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April 9, 2011 in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!
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Wow, so is that really Six Flags Astroworld???
Haha! Best report yet! I wonder when the Windseeker goes in?
That's right, the rodeo was this weekend. Totally slipped my mind.
I almost forgot to post the concept art! Thanks for reminding me.
Awesome, much better. Astroworld may just beat Kentucky Kingdom in opening back up!
This place could really use a good ride... Parking lot Raging Bull?
Why did Astroworld Close anyway, was it an unpopular park?
I think it's because the land was "valuable", and Six Flags couldn't afford to use it anymore. Not sure, though.
Yea. It looks like those who bought it thought so too.
My grandfather help build this place from the ground up...i myself worked at the park from 1983-85...everytime i go to visit my parents and drive by this empty lot a small tear comes to my eyes thinking about it...what a tragedy!
I worked with Karl and yes it is just sitting there as a testament to the insanity that was Burke's Six Flags. The selling of the land did not help with the debt and as you can see that "Valuable" piece of land is just sitting there 5 1/2 years later. In a rather ironic twist of fate Burke and Story now run the management company that the CNL investment group uses to manage Splashtown, a waterpark just a few miles from my house in a suburb of Houston.
At least Six Flags probably did make some money off the sale. Didn't they sell the land RIGHT before everything started going to hell? Pretty sure whoever bought that 'attractive land' is now belly up!
Personally, I'm surprised that XLR-8 wasn't bought by Cedar Fair and relocated to Dorney.
So depressing! Growing up in Houston this was the place I had SO many rites of passage (that's a WHOLE 'nother thread). Last time I drove by it was NOTHING BUT grass. At least they are using it for SOMETHING now.
Pretty sure whoever bought that 'attractive land' is now belly up!
I think its time for Prince Desmond to pay teh visits.
^ Hey, I could use some "Teh Texas Cyclone" coasters
the photo is missing some one complaining about there hurting head from Serial Thriller. also I cant wait to check out the new Windseeker its been like 6 years since astroworld has gotten any thing new. Six flags really needs to start taking better care of their parks, maybe we could have TPR trip to astroworld this year.
Awesome report, they really could use more flat rides tho.
Great pictures, but, could you describe, in more detail, what the atmosphere of the park is like? Rodeo Parking: The Ride looks great this season, though.
Astroworld's current claim to fame is the ever-popular "Mud Bog" ride.
It's only open after heavy rains, though.
Wow, they didn't even pave it.
The impression I get from TPR is that 2011 Astroworld is still preferable to Fuji-Queue.
Plenty of rides there, if you're a a car thief.
This is the greatest trip report of all time IMO.
Astroworld was a low performing park. If you can see the property isnt that big and the biggest coaster we had was 110 feet tall. Since the space was limited, when they added a new ride they also took one away so the park never really grew. If you were born here and had been going for 30 yrs, the thrill was ENTIRELY gone. I used to go just to walk around to get exercise and buy a funnel cake for my husband. They should have NEVER let people buy up the property around there. There was no room for expansion. That little area you see was for the park, corporate offices, employee parking, water world and the mechanic shops etc. Sorry and TIRED park. As sorry as Kentucky Kingdom and I am sure I am going to get cursed out for fans but you all know that once u have been to a SFMM, SFGA, SFOT or Cedar Point, Astroworld seemed like a carnival in a shopping mall parking lot. The only ride i KINDA liked riding was XLR8 our suspended coaster. Now we used to have a ride called the Alpine Sleigh Ride back in the 70's, It was a ride that went through a mountain, kinda like space mountain but not as fast. The got rid of it in the mid 70's due to too many mechanical problems but the mountain remained. I dont know why they didnt utilize it because it would have made a good ride like the volcano at Kings Dominion.
Totally awesome. I remember displaying my fat gut to Robb walking across that bridge.
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