Everyone knows Six Flags Fiesta Texas has plenty of thrills for big kids and adults. But some may not know about the fun available for littles at Six Flags. By “some” I mean “me.” In fact, it’s no one’s fault but my own, but I had no clue. Consequently, my family hadn’t been to Six Flags since moving to San Antonio several years ago. However, my son’s request for a theme park visit to celebrate his sixth birthday was the motivation I needed to finally check it out. After all, “Six at Six Flags” is a pretty catchy birthday slogan. (Is that a thing?)
Once all family members were on board with our birthday adventure, I did a deep dive on all things Six Flags Fiesta Texas. (Prepare yourself—all my type A/control freak tendencies are really about to show.) The Six Flags website has a section where you can search rides by age group, thrill level, etc. A few rides have no minimum height requirement. (Though they did ask if my one-year-old could walk.) Some rides have a minimum height requirement. Some have a minimum height requirement to ride alone and no minimum if riding with an adult. And others have both a minimum to ride with an adult and a minimum to ride alone.
I consulted the park map and discovered that Six Flags Fiesta Texas has eight sections. We did not visit Hurricane Harbor because it was January—so that’s a post for another day. I identified the rides in the other sections that my son was tall enough to enjoy. Then I created a table listing all the info (which I’m gifting to you so you don’t have to).
I purchased our tickets and parking pass online. (There’s a discount for admission when purchased online.) I forked over the extra $10 for preferred parking and it was worth it in my opinion—especially when everyone was tired at the end of our visit. We arrived right at opening (10:30 a.m.) on a Saturday. It was cloudy but not raining. Perhaps this worked in our favor because my kids hardly had to wait in any lines. Things got busier towards the end of our time there but not overwhelmingly so. If you’re a little bit crowd-averse and new things-averse, as I am, I recommend going at a non-peak time. Now I feel like I could go back whenever and be comfortable. It’s worth mentioning that a few things weren’t open until 1:00 p.m. or were closed entirely for maintenance. I’m guessing this wouldn’t be the case during spring break or the summer.
We spent two hours at Six Flags and rode everything that was available to someone 44 inches tall. We started in the Thrill Seeker section because that’s where a bunch of the kids’ rides were. Next we hopped over to Spassburg, followed by Rockville. Fiesta Bay Boardwalk was closed so we walked through DC Universe and my kids vowed to be tall enough for those coasters by their next birthdays. We finished with rides in the Crackaxle Canyon Steampunk District before exiting through Los Festivales (mostly shops/food). Then we chose to go to Whataburger instead of paying $15 for one cheeseburger inside the park. To each her own when it comes to food and how much time you spend at the park!
I have two hopes for my Six Flags Fiesta Texas graphic below. First, that it makes sense to someone other than me. In that spirit, here is the basic format of each table: 1) Ride name and corresponding park map number; 2) description; and 3) height requirements (TRA = To Ride Alone). Secondly, I hope that it eliminates some of the stress involved in taking your young kids to San Antonio’s beloved big theme park. I totally recommend Six Flags for a fun family outing (sixth birthday not required)!