New Coaster & 7 New Water Slides Coming to Fiesta Texas in 2023
Over the past couple of years, Fiesta Texas has been adding to its ride lineup at a fast pace. The last ride to open at Fiesta Texas was Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger back in July and I had the chance to ride it. It is incredible, the first drop is at 95 degrees. Take a look for yourself...
The Cliffhanger was coined the steepest dive roller-coaster in the world. With that being said, Fiesta, Texas has just announced the world's first single-rail family racing coaster. This will also be the first racing coaster in Texas and will open in 2023! Not only will the new coasters be coming to Fiesta, Texas. Seven waterslides will be added to the waterpark lineup at White Water Bay for 2023 as well! Fiesta, Texas has really upped its ride game in the past few years, including an update of "Poltergeist."
THE DAYS OF ASTROWORLD AND WATERWORLD
Some of the best childhood memories I have growing up as a kid were at Astroworld and Waterworld in Houston. It saddens me to look to the right of 610 as I pass the Astrodome and see a space of empty land. It was my introduction to many awesome rides such as the Bamboo shoots, XLR-8, 'The Ultra Twister,' Texas Cyclone, and of course we can't forget about cooling off at Waterworld.
Check out some of the iconic rollercoasters that Astrowold brought us:
Who remembers Texas Cyclone? It was an iconic wooden roller coaster that became a symbol of Houston Texas.
X-L-R-8 was the first thrill ride I ever went on. The suspended steel coaster definitely brought up the adrenaline.
TAZ'S TEXAS TORNADO:
This roller coaster didn't open until March 14, 1998, and was renamed Taz Texas Tornado. I still remember Taz in the commercials.
During its run at Six Flags AstroWorld, it featured a tunnel surrounding the first drop. The exterior had a dragon mural although most people mistook it for a Viper. I mean that is the name of the ride.