Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby bert425 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:14 pm

boldikus wrote:Nice report Bert, thanks for the pics!


of course!

when are you going to hit the Texas parks?

base camp in Austin, and I'll go with you to the Two Six Flags (San Antonio, and Dallas), as well as the the pit stop in Seguin to ride the switchback at ZDT's :)
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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby Married a Canadian » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:42 pm

Your mention of the ride dispatch times on Iron rattler makes me smile, because I found that to be the same the same day you and I were there 3 weeks ago.
It seemed to me that the "quieter" the ride was, the more time it took for them to load and dispatch the train. I wouldn't have minded quite so much if it weren't for the fact that on most of the dispatches, personal conversations between the ride attendants took priority over the ride itself.
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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:05 pm

Very nice photos! Getting really excited to get back to this park for the first time since '04. Plenty of new things, including Wonder Woman, Iron Rattler, and Thunder River!
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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby TBpony414 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:21 pm

Yay, you made the email list with your TR!! Now that you’re famous just don’t forget about your fans who have cheered you on from the very beginning when you were basically unknown. LOL! Great report as always. Those Xmas trees are super creepy and IR looks awesome. Do you (or someone else) know if that Superman is the same thing as Medusa/Bizarro at SFGAdv?

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I thought the same thing! An interesting looking coaster for sure. If it rides half as cool as it looks it’ll be a heck of a ride.

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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:03 pm

Wonder Woman sure looks wonderful!!

Thanks for the great pictures! :br
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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby bert425 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:36 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Very nice photos! Getting really excited to get back to this park for the first time since '04. Plenty of new things, including Wonder Woman, Iron Rattler, and Thunder River!


you mean "Gully Washer" :p

if 1st time since 2004, you'll have LOTS of new stuff: Batman, Skyscreamer, Goliath, the new Boardwalk rides (Fireball, Spinsanity, Hurricane Force 5), and probably even Pandemonium. . or was that one there already as Tony Hawk?
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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby bert425 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:38 pm

Married a Canadian wrote:Your mention of the ride dispatch times on Iron rattler makes me smile, because I found that to be the same the same day you and I were there 3 weeks ago.
It seemed to me that the "quieter" the ride was, the more time it took for them to load and dispatch the train. I wouldn't have minded quite so much if it weren't for the fact that on most of the dispatches, personal conversations between the ride attendants took priority over the ride itself.
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I didn't remember you saying that in your trip report, but now that you say it, I DO recall.. so yeah, 3 weeks later, same dispatch issues.

luckily not much of a line, so not too much of an effect, and as noted, in scheme of things not that big a deal. but was noticeable on IR only.
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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby bert425 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:41 pm

TBpony414 wrote:Yay, you made the email list with your TR!! Now that you’re famous just don’t forget about your fans who have cheered you on from the very beginning when you were basically unknown. LOL! Great report as always. Those Xmas trees are super creepy and IR looks awesome. Do you (or someone else) know if that Superman is the same thing as Medusa/Bizarro at SFGAdv?

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I thought the same thing! An interesting looking coaster for sure. If it rides half as cool as it looks it’ll be a heck of a ride.


LOL. you are too funny, Liz.

It's a floorless (feet dangle after floor drops out) coaster. . but Superman at Fiesta is at least in part, a custom build, and I can say without really knowing, because the way it interacts with the walls of the quarry:
the 1st drop, and the turnaround after the loop, both go up over the quarry wall, and then dive back into the quarry.. so they are incorporating things that just can't be at other parks. so at least SOME of the ride is a custom build.

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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:04 am

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ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Very nice photos! Getting really excited to get back to this park for the first time since '04. Plenty of new things, including Wonder Woman, Iron Rattler, and Thunder River!


you mean "Gully Washer" :p

if 1st time since 2004, you'll have LOTS of new stuff: Batman, Skyscreamer, Goliath, the new Boardwalk rides (Fireball, Spinsanity, Hurricane Force 5), and probably even Pandemonium. . or was that one there already as Tony Hawk?

No, I meant Thunder Rapids, the water coaster. Tony Hawk was not there yet. This was way back before I was an enthusiast, and I was just going to San Antonio with some friends from college. Because I was in college at the time, god this was so long ago now. One of my friends was from Harlingen, in northern Mexico as he called it, so he had season passes and got us in on a BAFF day. I remember being a bit reluctant, since I had been to Six Flags St. Louis and thought Fiesta Texas would just be the same thing. He assured me it wasn't, so I went along, and I'm so glad I did! It's a fantastic park. I loved Poltergeist and Road Runner Express. Superman was my first experience with a floorless, and it totally freaked me out. Still the best one I've ever been on. I also had my first experience with a Boomerang, and it put me off them immediately. Rattler was awful, and when it was RMCed I immediately made plans to come back...that got delayed....

So I'm loving your reports from there recently. Good memories with people I haven't seen since we graduated...over a decade ago now.
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Re: Quick Trip report: Fiesta Texas, 12/26/17

Postby bert425 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:10 am

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bert425 wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Very nice photos! Getting really excited to get back to this park for the first time since '04. Plenty of new things, including Wonder Woman, Iron Rattler, and Thunder River!


you mean "Gully Washer" :p

if 1st time since 2004, you'll have LOTS of new stuff: Batman, Skyscreamer, Goliath, the new Boardwalk rides (Fireball, Spinsanity, Hurricane Force 5), and probably even Pandemonium. . or was that one there already as Tony Hawk?

No, I meant Thunder Rapids, the water coaster. Tony Hawk was not there yet. This was way back before I was an enthusiast, and I was just going to San Antonio with some friends from college. Because I was in college at the time, god this was so long ago now. One of my friends was from Harlingen, in northern Mexico as he called it, so he had season passes and got us in on a BAFF day. I remember being a bit reluctant, since I had been to Six Flags St. Louis and thought Fiesta Texas would just be the same thing. He assured me it wasn't, so I went along, and I'm so glad I did! It's a fantastic park. I loved Poltergeist and Road Runner Express. Superman was my first experience with a floorless, and it totally freaked me out. Still the best one I've ever been on. I also had my first experience with a Boomerang, and it put me off them immediately. Rattler was awful, and when it was RMCed I immediately made plans to come back...that got delayed....

So I'm loving your reports from there recently. Good memories with people I haven't seen since we graduated...over a decade ago now.



ahhhh. . . totally missed that, as it's part of the Water Park, so not open still this season, and I think of that as a waterpark ride (as in, you're in your swimsuit, in that area, and you only ride it in that area).

there's a TON of new stuff in the waterpark. . if the last time you were there was 2004? really, the only thing you will recognize is the wave pool. Everything else has changed. (did you even get to see the "racers" that they installed from WaterWorld in Houston? those came hung around for years, and are now gone from the waterpark :)

so it will be almost all new to you.

note: Fiesta will *not* let you walk around in a swimsuit. So if you go to Waterpark, you'll have to change before going back into the rest of the park. (it's been a long time since we've been to waterpark, but what we always did was get a full day FFBFwMaG *in* the Waterpark Section, and just use that for basecamp to change in and out of shorts when we wanted to ride things).
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