SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Thrill Capital of South Texas, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, today unveiled plans for The Joker Wild Card, one of the world’s tallest pendulum rides, to debut in early summer 2019. Standing at record-breaking 17-stories in the air, this impressive giant disk will reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour, as it whips back and forth — higher and higher to give riders a staggering view of the world below them.
“Six Flags is recognized throughout the world for bringing new innovations and one-of-a-kind thrills to every park, every year and The Joker Wild Card adds another world-record attraction for Six Flags Fiesta Texas,” said Park President Jeffrey Siebert. “The Joker Wild Card will be the fastest ride in park history and is the perfect villainous twist to our already spectacular ride lineup in the newly themed DC Universe area.”
The DC Universe area will include:
- The Joker Wild Card – where 40 riders will experience speeds up to 75 miles per hour as they reach a world-record 17 stories high;
- The pendulum swings back and forth while rotating counterclockwise;
- As guests swing higher and higher, they will experience a feeling of weightlessness at 172 feet in the air; and,
- Enhanced attractions, dining, games, and shopping.
The park also announced a year-round operation, adding weekends and holidays to its regular operating season for January and February. “With all the innovative thrills we’ve added over the last several years, this is a perfect time for us to transition to a year-round operating schedule,” said Park President Jeffrey Siebert. “This is a transformative decision and should also position us to take advantage of new shoulder season business growth.”
For more information about The Joker Wild Card and next season at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, visit https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/newfor2019
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is also announcing the start of 2019 Season Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year — savings up to 70% off on a 2019 Pass.
August 30 through September 3, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Combo Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Combo Season Passes include admission to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends.
During the Flash Sale guests can also join the Six Flags Membership program for 50% off the full Season Membership price and receive three free bonus months. Six Flags Membership includes all of the benefits of Season Pass plus over 50 additional benefits such as unlimited soft drinks, preferred parking, walk-on passes for rides, and exclusive waterpark seating. Members can also participate in Six Flags Membership Rewards, a new loyalty program that allows guests to earn valuable prizes just for riding rides, seeing shows, and having a great time at the park.
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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia . DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.