WATCH: Major New Thrill Ride Planned for Six Flags Fiesta Texas

posted by Jim Forsyth - 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has unveiled the thrill ride that will be in place in time for the Summer '19 season, and it is described as a 'destination ride' that will attract thrill seekers from around the world, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Called 'The Joker Wild Card,' the park's Sydne Purvis says it is what is called a pendulum ride.'"Forty riders sit outward facing, and they will rotate round and round on a gigantic disc," she said.  "They will at the same time be swinging back and forth like a giant pendulum.  At the very top, they will be 17 stories tall."

The says 'The Joker Wild Card will also be the fastest ride at Fiesta Texas.  During the highlight of the swings, riders will be traveling at 75 mph.

"This is one of the world's tallest pendulum rides," Purvis said.

She says the technology involved in the ride is completely new."17 stories tall, that is very tall, and you will get some amazing views of the park and the surrounding area.

Purvis says the new ride is set to open in early summer of 2019, and it will also join a new 'dark ride' called 'Pirates of the Deep Sea' which will open when the park opens for Spring Break.She says it is important to keep things new at the park.

"In addition, we are announcing today that we are going to be open weekends and holidays year round," she said.  "Previously, most of January and February we weren't operating at all, and now you will have the chance to enjoy what's new at Six Flags all year round."

PHOTO COURTESY: SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS

See the ride:

https://mms.businesswire.com/media/20180830005138/en/675334/19/SFFT_Joker_Teaser_60fps_1080p_Custom.mp4?download=1


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