Six Flags Fiesta Texas
USA 2014 Blog Day 13
Evening all...well today we were at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio for another fun packed day. The park opened at 10:30am but we didn’t arrive until 12:15pm so we were expecting it to be really busy as this park has a reputation for being rammed with people all the time – but not today! There were not many cars in the car park so know we were in for a quiet day and perhaps picking up later in the afternoon.
We went straight over to Iron Rattler not knowing quite what to expect after riding the New Texas Giant yesterday. This is another wooden coaster that has been completely re-profiled by Rocky Mountain Coasters, but this one couldn’t be more different. Although a more compact layout this coaster actually has a bigger first drop and includes an in-line twist half way through the ride, with many overbanked turns, lovely pockets of airtime, great drops down the cliff side, and a fantastic finish diving in and out of a dark tunnel full of strobe lights and mist before hitting the brake run. Everyone riding came back into the station with huge smiles on their faces...what a great ride.
All the other rides were walk-on as there were no queues in sight, so though it would be a good opportunity to get on the Rapids and Flume ride to get out of the sun and cool down with a splash. We got absolutely drenched but it was well worth it to cool down for a while. During the afternoon the Iron Rattler closed and we were nervous that we would not get to ride again, but luckily the park had removed one of the trains that had a fault and re-opened the ride with just one train.
At 7:30pm we decided to spend the last hour and a half re-riding the Iron Rattler and managed another 4 rides with the last one being in the dark and the last despatched train of the evening – this ride ROCKS!