Six Flags Fiesta Texas with Young Children

Six Flags Fiesta Texas was one of the things that surprised us most about our vacation to San Antonio, Texas.  We were most surprised because it really is little children friendly as well as perfect for the tweens, teens and adults if you like amusement park.  As I have gotten older, I look at the rides a bit more warily than I used to when I would jump in line and wait for that adrenaline rush you can only get from a roller coaster (or maybe flying a jet?!). 

We received complimentary tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas as part of the S.A.V.E San Antonio Sweepstakes that we won.  We were excited to go because spending the hundreds of dollars on an amusement park when your children are only 3 and 5 seems a little ridiculous.  This way, we got to go and enjoy the park without spending too much money!

Six Flags Fiesta was suprisingly friendly for younger children but you have to make your way past all the excitement and scary rides located at the front of the park.  Of course, the first ride we hit was a small roller coaster that my son could go on but my daughter couldn’t.  This was not good for family relations!

We continued towards the back of the park where we found Wiggles World!  Brightly colored rides, a small splash area, and lots of little children running around told us that we found the right place!  We spent about two hours moving from ride to ride that both my children could go on.  There were a couple of rides that an adult had to ride with my 3 year old because of height restrictions.  While in Wiggles World we rode in a gigantic strawberry:


We caught a Wiggles show:


We rode the Big Red Car:


And we splashed around:


We also spent a lot of time in the Fiesta Bay Boardwalk section which is kid friendly as well.  There is a ferris wheel, the Scooby Doo ride, and the Tony Hawk ride (which I most certainly did not ride!).

There is also a water park attached to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.  If looks like the only way to enter the water park is through the main park.  Water park admission is included with your Six Flags ticket purchase.  When I looked at the website before we went, I didn’t notice that water park admission was included.  To be honest, the only reason my kids were in their swimsuits was because I didn’t want to listen to them complain if they got hot or couldn’t splash around.  So many amusement parks and zoos have little splash pad areas and I didn’t want to get caught without a swimsuit for them!  My husband and I did not have our swimsuits though so there was much that the kids couldn’t do because we couldn’t go either.

Overall, we had a good time and would probably go back if we were in the area.  It wasn’t too terribly crowded, the kids had a blast, and went to bed very early that night!

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Don’t forget your swimsuits if you would like to go to the waterpark part too.  The waterpark is separate so you could avoid it if you wish.
  • Be prepared to walk.  Most of the activities for the younger children are located in the back of the park.  The water park area for the younger kids is also in the back of the water park.

 Be sure to visit Trekaroo for their Spotlight Thursday to see where other travelers are going!



  1. 1

    It sounds like so much fun! Recently I went to an amusement park in Guatemala with my family and we were quite impressed by it! It was wonderful.

  2. 2

    Glad you like it! Our Six Flags Over Georgia also have the water park feature which I like. It’s definitely hot to walk around the park so the water definitely helped the kids out.


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