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P. 278: Mardi Gras Festival 2021 details announced!

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This might just be one man's opinion, but the park seems to need a family wooden coaster (preferably GCI) more than it needed Batman. With Iron Rattler, Superman, Poltergeist, Boomerang, and (not-so Goliath) Goliath; the park seems to be more focused on thrill coasters. There isn't really an in-between them and Pandemonium and Road Runner Express. And currently no wooden coaster existing at the park with Rattler's transformation.

I don't agree with this at all! If anything, Fiesta Texas probably has one of the BETTER coaster selections for families at a Six Flags park!

 

They have three rides that are 42" or less - Pandemonium, Road Runner, Kiddie Coaster

 

Two coasters that are 48" - Iron Rattler, Boomerang. (and Batman will add a third)

 

And two that are 54" - Poltergeist and Superman.

 

Kristen, who is 7 rode Goliath at Great America this year and would more than happily ride Iron Rattler as well. She rode her first looping coaster when she was 4 or 5 years old, so I don't see how Iron Rattler doesn't really qualify as being "family accessible" when it absolutely is! And for those kids who aren't ready for Iron Rattler, that's what those 42" rides are for.

 

You also have to remember that most GCI woodies ALSO carry a 48" height restriction, so if you were to build that, you'd be asking the same height kid "Would you rather go on Iron Rattler or a family GCI woodie?" And I think we know what most kids answer would be.

 

Fiesta Texas absolutely has a great variety of rides for all ages, and I'm actually very impressed they are building another coaster that has a 48" height restriction which also means it will cater to younger ages.

 

I get that this is your opinion, but in MY opinion, it's not a very valid comment.

 

--Robb

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas has sent us a press release about the return of the annual Mardi Gras Festival at Six Flags Fiesta Texas including several new experiences that will debut this year!

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I liked this park when I went back during Batman's...err.. I mean Goliath's first season. It looks like it's only gotten much better. Even without the new addition it has a pretty solid line-up.

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Frankly, I think that Six Flags Fiesta Texas should have used the "Batman: The Ride" name for their B&M inverted coaster they got from Six Flags New Orleans instead of using the name "Goliath". But if they had used the "Batman: The Ride" name for their B&M inverted coaster then their 4D coaster that they're getting would have be named "Return of The Joker" or "Goliath".

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I'm so tired of Batman, Goliath, and Superman.

Here's what I'm tired of - people COMPLAINING about this!!!

 

Seriously, if you were a "smart theme park enthusiast" you would know that it makes a LOT more sense for a park chain to come up with a theming package and then use it at as many parks as possible. These parks are all regional parks. Do you know how many people end up at multiple Six Flags parks each year? The number is very, very, very, very, very small. So to all of us to keep tabs on ALL the parks, it looks like there are Batman rides everywhere. But to the people who only visit one or two Six Flags parks in their entire lifetime, they have no idea.

 

And hi, if you're going to give crap to Six Flags for doing this, then why aren't people giving crap to Disney, too, which have been cloning rides and themes for rides in their parks since the 1970s. Legoland does it, too.

 

So please, just STOP WITH THE COMPLAINING!!! For Christ sakes, the chain is building a lot of really cool stuff right now. Would you rather it be the years when they built nothing? Slap as many Batman logos on rides as they need to as long as it brings us some cool, unique attractions.

 

/end rant

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Well hey, the park did, & got what it wanted, so there's nothing you can change, or do, only the owner changes it if he wanted to! But I like the way things are at Fiesta Texas right now, even I would always come visit San Antonio more often!

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I'm so tired of Batman, Goliath, and Superman.

Here's what I'm tired of - people COMPLAINING about this!!!

 

Seriously, if you were a "smart theme park enthusiast" you would know that it makes a LOT more sense for a park chain to come up with a theming package and then use it at as many parks as possible. These parks are all regional parks. Do you know how many people end up at multiple Six Flags parks each year? The number is very, very, very, very, very small. So to all of us to keep tabs on ALL the parks, it looks like there are Batman rides everywhere. But to the people who only visit one or two Six Flags parks in their entire lifetime, they have no idea.

 

And hi, if you're going to give crap to Six Flags for doing this, then why aren't people giving crap to Disney, too, which have been cloning rides and themes for rides in their parks since the 1970s. Legoland does it, too.

 

So please, just STOP WITH THE COMPLAINING!!! For Christ sakes, the chain is building a lot of really cool stuff right now. Would you rather it be the years when they built nothing? Slap as many Batman logos on rides as they need to as long as it brings us some cool, unique attractions.

