Astroworld TR, October 2005

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Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby John Peck » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:58 am

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....
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we got there right before 6pm
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those ghost decorations remained there after the park was being torn down
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at last
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OMG! Best ride ever! And best theming ever!
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I was disappointed. I've been on quite a few SLC's and this one was one of the rougher ones.
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I loved the theme here
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cool lighting
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I skipped this because I knew it was going to be relocated, but missed it at New England... crap.
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I really enjoyed Viper
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I loved the lighting
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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
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Beautiful lights
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Loved the Cyclone
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That awkward moment when you are trying to take a pic of the train and someone looks you straight in the eye
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Even better than Knotts'
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So much speed

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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby DarienLaker » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:06 am

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?
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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby cfc » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:01 am

Thanks for the look back. I never visited Astroworld, but it's nice to see what it was like. I particularly like the creepy entrance of the Texas Cyclone.
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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby Themonerd » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:42 am

cfc wrote:Thanks for the look back. I never visited Astroworld, but it's nice to see what it was like. I particularly like the creepy entrance of the Texas Cyclone.



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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:14 am

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

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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby BeansproutMidget » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:22 am

This is great! I've always wondered about Astroworld, and after seeing these pictures, I wish it was still around so I could've tried Greezed Lightnin'!
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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby Password121 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:39 am

^^Scorcher is a B&M stand up. Batman is (was) an Intamin stand up.

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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby John Peck » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:40 am

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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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:44 am

So, by the looks of the picture of the car (with that awkward moment LOL) I'm guessing that one side of the harness stayed stationary while the other is size adjustable, right?

Edit: and it looks like a B&M ride because of the track, really is it an Intamin?
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Re: Astroworld TR, October 2005

Postby bert425 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:50 am

SO glad you got to ride Serpent. . it was one of the best kiddie coasters I ever was on!

someone finally posted a video a few years back so it can be experienced :

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