Fiesta Texas (Six Flags Theme Park + Location)

Before 1990, San Antonio’s Redland Quarry was nothing but depleted history. Closed in 1988, it was a desert of rock and sand. But now, it is a unique theme park that uses the quarry to add to the drama, showcasing it with train rides and roller coasters.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, formally known as Fiesta Texas, is a theme park in Northwest San Antonio. It opened in 1992, and its most iconic ride is the Iron Rattler, which has a wood support structure combined with modern track and rails. It reaches 70 mph and drops 171 feet.

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Six Flags San Antonio. – Photo by Bypassers

About Fiesta Texas

Fiesta Texas opened in 1992 as a venture between USAA Real Estate Company and Gaylord Entertainment Company. Time Warner later took it over before being sold to Premier Parks, which runs the Six Flags chains.

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Fiesta Texas is unique in the Six Flags chain due to having rides and attractions that are not part of their typical offerings. The park also has a beauty and ambiance, thanks to its original architects using the quarry to shape its look and feel.

For example, the Iron Rattler’s famous drop comes over a quarry wall, creating a dramatic and memorable ride.

Facts About Fiesta Texas

  • Location: Northwest San Antonio
  • County: Bexar
  • Towns: San Antonio
  • Land Area: 200 acres
  • Zip Codes: 78257
  • Average Temperature June: High 95 F, Low 75 F
  • Average Temperature January: High 64 F, Low 41 F
  • Airports: San Antonio (SAT) is 9.7 miles away
  • Best Hotels: The Westin San Antonio North, Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio
  • Best Restaurants: Johnny Rockets, Pete’s Eats

What’s Fiesta Texas Known For?

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is known for its amusement park rides, water park, Fright Fest, The Majesty of Christmas, and many live shows.

Its most iconic rides are:

  • Iron Rattler
  • Scream
  • Goliath
  • Poltergeist
  • The Road Runner Express
  • The Gully Washer
  • Wonder Woman Golden Lasso (Steel) Coaster

Where Is Fiesta Texas?

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is at 17000 WI 1-10, San Antonio. It is a quick 15-minute drive from San Antonio’s downtown.

Nearby Fiesta Texas

  • San Antonio River Walk
  • The Alamo
  • Sea World

People traveling to Six Flags Fiesta Texas want to hit the other big sites in San Antonia. The San Antonio River Walk is the can’t-miss place to be. It is a free public park that routinely holds events and has loads of attractions and activities, including boat rides.

The Alamo is world-famous history, so folks often take a tour while in the area.

Lastly, Sea World is only fifteen miles away from Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Layout of Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is spread over 200 acres. The main park is split into seven areas and a water park.

Areas In Fiesta Texas

  • Crackaxle Canyon Steampunk District
  • DC Universe
  • Fiesta Bay Boardwalk
  • Los Festivales
  • Rockville
  • Spassburg
  • Thrill Seeker Park
  • White Water Bay

The oldest areas of the park are Crackaxle Canyon, Los Festivales, Rockville, Spassburg, and White Water Bay, which was then known as Ol’ Waterin’ Hole. Los Festivales is also where the most popular shows and events are held in the park.

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Boomerang (Six Flags Fiesta Texas). – Photo by Pizzacrustman

Getting To Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is straightforward to get to from either downtown San Antonio or neighboring cities.

Types Of TransportationFromTime
Public TransportDowntown San Antonio41-45 minutes
TaxiDownton San Antonio22 minutes
DrivingDownton San Antonio22 minutes
Transportation To Fiesta Texas

Public Transport

The VIA Metropolitan Transit bus system runs a line, Route 94, to Six Flags Fiesta Texas from downtown San Antonia. Visitors can also board Route 94 at the Crossroads Mall on the weekends.

For current info, call: (210) 362-2020

The bus is the most affordable but the slowest way to get to Fiesta, Texas.

Taxi

There is a taxi service in San Antonio and Uber, which is generally slightly cheaper. Both will take you to Six Flags Fiesta Texas from downtown San Antonio. However, while you don’t have to worry about parking, taking a taxi is the most expensive way to travel. But it is tied for the fastest method.

