The Ferrocarril Fiesta Train was an attraction that called Six Flags Over Texas home from 1961, the park's opening season, to 1978. Above is the entrance to the attraction, likely from the 1960s. The park's Spain area has transformed quite a bit throughout the years. The removal of the Fiesta Train led to attractions such as La Vibora, Conquistador, and more. Once the Fiesta Train was removed, the El Sombrero attraction took over this location and used the exact same entrance. In 2006, La Fiesta de las Tazas was installed in this location and El Sombrero was moved back to the Mexico section. Many guests may not know that they are walking through history as they enter to ride La Fiesta de las Tazas.
The Texas section at Six Flags Over Texas has seen many changes, but also has many resemblances to the beginning seasons of the park. Above is a look at the main thoroughfare through the park's Texas section. This line of buildings are all exactly the same, other than a few cosmetic changes and the stores that stand within. As you can see, even the bench towards the bottom of the picture still stands. These storefronts once housed locations such as a meat market, post office and more. In present, these locations are now a taco restaurant, bakery, and candy store.
While All American Cafe is not the same structure as Mother Morton's it sits roughly in the same location in the park's USA section. This picture of Mother Morton's is likely from the mid-to-late 1970s based off the presence of the AstroLift and the look of the employee uniform. The square shade structure above Mother Morton's actually existed in the park all the way up until the mid-2000's. All American Cafe was previously USA Food Court prior to a remodel and used this square shade structure as a covering for the Food Court's outdoor eating area. All pieces of Mother Morton's were eventually demolished during the USA Food Court's transformation into All American Cafe in the mid-2000's.
The Spectrum was a shop that called Six Flags Over Texas home in its earlier days. We date the "then" photograph back to the 1970s as this picture was likely taken from the AstroLift (which was removed in 1980). As you can see, the current Studio 6F is different, but much the same. This shop has undergone many changes over the years, including also being formerly known as Attitudes. The building has also transformed. The front has been redone and shows off less windows. However, the brick work near the base of the building is the same, though it was painted back in the days of The Spectrum.
Perhaps one of the most unchanged buildings in the park, other than paint, is the Western Shop. It is amazing what still exists on this building from the beginning years of the park. The "saddler" sign on the second level still exists from the 1960s as well as a hanging hand on the front, which can be seen peeking through the tree. The tree itself, though much larger now, is even original. This was once home to a real-life glassblower. Guests could purchase hand-made glass ornaments and objects. However, this building now only houses a simple arcade.