SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (11/4/21) Six Flags Fiesta Texas reports that Wonder Woman Golden Lasso is now closed to undergo “track improvements to offer a smoother ride.” It will be a short refurbishment however, as they report that Wonder Woman will reopen on Nov. 19, 2021.
(11/2/21) Lots of slow-season rehab projects are now taking place at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, according to a post on Facebook by park President, Jeffrey Siebert. In addition to new pieces of the park’s 2022 coaster loaded up for shipping, the pictures include a look at the closing of the park’s “Totally Kickin Chicken” restaurant, construction of new two-story cabana’s in the waterpark, new loungers and work begins to rebuild the park’s front gate entrance.
(9/17/21) According to a Facebook post from ACE South-Central Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be adding a third coaster train to Iron Rattler to help increase throughput and lower rider wait times year-round. This will be another piece of the park’s big 30th Anniversary celebration, though the new train isn’t expected to arrive until Fall 2022.
Now before everyone starts to wonder how this may affect the blocking system, it probably wont. Adding a third train to the coaster will still most likely mean two-train only operations, but allow for two-train Ops to take place all year long. By having a spare train they can constantly shift trains maintenance to take place throughout the season, and never have to go down to only one-train operations.
One interesting thing is that any new train for Iron Rattler would have to come from Gerstlauer, so it would match the two existing trains. If I’m not mistaken, this may be the first major purchase from Gerstlauer from Six Flags since the incident on New Texas Giant in mid-2013. Following that, all future RMC projects for Six Flags came with rolling stock directly from RMC, making New Texas Giant and Iron Rattler as the only RMC hybrids in the chain with trains from Gerstlauer.
In other news from Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the park will also be renovating the Los Festivales marketplace streetscape. The ‘park’s iconic towers are receiving a makeover as part of this area transformation.”
(9/4/21) The Relaunched Poltergeist Now Looks Amazing!
Labor Day Weekend 2021 - Poltergeist Relaunch - (9/4/21) A great video showing off the newly haunted and re-launched Poltergeist at Six Flags Fiesta Texas can be seen below as shot last night at the opening. Poltergeist now has an incredible and bright green lighting package showing off the coasters track, plus tons of new lighting and atmosphere effects in the queue and on the ‘house’ that serves as the station. It really looks completely fantastic!
No… fantastic isn’t quite the word, because for what you might expect to find at a Six Flags theme park, this is unreal and shows off why Six Flags Fiesta Texas really is the hidden gem of the entire theme park chain. So BRAVO!
Check it out yourself below, and make your plans to see it in person.
(8/25/21) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted a few pictures of the transformed Poltergeist area as we get close to the reopening. The transformation thus far has been pretty amazing.
(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 - (11/24/21) It is nice to see that work is underway at Six Flags Fiesta Texas for Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger, the park’s new B&M Dive Machine. A photo posted shows that the forms for the coaster’s footers are already being put into place.
(10/29/21) More track and support deliveries from B&M have been arriving at Six Flags Fiesta Texas this week.
(8/30/21) For anyone wondering, the first track pieces for “Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger” have now arrived on site at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Many more loads will be rolling in by truck from Ohio to Texas over the weeks to come, so keep your eyes open.
(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.