Get ready to ride the power of a storm! In celebration of Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ 25th Anniversary in 2017, The Thrill Capital of South Texas today announced another innovative and thrilling first—America’s first rocket blast water coaster--Thunder Rapids. This state-of-the-art water attraction features a custom-designed inline raft and utilizes new water jet propulsion technology for lightning-fast uphill speeds and adrenaline-pumping drops. This thrilling water coaster will be positioned in White Water Bay, Fiesta Texas’ FREE water park (included with admission).
“This ride is unlike any water coaster in Texas or the U.S.,” said Park President Neal Thurman. “Over the last few years, we’ve debuted a number of ’world’s first’ coasters, solidifying our position as the premier destination for thrills in South Texas. Thunder Rapids is the perfect complement to the other offerings in our huge water park—combining the attributes of a roller coaster and water slide in one amazing attraction.”
Thunder Rapids features:
Also on tap for 2017, a colorful, new Mardi Gras Festival, featuring eight authentic parade floats artfully created by one of the world-renowned New Orleans float designers, Kern Studios. This delightfully visual event will be presented twice daily every operating day along park streets from March 24 through April 30. To enhance the party atmosphere, Mardi Gras themed food, merchandise and park décor will be prominent throughout the park during this festive timeframe. As a tribute to the seasonal events at Fiesta Texas, several floats will feature a salute to the seasons, including Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®.
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