Six Flag Fiesta Texas boss says great things are planned for the park

Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Fiesta Texas President Jeffrey Siebert — who became familiar with plans for the San Antonio theme park long before it arose from the remains of a closed quarry 25 years ago — confirmed that the parent company, Six Flags Entertainment Corp., has much more in store for its Alamo City property.

Read more from The San Antonio Business Journal.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:24 AM
Jeff's avatar

Will there be a "totally immersive dark ride experience?" :)


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Friday, March 17, 2017 1:18 PM

Is this the same Siebert of Kings Island, formerly?

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Friday, March 17, 2017 4:32 PM
rollergator's avatar

^Yes, and of Schlitterbahn. Jeff's got as much genuine enthusiasm as anyone I've met since I got involved with this bunch of rowdies...


"I'm going to make my own amusement park with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the park." - Bender Bending Rodriguez, Futurama

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Friday, March 17, 2017 4:55 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, in a way, he's responsible for the legitimacy of CoasterBuzz Club, which was the first online club, and so indirectly every other that came after it. When I launched the club as a way to deal with shrinking ad revenue and soaring cost, he was first in line to say, "Hey come have an event here."

Of course, these days, the big parks prefer to have their own club-agnostic events (and I despise running events), but still, CB owes him a lot of high fives.


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Friday, March 17, 2017 10:17 PM
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rollergator said:
Jeff's got as much genuine enthusiasm as anyone I've met since I got involved with this bunch of rowdies...

I always smile extra wide when I see him on the schedule for No Coaster. He loves, truly loves, what he does, and it shows.


Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:55 PM

I have heard nothing but good things about Siebert. It's awesome when you love what you do for a living.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:37 PM
bjames's avatar

Its future would be much greater if it wasn't owned by Six Flags, maybe that's what the guy is hinting at? I see a future of muted, sucky, tostitos-sponsored, factory-replicated coasters for most Six Flags parks. The company hasn't built a good unique ride at any of its parks in years.

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"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:36 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, everyone really seems to hate those RMC rides.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:03 PM
Tommytheduck's avatar

Reversing Motorized Circles? I haven't ridden one of the new giant Larson's yet, so I'll reserve judgement.

As for the Iron Horse conversions... They're the only reason we've visited a SF park in the past 5 years, including a transcon flight specifically to visit SFMM. So yeah... they did their job!

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:52 PM
Bobbie1951's avatar

Exactly! Why did I visit SFOT and SFFT last year and why am I going back this year? One reason: Iron Rattler and NTG. Will maybe get to SFNE this year for Wicked Cyclone although it depends on cost; as things stand now it's significantly cheaper to fly from Philly to SAT or DFW than it is to fly from Philly to Hartford.


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