TR: Fiesta Fest, 26 May 2002

TR: Fiesta Fest, 26 May 2002

Post by Xopher Freshmake » Wed, 29 May 2002 01:12:25


Once again, Fiesta Texas steps up to the plate to prove they refuse to be
outdone by any other Six Flags when it comes to hosting an ACE event. This
was as good as they come: Duane Brown and his fellow Fiesta staff bent over
backwards so far for us that the limbo stick practically touched the ground.

Highlights included: a couple hours of sneak preview the night before after
the park closed during which they gave us margaritas in the VIP lounge while
we waited for the general public to leave the park - followed by some ERT on
the refitted Poltergeist and brand new Scooby Doo dark ride; A tournament
with prizes for the highest scores on Scooby Doo; Two more hours of ERT the
following day on Scream, Superman Krypton Coaster, and Rattler (with the
lights off); Early and VIP seating to several shows including Rocking at
Rockville High and the Circo Magnifico acrobat performance; a sit down
catered lunch at the hospitality house featuring three different types of
pasta and dessert (when was the last time you drank out of glassware at a
Six Flags?); a behind the scenes photo-tour up on the cliffside behind
Superman Krypton Coaster; a round of Coaster "Weakest Link" in the Rockville
stadium; free parking, t-shirts, lanyards, pins, and magazines; 25%
discounts on retail purchases;

...and most surprising and delightful of all, a souvenir for each event
guest that consisted of a metal piece of Rattler track mounted on a wooden
block that had been laser etched to commemmorate the event. These are NICE
and the park spent about a month putting these together for us. Someone will
surely post a picture of theirs soon.

It sure seems that the Texas parks are continually tryng to one-up each
other each time Fiesta Fest, Lonestar Coasterthon, and Winterfest come up,
and this weekend was no exception. Gotta be grateful for some real southern
hospitality on behalf of Fiesta!

btw: ACE Shark Bash at SeaWorld on that Saturday was also pretty darn good.

 
 
 

TR: Fiesta Fest, 26 May 2002

Post by Rastus O'Ging » Wed, 29 May 2002 04:44:01

On Mon, 27 May 2002 16:12:25 GMT, "Xopher Freshmaker"

Quote:

>...and most surprising and delightful of all, a souvenir for each event
>guest that consisted of a metal piece of Rattler track mounted on a wooden
>block that had been laser etched to commemmorate the event. These are NICE
>and the park spent about a month putting these together for us. Someone will
>surely post a picture of theirs soon.

Holy crap!!!  I can't believe they are mailing these things out to
some of us.  They sure wanted to keep it a surprise, for good reason
it seems.  I need to mount my piece of Leap the Dips too.

This was a great event, even though the Scooby ERT was one ride only
for 95% of the folks.  But, I guess it wasn't a DAFE event.

Poltergeist sure kicks serious ass now.

Biggest surprise of the event was seeing Sean Flaherty come up and say
"hey, man."  Few folks would drive 12 hours overnight to go to
Astroworld, then hit Fiesta Fest.  But, he made for some great
conversation.

What was the Scooby prize?

Rastus O'Ginga

Winner of the 2nd Annual C. Montgomery Burns Award for
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.

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TR: Fiesta Fest, 26 May 2002

Post by Jason Knutso » Wed, 29 May 2002 05:10:34

Here's a picture of the Rattler gift:
http://www.coasterphotos.com/temp/FiestaFest/DCP_6188.JPG

A most excellent event.  Fiesta Texas really goes all out for the events
they host.

I have many, many pictures from the event but not sure when I'll have my
site updated since I'm off to SRM in a couple days.

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TR: Fiesta Fest, 26 May 2002

Post by Jeremy Murph » Thu, 30 May 2002 02:42:16

Great event .. just not sure how they'll top themselfs next year.

--
Jeremy Murphy


Quote:
> Here's a picture of the Rattler gift:
> http://www.coasterphotos.com/temp/FiestaFest/DCP_6188.JPG

> A most excellent event.  Fiesta Texas really goes all out for the events
> they host.

> I have many, many pictures from the event but not sure when I'll have my
> site updated since I'm off to SRM in a couple days.

> --
> Jason Knutson
> http://www.coasterphotos.com
> Remove the "OTSR" to reply via email

 
 
 

TR: Fiesta Fest, 26 May 2002

Post by Jifne » Thu, 30 May 2002 06:16:22

I would have to say "ditto" on this being a great event.  I am a bit of a
newbie to ACE with this being my 4th event and by far the best.  I was very
impressed with the park, the rides (ESPECIALLY POLTERGEIST & SUPERMAN), the
food, the laser/fireworks show, and the people.  I have a new favorite
coaster, Poltergeist, and am anxious to return the park.  I would liked to
have experienced more of the park including the water rides and more flat
rides, but just didn't get to with everything else going on.  I am a first
time Six Flags season pass holder and hope to make at least another trip
this summer.  (It's a bit of a drive for me way up in the middle of nowhere
Texas panhandle.)

By luck this year, I will be going to coaster con in California and am
greatly looking forward to that.  I am hoping that "X" will be running and
am anxious to try out the other 14 coasters at Magic Mountain.  Knotts Berry
farm looks exciting too.

I just wanted to say that I had an absolutely fantastic time and can't wait
for more!!

Jennifer Spears

 
 
 

TR: Fiesta Fest, 26 May 2002

Post by BandM Fanat » Thu, 30 May 2002 11:34:04

I have to agree completely with how mind blowingly good this event was.  Duane
Brown and everyone else who helped put on a spectacular show and I hope to have
a trip report ready soon.

Simply put, I think this is now much of an annual event as SRM is for me.

Great job SFFT!

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