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Yesterday I was able to do a tour of the new Pirate dark ride. Looks really good in person and was so cool to see a theme park build a dark ride in house. SFFT team has done a great job with and I can’t wait to ride it next year. I also was able to do a backstage tour of the Zaragoza tour. I had no idea the cool history of it. Like It was supposed to have a second huge balcony but they changed it last second. Or that the top has cell phone towers so they can’t get on top roof with out permission. It was kind of hard to get good photo as I had to keep walking but here are a few. Great day at SFFT overall.

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On stage of Majesty of Christmas

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Backstage

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New scoring system for Pirate dark ride

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The new queue line waterfall

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Shiver me timber’s

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Spotlights from the third floor

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From the vip second balcony that I never knew was in the Zaragoza theater.

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cool to see the pics from the theater tour. . haven't done that in years (like. . maybe 10 years ago, is when we last did that. . are they back to opening it as part of the behind the scenes tour? or was this a special 1 off deal for you)?

 

glad to see you had a good time at Fiesta!

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We're out here in line. It's windy AF. Not sure any coasters will run but we will get the layout in case we have to come back tomorrow. I was supposed to have my daughter back in NC for church on Sunday. Her mother told her she could choose roller coasters or church given our circumstances. She chose roller coasters. My girl!

 

We really want Wonder Woman, Iron Rattler, and Superman. If we get the clones, fine. If not, no big deal. Would probably only do BTR if we did a clone.

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We're out here in line. It's windy AF. Not sure any coasters will run but we will get the layout in case we have to come back tomorrow. I was supposed to have my daughter back in NC for church on Sunday. Her mother told her she could choose roller coasters or church given our circumstances. She chose roller coasters. My girl!

 

We really want Wonder Woman, Iron Rattler, and Superman. If we get the clones, fine. If not, no big deal. Would probably only do BTR if we did a clone.

 

I say if everything is open best bet is to get wwglc knocked off the list first as soon as they drop the ropes... Its a little finicky and lines for that can get quite long. After that its an easy loop around to hit batman, superman, iron rattler, roadrunner, goliath and polterguist

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Does Wonder Woman have issues running in high winds? I'll give you the low capacity and the finicky nature of those rides, but with the way that coaster hauls through the coaster, I can't imagine where it could possibly valley.

 

Idk if thats even been tested... Only issue i could see with wind and wwglc is after the chainlift it has the little dip before the main drop and thats the only slow part of the entire ride

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Just rode WW. Superman is not testing yet. App hasn't updated, is showing every thing as closed. Wind has died down a bit.

 

Got WW x2. Then Roadrunner. Iron Rattler is testing now. In line. What a beautiful park.

 

glad you're having good luck! once the front came thru this afternoon, wind dropped to nothing.. so with luck, maybe Poltergeist will open (it's my favorite in the park, and I like it better than Joker's Jinx).

 

Another unique flat in the park is Hustler (basically teacups, but done as pool balls). . if coasters do go down, check that out (it's near Wonder Woman and Batman).

 

(oh, and Spinsanity on the boardwalk, is a "next gen" Tilt-a-Whirl. . . and it spins a LOT if you get a good car. .so recommend that too, but again, it's got pretty awful capacity)

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^The flats just aren't for us. We are enjoying the lights and are on the platform for our second Iron Rattler ride. Wow! Maybe my second favorite RMC. I have actually taken a few non-ride pictures, something I rarely do.

 

if you didn't try it yet, go for Back car.

 

the "whip" effect when it dives off the canyon for the finale is incredible.

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SUPER packed yesterday (actually never seen it that busy), due to a combo of horrible weather on Wed (so everyone came out Thurs), and a promotion SF is running to upgrade that gave out a wrist band for fast pass for the day . . and Bring a friend for $20.

 

surprised to see a few things closed that had been open for Holiday in the Park (the water rides, Goliath), but most everything else was operating with at least 2 trains, and the new Pirates ride now has signage up . .and while over there, got in a conversation with Park Manager Jefferey Siebert ! (just was chatting with a park employee who was walking by to comment on how nice the queue looked, and after a comment about Wonder Woman and how he rode it 35+ times in a row, I glanced at his nametag and realized whom I was talking to. . . LOL. . luckily, I had commented positively to him in the first place. . and we had a very nice 5+ minute convo, mainly about the Carousel)

 

trip report up later this afternoon/evening.

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SUPER packed yesterday (actually never seen it that busy), due to a combo of horrible weather on Wed (so everyone came out Thurs), and a promotion SF is running to upgrade that gave out a wrist band for fast pass for the day . . and Bring a friend for $20.

 

surprised to see a few things closed that had been open for Holiday in the Park (the water rides, Goliath), but most everything else was operating with at least 2 trains, and the new Pirates ride now has signage up . .and while over there, got in a conversation with Park Manager Jefferey Siebert ! (just was chatting with a park employee who was walking by to comment on how nice the queue looked, and after a comment about Wonder Woman and how he rode it 35+ times in a row, I glanced at his nametag and realized whom I was talking to. . . LOL. . luckily, I had commented positively to him in the first place. . and we had a very nice 5+ minute convo, mainly about the Carousel)

 

trip report up later this afternoon/evening.

Iowa state band was there so that was the main reason it was packed. It emptied out quit a bit after they performed.

