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Park News - Six Flags Fiesta Texas Adding Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger in 2022
(7/3/21) Six Flags Fiesta Texas released the full image of that crazy SteamPunk plague-doctor mask graphic, along with the message to “Crack the Code!!!!!!!!!!!” So far the main difference between my speculated look is a different coaster-shape in the other eye-lens and the addition of a gear-shaped little flower looking thing on the right side of the hat.
Doesn’t look like we’ll have long to wait, as they also tweeted out that the FT22 Fan Event will take place on July 28, at Lone Star Lil’s where they will make the “Big 2022 Announcement & 30th Anniversary News”. Over the past several years, Six Flags got into the habit of announcing the next-year additions to all of their parks, all at once, on the exact same day, usually in mid to late August. This late July announcement seems to only be for Six Flags Fiesta Texas and may indicate that the days of the former All-At-Once chain-wide announcements made popular by then Six Flags CEO, Jim Reid-Anderson, are now over with his departure from the company in late 2019, and the lack of any announcement at all in late 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19.
Oh, and remember, you’ve only a few days left to ride Poltergeist, as-is, before the new owner takes “possession” of it and to begin his ghoulish make-over.
(6/28/21) 2022 Project Hints and Poltergeist Revamp Details
(6/15/21) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has confirmed on Social Media that the park’s Sundance Theater will be leaving the park sometime this season. Given that the location is right next to where the hints have been dropping about the park’s 2022 mystery project, it seems likely the site will be used for the new attraction.
You can see a video from the reveal event below as well, where some other information also came to light about other park projects that will be part of an ongoing 30th Anniversary celebration for the park that will begin later this year. One such project will be a major renovation to the park’s Poltergeist coaster that will add a new themed experience to the attraction as well as an indoor air conditioned queue section and all new paint colors. To do this, Poltergeist will run through to the July 4th weekend and then shut down to allow for the extended refurbishment. Check out the video for all the details!
(5/30/21) A train of riders on the Poltergeist coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas got stuck on Saturday just before noon when the train valleyed in mid-ride on the launched coaster. Chances are the launch system mis-fired, sending the train out of the station at slightly lower speed than normal. The local Fire Department came out to the park to help remove all 20 riders from the coaster train without injury over a two hour period. Poltergeist will remain closed until it can be re-inspected.
(5/19/21) According to the latest post on Facebook by Six Flags Fiesta Texas, effective Saturday May 22, fully vaccinated guests to the theme park (and team members) will no longer be required to wear face masks. Temperature screenings will also end on this date, as well as the previous requirement for advanced reservations to visit. So effectively, it sounds like operations will pretty much be returning to the old ‘normal’ at the park.
2020/2021 - Daredevil Dive Flying Machines - (3/7/21) While Six Flags Fiesta Texas technically opened their new Dare Devil Dive Flying Machines ride in late 2020 in preview form, the park is now open for 2021 and has confirmed that Dare Devil Dive is now open to all and had an official grand opening ceremony yesterday.
(11/15/20) It’s been a long time coming, but the new Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened for “tech rehearsals” over the weekend. You can also find video footage of the ride in action, as well as some POV footage in the video clip below.
(7/29/20) Some fantastic new pictures of DareDevil Dive at Six Flags Fiesta Texas were sent into Screamscape by a reader. The new ride area looks awesome, with bright colors and a cool steampunk feel to it.
(8/29/19) Six Flags Fiesta Texas will get a unique new flat ride for 2020 called the Daredevil Dive Flying Machines. Guests will board 4-passenger stunt planes that will spin around a central base and swing back and forth, and even flip upside-down. Based on the appearance, this is the new Zamperla Super Air Race flat ride, where the thrills and motion of the standard Air Race ride have been added to a central tower system to raise the action up into the sky.
Labor Day Weekend 2021 - Poltergeist Relaunch - (7/21/21) A couple of fun updates from Six Flags Fiesta Texas today, as posts now show the renovations happening to the house, as well as the track being repainted a shade of green. Meanwhile pictures of new thematic elements soon to arrive will give it a property ghastly atmosphere.
(7/11/21) Six Flags Fiesta Texas was showing off some concept art for possible new colors and graphic concepts for the Poltergeist trains on Facebook for when the ride is ready to reopen this fall. Option B and C seem to be the favorites so far, and while there is something I like about C, the coaster track will also be repainted a green color so I admit Option B may look the best on the tracks.
Just dreaming out loud here, but wouldn’t it be great if they could add an onboard lighting system to the train to give it a ghostly glow as it runs the rails? Maybe in the next refurbishment.
(6/29/21) A few more hints and interesting things have been posted lately. A collection of images show off creatures that will likely decorate the all new version of Poltergeist and then there is the picture of the car. According to that post the new owner of the historic home also restores cars, which makes me wonder if new car themed coaster trains may be on the way. And finally, new paint colors have been added to the themed house that serves as station and queue that will see a ghostly green and brown color scheme added to the attraction.
I’m also intrigued by the date of this announcement on July 28th. While nothing was really announced in 2020, this may be the first indication that Six Flags’ days of announcing the next year additions for all of their parks on the same day may now be over. Not only was it a bit of a pain to organize it all, but in recent years it started to really show off just how much cloning of the same attractions Six Flags was doing. Plus by adding something new to EVERY park, we also saw fewer gigantic new custom attractions added in favor of splitting the annual capital budget to cover everyone.
2022 - Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger - (7/29/21) I’m so very glad that the last rumor sent in was completely and utterly wrong, because Six Flags Fiesta Texas just announced the very first Dive Coaster for the theme park chain is coming in 2022. Introducing Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger, which will stand 150 feet tall and be the steepest B&M Dive Coaster ever, as the first drop will be the first to go beyond vertical, dropping riders at 95º.
As guests enter the ride queue, they will be immersed in the story of Dr. Diabolical and her evil quest to create menacing creatures to frighten the world. To give her creations life, Dr. Diabolical constructed a machine to capture the essence of human adrenaline and fear.
The trains for Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger will also be a first, as they will actually seat riders 7-across in three-rows per train. The coaster will feature 2,501 feet of track, a top speed of 60mph, a second near-vertical 75 ft drop, an Immelman, a 270-degree zero-g roll, high speed turns and an “extreme airtime hill” near the end of the run.
You can see the POV video preview below, and if you want to see the off-ride video, jump on over to our Facebook page.