Driving

Driving to Six Flags Fiesta Texas is popular and takes around 22-minutes. Visitors get on the I-10 West and Loop 1604. Look for Exit 555, La Cantera Parkway. Signs will direct the rest of the way.

If visiting from further afield by car:

  • Austin: Get on I-35 South to 1604 West. Get off at Exit 55, La Cantera Parkway. Follow the signs.
  • Corpus Christi: Get on I-37 to San Antonino. Merge onto I-10 West. Merge onto I-35 North, heading for Austin. Merge into I-10, heading for El Paso. Get off at Exit 55, La Cantera Parkway. Follow the signs.  
  • Dallas: Get on the I-35 to Loop 1604 West. Get off at the La Cantera Parkway Exit. Follow the signs.
  • Houston: Get on the I-10 West. Get off at the La Cantera Parkway Exit. Follow the signs.
  • Laredo: Get on I-35 North to Loop 1604 North. Get off at the La Cantera Parkway Exit. Follow the signs.
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Goliath (Six Flags Fiesta Texas). – Photo by Brent Schmidt

What To Do In Fiesta Texas

Fiesta Texas has entertainment for all ages. Each of the seven sections has its delights.

  • Crackaxle Canyon Steampunk District
  • DC Universe
  • Fiesta Bay Boardwalk
  • Los Festivales
  • Rockville
  • Spassburg
  • Thrill Seeker Park
  • White Water Bay

Crackaxle Canyon Steampunk District

Crackaxle Canyon is full of Texas 1920s Texas flavor and home to the park’s famous ride, Iron Rattler. Other can’t-miss attractions include Road Runner Express and The Gully Washer.

It also has the Lone Start Lil’s Amphitheater, which puts on many events, including a show for the park’s Fright Fest.

DC Universe

The DC Universe features rides such as Superman Krypton Coaster and The Joker.

Fiesta Bay Boardwalk

Fiesta Bay Boardwalk is known for its planked walkways. Its most notable attractions are Pandemonium and Pirates of the Deep Sea.

Los Festivales

Los Festivales is home to the Goliath. The Spanish-themed area also hosts the Zaragoza Theatre, where some of the most popular shows are performed.

Rockville

Rockville is a 1950s fictional town. It’s home to some of the top rides in the park:

  • Poltergeist
  • Scream
  • Wonder Woman Golden Lasso (Steel) Coaster
  • Batman: The Ride (4D Free Spin Roller Coaster)

Spassburg

Spassburg’s most famous attractions are the Bugs’ White Water Rapids and the SkyScreamer.

Thrill Seeker Park

Contrary to the name, this is the area for the park’s youngest guests.

White Water Bay

White Water Bay is the perfect place in San Antonio to cool off and includes shallow areas for their youngest guests.

Older guests adore the ProSlide RocketBlast waterslide and Thunder Rapids Water Coaster.

In 2023 it will launch the Bahama Blaster. It will be the first water ride in Texas boasting trap-door-style vertical launching capsules.  

Where To Eat In Fiesta Texas

  • Johnny Rockets (Crackaxle Canyon, DC Universe & Fiesta Bay Boardwalk)
  • La Cantina (Los Festivales)
  • Pete’s Eats (Rockville)
  • Little Kidz Café (Spassburg)
  • Tidal Wave Café (White Water Bay)

 Where To Stay In Fiesta Texas

  • Courtyard Marriot San Antonio Six Flags at The Rim
  • Quality Inn San Antonio Fiesta at Six Flags
  • Holiday Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest, an IHG Hotel
  • Courtyard Marriott San Antonio Airport/North Star Mall
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Antonio
  • The Westin San Antonio North

Fiesta FAQs

Is Fiesta Texas Safe?

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has fewer notable incidents than other parks in the chain, such as Dairen Lake and the Discovery Kingdom. But it is wise to keep your valuables close.

The ride with the most incidents is Poltergeist.

Is Fiesta Texas Worth Visiting?

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is worth visiting if you enjoy theme parks. The Iron Rattler is a bucket-list ride for roller-coaster lovers. The park went through a tricky period during the height of the pandemic, including difficulties finding enough staff. However, things have steadily improved since.

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