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SUPER packed yesterday (actually never seen it that busy), due to a combo of horrible weather on Wed (so everyone came out Thurs), and a promotion SF is running to upgrade that gave out a wrist band for fast pass for the day . . and Bring a friend for $20.

 

surprised to see a few things closed that had been open for Holiday in the Park (the water rides, Goliath), but most everything else was operating with at least 2 trains, and the new Pirates ride now has signage up . .and while over there, got in a conversation with Park Manager Jefferey Siebert ! (just was chatting with a park employee who was walking by to comment on how nice the queue looked, and after a comment about Wonder Woman and how he rode it 35+ times in a row, I glanced at his nametag and realized whom I was talking to. . . LOL. . luckily, I had commented positively to him in the first place. . and we had a very nice 5+ minute convo, mainly about the Carousel)

 

trip report up later this afternoon/evening.

Iowa state band was there so that was the main reason it was packed. It emptied out quit a bit after they performed.

 

yep, that too. . I noted that in my TR, and even took some pics.

 

tho I didn't see it clearing out much after they performed (to be fair, only stayed about 40 minutes after they started the parade).

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Rode the new pirates ride at 1 am on New year's with my 2 year old and my wife. We loved it. The theming was excellent and was not scary at all for my daughter. When we got off she wanted to ride it again. Unfortunately it was a one ride only night. Fiesta put on a great party to ring in the new year and new ride

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looks like y'all had fun, was the park super crowded? (hard to tell from the outside pics).

 

looking forwards to getting a ride on it later in Jan

 

It was really busy during operating hours... Party however had a cap on how many people... Pirates was a 1 hr wait from midnight for us

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looks like y'all had fun, was the park super crowded? (hard to tell from the outside pics).

 

looking forwards to getting a ride on it later in Jan

 

It was really busy during operating hours... Party however had a cap on how many people... Pirates was a 1 hr wait from midnight for us

 

got to ride it yesterday, and my overall opinion?

 

Queue: A+ (almost up to Disney level)

actual ride: B- ( a bit too much reliance on cut outs, but the animatronics in there are good to great. . it's a letdown from the spectacular queue line tho).

 

overall, a solid B+ ride, and the best traditional Dark Ride I've ever been on at a SixFlags.

(the animatronics are better on Justice League, but for traditional dark ride, I loved this).

 

my full report (with lots of pics of the Pirates of the Deep Sea, and Mardi Gras festival) is up here:

https://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=75911&start=80

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Some new concept art for "Joker: Carnival of Chaos" was released today in the Texas Thrill Seekers Facebook group by the one, the only, Jeffrey Siebert. Also released was the all new DC Super-Villian Swing concept art (formerly Whirligig I believe)

 

**ALL CREDIT FOR THESE PHOTOS GO TO JEFFREY SIEBERT**

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The following are illustrations for the ride panels

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DC Super-Villian Swing concept art

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Ride Entrance Concept Art

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Ride Entrance Concept Art

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New sign banners and holders? Below are the new banners

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Revamped Superman (Entrance?) and Gift store

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Revamped Superman Game Area booths

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In addition to the items in the previous post of all the changes and upgrades at Fiesta.

 

The All-American Nacho stand will be converted to Aztek Nachos

The games area near Superman will be re-painted and updated with the DC Universe update

Hustler, which was taken down this past week is getting a total refurbishment and should reopen within a month or so.

 

Lots of exciting things at SFFT. Really looking forward to the re-theming and riding Joker. I enjoy the Riddler at SFOT and excited to ride a bigger version.

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Really like "Carnival of Chaos" as the name.

 

watching thru the video - did I miss the info on the rethemed Whirlygig? (ie: are they going with Gotham Crime Wave (as it's named in SFOG)?. . . didn't see it in the video, but was skipping around.

 

surprising news about Hustler (because it was there last Sat and operating). . but it really needs a repaint, so glad to see it's getting one.

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took a visit to Fiesta today, and had a great time (Pepe LePew, and Marvin Martian were both out and about!).

 

I'll have a report up in the next couple of days, but some take-aways:

 

-- the fingerprint scanners are not being utilized at the front gates. they are now covered up with tarp, and they scan your Pass/membership with what looked like an iPad, then took a picture to tie face to the card.

 

I asked the staffer if they are no longer going to use fingerprints at all, and she said she thinks the scanners are going to be removed in the next few weeks. I asked if it was due to that "Mother didn't give consent for her child's fingerprint" lawsuit, and she said if she had to guess? that's the likely reason.

 

-- Chop Six is not open yet, but it looks like it's getting close. I suspect it will be open in the next week or so.

 

- apparently a change for 2019, but I JUST noticed it on this visit: Icees are now considered an option for "snack"

(so won't be standing in long ass lines at Johnny Rockets for shakes any more).

 

- they soft opened both the Train & Gully Washer, neither was planned to be back up until April from the maintenance

(I'm wondering if they opened those because Superman was down - was talking to a "Super"visor (LOL) at the ride entrance and he told me that it went down yesterday and they had fixed it but it was not opening today because they had to wait for an inspection. I told *him* Gully Washer was open, and he was surprised, but I showed him a pic I took of folks on it). Hurricane Force 5 was also down for some reason. With Hustler down for refurb, Whirlygig still in pieces for the retheme, and Joker not built yet?. . guess they needed to get more rides open ASAP)

 

everything else was operating.

 

(and the repaint on the Hustler "pool table" looks fantastic. no pool balls in sight, but the table, looked great.

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