Since the Texas Cyclone thread was brought back to the surface and I was asked if I had any more Astroworld pics, I wanted to put together this TR for you.
When i heard the park was closing, I said to myself: "Self, you need to get down there, many of these rides may never operate again" So the wife and I flew down to Texas and did the 18-flags over Texas and Sea World from Friday to Monday in October of 2005.
Now, since we were limited on time, Astroworld was done on a Friday and they opened at 6pm since it was their fright fest, so I have very few photos of the park in the light, which I regret. In hindsight, I should have stayed two days to soak it all in, but since we also hit SFoT, Sea World and Fiesta Texas, we were limited. I regretted that for years until they made-over Rattler and Texas Giant, and since I haven't been able to get back down there, I can say I'm happy to have gotten the Rattler and Texas Giant non-RMC credits now.
Some of the photos are mediocre, as my old 3.2 megapixel camera wasn't great.
Now, onto the photos....
we got there right before 6pm
those ghost decorations remained there after the park was being torn down
OMG! Best ride ever! And best theming ever!
I was disappointed. I've been on quite a few SLC's and this one was one of the rougher ones.
I loved the theme here
I skipped this because I knew it was going to be relocated, but missed it at New England... crap.
I really enjoyed Viper
I loved the lighting
This was fun. By then it was almost ptch dark so it was great in the dark. Sadly, I only rode it forward as the line got too long
Loved the Cyclone
That awkward moment when you are trying to take a pic of the train and someone looks you straight in the eye
Nice pictures of Six Flags Astroworld, I blame Six Flags' finical issues at the time for the closure of Six Flags Astroworld and the sale of some of its parks (*coughs* Darien Lake). I wonder what Six Flags Astroworld would have been like if it never had closed forever?
SixFlagsAstroworld wrote:I love these photos. I wish I was tall enough to go on these rides. 2 comments:
There is one more Sky-Swat operating: at Thorpe Park as Slammer
I just noticed this now. I visited SFOG last year and rode Georgia Scorcher. The safety harness on Batman looks different
Thanks for the pics!
Thank you for liking them, as well as the other comments on here. The restraints on Batman are different, because Batman was an Intamin, though B&M I think were working there at the time before going on their own. (I don't really know the whole history story).
Glad there is one more Sky Swat in the world. I had forgotten about that.
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