Whirling Thrills and Wedding Excitement As SkyScreamer Opens at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
SAN ANTONIO, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brides and grooms soared into their future together on the all-new SkyScreamer at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The park hosted a special high flying wedding ceremony to celebrate the tower ride's grand opening. Festivities included live entertainment, photos, and a special wedding reception for the couples and their wedding guests. SkyScreamer will open to park guests Sunday, May 27.
Towering 200 feet above the ground, SkyScreamer will surpass the height of the park's quarry walls. Thirty-two guests will board the ride and sit two across in open air swings as they are raised to the top of the SkyScreamer tower while spinning round and round. At full swing, guests will soar in a 98-ft. circle at speeds of 40 mph with the rest of the park far below their dangling feet. By day, guests will have an aerial view for miles past the cliff walls and provide exciting views of downtown San Antonio.
"SkyScreamer will provide a breathtaking, panoramic view towering above our unique park setting. From the vantage point of these thrilling, open-air swings, guests will have an unusual birds' eye perspective of the San Antonio skyline as they soar to new heights," said park president Martin Bozer.
In addition to boasting a full lineup of thrilling rides, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is America's favorite show park. Take a trip back to when Rock-and-Roll was young, saddle shoes were the rage and poodle skirts were in fashion during Rockin' at Rockville High -- 20th Anniversary. Set in the Rockville High Theatre, this nostalgic '50s era show tells the story of teenage love, school spirit and dreams from a simpler time. Inspired by the original '92 production this show features classic music of the time.
Country Chart Toppers showcases the diverse sounds and styles of country music. Set in Sundance Theatre, this show features current favorites destined to be tomorrow's classics, including "Sparks Fly" and "Don't You Wanna Stay." Beginning June 9, join our performers and live band for Grassroots Country, which pays tribute to some favorite Bluegrass and Country classics in Sundance Theatre.
White Water Bay water park is now open weekends and will begin daily operation June 2. White Water Bay is FREE with park admission! For extreme water thrills, Big Bender delivers plunging dips, dark twisting tunnels, and energizing waterfalls, watch out for that 50-foot drop! The excitement continues in Lone Star Lagoon, a Texas shaped wave pool and for the little ones, there's a special area designed just for them!
The bright lights of Broadway also return June 2, with Ovation! Set in the Zaragoza Theatre, this exciting new production incorporates video projection, special effects, unique lighting and elaborate costumes to create an electric, high-energy event. Ovation features approximately 20 performers, many from other award-winning park shows, and a nine-piece band highlighting Broadway classics and recent Broadway hits.
Go Fireworks! Go Six Flags Fiesta Texas! Experience a salute to Texas unlike any other as with the Lone Star Nights Laser and Fireworks Celebration. With remarkable pyrotechnics and special effects, there's no better way to end your night than with a bang! Broadcast on a football field-sized section of the park's quarry walls, the production includes enhanced video projection, new lasers, audio, custom pyrotechnics and special effects. The celebratory storyline is a salute to the Lone Star State of today, highlighting the various cultures, places and people that make Texas unique. Lone Star Nights Laser and Fireworks Celebration will be featured Saturdays and Sundays and nightly summer operation beginning June 9.
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