A couple of weeks back, Renee and Andrew headed to Texas for a fun weekend, which meant stops at both Six Flags Fiesta Texas and ZDT's.
Obviously, one of the highlights of the trip was the all new RMC Coaster, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster.
Written by Renée Girard and Andrew Cunningham
Ready for a Six Flags day!
Rope dropped it over to Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster.
First train of the day on Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman is so fun! Too bad lines will be long the rest of the day, otherwise I would definitely love to ride again.
I need a drink after this. And some Tylenol.
Another great RMC coaster, Iron Rattler. A little on the short side but super fun!
These sound amazing on a hot day in Texas... if this place was actually open.
Pickle on the rocks, anyone?
Going for a ride on Goliath!
Hasta La Vista, Fiesta Texas ! On to the next Texas Adventure!
Not too far from San Antonio, we stopped in Seguin, TX at ZDT Amusement Park for their unique Switchback coaster.
This past weekend we headed out to Six Flags Magic Mountain to take a look at the progress on Project 2019 (which will be announced in just over 2 weeks), Fright Fest Prep (which begins next month if you can believe it) and of course a few rides on CraZanity.
Let's head into the park!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Like most of our recent updates, you can have your update in picture or video form.
Ops on CraZanity have improved TREMENDOUSLY since opening, averaging just a few minutes between dispatching.
And the ride is of course amazing. And seems to be VERY popular. Hopefully this is a good sign for more flat rides in the future.
They've also added some fences around the landscaping to keep people out. I'd imagine more plants will be added here once the summer months are over.
Let's head over into the soon to be extinct, Cyclone Bay.
The park has begun teasing the 2019 attraction, lots of things here definitely support some of the rumors going around about the ride.
Apocalypse is down for the count, a lot of track has been removed already.
The last time you rode this ride as Apocalypse was the last time you rode this ride as Apocalypse. =)
Bye Cyclone Bay, wish we could say you'll be missed but ...
Lots of prep work being done for the new attraction and development behind the park.
The park is already promoting Fright Fest
The facade for Sewer of Souls is looking amazing. Can't wait to see inside.
The past few re-themes of this maze have been merely cosmetic, that does not seem to be the case this time.
Keep out ... for now.
And lastly, a new air conditioner was installed on the Orient, err, Helpful Honda Express. It's a Big'un.
Alright everybody, that's gonna wrap it up. We hope you enjoyed.
Be sure to check back tomorrow as we'll have the full announcements from Canada's Wonderland and their 2019 attraction.
Today we've got a dual (or is it duel) report from Six Flags Great America's Mardi Gras Festival, and we've tried to make it seamless enough that you'd never know the video of Mardi Gras Hangover was taken weeks before the actual event. Oops. =)
We've got lots of fun in this update, including probably one of our favorite videos we've ever done on the site (just wait until Cliff rides the world's tallest Star Flyer soon).
We've also got some amazing pics from JoAnna who headed out to the park last Friday to check out all the food and fun at Mardi Gras. Enjoy!!
Pictures by JoAnna Michelle
Video by Clifford Lake
Mardi Gras Festival is running July 27 - August 12. It takes place in the Mardi Gras section of the park, and will have special food and drink available for purchase via tickets. There will be a nightly parade as well as fireworks.
Check-in started at 3:30 p.m., got there just after 4 p.m. We were given two exit passes upon checking in! They’re good all season too! The party didn’t start until 5:30 p.m. where we could watch the Party Gras Show. It’s just dancers, singers and stilt-walkers performing a little show. There was a lot of guest interaction, and kids were having fun
At 6:30 p.m. we were allowed to enter a private viewing area. Some Looney Tunes characters came out for pictures prior. Dinner didn’t really start until 7 p.m., but there were non-alcoholic beverages for us while we waited. We were given food tickets, and a drink ticket to start out. Of course if we wanted more, the park was happy to give us more. There was so much food!!! The Shrimp Po Boys and Jambalaya were really good, as was the Beignets. Mom and I both had the Southern Hurricane for a drink. It was really strong! I’ve tried the Goliath in the past, and that is good as well.
The Mardi Gras Parade started at 7:30 p.m. It was a lot of fun. Everyone involved were throwing beads off the floats, so it was like a parade during Mardi Gras (minus some of the crazy stuff). They even performed a few songs, where lots of guests were getting involved in the fun.
We had a really great time, and will be checking out the festivities again this season.