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I have to start out this Trip Report with a little warning.
This is going to be a really long report. In general I try to
keep most to about twenty pages because that is what the story
dictates. This story called for a quite a bit more; namely
thirty-one pages. What makes this park so different? Because
Bond and I came to find out that this park is by far the best park
in the chain and one of the best theme parks in the country. So pull up a chair and get ready
to take a look at a really amazing park.
Getting into the basics Six Flags Fiesta Texas is in the Northwest
corner of San Antonio, Texas. The park began it's life on
March 14, 1992 as just Fiesta Texas.
Fiesta Texas was part of a massive planned development called "La
Cantera" which means "the quarry" in Spanish. The area is home
to a massive limestone quarry, part of which is still active.
La Cantera has housing developments, offices, a golf course, a
massive mall and Fiesta Texas is the centerpiece of it all.
When it was decided to build a theme park as part of La Cantera
Gaylord Entertainment; the owners of the then open Opryland Theme
Park in Nashville, was brought in to design, manage and be part
owners of the park. Located at the bottom of one of the
quarries the design team for Fiesta Texas used the rock walls
as part of the landscaping, shows and rides for the park.
After twenty-three months of construction Fiesta Texas opened in
March of 1992 to rave reviews.
Gaylord Entertainment was involved in the
management of the park for just four years when they sold the park
to Time Warner who then owned Six Flags. Gaylord it seems
wanted to get out of the the theme park business because it was too
seasonal and a year later in 1997 they closed Opryland for good
turning it into a shopping center. As a Six Flags park Six
Flags Fiesta Texas has grown over the years and now is really the
gem of the chain.
I plan on showing you all that I can of Six Flags Fiesta Texas but
as soon as we entered the park there was one thing we had to
do...make a beeline for Six Flags Fiesta Texas' signature ride: The
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