SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (8/21/17) I'm not going to get into the what, where and why of this, but according to a news article posted here, Six Flags over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags over Georgia are changing their flag displays at the park entrances. In the case of the Texas parks, they will no longer put the traditional group of six flags over the Texas parks representing the six flags that have flown over Texas, which in addition to the US flag, include the flags of Spain, France, Mexico, The Republic of Texas and the Confederacy. As of now only the traditional US flag will be put on display in the parks, bringing an end to the very reason why Six Flags parks were called 'Six Flags' in the first place.
2018 - Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster - (9/20/17) While this new picture is about a week old, it shows off the progress of the demolition being done to Power Surge at about the end of the first week. I imagine by now there is a good chance that the rest of the ride could be gone.
(9/14/17) Six Flags Fiesta Texas sent us a great picture taken on Sept. 6th (a week ago) showing off the start of demolition on the park's Power Surge ride. According to the description, the total demolition of Power Surge was only expected to take one week, so if anyone goes by, I'd love to see a picture taken this week to see what's left, if anything.
(8/7/17) According to new details Screamscape has obtained from Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the new Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster will feature a "3 train moving station" operation system in order to keep the line for the new coaster moving more quickly. Six Flags Fiesta Texas actually seems to have been are the forefront of the "moving station" initiative for the company, as this will be the 6th such system installed on a ride at the park to date. The five other attraction currently using "moving station" systems include Thunder Rapids, Scooby Doo, Pandemonium, Bugs White Water Rapids and the Gully Washer rapids ride.
The park has also sent us a new infographic showing off the coaster's layout and features in detail.
(8/3/17) In an interesting development, Six Flags Fiesta Texas seems to have broken ranks with the rest of the chain with a plan to announce their new 2018 attraction TODAY. While the park sent out word that a major announcement would be made inside the park at the entrance to the closed Power Surge ride today at 2pm, it appears as if USA Today were given an exclusive on the story and has already leaked the project as of this morning.
As rumored on Screamscape, Fiesta Texas is getting the world’s first RMC Raptor Coaster which will be themed as the “Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster”, taking over the former site of the Power Surge water ride, not far from the Superman coaster. The new RMC Raptor style coaster will use a single-rail system that is just 15.5 inches wide, which is expected to provide an extremely smooth ride by eliminating entirely the bumping of a traditional coaster caused by slight variations in the width between the two rails. The single rail system will also allow for some pretty slick and extreme acrobatic maneuvers.
The biggest problem with the ride is that the trains will only hold eight riders at a time, but hopefully they can try to compensate for this with faster loading and multi-train operation. Wonder Woman will have a 113 foot lift hill followed by a 100 foot tall 90º vertical drop, buzz through three inversions at a top speed of 52 mph. According to the article, the queue will feature some Greek style architecture along with a crashed airplane to go along with the comic book origins of Wonder Woman.
Oh… and as to why Six Flags Fiesta Texas is announcing their new ride today instead of waiting until August 31st like the rest of the chain? If I had to guess, the rumors of a second Raptor coaster project going to the competition (Railblazer at California’s Great America) which is set to announce their own ride on August 16th was just cause for Six Flags to make Fiesta Texas’ announcement a few weeks early.
Check out the animated video below, because this looks to be one heck of a ride! Congrats to everyone at RMC and Six Flags!
(7/27/17) Power Surge is now closed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, but a new sign has appeared outside the ride area saying that "For More Info Please Call 210-697-5478". The park has used similar phone messages to relay teasers about future attractions in the past, so give it a call and enjoy... and maybe check back on it again in the future, sometimes the messages change.
(7/20/17) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has confirmed that they will retire the park's Power Surge big splash boat ride, with your last chance to ride it being this Sunday.