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17000 W IH 10


Amusement Parks Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend


  • 3.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

Located about 17 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a year-round destination for families and adrenalin seeking travelers. The park's more than 50 attractions run the gamut from coasters to slides to pools to go-karts. With shopping options and an assortment of restaurants to boot, it's not hard to spend an entire day (or three) at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Past visitors particularly appreciated the water park at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, which provides relief on scorching summer days. But, a handful of reviewers note with disappointment that the water park was closed during their visit, so be sure to check beforehand.

The hours at Six Flags Fiesta Texas can change based on day and season. During the summer months, the park is open from daily at 10:30 a.m. with varying closing hours. As the weather gets colder, Six Flags Fiesta Texas closes except on and around weekends. Similarly, the water park opens from late April to early September and is operational from noon to 7 p.m. Single-day tickets start at $62.99 if they're purchased online, while the price at the park's gate starts at $82.99. Additionally, parking at Six Flags Fiesta Texas costs $27, while the No. 94 bus takes travelers from downtown San Antonio to the park. Check out the park's website to confirm hours and buy tickets.

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