Need the San Antonio scoop on Fiesta Texas/Sea Wor

Friday, June 13, 2003 11:48 AM
I'm heading to San Antonio from Vegas in 2 weeks! This will be my first visit to the parks and area. This will be the final US Six Flags park for me to visit. I have a general awareness of coasters at FT and Sea World as I am an enthusiast, but I would appreciate any information as far as crowds/which rides I should hit in what order/days /etc.! I know nothing about Schliterbahn except everybody says this is the waterpark of all waterparks! I'll be to all 3 of the parks on multiple days for a week! Any inside information from you veterans out there would be most appreciated! Is there anything else (yea right) besides the amusements that I should not miss! I've got River Walk and Alamo on my list of things to see!

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Friday, June 13, 2003 12:29 PM
Rule one: Do not go to Schliterbahn on a weekend

Rule two: Do not go to Schliterbahn on a weekend!

Rule three: With Schliterbahn hit Blastenhoff first (home of Master Blaster) and ride the Blaster first, then hit every place else in the area, then go close by Surfinghoff and hit the two blasters there and the boogie bahn if that is your thing, after that go to the three old sections of the park and enjoy them the rest of the day. That way you avoid a 3 hr wait for MB (hey the ride is awesome but not that awesome) and you spend the hot miday in the treed old area on those wonderful long tube rides with relitivly short lines.

Sea World when I went wasnt that crowded on a weekday when I went last year and I waited more for the raft ride then for Steel Eel and Great White combined. SFFT is a wonderful park, stay for the night show but it is relitivly small you shouldnt have trouble doing it in one day.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 5:02 PM
SFFT is a great park, except for The Rattler, but that's well known. They have a ton of flat rides, and a kick-butt program on their Frisbee. They also have the rare Skyscraper upcharge attraction. After riding the one at DorneyPark, I say it's well worth the money. Steel Eel rocks at Sea World. In the afternoon you can have the ride all to yourself, while everyone else is at the shows. Riverwalk is a big tourist trap, but the boat ride was pretty nice. Unfortunately, I only got to do a drive-by of the Alamo. (Most popular question the Riverwalk boat tourguides get: "Why is The Alamo in downtown?").
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Friday, June 13, 2003 8:26 PM
Thanks for the info!

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Give me wood or give me B&M! :-)
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Friday, June 13, 2003 8:59 PM
Heck, I went on a really slow day at Fiesta Texas, and 'did the park' by noon! Yes, it's a small park.

I really don't like The Rattler much. The Riddler has been SBNO for a while (is it gone yet? I haven't been this year).

The Great White is pretty intense, imho. A good ride. So is the Steel Eel.

Set aside some time to walk around in downtown San Antonio. The Riverwalk is best in the evenings, and is very touristy. Walk around the Alamo grounds... and maybe even do the Mission Trail (the first two missions after The Alamo are the most worth it). Some interesting history there.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 9:19 PM
Anonymouse, you mean Joker's Revenge? It's at SFNO now (instead of being SBNO).

Jeffrey - everything everyone said above, and if you ride The Rattler, wear full-body padding. And think happy thoughts.

Definitely avoid Schlitterbahn on weekends, and prepare for bad traffic near the park, regardless. They've got I-35 down to two very crooked, narrow lanes near Schlitterbahn's exit... it's terrible.

Personally, I could ride Steel Eel all day, and with the generally non-existent lines at Sea World, it's an entirely possible feat.

And be sure to eat some enchiladas... anywhere.

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Saturday, June 14, 2003 5:40 AM
I was at SFFT on Tuesday of last week between 2 and 7. Crowds were minimal to non-existant, but there was also morning rain that day. The one thing I can add is that a Rattler ride in the back seat nearly broke bones. A Rattler ride in the front seat was not horrible, to the point that I'd consider doing it again.

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Saturday, June 14, 2003 9:46 AM
I'm headed to San Antonio on Tuesday, so I have a question . . .What's wrong with the Rattler?

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Saturday, June 14, 2003 9:49 AM

Binks Drake said:
I'm headed to San Antonio on Tuesday, so I have a question . . .What's wrong with the Rattler?

It has the "helix of hell" (and not in a good way). This ride makes the Beast, Mean Streak, and Son of Beast feel like a BM. Im not saying dont ride it (I am willing to ride anything at least once) just be sure to sit towards the front and prepare to get your backbone reajusted.

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Summer 03-CP, HP, Canobie, SFNE, SFWOA, and SFGAm.

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Saturday, June 14, 2003 11:21 AM
The Rattler has this really stupid helix after the first drop and turnaround. Instead of a straight helix, it just keeps going up and down and up and down, I believe three times. It had many of us scratching our heads as to what the hell the designer was thinking. In the back it hurt really bad. One of our group deemed it "The Pain Chamber".
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Saturday, June 14, 2003 7:55 PM
All I can think of is that it is meant to represent the coils of a snake. The main thing with the coaster is that the lateral forces are sudden and severe; partly due to track design, and partly due to shuffling. The ride seems to be more tolerable in the front. Perhaps it is just because Mean Streak is in my home park (and so I ride it all the time), but I find Rattler to be a more exciting (though rougher) ride than Mean Streak.

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Sunday, June 15, 2003 7:53 AM
Best Advice that I can give you GO HERE!
Pictures and Info on the park --->www.themeparksonline.org


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