Theme parks like Fiesta Texas are all about fun. Every area within the facility must be eye-catching and entertaining. This Texas themed park in San Antonio features the best of Texas history and culture. From the Spanish colonial columns, the Spanish mission architecture and domes to the German area and the Rockville High. Stromberg worked with architects Benham/Jones Kell and the concept architects FORREC International to develop the mock ups, samples and designs for the various themed elements. Lyda/Manhattan and HB Zachery were the general contractors.
A visitor to the park passes through the Spanish colonial entry, with twisted columns and Spanish arches. Stromberg recreated the look, texture and feel of Mexican hand carved cantera stone for the columns and arches. The park is divided into various cultural areas. The Spanish colonial / Mexico area is known as the "Festival Folklorico" area. GFRC, Cast Stone and fiberglass decorate the Zaragosa Theater, both inside and out. The Zaragosa Theater is fully capable of all types of theater presentations and television production and seats over 2,200 people. The twisted Spanish columns, the mission style domes, brackets and balconies and the fountains and sculptures all accentuate the themed ambiance of early Spanish architecture in Texas. Around the Zaragosa are various Mexican restaurants in the Spanish colonial style, shady colonnaded pergolas and splashing fountains with a weathered stone appearance.
The German area of the park features stone work and a fest hall.
The Americana area features the 50's style "Rockville High" theatre with Cast Stone and GFRC signage, trim and door and window surrounds.
The various areas are a delightful themed collection of historical facades and fun attractions.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) was used in this project for several reasons:
- Lightweight, yet durable
- Weights of 2-4 lbs. per square foot allows for faster installation, less framing, and lower shipping cost
- Unaffected by acid rain, salts, and most chemicals
- Virtually any shape or form can be molded
- Very low maintenance
Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC)
- Stone like texture and look
- Moldable to any shape
Stromberg Cast Cantera Stone
- The look and feel of hand carved Mexican colonial stone
- Stronger and more durable than quarried stone
- Freeze thaw resistant
- Look and feel of bronze for sculptures and art
- Real bronze for durability
- Internally lit
- Can be molded in a variety of shapes
In addition to Fiesta Texas, Stromberg's work can be found at theme parks around the world, including Disney, Six Flags, Universal Studios, etc.
About Themed Construction
Doing themed construction the right way requires good design, quality materials and professional execution. While the designer creates the general scope and design, a quality themed contractor and fabricator ensures that all the little details work with the architects design intent. With 30 years of themed construction experience, we know that no matter how massive the project, the small details matter.
From original concept to completion, our team will work with you to make the vision a reality. Whether your needs are a single themed element, or a massive themed project, we are here to help.
Themed construction and themed elements are provided for casinos, themed resorts, museums, aquariums, zoos, themed exhibits, buildings, water parks, restaurants, etc.
- Preconstruction services
- Budget estimates
- Design development
- Samples and mock ups
- Scale models and maquettes
- Value engineering
- Art direction and design assistance
Themed Production and Construction Services
- Shop drawings and engineering
- Custom Sculpting
- Custom finishes: Stone, metal, stucco, wood, etc.