Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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••• Iron Rattler is an incredible wood-steel hybrid coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. © Arthur Levine.

New for 2016

Superman Krypton Coaster to add VR. Fireball, Hurricane Force 5, and Spinsanity
The park's Superman ride will be turned into a virtual reality coaster. Also, read about the three new attractions coming in my preview of all of the new rides at Six Flags parks for the 2016 season.

Park Overview

Regardless of whether you prefer pop, country, rock & roll, gospel, or rhythm and blues, Fiesta Texas almost certainly has a concert or musical revue that's just right for you.

From one-night-only events featuring some of the biggest stars in the world, to summer concert series, to the culturally diverse performances scheduled daily, the biggest problem for music aficionados won't be deciding what to do; it'll be deciding what not to do.

Of course, with its fine selection of thrill rides, the park hits plenty of high-notes with its non-musical numbers as well, from the 16-story tall, 70 mph Superman: Krypton Coaster to the floorless, 164-feet free-fall machine Scream. But its finest ride is Iron Rattler, a humdinger of a hybrid wooden-steel coaster that is among the world's finest.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas isn't just about mirth on earth. Its White Water Bay water park is huge and includes 13 different aquatic attractions ranging from Splashwater Springs (a kid-sized water complex featuring numerous rides and interactive activities) to the Texas Tumble, a large-scale, high speed rafting experience for the whole family.

Best of all, the water park is included in the general admission price to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

As with all Six Flags parks, Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers Fright Fest. The annual Halloween celebration includes haunted mazes, special shows, and other features to mark the holiday.

Phone and Location

Park Information: (210) 697-5050
San Antonio, Texas.

Admission and Area Hotel Info

Tickets to the theme park include admission to the on-site water park. Reduced price for children (under 48"). 2 and under are free. Discounted tickets are often available online. Season pass tickets include admission to all Six Flags parks.

For an additional fee, the park offers the Flash Pass go-to-the-front-of-the-lines program. VIP tours available for an extra fee (which is quite high).

Compare rates for hotels near Six Flags Fiesta Texas at TripAdvisor.

Directions:

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is located approximately 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio. You'll find it at I-10 West and Loop 1604. Take exit 555, La Cantera Parkway.

Also note that during the summer you can board a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Highlights:

  • Performances, concerts, and shows--oh my! With a rollicking lineup of assorted musical acts, music lovers of all ages and tastes should have no trouble finding something to groove to at the park.
  • Among its great thrill machines, the park features Iron Rattler, Superman: Krypton Coaster, the largest steel coaster in the Southwest, and Poltergeist, which launches riders from 0-60 mph in the ride's first 3 seconds.
  • For those who bring their suits (bathing, not birthday), White Water Bay offers plenty of high-speed raft and body slides to complement a slippery slew of other watery wonders.

    Halloween Event

    Six Flags Fright Fest 2015

    New at the Park

    New for 2015: Batman: The Ride
    It may have the same name as a number of other Six Flags coasters, but the newfangled coaster will be an entirely different beast.

    New for 2014: Bahama Blaster
    A new slide complex at the water park will include launch capsules with trap doors.

    New for 2013: Iron Rattler
    The park's wooden coaster gets a new lease on life with the addition of an all-new steel track.

    New for 2012: SkyScreamer
    A high, spinning swing ride that is found at other parks, the Fiesta Texas version will rise 200 feet and reach speeds of 40 mph.

    Christmas Event

    Six Flags Holiday in the Park 2015

     

    Official Web Site:

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas