MiceChatter and longtime Weekend Update contributor, CaptPhoebus, recently took a quick trip to San Antonio, Texas. As is typical of my MiceChat friends, he visited multiple theme parks while he was in the area. His first stop was Six Flags Fiesta Texas. ~~Rick
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is located in the La Cantera area of San Antonio, Texas. Originally built in 1990 by USAA Insurance Company and Gaylord Entertainment, the Six Flags name was added in 1996. Like other Six Flags parks, Six Flags Fiesta Texas has experienced many twists and turns in ownership and management including a bankruptcy in 2010.
One of the signature rides upon opening was The Rattler wooden roller coaster. On the day of its opening, The Rattler was the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world, a title that it held for several years until it was dethroned by Son of Beast at Ohio’s Kings Island. Despite rumors of a complete and much needed refurbishment, current park management has announced that August 5, 2012 will be the last day of operation for this grand old woodie.
Here are some final shots of The Rattler
Here’s a quick photographic tour of the rest of the park:
Superman: Krypton Coaster
Boomerang: Coast to Coaster
Bugs Bunny White Water Rapids