Yesterday Theme Park Review was invited to Media Day for the Fiesta Bay Boardwalk adding three new thrills, new games, new Jelly Belly, and new boards.
Overall the area looks fantastic, the upgrades were just what the doctor ordered to round out the offerings at the park and bring everything together. Sporting the only Zamperla Mega Disk-O in state of Texas known as Hurricane Force 5 you'll enjoy great views of the boardwalk while feeling the wind in your hair (ok, I don't have hair, I call it an aerodynamic design, less wind resistance) Anywho, RIP Frisbee.
Made in Texas you'll find the classic Tilt-A-Whirl known as Spinsanity and it's next door neighbor the Larson Loop known as Fireball. Fireball is actually a lot of fun, has some crazy hangtime, and fits perfectly on the boardwalk with its cousins. Outside of a Himalaya (fine, you know I have a weakness for Reverchon's) I can't think of many rides that could complement the Boardwalk any better. New LED lighting and sound system will keep the party going after dark.
Of course you can't forget about Scooby, he's gotten an upgrade with a moving platform bringing the parks offering of moving platform rides to 4(who can name the other 3?) El Presidente Neal tells me their big focus is to munch people through the lines as quickly as possible and the moving platform on Scooby has done just that. For anyone who has been to the park you've probably experienced how fast they can move a line, afterall, more rides, more fun right? And like I told Neal, and I don't take this lightly, I really feel with all of the improvements to an already great park, the friendliness, cleanliness, and overall operations, they are the premier park in the chain.
So get out and checkout the new spin and spews on the boardwalk, just eat a funnel cake first
There's something about walking a red carpet that makes you feel like a million bucks, even if you only have 2 bucks.
I can see this area becoming a very popular group venue.
Fire Line, Do Not Cross.
"Hey, Fire peeps, look at me, I have fire! Look at me!!"
The ceremonial first riders were from San Antonio Fire-Rescue and on hand was a fire lady to demonstrate why playing with fire is fun and awesome.
Maybe that's the fire they were looking at? Nah, they were all strapped in and ready to ride!
Fireball and the new Fiesta Bay Boardwalk is officially open!
Hang 10 fellas
After ride time it was food time. And yeah, these are mini wieners, and yeah, the ones with carrot and cucumber and sriracha sauce, amazing.
Om nom nom nom
The new Jelly Belly store has a Freestyle Machine in it! They even have dog food flavor Jelly Bellys!
After food time it was ride time. Oh yeah, frito pies, corn dogs, ice cream bars, mini hot dogs, it was all good going down.
And sometimes what goes down must come up. Thankfully no reversal of fortunes here.
Just a good classic, yet modern, Tilt called Spinsanity Looks great!
Hurricane Force 5 is the only Mega Disk-0 in the Region!
A storm must be brewing
Throw your legs in the air like you just don't care and be prepared to be blown away. I know, it's the best I could come up with.
The main attraction would be the Fireball
So huge that it has it's own snack shack!
Hot Rod style ride vehicles compliment the theme of the are well, a perfect fit!
But here's a surprise! This snack stand will have a separate window just for drink refills! No more waiting in line behind people wanting $50 worth of cotton candy! I love this park!
More views from the boardwalk
You can even grab a seaside chair and watch people lose their belongings while hanging 10 on Fireball.
Certainly an area that people will be drawn and want to stay in, kudos to Neal, Jeffery and the entire team! Thanks for having us out and don't forget in June the Superman Virtual Reality Coaster will come to life!
And there you have it, comment away, but most importantly, follow the wiener, just not too close, you don't want to have an accident.