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P. 288: New B&M Dive Machine Announced!

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Went on the "safer" Iron Rattler a couple times tonight. Trust me, it hasn't lost any of it's force with the new seat belts. I still got all the airtime I used to. A few changes I have noticed though. They have a bunch of "how to ride" signs up now. Even added some much needed fans in the line which is nice. I noticed the ride Op's really emphasizing "Please make sure your hands are up so our ride op's can check your harness" a bunch. The dispatching time was still quick, not AS quick. But still dispatching as soon and the other train has arrived. I could really tell the ride op's were much more focused on making sure everyone was securely in their seat. Make of that what you wish. Other then that, same great ride as it was before!

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The Entertainment Department at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is currently casting for the 2013 Fright Fest Season. The park is looking for Haunted House Actors, Street Monster Actors, Costume Characters, Costume Character Escorts, and Specialty Acts with a Halloween Twist, such as jugglers, magicians, unicyclers, and tumblers. The entertainment department will also be interviewing Stage Managers, Theatre Ushers and Make-up Artists.

 

2013 Fright Fest Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Picnic Grove at Fiesta Texas. Applicants may arrive anytime during the audition time period. For more information, please call the Entertainment Office at (210) 697-5483. Applicants must arrive through Gate 4 (adjacent to VIA bus drop off) at 6:45 p.m. and go through the Front Gate. There will be a representative to direct applicants into the Picnic Grove.

 

Active applicants only are invited and are highly encouraged to complete an online application in advance to reduce paperwork on the day of the event. Although we encourage applicants to come dressed as a zombie, we will not allow masks or props on property. Anyone dressed in zombie make-up must also provide a headshot photo of themselves in their “human form.”

 

There will be special vendors including food, drink and merchandise on-site for applicants. We will also host special activities for those wishing to participate, for prizes while they wait for their audition number to be called. The special activities include a monster mash dash, a scary stare off, musical scares (zombie version of musical chairs) and a costume contest.

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I went to the park yesterday. Operations on Iron Rattler were a little slower because of the seatbelts, but not too bad. I really like the way they designed the belts. There is a small bright orange loop that sticks out from the belt so that the ride ops don't have to go fumbling around in people's laps to see if it is buckled. Lines were very light. I rode everything I wanted within an hour and a half, including multiple rides on iRat. Park was very clean, too. All in all, it was a great day at the park.

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Sexy, sexy coaster.

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I rode once today cause I just had to get an iRat ride in and waited 45 minutes. Seat belts were not noticeable. As for a comment about the tunnel lights a few posts before, they change slowly now. They were blue when the train I was on went through.

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Honestly I don't think that I've ever been to SFFT on a day where a flash pass seemed necessary aside from the notoriously busy times of year like Spring Break, 4Th of July, etc. On a typical operation day, lines don't really get that bad. Especially not this time of year when most kids are going back to school. Every time I've been on Iron Rattler, the wait has been less than 30 minutes.

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It may be possible, but unlikely in my opinion, that SFFT would invest in a new coaster the year after throwing gobs of money at morphing the Rattler into Iron Rattler. That doesn't mean, however, that they wouldn't move a gently used coaster into the pictured field. There is already a lot of speculation about the X in eXtreme referring to X2 at SFMM, but that just doesn't seem like a good fit. But, there is another X coaster that is a possibility, namely the X coaster at Magic Springs. It was supposed to be removed last season, but wasn't because they couldn't take it apart in time. Just food for thought.

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Based on the location in the picture, it looks like the land near White Water Bay/Crackaxle Canyon. A new water slide or two would be a welcome addition, IMO. I think the last new water slide was Tornado and that was....2007? 2008? I'm not 100% sure on the date.

 

I'm still holding out for this as well, but I doubt that we will get a new coaster the year after Iron Rattler.[youtu_be]

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I've been reading and I guess SFFT is building a new coaster in Austin or Houston according to the Facebook comments. Not sure how they got that even started from the photo posted. The sad part was the posts keep coming even after SFFT said it was for a new attraction, not location.

 

Anyways, my guess is a crazy water slide for the water park.

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