SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS
San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (11/18/2023) Holiday in the Park is returning to Six Flags Fiesta Texas starting today, November 18th and on select dates through to January 7, 2024. “Bask in wondrous holiday enchantment for the entire family, featuring visits with Santa; the family favorite live nativity show, The Majesty of Christmas, and the all-new Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Spirited New Musical. The most magical time of the year features more than a million glittering lights, festive décor, seasonal foods, holiday entertainment, and thrilling rides to create this winter wonderland experience.”
Other features of this year’s event include the new Tinker Belles music box dancers, the “Sing Christmas” elves at the Rockville Christmas tree, Looney Tunes Christmas with visits from your favorite characters, and amazing themed light displays throughout the park. Don’t forget the new Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster is now also open with it’s very own built in light display.
You can also celebrate New Year’s Eve at the park with the New Year’s 360 Fireworks Celebration presented by Ancira, the biggest fireworks display in San Antonio that will quite literally surround the entire park.
(9/28/2023) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has confirmed that the Wonder Woman roller coaster will reopen once again this Friday! The coaster has been down to perform the first phase of improvements coming to the attraction and will close again in the first half of 2024 to finish the second half of the improvement project, which includes all new trains.
(9/8/2023) Considering the fantastic trajectory Six Flags Fiesta Texas has been on lately, I guess we should have expected nothing less than fantastic news about the San Antonio park’s fall offerings right now. According to the post from Jeffrey Siebert attached below, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is featuring an incredible 26 different offerings as part of Fright Fest, Boo Fest and Oktoberfest.
(8/20/2023) Another surprise from Six Flags Fiesta Texas as the park has now confirmed that B&M has delivered and commissioned a forth train for the park’s “Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger” dive machine roller coaster. While the coaster is only able to run three trains at a time, the addition of the fourth train to the ride’s fleet will allow Dr. D to run at full capacity all year-long by always rotating one of the trains through an annual rehab process. The post mentions that train #4 is gold colored, so that it will now have 2 gold trains and 2 red trains.
To be honest, this is always unexpectedly great news for any theme park as roller coaster trains aren’t cheap with the price typically in the 7-figure range for each train. This is actually the second time in recent history Six Flags Fiesta Texas has done this as well, as a 3rd train was added to the fleet on Iron Rattler earlier this year for the same reason, to prevent that ride from ever going down to one-train operations for an extended period of time to perform annual maintenance.
(7/17/2023) Fiesta Texas has posted several images showing off the work taking place to Wonder Woman right now. According to the post, lots of work going on in the Wonder Woman station for some reason, a catwalk being added to the turn at the top of the lift hill and other structural and control system enhancements ahead of the arrival of a second generation train in early 2024.
(7/9/2023) More attraction upgrades are coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. A new post by the park President confirms that the parks’ Pirates of the Deep Sea dark ride was closed on Friday to install new “bump doors”. The post also promises that more “additional themed enhancements will be added over the next several weeks”
The park has also closed the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster to perform a first phase of improvements to it as well that will keep it closed until sometime in the fall. The improvements for this phase will involve “New Mechanical & Control Enhancements”.
A second phase of improvements is also slated to take place in early 2024 that will see new trains brought in for the ride to replace the original trains, which are the prototypes.
Lastly, SFFT has begun posting images of several rides in the park in what has become a sort of annual tradition of teasing guests about what is to come next season, as well as what attraction(s) may be retired to make room. So far pictures of Fireball, Hustler and Bucking Broncos have been posted along with a cute little poem/riddle.
(7/7/2023) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has begun releasing teasers about what’s to come in 2024, as well as what might be leaving to make room. In other news, the park is also putting on the new “Oh What A Night Summer Night Spectacular’ every Friday and Saturday night throughout July featuring fireworks and drones lighting the night sky.
(5/25/2023) The hits just keep coming at Six Flags Fiesta Texas this season. A fantastic list of all the improvements and additions coming to the park for the 2023 season has been posted to Facebook. So far we’ve seen a third train added to Iron Rattler, the new and improved Boomerang trains, the VIP lounge, the ESIX e-sports center and so much more is on the way.
