AAA Editor Notes
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is at 17000 I-10W. This 200-acre musical, theme and water park, in a former rock quarry with 100-foot cliff walls, celebrates Texas and the Southwest and offers live entertainment and both thrill and family-style rides.
Themed areas are Los Festivales, a Hispanic village with a continuous fiesta; the German village of Spassburg; Crackaxle Canyon, an old-time Texas town that celebrates the Fourth of July daily; Fiesta Bay Boardwalk; 1950s Rockville, where every day is homecoming; and White Water Bay, the free water park. The water park features a Texas-shaped wave pool; a five-story interactive water tree house with mazes; and the Bahama Blaster, whose launching capsules send riders speeding down twisting, looping tubes. Thunder Rapids, one of the newest attractions, is a roller coaster, water slide in one using water jet propulsion for lightening-fast uphill speeds and dramatic drops.
BATMAN: The Ride is a four-dimension Free-Fly Coaster bringing thrill seekers exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive experience guaranteed to flip riders head over heels at least six times. BATMAN: The Ride features a massive, imposing, floating and twisting track frame, in which ride vehicles begin their journey by traveling up a 120-foot elevator-type lift before being released for their highly unusual sensory journey, including two beyond-vertical free falls, in addition to the six head-over-heels spins.
Soaring Eagle Zipline is located near Rockville High. Guests may soar like an eagle from atop the quarry wall for a breathtaking bird’s eye view directly over Superman Krypton Coaster and portions of Rockville (including Batman: The Ride), as they sail along effortlessly in special side-by-side seating. Also in Rockville is Scream, a drop tower that plummets riders into a free-fall ride with a virtual reality component thrown in.
Iron Rattler, a snake-themed coaster made of wood and steel, has a 180-foot drop, four overbanked turns and an inverted barrel roll. The SkyScreamer swing ride spins visitors around a 200-foot tower at speeds up to 40 mph, and the floorless Superman Krypton Coaster provides twists, turns, loops and corkscrews. Pandemonium is a spinning coaster, Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters is an interactive family ride, and Bugs' White Water Rapids is a log flume ride.
During summer more than a dozen live shows spotlight a variety of musical genres, including Latin and country; the Celebrate! Summer Night Spectacular fireworks extravaganza and the Broadway-style production Ovation are other summer options. The park also hosts Fright Fest in October and Holiday in the Park from late November to early January.
Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.