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Fiesta Texas Tips (6)

Fiesta! San Antonio

Not to be confused with Fiesta Texas, the commercial SixFlags celebration about ten miles west of downtown San Antonio, you just missed the 125th anniversary of Fiesta! San Antonio, a spring festival celebrating the diverse heritage, arts, and cultures of the San Antonio area. Much of the festival (excluding the food and crafts) is free but downtown San Antonio is crowded. I must, however, point out that I have reached the point in life where LARGE crowds tend to get on my nerves but for some reason that I really cannot define the Fiesta San Antonio crowds never seem to get on those same frazzled nerves.

Y'all come on down now, ya hyeah!?

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Jun 04, 2016

September 2014 Visit

My wife and I love to ride roller coasters. Six Flags Fiesta Texas has a number of them that are quite good. However, we were disappointed that he "Iron Rattler" wasn't working the day we were there. there were also several other rides that were not operating the day we visited. It seemed odd, since we visited when the park was open only on the weekend. Would have expected the maintenance to be accomplished during the week when park was closed.

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Sep 30, 2014

A Day for the Kids

There's certainly a lot to do here and the rides are pretty good. The water park is much improved, so make sure you bring bathing suits. Lockers are available for a small fee in the water park as well. The shows are not the greatest but give you a chance to rest a little. At the end of the night is a laser show on the rim of the Quarry. It's worth a view. The park has a little bit of everything: plenty of rides for the little kids, roller coasters for the older kids and the kid in all of us, rides that will cool you off, plenty of food, and plenty of games.

You certainly can see everything in one day if you get there early. If the mom has the kids for the day, the dad can enjoy a round of spectacular gold at the neighboring La Cantera Golf Course. If the dad has the kids, mom can enjoy great shopping at the new and elegant La Cantera shopping center which is also adjacent to the park.

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Jan 01, 2008

rude customer service and lack of security

Purse was stolen from the area where you are required to leave it on the superman ride. No security or cameras. Hospitality was rude and uncaring, refused to give supervisor information. Four other thefts were reported in my presence with the same uncaring response. Eight days later received a follow-up call from the"acting assistant supervisor of hospitality" who sounded like a teenager who eventually hung up on me when I insisted on speaking to the park manager. Go to a park where someone cares about their guests and reputation. The second call from a different "acting supervisor" stated "we don't run our park like Disney". NO KIDDING!

Jul 30, 2006
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Serious Rides!

Fiesta Texas is a Six Flags Park and has some excellent Roller coasters, very hair raising, there is also a small water park. This unlike many of the other parks allows people to buy alcohol however and I found that it changed the atmosphere a lot. If you are planning a family outing I suggest you go on a week day when fewer drunk cowboys will be milling around. Food is high priced but not for an amusement park.

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Jul 09, 2005

Fiesta Texas

It so fun.The Poltergiest, The Scream, and The Rattler are the best thrill ride there.Plus a water park in there.Prices goes for $20-80US depends on who's coming

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Mar 29, 2005

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