The new and improved waterpark expansion, Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster, the new Circuit Breaker Grand Prix gaming go-karts, improvements to Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster that will lead into new trains coming for it in 2024. Don’t forget Fireworks, Fright Fest, more Food Festivals, Holiday in the Park and so much more.
(4/29/2023) ESPORTS is coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, as the theme park unveiled concept art for the new ESIX esports gaming facility coming to the park this season. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the gaming center will feature numerous PC and console gaming stations for competitive play, including an event stage for live tournaments to take place. The venue will also feature a lounge area with a bar and charging stations, and a retail area selling top end gaming hardware.
Exactly how Six Flags plans to operate ESIX and at what price-point remains to be revealed however. Selling an expensive gaming experience to guests who already paid for a single-day admission to experience the rest of the theme park may be a bit of a hard-sell, though I can see how the ESIX facility may be a draw to the local market theme park passholders. But only if the price is right. It should also be interesting to see if the plan on operating the site during the off season or at night after the rest of the theme park is closed. If I understand correctly, it will be located in the main plaza area just inside the front gate on the right, in a space formerly used for passholder processing with the park’s VIP lounge located nearby on the second floor.
(2/23/2023) According to a post from SFFT’s Jeffrey Siebert, lots of improvement projects are under way at Six Flags Fiesta Texas right now. This includes a new “Texas State Square monument”, progress on getting the new Iron Rattler train ready for service along with pictures of other projects.
On to other news, as posted a few days ago, I have confirmed that the old Go Kart are gone for good. However… look for this area to come to life again sometime later this year, as the park is planning on replacing them with some kind of brand-new high-tech interactive gaming-style go-kart experience. From what I’m told, what is coming will be about as close to having a real-life version of Mario Kart that you can get.
Consider me intrigued. I’ve heard of a few similar concepts that either involved having an dark indoor kart track that would use projection mapping on the track, or by placing some kind of small AR / targeting display on the front of the Kart. So it should be interesting to see what they come up with here.
2023 - 7 New Slides, Kid-Flash Cosmic Coaster and Other Park Improvements - (10/27/2023) Great news, the Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster is now set to official open at Six Flags Fiesta Texas on November 4th, with passholder previews taking place from today through Halloween.
(10/23/2023) Ready to see something very cool looking? The first POV footage of the Kid Flash Comic Coaster tracks (both Red & Yellow sides) complete with the awesome looking LED screens can be seen in a teaser video below posted by Six Flags Fiesta Texas. If you’re visiting the park soon, keep your eyes peeled when in this area, because I have a feeling Kid Flash will be ready to open very VERY SOON.
(10/16/2023) Want to see something really cool? While the Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster hasn’t opened yet, they have now started to test animations on the track LED screens, and I’ve got to say that it really does look pretty cool, even in the daytime. So imagine how good it will look at night.
(8/5/2023) A great aerial photo from Six Flags Fiesta Texas shows that their new Kid Flash single-rail coasters have now had the final pieces of track installed.
(7/29/2023) Lots of great progress has been happening over at the Kid Flash: Cosmic Coaster construction site at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. As you can see below, quite a bit has changed over the past week, and as I understand it, over half of the track for the new dueling coasters have now been installed.
(7/15/2023) Pictures sent in to Screamscape from Six Flags Fiesta Texas confirms that the first pieces of the steel structure for the Kid Flash coaster have now gone vertical.
(7/15/2023) Things are moving ahead at Six Flags Fiesta Texas with the Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster project. Looks like the site prep has finished and they are about ready to start installing the coaster itself.
At least this new coaster seems to be moving ahead, as very little has been seen or heard about any progress on the other new for 2023 family coaster projects (Kid Flash at Six Flags over Georgia or the Rookie Racer coaster at Six Flags St. Louis) in the chain and it is already the middle of the summer season.
(7/7/2023) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has issued a brief construction update and timeline for their new Kid Flash Cosmic Coasters racing/dueling ride.
(7/3/2023) According to posts on social media the new Circuit Breaker Grand Prix electric go-kart experience at Six Flags Fiesta Texas was reported as having soft opened on July 1st while some final touches to the attraction are still being completed.
