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1990

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Contstruction begins on Fiesta Texas

1992

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March 14 - Fiesta Texas, built as a show park by USAA and Gaylord Entertainment (Opryland) opens in an old rock quarry on the Northwest side of San Antonio at the intersection of Loop 1604 and IH-10.

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May 22-25 - Fiesta Texas holds it's grand opening.

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Oct 31 - Last operating day for the year

1993

 

1994

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Fiesta Bay Boardwalk opens

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Park is open in December for "A Lone Star Christmas"

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Admission price is $24.95

1995

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Screamin' Skycoaster added

1996

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Time Warner takes over management of Fiesta Texas

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May 10 - Joker's Revenge,  A Vekoma roller coaster opens.

 

1997

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Roadrunner Express, an Arrow mine train opens

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Park is open for "Holiday in the Park" for the last time.

1998

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Bugs' White Water Rapids, an O.D. Hopkins super flume opens.

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Six Flags is sold to Premier Parks

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Premier reaches an agreement with USAA to take over ownership of Fiesta Texas

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Der Twister and Frisbee, both Huss rides, open in the middle of the season after Premier takes over.

1999

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March 13 - Boomerang Coast To Coaster, a Vekoma Boomerang, opens.

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March 13 - Scream, a S&S combo ride, opens with 2 towers

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May 28 - Poltergeist, a Premier Rides LIM launched coaster, opens

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Third tower on Scream is converted to another combo ride

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Texas Treehouse and Lone Star Lagoon open in Armadillo Beach

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Mini Tea Cup added

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Chaos added

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Daffy's School Bus Express added

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Taz's Tornado added

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Go Karts added

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Rodeo Rider added

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Yosemite Sam's Wacky Wagons added

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Foghorn Leghorn's Barnyard Railway added

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Daffy's Duckaneer added

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Season passes for only $39.99 and all of the new additions make 1999 the best year Fiesta Texas has ever seen.

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Park wins Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award for Best Theme Park Shows.

 

2000

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March 11 - Superman Krypton Coaster, a B&M Floorless, opens.

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Boardwalk Canyon Blaster "family coaster" is announced but never built.

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Park wins Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award for Best Theme Park Shows.

2001

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Fiesta Texas concentrates on shows this season adding many new ones and improving some old ones.

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Park wins Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award for Best Theme Park Shows for the third year in a row

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Daffy's Duckaneer removed

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Screamin' Skycoaster removed

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Tempest, a Gravity Works Skyscraper, takes the place of the Skycoaster.  Rides cost $15

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Turbo Bungee, a trampoline - bungee thing opens. Rides cost $7

2002
bulletScooby-Doo Ghostblasters - The Mystery of the Haunted Mansion (a Sally interactive dark ride) opens.
bullet Poltergeist receives lapbars instead of the OTSR's.
bulletJoker's Revenge will remain closed all year.
bulletRattler receives some major track work.

2003

bulletThe Amazing Chinese Acrobats premier in the Zaragoza Theater
bulletThe "All New" Lone Star Spectacular premiers
bulletFor the 4th year in a row, the park recieves a Golden Ticket Award for best shows.
bulletGolden Ticket Award for the #1 floorless coaster in the world (#24 steel overall)
bullet Joker's Revenge removed before park opens for the season and moved to Six Flags New Orleans as "Jester"

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