Fiesta Texas was quite a surprise!

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 3:28 PM
This is not really a trip report. I recently got back from my San Antonio trip. I've never been a big fan of the atmosphere at most Six Flags. I like some of the coasters, but have never been fond of the entire park experience for those parks in the chain. Fiesta Texas was quite charming though. This was the last I have visited, and in my opinion, most charming of the entire chain. There was a little something for all ages. Is the nice atmosphere just left over from the original park before Premier/Six Flags got involved (ie, has there not been enough time for Six Flags to ruin it?)? Or has Six Flags actually protected this small gem? My parents and brother's family (all gp's) all thought this was a wonderful park. Non-existent lines were a great perk, but atmpsphere was great none the less. By far the best PARK in this chain. There are a lot of parks that I would rate higher, but this is the gem for Six Flags.

P.S. Steel Eel was much better than advertised. You can walk on Great White at almost all times---often straight to the front row. This Sea World is not as nice as Orlando and SanDiego in my opinion.

P.S.S. The New Mexico Rattler is everything you would expect if you are a fan of the CCI-type ride (I'm a huge fan if you care to know)!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 4:31 PM
I visited a couple of weeks ago, and really enjoyed the park as well. I thought for sure this park was once owned by Busch Gardens but later found out that SF purchased the park after Opryland went belly up. The parks is a great park. The only thing I think it is missing in my book is a coaster that makes it stand apart from it's partner six hours north. I loved the way the kiddie rides were mixed in with the adult rides and I never encountered one rude employee or guest. In fact, I found this park to be a far more family friendly than most parks in the country.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 4:42 PM

coasterguts said:The only thing I think it is missing in my book is a coaster that makes it stand apart from it's partner six hours north.

... or three hours east. ;) Though I think Steel Eel slams all other coasters in Texas. (no pun intended)

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Arrow, even the straight parts of our coasters hurt.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 5:14 PM
Yeah, other than not having alot of coasters, this is still a very nice park, very enjoyable. A new coaster over at the boardwalk will make this even more of a park!!! Hopefully next year!! BTW, its more like 4 1/2 to SFOT not 6 hours. Sorry , just had to correct that. HAHA.
Just messing with you...
COREY

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:28 PM
Sorry... Traveling with the wife makes it feel like six... :)

P.S. Love ya honey....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:48 PM
Yes, SFFT is an awesome park. The only problem I had was on Rattler, where the brake runs were very abrubt, but I don't know if it is always like that since we were stuck in the brake run for 10 minutes. I'm not saying I don't like Rattler, I actually loved it, it had it's fast part and the tunnel was awesome, but I think the big double helix kinda sucked(did it get modified from just a regular circular helix?). S:KC was also great and I especially loved the Scooby-Doo flat ride.

P.S. I beat the heck out of my mom and sis!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:00 PM
Is Rattlers helix a double or a triple? I guess it doesn't matter which, it's absurd either way. It moves sooo slowly while beating you to death with all the little whoopty-dos. Make it a single smooooth helix and the ride would be great. The only other fault I could find with SFFT is the absence of air time; a hyper on the East end of the parking lot would correct this (not a lot of space in the park).

Steel Eel is great. I could not believe the air time and have praised it elswhere. And for B:TR fans, Great White can give you a years worth of laps in one day.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:33 PM
I absolutely loved Fiesta Texas, with the exception of The Rattler, but I think that's a well known problem. I too liked the atmosphere, and they also had lots of flat rides, including a Frisbee with a kick-butt program. I think the hidden jem of the park is Road Runner Express, quite possibly the best Arrow mine-train ever made. For a real "hoot", take a look at their S&S Frog Hopper, which has different cowboy hats above the seats, and a horse at the top of the tower instead of the normal themeing. Or even better yet, check out the Morgan made Hustler, which is a teacups ride themed to a pool-hall.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:49 PM

coasterguts said:
The only thing I think it is missing in my book is a coaster that makes it stand apart from it's partner six hours north.

I'd say Superman Krypton Coaster sets SFFT apart from all parks! Rattler would too, had it not been neutered. Still, having two rides diving off cliffs is definitely unique.

It'd be sweet to get an airtime machine at SFFT, but I guess Sea World needs business, too. The two parks' collections compliment each other well.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:05 AM
Fiesta Texas is and excellent park! I'm not just saying this 'cuz it's my home park. It doesn't really look dirty, it has great themeing and a great selection of rides. Oh, and Rattler has a triple helix.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:39 AM
The triple helix is an asset how??

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 2:40 AM
I don't think S:KC sets this park away from other parks. It's should be a piece to the puzzle, but S:KC left me wanting more when I rode it a couple of weeks ago. My reaction was this is over?

I think the park needs a S:ROS type coaster. One that will make everyone in Texas come to ride. The park does have Poltergeist which is a faster coaster than Joker's Jinx. I loved Road Runner Express as well.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 4:29 AM
S:KC is not the most forceful B&M coaster, but the way the two drops play off of the quarry wall is fabulous; the rightmost seats on the train feel like they whizz right by the rock!

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:46 AM
Seems like the consensus is pretty good for FT. I sure hope they keep the park looking as good as it did a few weeks ago! I'm sure I'll make another trip soon.

P.S.---I'm a coaster freak, but I sure was excited to take my nephew on the Hustler---just for the theming alone!

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:36 AM
This park proves that a Six Flags park is certainly capable of being beautifully run, with the focus in the right place. It's a nice park, in fact all of the Texas parks are underrated.

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Tease Alert!

*Something* wicked this way comes...to the west coast in 2004!

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:03 AM
SHUT UP, I LOVE RATTLER!!!!

Okay, had to get that out. You may now resume to taunt me...

BTW I second Roadrunner, that is one sweet mine train. Also, I love that Joker coaster. Standard corksrew models feel so much better when you ride them backwards. Course I havent gone there since before Poltriguiest and S:KC were built...

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 10:55 AM
The only problem with Rattler is the roughness of the coaster takes away from the beauty of the design.

I'm just being philosophical.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 11:05 AM
FWIW, I found Rattler to be tolerable in the front, but hellacious in the back.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 1:58 PM
I didn't like Road runner, but I guess that's just me . . .

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 2:34 PM
But then again, Road Runner is a mine train. And Fiesta Texas is one excelent park.

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