 

/end rant

 

Sorry *buries head in dirt ostrich style*

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I'm so tired of Batman, Goliath, and Superman.

Here's what I'm tired of - people COMPLAINING about this!!!

 

Seriously, if you were a "smart theme park enthusiast" you would know that it makes a LOT more sense for a park chain to come up with a theming package and then use it at as many parks as possible. These parks are all regional parks. Do you know how many people end up at multiple Six Flags parks each year? The number is very, very, very, very, very small. So to all of us to keep tabs on ALL the parks, it looks like there are Batman rides everywhere. But to the people who only visit one or two Six Flags parks in their entire lifetime, they have no idea.

 

And hi, if you're going to give crap to Six Flags for doing this, then why aren't people giving crap to Disney, too, which have been cloning rides and themes for rides in their parks since the 1970s. Legoland does it, too.

 

So please, just STOP WITH THE COMPLAINING!!! For Christ sakes, the chain is building a lot of really cool stuff right now. Would you rather it be the years when they built nothing? Slap as many Batman logos on rides as they need to as long as it brings us some cool, unique attractions.

 

/end rant

 

 

THANK YOU

 

 

(and yes, I AM counting this as my Christmas Miracle)

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I went on a construction (lovely piles of dirt) tour for BTR, a few weeks ago. It has made me that more excited to ride it come summer. My home park is OT, but this is by far my favorite of the two. I was impressed with their attention to line management for this coaster. This park has always been great about moving the lines. This was my first time to experience Holiday in the Park and was so impressed. Was the best time. IRAT was wearing her winter skates and flying! Would really like to make it back before the season ends.

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Yesterday Park President Neal Thurman and Director of Marketing Jeffrey Siebert were gracious enough to take TPR on a quick tour of the construction site for Batman The Ride, an exciting brand new S&S designed 4D coaster coming in 2015.

 

This would also be my first visit to Holiday in the Park and they have certainly done an amazing job. They offer two shows and both pack the house and both are very well done. The Majesty of Christmas is easily the most popular and people lined up 30-45 minutes before gates opened. Same with their new show titles My Christmas Card to you. If you like musicals, you'll like this.

 

Here is a brief overview of what we learned

 

- The old car ride station will likely be coming out within the week

- Parts are starting to arrive from overseas

- Alan Schilke designed, so you know it's gonna be amazing!

- Rocky Mountain Construction is responsible for fabrication of the track and should start arriving next month. The structural pieces are being fabricated by S&S.

- Vertical Construction will take about a month to complete. This could start within the next 6 weeks

- Season Pass holders will be given the opportunity to ride before the general public

- Superman's paint work continues during the rides annual maintenance

- Park opens in 2015 on February 28th!

 

We also shot a quick video of the site, be sure to check it and when you're done, share it with your friends! Who's excited?!

 

Another awesome update by TPR. Glad to see the TPR presence in te park for HiP and the construction updates. No matter how many coaster sites are out there, I can always count on TPR for great detail and excellent photos in their trip reports.

 

Keep up the good work and can't wait to see more as we move into the new season.

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Thanks David, we will be back to the site during the offseason as the ride goes vertical.

 

 

One thing I failed to mention, the reason it looks as if not much has been done is because they have been upgrading the sewer systems and what not so everything that's been done to this point has been underground.

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The other attraction hasn't been announced yet. I'd be surprised if it was a sky coaster considering SFFT used to have one from about 1994 till about 2001 or 2002. I guess we'll just have to wait. Nice that SKC is getting the paint job. Scream at SFMM is going to get a repaint too. I wonder if Six Flags will be doing that at other parks in the chain.

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I doubt the other attraction is much more than a new show or new food place near Batman. I could see it being a little kid ride since SFFT is pretty good about having kid stuff near the big rides so adults can swap out easier.

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I remember years ago I went to the park on a day like that. They also had a free Weird Al concert that evening so we braved through the weather. Ended being a fun day, but freezing.

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Well, not entirely sure what part of the track that is. Station? I don't even know if that's a piece of track.

 

This is a whole new track design so some of these pieces are going to be strange looking. This is for sure one coaster that's gonna have to be kept an eye on during construction.

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According to SFFT and a RMC discussion thread on RMC's Facebook page, that would be track being loaded up in Idaho where RMC is fabricating the Track portion of BTR.

 

As far as SKC goes, it's looking pretty good from the pics posted on Facebook and Twitter by the park.

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