(6/22/2023) Lots of pieces of the new Kid Flash coaster have now arrived on site at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, which can be seen in a new update posted to Facebook. They’ve also shared a look at the new electric go-karts that have started to arrive for the new Circuit Breaker Grand Prix.
(6/15/2023) Construction on the new Kid Flash coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is under way. While no opening date has been set yet, the latest post on Facebook shows that the trains for the family racing coaster have now arrived as well.
(3/26/23) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted a picture of their new Vekoma train cars coming to the park’s Boomerang this season. As previously mentioned, the new train will features latest restraint system that has replaced the typical hard over-the-shoulder restraint system with a soft vest restraint, thus opening up all the space around the rider’s head for better comfort and open viewing. I first experienced this new restraint system myself on the Boomerang coaster at Carowinds when it was added in 2009 and it is a game-changer for these older style coasters, turning former head-bangers into wonderful ride experiences.
(3/19/2023) We get our first official look at Skyline’s new track system fabricated for the P’Sghetti Bowl coaster system, with this first piece destined for the Kid-Flash Cosmic-Coaster going to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. If you think it looks a bit like a super-sized version of GCI’s Titan Track you would be right, as Skyline designed the Titan Track system for GCI as well.
This is also an important evolution for Skyline attractions, as this is a departure from their original single-rail coaster track system they used for the Skywarp ride concept, where that track was manufactured for them by RMC as a sort of super-sized version of RMC’s IBox track ahead of RMC’s roll-out of their own similar-looking Raptor track system.
Unfortunately for Skyline, the first two Skywarp rides built didn’t have the best of success, so from an outsider point-of-view, it very much looks like Skyline went back to the drawing-board with support from their close-associates at GCI to design a new concept that could work as Titan Track for GCI to use to compete with RMC’s IBox track, and then evolve into a new single-rail track for Skyline’s P’Sghetti Bowl concept. Rolling this new track system out into pint-sized family coaster concept is also a great way to see how well it works in the real world before they try to scale it up to something bigger.
Speaking of other Skyline projects, visually this new P’Sghetti Bowl coaster track does look to be a different build than what Skyline produced late last year for the museum coaster project, though they share the same ‘weld-free track technology’ concept.
(3/5/2023) The final details for the new pair of racing coasters coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas were revealed the other day, and it will have a DC Comics theme, fhemed as Kid Flash: Cosmic Coaster. You can check out the animation in the posts below that also show off what daytime and nighttime rides may look like with all those LED panels on the track.
(12/11/2022) Six Flags Fiesta Texas pulled back the curtain on a number of new surprises coming to the park for the 2023 season during an in-park presentation yesterday. In addition to previously announced improvements coming to the park’s Iron Rattler (3rd train) and the Boomerang coaster (Two New Trains w/ new comfy restraints, new brakes, control system) the park announced seven kid-friendly slides coming to the White Water Bay waterpark. This includes a KIDZ TornadoWave, KIDZ Tornado 12, KIDZ MiniRiver slide, a pair of KIDZ OctopusRACER slides and a pair of KIDZ ProRacer slides.
If that wasn’t enough, the park announced they are removing the bumper cars attraction to build the world’s first Racing/Dueling P’Sghetti Bowl coasters from Skyline Attractions. The new coaster will include two separate tracks, each with a slightly unique layout, with one more surprise addition… the rails will be covered with their brand new Aurora lighting package. From start to finish the rails ae covered on the top and sides by LED panels that will run day and night, and offering different theming opportunities that will change the look of the ride from a normal summer day to something special for Halloween or Christmas. The name for this new ride has not been picked just yet however, so stay tuned!
Other improvements were also mentioned as coming to the park’s railroad (refurbished engine, working to commission and refurbish a second one), a new Starbucks coffee location, a Coca-Cola VIP Lounge and plans to build a new E-Sports facility. Oh…and Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster will be getting some big improvements to improve the train and comfort of the ride, based on the improvements made to the latest version of the Raptor coaster design as seen at the Wonder Woman coaster that opened at sister park, Magic Mountain, earlier this year. So look for an improvement described as a ‘huge upgrade’ coming to the Wonder Woman experience.
