Amusement parks are often fun for the entire family. Kids love the rides, games, and other entertainment and adults can almost always find something they like as well. One amusement park happens to be located in tourist- friendly San Antonio. It is Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio, one of a handful of amusement parks operating under the Six Flags banner.
What Does This Park Offer?
Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio covers about 224 acres and is located just north of downtown San Antonio, Texas. The park has close to 50 rides and is divided into sections with names like Spassburg, Rockville, Crackaxle Canyon, White Water Bay, Los Festivales, and Fiesta Bay Boardwalk. There are 8 roller coasters, including the newly opened Iron Rattler. Six Flags has its own water park, offered as part of the regular admission price, plus theaters, plenty of shops and restaurants, and other things common to amusement parks.
What is Six Flags Fiesta Like?
Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio is a good place for family fun and games. It has been entertaining families for more than 20 years and its location, just a few hours north of downtown San Antonio close to Interstate 10 and Hwy 1604, is easy to locate. The park was built at the base of some interesting rock formations, for a more scenic backdrop, and most will have little trouble finding it, parking the car, and walking through the main entrance.
Everyone who visits Six Flags Fiesta will have his/her own favorite areas of the park, but if you have youngsters in the family, your best bet is to head to the Spassburg section, which has plenty of rides made for the kiddos. Those of elementary school age will enjoy the Krazy Kars, the Twister, Kiddie Koaster, and others. Most of the rides in this section are tame and shouldn’t scare or worry anyone, child or parent. There are, of course, height limits on some of these rides, but the limit for kid- friendly rides is usually around 36 inches. Unless your children are very young, they should be tall enough to ride.
For teenagers and adults, the highlight of a Six Flags Fiesta visit will be the roller coasters. There are a total of eight coasters and the main attraction among them all is the Iron Rattler. It was added in 2013 and can really shock its daring participants, mainly due to its 81 degree drop! That is a very steep incline and many will swear they are falling straight down, head- first. The highest drop is one of 171 feet and the top speed is around 70 miles per hour. There are other coasters, too, such as Goliath and Boomerang, each with its own style and feel. Some have corkscrews, some invert, others keep you right- side up throughout the entire ride. But all are intended to thrill and some of them are quite exhilarating, so be prepared.
Looking for others types of fun and amusement at Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio isn’t difficult. There is a large water park, included in the price of admission. There are several shows and, of course, lots of games that can be played to win stuffed animals.
What About the Cost?
Budget- conscious parents will find that Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio is moderately priced, for an amusement park. However, they will also find that the cost for a family outing can add up quickly if games are played and souvenirs are purchased. The entrance fee and parking fee are only the beginning. Play a few games, buy some snacks, purchase a shirt or souvenir glass, and a family of four can easily rack up a few hundred dollars in costs.
Fortunately, there is some good news from the cost front. Six Flags Fiesta offers discounts galore, and they can almost always be found right in the lobby of your hotel or resort. One common discount I was able to find is a coupon for a free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Use one for yourself and one child, then have your spouse use another one for him/her and a child, and the costs can be cut down quickly. Those who live in or near San Antonio who plan to visit frequently can save a bundle throughout the year by purchasing a season pass to the park and a season parking pass. The regular entrance pass will pay for itself after about two visits and with a season parking pass to go along with the package, a visit to Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio will already be paid for (with the exception of food, drinks, and games) from the third visit forward.
Plan Your Visit
A day at an amusement park is a nice way to spend some family time and kids of all ages- as well as many adults- often find a visit to a theme park enjoyable and memorable. Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio is a good amusement park with some fun rides for kids of all ages. It isn’t as impressive as some of the nation’s top parks, but its moderate price tag, abundant coupon discounts, fun cartoon themes, and other factors make a visit worthwhile.
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