Thursday, September 1, 2016

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Announces New Water Coaster + Event for 2017

Six Flags Fiesta Texas will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2017 with the addition of a major new water park addition, Thunder Rapids.  The water coaster will be "America's first rocket blast water coaster," featuring "state-of-the-art" features and a custom designed inline raft and "new water jet propulsion technology."

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Thunder Rapids, located within the theme park's White Water Bay water park, will be designed by Proslide, and will be the first RocketBLAST/FlyingSAUCER combination instillation in the U.S.  The ride will use a ground level moving station to board riders, who then head up a ride-up lift to three stories above the ground.  The ride's layout will feature 5 uphill blasts, four saucer turns, and enclosed dive turn and a total of 942 feet of slide.  The infographic above gives a nice look at Thunder Rapids' layout, along with more statistics.

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In addition to Thunder Rapids, Six Flags Fiesta Texas will also host a new Mardi Gras Festival next March 24th through April 30th.  The event will feature a new 8-float parade, with authentic Mardi Gras floats created by Kern Studios.  They are world known for the amazing Mardi Gras floats they create, so this should be a neat production.  The parade will feature several floats that honor the other holidays the park celebrates, like Halloween and Christmas.  The park will hold the parade twice a day and the event will also have themed food, retail and decorations.