Iconic classic Motorama car ride bids farewell

By | August 1, 2014

Family favorite will cruise into history on August 10

Six Flags Fiesta TexasSAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Motorama car ride, an original family favorite since Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened in 1992, has been giving young children their very first experience behind the wheel for more than two decades, and creating lasting family memories in the process. Motorama captures a bygone era when cars were the ultimate luxury and cruising was cool – in such classics as a ’56 Ford Thunderbird, a ’57 Chevy Corvette or a ’59 Cadillac Deville.

Alas, today nothing stands in the way of progress, and Motorama’s final day to take guests for a spin down memory lane will be Sunday, August 10. Originally drivers and their passengers had the ability to listen to golden oldies selections from the radio as they followed the electric guided track throughout the ‘50s Rockville area, as their parents and grandparents recalled a simpler time. It’s a mellow-paced tour down a country turnpike, with real highways signs and two lanes of traffic as you honk your horn at passersby.

Motorama is closing as the first wave of a downtown Rockville urban renewal and renovation project begins. Guests may call Rockville Realty for road closure and project updates at 210.697.5478.

For the ultimate nostalgic experience while you’re here, be sure to stop by Rockin’ at Rockville High, a favorite ‘50s show experience that makes a terrific complement to your visit. If you’re in the mood for a snack, you can even top your ride off with a soda and burger ‘50s style at Pete’s Eats Diner, just down the road.

Don’t forget, your last chance to enjoy this Fiesta Texas classic before it retires is August 10!

Photo by Michael Murphy / Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Photo by Michael Murphy / Six Flags Fiesta Texas