Located 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio in a beautiful setting, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 224-acre theme park featuring 49 rides including 8 roller coasters.   It’s the home of the exceptional Superman: Krypton Coaster, built over the side of a quarry, and the cutting edge Iron Rattler, one of the most exciting new coasters to open in 2013.

The park has rides for every age and inclination.  Those seeking high thrills can ride the 20-storey tall Sky Screamer while the little ones can ride Kiddie Koaster along the water.  Whistle Stop offers a railway tour of the park.    A water park separate from but bordering the main park offers additional attractions including a wave pool carved into the shape of the state of Texas.

Dining options are plentiful and range from ice cream on freshly baked waffle cones to turkey legs and sausage to nachos and chicken strips to Chinese food.   Beer and margaritas are available.   For entertainment the park features several shows including one with a live band.

Like all Six Flags parks, this one offers the Flash Pass for an upcharge, enabling guests to reserve rides without having to wait in line.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a scenic theme park with some good rides and a friendlier staff than can be found at some of the Six Flags parks in the eastern part of the USA.  5 out of 5 stars.  For more information about the park, visit www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/β€Ž