SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (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.
(6/6/15) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted an even better view of the park's new Screamin' Eagle Zip Line ride on their Facebook page. Check it out!
Scream out loud for the start of summer! Are you ready to take on the new thrilling Screamin’ Eagle Zip Line? #SFFT2015 #ZipLinePosted by Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Friday, June 5, 2015
(5/28/15) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has opened their new Screamin' Eagle zipline attraction at the park, which actually features a cool flyover a section of Superman: Krypton Coaster. Check out the video below!
(2/17/15) Interesting news from Six Flags Fiesta Texas this week, as the park announced on Twitter that they would be adding a Soaring Eagle Zipline to the park later this Spring. I'm hoping they hook this up to one of the canyon walls, which would make for a great view coming down.
(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.
2015 - Batman: The Ride - (5/22/15) While the video for the new Batman The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas speaks for itself, one of our readers sent in a brief description of the queue experience as well, which actually starts off as you enter the old movie theater building facade.
"Batman The Ride Six Flags Fiesta Texas is an incredible ride, you start your journey in a movie theater in Rockville. A after entering you come into a small section of the queue that looks like the Batcave, which had incredible theming for Six Flags, after exiting this area you come into a small pavilion with the Batmobile in it. Finally after exiting the pavilion and exiting the queue you come into a station where 12 people are loaded onto 3 trains in the station (the ride runs 6 trains). Last but not least you are taken up a vertical lift and into the first flip, after 5 more back and front flips you reenter the station exit the ride through a path to the gift shop."
(5/16/15) The world's first 4D S&S Free Spin coaster from S&S opened this week to the media and for passholder previews and looks to provide quite the incredible and wild ride. Check out the video below to see it in action.
(4/28/15) Good news this evening from Six Flags Fiesta Texas who report that testing on their new Batman: The Ride coaster has begun! Check out the video below!
#BatmanTheRide testing video! Are you ready to ride? Will you answer the call? #Batsignal #SFFT2015Posted by Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Saturday, April 25, 2015
A great collection of new photos of Batman: The Ride from our friends at Six Flags Fiesta Texas came in today, along with a look at two of their new Batman: The Ride T-shirts that the park is selling.
(3/18/15) Our friends at Six Flags Fiesta Texas have sent in some great looking new pictures of Batman: The Ride under construction this week.
2016 - New Attraction(s) - Rumor - (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.
(8/26/15) The phone message at Thurman Brothers (see the photo) has changed again slightly, this time telling us their office will be closed on Sept. 3rd (the announcement date) while they celebrate their past big projects, such rebuilding following a "storm" and another redevelopment after a bad "fire". Two hints and two disasters... sure sounds like the park may be adding two new attractions.
he complete teaser image for #SFFT2016 has now been revealed... and we're still don't have any more clues as to what it really is than we did before. Hmmm... Tx3... the last time a Six Flags park in Texas had a ride with three words that started with T that I can recall was Taz’s Texas Tornado at Astroworld... but that can’t be it...
(8/13/15) The rumor mill and teasers are dropping fast from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. First I've been sent a "Top Secret / Confidential" graphic that lists a September 3rd date, which I can only assume is for the announcement. Meanwhile I've also been sent a message from Thurman Brothers Coaster Redevelopment to let us know that they've ordered a wrecking ball, because "a major attraction will meet its demise November 1st, 2015."
Now... this next part is purely speculation on my part, but I'm thinking that the soon to depart attraction may be linked to the story I was told about how an existing park attraction would be getting a significant upgrade over the winter. Now stay with me here... but my thoughts are drawn to the park's Scooby Doo dark ride.
The only other Six Flags parks to have a Scooby Doo dark ride was St Louis, who scrapped their Scooby ride last year to build their new Justice League ride. My thought is that Six Flags may not want to keep paying whatever they are paying to keep the rights to use the Scooby Doo IP in just this one park, and could opt to have the dark ride upgraded and transformed into something new for 2016. We saw a similar removal of the Scooby Doo theming to the dark rides at the Cedar Fair parks a couple of years ago which kept the rides pretty much the same as before they removed the Scooby Doo gang figures.
I'm not sure if there is room for Justice League in the same footprint here, or if they can expand the building, but they could simply opt to make a custom haunted house experience instead. Just something to think about.
(8/11/15) An interesting image was sent my way showing off the various pieces of teaser graphics put together as a single image where you can clearly see that "Tx" and the flames licking away at the bottom and an unknown character in the upper right.
In another interesting rumor sent my way, I'm told that one of the park's existing attractions will be getting a major upgrade or enhancement for the 2016 season, which makes me very curious.
(8/10/15) According to a rumor sent in, Six Flags Fiesta Texas may add a couple of new flat rides to the park in 2016. Falling in line with one of the rumors, there is talk about adding a Larson Fireball/Giant Loop ride to the mix, but earlier rumors also suggested that those plans may have changed. The other ride being rumored was described as a spinning Frisbee style pendulum ride with the ability to spin completely upside-down. From the sound of things, one of these would serve as a replacement for a departing SS Overboard (Swing Ship) attraction in the Fiesta Bay Boardwalk section of the park. On a possible related note, the Boardwalk area may be getting a bit of a makeover for 2016 that could also effect the long-term future of the Pandemonium coaster.
Could Pandemonium be removed? Possibly... though parks usually hate to remove coasters without a good reason, so I'll file that possibility under "wait and see" for the time being. But it may be worth making sure you take a spin on it now... just in case...
(8/6/15) Six Flags Fiesta Texas is at it again... this time with a new teaser sign INSIDE the park... one that shows an advertisement for Thurman Bros. Coastal Redevelopment Co., along with a phone number to call. Call the number and it talks about a new "thrilling" development project on the way that will offer, "gorgeous panoramic views from all angles". My first instinct was to think that a Star Flyer or huge Drop Tower may be on the way... but SFFT already has both of those in the form of SkyScreamer (Funtime Star Flyer) and Scream (S&S Triple Tower). The park also has a wicked Slingshot and don't forget the Screamin' Eagle Zipline as well.
So what could it be? What if it could be one of those rumored Giant Zamperla Air Race rides we mentioned last week? You never know...
(7/24/15) A second teaser graphic for SFFT was sent out today and looks to show off another part of a graphic, this one with the hashtag portion. Given the brown letters and what looks like little wisps of flames coming from the bottom of the logo, I have to wonder if this is a sign for a pending "Texas Fireball" or something similar sounding being on the way for 2016. The name would certainly work in the park installs another Larson 22m Giant Loop. Then again, I've also heard that Six Flags may have decided not to install any more of these rides, and instead is looking into alternative rides. Stay tuned!
(7/20/15) The first "hint" as to what Six Flags Fiesta Texas has in store for 2016 was sent in to Screamscape on Sunday, and it is a good one. Mysterious to be sure... as we are looking at a close-up of letters, possibly from a logo, or possibly just from some kind of marketing teaser of descriptive words. We've got what looks like the top of a giant chocolate colored "T" with part of an unknown shape to the right, and the top of either a "Y" or "X" on the lower right. And some strange red marks along the bottom... very curious.
As for the rumor mill... to date I've heard nada about future plans for this park in 2016, and after installing a new coaster in 2015, a big slide in 2014 and Iron Rattler in 2013, I really wasn't going to be surprised if the park decided to take a little rest in 2016. Looks like there is no rest for the wicked... so what does Six Flags Fiesta Texas have planned? Anyone have any ideas about the hint to share?