School is out and we decided to spend our first day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.  Fiesta Texas is located in San Antonio.  This road trip was just a few hours away from home for us, so its an easy and short trip down I-35.  Since we live pretty close to Fiesta Texas we all have season passes and try to take advantage of going there as often as possible.

The Good:

  • Lots of rides for kids of all sizes.  Bigger rides usually have a 48″ height requirement, but there are plenty of smaller, less intense rides for younger children as well.
  • Baby Swap.  This park allows you to baby swap on rides that smaller children aren’t allowed to ride due to height requirements.  This allows you to stand in line with your younger child and swap them to the other parent when the ride is over.  This usually allows your other children to ride twice on rides that hold more than two people, ie Superman Kypton Coaster, The Goliath etc.
  • Water Park included during the summer.  Bring a swimsuit.  There’s lots of rides, slides, and a large wave pool.
  • Free Refills on drinks with $15 sport cup purchase. If you return it is $5.99 for all day refills as well.
  • Food is pretty affordable compared to other theme parks.
  • Much more affordable than a Disney park.
  • San Antonio has plenty of other activities for families to visit as well.  The Alamo, The Riverwalk, Wax Museum, Ghost Tours and more.

The Bad:

  • It’s Texas.  It’s hot….really hot.  This park appears to be sunken in a rock quarry. There are rock cliffs on the sides of this park. This limits and sort of breeze to help keep you cool.  Visit the water rides and water park to cool off.  During long queues it can get unbearable at times.
  • It’s not Disney.  What does this mean?  It’s means that they don’t have the same type of upkeep on the park like Disney.  There is trash queues for the rides.  Lights are out on some attractions.  The employees can be found talking on the phone while operating rides…. There isn’t the same type of quality with this park as with a Disney park.  It also isn’t nearly as expensive as a Disney park so…..
  • $20 parking is never good.  (parking included with season passes)

We advise making this trip to Fiesta Texas.  The kids really love this park and are always ready to go back.  It’s a lot of fun, especially on days when the crowds are low.  We went the day after school let out and there was hardly anyone there. We were able to walk straight onto many of their most popular rides without any wait times.

Packing list:

Swiss Gear Backpack – we use this backpack for most of our trips.  Able to hold most of the things we need.

GoPro Hero 5 – super easy action camera.  Great for pics and in-ride video

GoPro Extra Battery/Dual Charger – more pics and videos

Floating GoPro Handle – great to have in the water park

128gb Micro SD Card – should give you a couple hours of 1080P recording time

Portable Battery – Keep your phones and GoPro batteries charged

Sunscreen – It’s really hot

Sun Hat – sun protection for the little kids.

Bring a plastic bag to put your wet clothes in after the water park.

Bring a pair of flip flops to wear during water rides.

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