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Old October 29th, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Default Astroworld: 10 years later

Hard to believe it's been ten years since Astroworld closed down. It was a unique park that carved it's own niche, especially before SF acquired it. Many saw it as the neglected "redheaded stepchild" of the Six Flags chain, but it's true fans will always miss it and the memories over the years. Here's a tribute article and video from the media:

http://abc13.com/entertainment/remem...later/1051306/
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Old November 1st, 2015, 12:33 PM
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I never had the opportunity to visit Astroworld. I feel sorry for those who still mourn it; I can imagine how bad I would feel if SFOT shut the doors.

On the plus side, the ten (I think it was ten) rides we got when it closed made a world of difference when my kids were young; it gave them something to do other than Looney Tunes.
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The 10 new rides didn't come from Astroworld. Maybe Crazy Legs, and I'm not certain about that.
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The only AW ride that SFOT got in whole was Sidewinder. Crazy Legs and Rock 'N Rocket were also from AW, but only in certain parts. Crazy Legs mostly came from La Ronde, I think, and Rock 'N Rocket was mostly from SFOG.
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The park already had a scrambler in storage, right? The one that ran on the old Air Racer site for a year or two?

And which ride from AW was so severely damaged in transport after leaving AW (or rumored to be)? Wasn't that Crazy Legs?
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The 10 new rides didn't come from Astroworld. Maybe Crazy Legs, and I'm not certain about that.
Hmmm, don't know where I heard that then; I probably just assumed. You learn something new everyday.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 09:22 AM
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The park already had a scrambler in storage, right? The one that ran on the old Air Racer site for a year or two?
If I'm remembering things correctly, that Scrambler went to Magic Mountain after a tree fell on the one that THEY had.

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And which ride from AW was so severely damaged in transport after leaving AW (or rumored to be)? Wasn't that Crazy Legs?
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