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^ I know you can only take so much from artwork, but it looks exactly like the giant discoveries they've already opened. Maybe it was because the "giant discovery" like New England's is only 140 ft tall so this counts as a different model name technically?

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Now, Bill. . you have to search for the clinical term:  "Blueprints shaped like penis"

^ I think it's a sign Hell has frozen over, and maybe the GOP Senators will vote to convict

Park President Jeffrey Siebert has been sharing some wonderful pictures online! (I did mention to him I was going to post them here at TPR)  

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Well, both this one, and the new one going into SFGAdv, are marketed as being "17 stories high", which means in the 170 foot range, I believe. I'm just curious if the one at GAdv is actually a little higher, or if they're basically the exact same thing.

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Looks great and a perfect replacement for the Frisbee that was removed a couple of years ago. One bit of curiosity... I see a wave swinger, still... is that being rethemed or slightly moved?

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YES! I love these things and am really excited to be getting one.

 

I wonder if it's a different model than a Giant Discovery since Jeffrey said it wouldn't be a Giant Discovery? Or was he just trolling?

 

The model going to this park and Great Adventure, as well as the one at Magic Mountain are technically called Giga Discoveries, since they are all 170ft tall instead of 140. That may be what he was saying.

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Six Flags is killing it with the additions this year! I wasn’t following the rumors of Fiesta Texas very closely but a Giant Discovery is an awesome addition to any park! This in a back to back year with Wonder Woman plus the announcement of year-round operation here just keeps on improving this park!

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Damn, they are going all in on the Giant/Giga Discoveries this year. Not a bad thing! They're my favorite flats and I'd be happy if there was one of these at every park everywhere. An excellent addition to an already excellent park!

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Well, both this one, and the new one going into SFGAdv, are marketed as being "17 stories high", which means in the 170 foot range, I believe. I'm just curious if the one at GAdv is actually a little higher, or if they're basically the exact same thing.

 

In the press release they said ours is the tallest and fastest

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Thrill Capital of South Texas, will debut the tallest and fastest spinning pendulum ride in the world. Named after the world’s most iconic Super Villain, The Joker Wild Card delivers a unique brand of chaotic, dizzying fun for extreme thrill-

seekers. Towering a record-breaking 17-stories tall, this impressive giant disk will reach speeds up to 80 miles per hour as it whips back and forth, and higher and higher, to give riders a spectacular view of the world below them. The Joker Wild Card will become the centerpiece of a newly themed DC Universe area. The park is also announcing year-round operation, adding winter weekends and holidays to its regular operating season.

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Looks great and a perfect replacement for the Frisbee that was removed a couple of years ago. One bit of curiosity... I see a wave swinger, still... is that being rethemed or slightly moved?

 

yeah. . I noticed that too.

 

Whirlygig is clearly there in the promo art, right where it has been.

 

so either something happened mechanically that they are closing it, or maybe they are moving the basketball game there? (:p)

 

he announced it was closing tho, so we have to take him at his word that it's going away. (hopefully they get a similar replacement tho, since my Spouse loves riding those)

 

Great fit for the park, which as other noted, lost it's Frisbee a few years ago.

 

I'm happy w/ this announcement.

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Any ideas as to where this ride will be placed?

 

I will be where the der twister ride is currently

 

Ok, thanks.

I was under the impression that it was replacing the billiard theamed teacups ride, but the picture didn't quite match up with that assumption.

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Any ideas as to where this ride will be placed?

 

I will be where the der twister ride is currently

 

Ok, thanks.

I was under the impression that it was replacing the billiard theamed teacups ride, but the picture didn't quite match up with that assumption.

No the hustler 8 ball ride will be getting a makeover and renovation

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This is an awesome addition and the news about year-round operation is even more awesome. Great news!

 

This, I’m very excited about year round operations. I can’t wait to get my coaster fix all year.

 

The giant pendulum rides are some of my favorite flat rides so I’m happy to see one built here.

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Looks great and a perfect replacement for the Frisbee that was removed a couple of years ago. One bit of curiosity... I see a wave swinger, still... is that being rethemed or slightly moved?

 

It's probably getting a retheme to fit in with the new DC Universe area.

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Well, I didn’t know where to throw this. Looking at the memberships and have a few questions.

 

1. The Gold Plus membership would include admission to all the Six Flags parks with parking at all of them?

 

2. Do I need to activate it at the park I buy it for first/by a certain date? We don’t know for sure where we will be first next year.

 

3. Why would it be $5/year cheaper for Fiesta Texas Gold Plus vs. Over Texas if they’re including all the parks?

 

Thanks for the help! I tried to read some fine print and was most interested about Q #2.

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Well, I didn’t know where to throw this. Looking at the memberships and have a few questions.

 

1. The Gold Plus membership would include admission to all the Six Flags parks with parking at all of them?

 

2. Do I need to activate it at the park I buy it for first/by a certain date? We don’t know for sure where we will be first next year.

 

3. Why would it be $5/year cheaper for Fiesta Texas Gold Plus vs. Over Texas if they’re including all the parks?

 

Thanks for the help! I tried to read some fine print and was most interested about Q #2.

1. Yes, that's correct.

 

2. Yes, must be activated at the park you buy it for, and your benefits (other than parking and admission) will be only at that park. Normally there aren't time restrictions, but there may be if you're buying at a special price. If it's not listed in the fine print, likely just activate it within 1 year of purchase (the contract duration)

 

3. The benefits are only at the park you buy it for, like bring a friend tickets and discount coupons and such. Also, most people only buy a pass to their local park, so they're priced to be competitive in that market. Small market parks like St. Louis and America tend to be cheaper than big market parks like Magic Mountain.

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Cool addition.

I went to this park for the first time last year, and was surprised at how nicely themed it was (and it was clean), and the ride selection was surprisingly good.

Really liked the Roadrunner Express (before I even knew that it was one of Alan Schilke's early designs), LOVED iron Rattler, really, really enjoyed Superman and others.

 

(Sadly Poltergeist was closed, but I heard it's fun.)

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Great addition for SFFT, I like that SF is going all in on these Giant Discoveries. I just rode Crazanity at SFMM and it really lived up to the hype. I've been on similar swinging pendulum rides before, but nothing that has come close to the size and speed of these 170ft models. There is some great airtime at the apex of the swing and then you get a freefall sensation on the downswing--and the downswing is crazy fast! Seriously, you guys will love this ride.

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well. . they sucked me back in. . . LOL

 

I'm $270 poorer, but we now have 2019 Gold Passes (including parking at all parks), both have dining plan, and I added Picture Plan (it was only $20 more!). Grrrrr for "service fee" on top of taxes, since printing the dang things out myself. . but yep, the ride announcement was all the impetus I needed to pull the trigger on Season Pass renewal.

 

I wish we went often enough, or nick was thrill-seeker enough that we would benefit from Memberships. . but honestly? Season Passes work just fine for what we do at the park. so happy they are still offering them for 2019.

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Looks great and a perfect replacement for the Frisbee that was removed a couple of years ago. One bit of curiosity... I see a wave swinger, still... is that being rethemed or slightly moved?

 

It's probably getting a retheme to fit in with the new DC Universe area.

 

Just as a follow up, the park confirmed tonight that it's getting a retheme to Crime Wave.

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