SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (5/16/17) For those wondering, I've heard that Six Flags Fiesta Texas has been spotted testing the new Drop of Doom VR experience on one of the towers this past weekend. To make the movement of the ride more like the other Drop of Doom VR experiences running at other parks, the normal 'Combo' mode of Scream's S&S tower rides is being changed into a Turbo Drop only mode, where the rides will no longer launch into the sky, but slowly rise to the top, pause and get the powered Turbo Drop experience on the way down.
(5/15/17) A couple of Six Flags Theme Parks are going to wager the names of their iconic rides on another sports bet once again.... this time putting Six Flags Discovery Kingdom up against Six Flags Fiesta Texas over the outcome of if the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs will winn the NBA Western Conference Championship.
The losing team will have to rename a roller coaster for a weekend, and have the crews wear the opposing team gear. If the Spurs lose, SFFT will rename Iron Rattler as "Iron Warriors", along with park President, Jeffery Seibert, will have to wear a Stephen Curry jersey for the weekend. If the Warriors lose, Medusa at SFDK will be renamed The Spur and their park President, Don McCoy, will have to wear a Kawhi Leonard jersey.
(4/24/17) According to a post from Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Facebook, that park will also be adding the Drop of Doom VR experience to their Scream drop tower ride this summer for a limited time.
2017 - Thunder Rapids Water Coaster - (5/22/17) Our friends at Six Flags Fiesta Texas posted an incredible POV video run of the first ever test ride of their new Thunder Rapids slide. It actually looks like quite a blast, with some non-stop high-action pacing from start to finish that will impress you. Check it out below.
(4/20/17) Our friends at Six Flags Fiesta Texas sent out some new construction pictures of the park's new Thunder Rapids waterslide opening this summer, as well as a shot of their expanded Tidal Waves Cafe that will offer faster food service, an expanded menu and a refill only station. Check them out!
(9/1/16) As rumored the Thunder Rapids Water Coaster is coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2017, and it looks like a hell of a waterslide adventure. They are calling this "North America's first rocket blast water coaster" that will feature new water jet propulsion technology to shoot the raft uphill, plus four high-banked saucer turns along the way on the 942-foot long attraction.
These style slides are seriously fun attractions and are sure to please, especially when you realize you don't have to climb a tall tower to ride. You will board at a ground level station on a moving platform keeping the action going, the line moving, and no need to lug around a tube with you.
2018 - New Attraction / Possible Ride Removal - (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.
(7/14/17) The park president of Six Flags Fiesta Texas posted another hint on Facebook the other day that said, "#SFFT2018 Clue Recap!! Are you ready to say goodbye??? One of the attractions in this collage will be DESTROYED forever!!!" The attractions pictures include the Sundance Theater, Power Surge, Hustler, Gully Washer, Pandemonium, Der Twister and Whirligig.
As for what is on the way? The park is too busy teasing about what is leaving to say anything about what is coming, but according to Screamscape sources SFFT may very well get one of the first RMC Raptor style track coasters
(7/9/17) Rumor has it that the ride being removed from Six Flags Fiesta Texas at the end of the summer season will be the park’s Power Surge ride, a typical “Shoot the Chutes” big splash boat ride that was one of the park’s original attractions when it opened back in 1992. If true, the nice location alongside the vertical rock quarry walls would make a very nice location for another new coaster or water ride… or even a large themed expansion area offering several smaller riders perhaps. Time to wait and see, though I will mention one more small rumor that has been making the rounds.
Some sources claim that SFFT may be a park chosen by the corporate powers that be to serve as sort of a test bed / proving grounds for new attraction concepts going forward that the chain would eventually like to roll out to the rest of the park’s nationwide if they prove to be reliable and popular with guests. With that in mind, SFFT could very well have an interesting surprise in store for everyone by being the first park to install something new and unique. One line of thought does bring up the idea of an RMC “Raptor” track coaster concept. What’s that? Follow this link to our latest RMC Raptor news story.
(7/7/17) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has joined in on the 2018 teaser bandwagon as Park Pres, Jeffrey Siebert has begun posting some interesting images to a few select Facebook pages. One posted to Texas Thrill Seekers has a message some will not like, saying"time to say goodbye"... which is never a good sign. So is the key point of this message to say that something is leaving... as it seems, or is the reference to "time" and a clock image tie into some kind of time or time-travel theme? Or both? Hmmm.... Time Warp? Skywarp??!!