, which should all be added to the ride by next spring.
Other good news is that the new third train that the park ordered for Iron Rattler will arrive soon and is slated to be ready to roll for guests sometime just before Fright Fest this fall, returning the ride to two train operations at last.