(7/14/22) A video featuring Jeffrey Seibert, President of Six Flags Fiesta Texas at the Roller Coaster Rodeo event confirms a few interesting future projects for the park can be found below. I had not heard these before, but for starters he confirmed (at the 27 minute mark) that the park’s Boomerang coaster will get two new trains (I know it runs one at a time) next season featuring Vekoma’s current vest restraint system that has become quite popular, as it pretty much removes the possibility of headbanging. Other upgrades to the coaster apparently include a new magnetic braking system as well, which should all be added to the ride by next spring.
Other good news is that the new third train that the park ordered for Iron Rattler will arrive soon and is slated to be ready to roll for guests sometime just before Fright Fest this fall, returning the ride to two train operations at last.
2024 - 3 New Attractions and DC Universe Expansion - (9/4/2023) Some new images of concept art for the Metropolis Transit Authority coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas have been posted to Twitter, including a look at a proposed track layout. Keep in mind that they say these are just design concepts only shown here, so the final layout may be different from what is being shown at this time.
Screamscape has also been informed that all three new attractions coming in 2024 are being sourced from Zamperla Rides. With that in mind, I’m expecting the MTA to be a custom version of Zamperla’s “Aerial Ride” attraction system that will use a four-car train system instead of individual ride cars.
(8/30/2023) Six Flags Fiesta Texas has confirmed that the park will feature the largest DC Comics themed area of all in 2024 when they add three new attractions and re-theme several others nearby to DC comics characters.
The new rides will be:
Metropolis Transit Authority - a 16-passenger relaxing sky train aerial tour 17-feet above the DC Universe aboard Art Deco covered monorail style trains.
Cyborg Cyber Revolution - a themed Zamperla NebulaZ flat ride
Shazam! Tower of Eternity - a 70 foot rotating family drop tower experience
Meanwhile the DC Universe will be filled out by the newly rethemed rides:
Bat Girl: Coaster Chase - formerly Streamliner Coaster
The Penguin: Gotham City Getaway - formerly Rambling Road
Supergirl Sky Flight - formerly Sky Screamer
Green Lantern Emerald Flight - formerly Stunt Pilots
Poison Ivy Toxic Spin - formerly Sky Searchers
Plus the six existing DC Universe themed attractions: Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster, DC Super Villain’s Swing, Joker: Carnival of Chaos, Superman: Krypton Coaster, Batman: The Ride and Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster.
(8/17/2023) So what’s going on at Six Flags Fiesta Texas? It appears that school is now back in session in Texas and the park has moved to a weekend only schedule, allowing construction for various projects to begin. Based on some speculation and photos shown on Facebook, one line of thought is that in addition to removing at least one ride, a small number of the park’s rides may also be moving to new locations within the park to allow for future growth plans.
(7/16/2023) More clues as to what Six Flags Fiesta Texas is up to for 2024 have been being posted to Facebook on a regular basis, but a few readers and I spotted something of interesting in the Clue #15 post showing off the artwork in the office gallery.
What am I talking about? Take a look at the picture of Park President Jeffrey with a big Fiesta Texas painting behind him. Now take a look below that, along the bottom left edge of the photo. I clearly see the Six Flags Fiesta Texas logo in the top corner of a photo showing off what appears to be a Premier Rides SkyRocket II roller coaster with green track and a purple train. Now the colors could be photoshopped to be any color really, but Green and Purple is a classic Six Flags combo for a Joker themed ride. Long time visitors will remember that Fiesta Texas used to have a fun Joker themed coaster, complete with a funhouse themed queue. With Batman now in place along with coasters themed to Superman and Wonder Woman, I’d say it is long past time for The Joker to return in an all new form.
Side note: my first instinct was to say that it was Zombie Ride from Bosque Magico, which was taken down and in need of a new home, but RCDB now lists Zombie Ride as reopening at Salitre Magico in Colombia sometime later this year. So if this is really what is happening, then it should be a brand new ride.
Of course Jeffrey could just be trolling us all hardcore, knowing we would see the coaster.