Thursday, December 28, 2017

Six Flags Fiesta Texas to Replace Scooby Doo with New Dark Ride in 2018

© Jeffrey Siebert
As if one of the world's first single rail roller coasters wasn't enough, Six Flags Fiesta Texas has also revealed that they will be adding a new dark ride experience in 2018.  The new attraction will mean that the park will retire Scooby Doo Ghostblasters, which opened at the theme park in 2002.  Set in the park's Boardwalk themed area, the replacement dark ride is still shrouded in mystery, though the park's president, Jeffrey Siebert, has been giving some clues on the Texas Thrill Seekers Facebook page.

© Jeffrey Siebert
For starters, the new attraction will not be virtual reality based, which is refreshing considering the current trend of 'VR' being incorporated into nearly everything.  The new attraction will also open on Memorial Day weekend 2018, happily not late into the season.  Finally, the dark ride "adventure" will be family friendly, not just aimed at teens or adults, and carry a theme that fits in the with the Boardwalk.

Mr. Siebert has also stated that an "epic battle" is coming to the park when referencing the ride, and posted the above photo of two pirate-looking ships in mid-battle.  So this would appear to be a hint at the attraction's theme, but you never know if it is just a red herring.  Either way, I'm curious to know if it will still utilize Scooby Doo's traditional dark ride layout, or if the building will be gutted and feature and all new style of ride system for the attraction.

Hopefully it won't be long until we get a full announcement and all the details.