Six Flags Fiesta Texas/Schlitterbahn..Your 2 cents

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas/Schlitterbahn..Your 2 cents

Postby ChrisZer0 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:00 am

Hey guys, Wanted to get your takes on both these parks. It looks like i'll be making a midsummer trip to Austin/San Antonio as my WDW plans fell through. In particular, where would you guys (robb and elissa) suggest for lodging down there?


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Postby SharkTums » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:58 am

Friday of Memorial Day weekend we found one of the hotels at the same exit as SFFT for like $60, not too bad. I don't remember which one it was, but I'll tell you how I normally book hotels:

Go to Travelocity and look at what hotels are right near the place you're going (use the view locations on a map). See one that you like, then go to that hotels actual website where 99% of the time you'll find a cheaper rate!

As for Schlitterbahn, there's nothing really AT the park that's cheap as it's more like a resort area. About 15-20 minutes away right at the Interstate Exit there are a bunch of hotels. On the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend we got one of the scarier ones for again about $60, the others were all over $100 so I was willing to try it. It was a "Best Value Inn" We actually had no problems and it was a huge room!

Hope this helps...let me know if I can help anymore.

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Postby ChrisZer0 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:10 am

Elissa, Your a doll :D Im checking travelocity out now. I was curious about your impressions about us Texans and our amusement parks, seeing that SFOT is my home park and all :D

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Postby robbalvey » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:22 am

I personally like SFOT a LOT and have somehow wound up there 7 out of the last 10 years!

As far as the coasters go, IMO there is nothing really THAT special about them, other than Shock Wave and Freeze, but it's a GOOD selection and the park is just a nice place to visit.

Here's my take on the coasters:
Freeze - My favorite coaster in the park, GREAT ride!
Shock Wave - ALSO my favorite coaster in the park! ;) GREAT ride!!!
Batman - It's a Batman, which means it's also a GREAT ride.
TX Giant - I used to really, REALLY like this ride a lot, but it's dropped for me over the years. I think the only seat I can ride it in anymore is the very front.
Judge Roy Scream - Fun little woodie. I actually like it better than the Giant now.
Runaway Mountain - One of the better "in the dark" coasters. I won't wait in line for it, though.
Mine trains - Both of them fairly 'average'
Titan - Meh...it's like Goliath with more helix and brakes. Not a bad coaster, but nothing that great either.
La Vibrator - I've always liked the Intamin bobsleds, so this is fun, I also won't wait in a line for it, though.
Flashback - It's a Boomerang...and one of the rougher ones. =(

I like the fact that they have Parachutes there, Superman, a dark ride, and a tower that is actually OPEN!

It's certainly a MUCH better selection than SFMM, IMO. And they have Qbot there, which is awesome! So yeah, I really like SFOT, and quite honestly I like the other two TX Six Flags parks too....yes, even Astroworld! =)

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:28 am

I pretty much agree with what Robb said. There are really no amazing rides, or perfect parks in all of Texas, yet everytime we go we have a great hassle free time! I really like the state as a whole. People are friendly, driving is easy, food is great.

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Postby ChrisZer0 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:38 am

Very cool..I do agree on some of the SFOT comments, esp about the "bobsled" and flashback. IMHO, they should be yanked out. Im not a really big fan of Astroworld, feels like its in the middle of a parking lot to me. When ya guys roll through here, give me a holla, id love to hang out.



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