Monday, July 17, 2006

Six Flags Fiesta Texas!

My four year old daughter and I had the day to ourselves this past Saturday. Planning what to do was a no-brainer. We had serious fun our minds and we knew just how to get it. Six Flags Fiesta Texas was on the agenda (cancel all other appointments!). We decided to go a little later in the day so that we wouldn't be tackling the early morning traffic in the gates. We have season passes and believe me it's the way to go when you live in a city that has a theme park (in our case, several theme parks).

The park is riddle with culture, color and texture fills your senses. There is a beautiful water fountain in the corridor of the entrance to the park. It stands about seven feet high spouting sparkling, cool water. It's a great spot for a family photo. There are gorgeous stone walls with wrought iron embellishments guarding the entrances to the park. While your standing in line taking in the sheer beauty of the scenery, there's Hispanic inspired music playing in the background. That's what I love about theme parks, It's an experience!

Areya and I bypassed the first ticket booth, which is a wonderful perk of having the season passes. We headed to the entry gate and presented our passes and that's it, we were in. No long lines to stand in, no screaming excited children to contend with in the hot summer heat, just immediate access to FUN! Once we were in the park and bypassed some of the gift shops, we could hear some wonderful live music playing in the distance. We decided to find out what was going on. On the outdoor stage was a live band playing some invigorating Hispanic music and dancers full dressed in colorful traditional garb. It was awesome! After catching that show, we decided to go on a train ride (Areya LOVES trains). The train takes you on a little tour of the park. When we arrived at the next station we got off and headed over the the Looney Tunes themed children's park. There are sixteen different rides for the kids to enjoy. I enjoyed the fact that there were a lot of rides that we could ride together. I enjoy watching my daughter ride but hey, I like to ride too! We had a BLAST deciding which rides we would go on next and finding our way around using the map provided to you at the parking gate. Our favorite ride was the Scooby Doo indoor coaster ride, which is a slow speed coaster that sort of takes you through a haunted house type of thing. The haunted house is all lit up in neon paint that glows in the dark. It's really cool because you get to shoot at the ghost and Areya loved that.

Some other helpful information for visiting the park:

1. If your taking the smaller children, make sure that you bring a stroller or a wagon, it's a lot of walking for little legs.
2. The water park at Fiesta Texas is FREE, unlike many other theme parks, so be sure to wear the swimsuits.
3. You can not bring any food into the park, but if you purchase season passes you will receive a coupon book for many of the food vendors. Also, you can purchase a locker at the front by the entrance of the park.
4. Bring plenty of sunscreen, cause your gonna need it!
5. Make sure you stay to check out the laser light and fireworks show. It starts at nine o'clock and is the most spectacular show that I have seen (and I've seen lots). It's an awesome tribute to the state of Texas and to San'll just have to see it.
6. Lastly, please be a courteous driver when entering and exiting the park, remember that there are children watching and learning from you so be on your best behavior!