New Thrills for a New Year
San Antonio's Six Flags Fiesta Texas gets 3 thrilling new rides and more comic book themes
For the first time in more than a decade, Six Flags is adding new rides. The amusement park chain is making updates in more than a dozen locations, but the closest park to Austin draws an especially good straw with three new rides for varying levels of thrill-seeking.
New rides at Six Flags Fiesta Texas will include:
- Cyborg Cyber Revolution, with four individual arms rotating in fast, intermeshing orbits
- Shazam Tower of Eternity, a rotating family drop tower
- Metropolis Transit Authority, which gives passengers an aerial view of DC Universe land
The park is also making improvements to some existing rides. At the San Antonio park, that means creating new DC themes referencing characters like Supergirl, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, The Penguin, and Batgirl.
According to a release, it's part of big round of investments that include three new roller coasters — none of which are in Texas — being deployed at Six Flags parks in St. Louis, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Georgia.
Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington is getting one enviable upgrade, though.
The attraction formerly known as El Aserradero — which was the world’s first log flume when it opened in 1963 — will soon become El Rio Lento, one of the world’s longest log flumes, in 2024. The improved ride will feature one new lift hill and two big drops, including a giant, steep nosedive.
“At Six Flags, our relentless drive for innovation is powered by our passion to create moments of pure joy and excitement for our guests,” said Selim Bassoul, President and CEO of Six Flags, in a statement. “This investment is central to our strategy to create fun and memorable experiences for every member of the family and reinforces Six Flags’ position as the leader in thrills."
The announcement of the new investments coincides with Six Flags' "Biggest Sale of the Year," which offers discounts of up to 70 percent on season passes and tickets available through September 5. Season pass holders receive admission throughout the remainder of 2023, including access to Six Flags Fright Fest.