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Old September 12th, 2005, 09:49 PM
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Question Tentative sale of Astroworld.

I have never been down to Astroworld. I have spoken with several people that worked on the railroad down there at various times. They have a real diesel engine, a carnival-style fake "steam engine" (diesel-hydraulic), and a real steam engine built for the park like the ones that are/were at the Georgia and St. Louis parks.




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Old September 13th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Default Last Day October 30

The Houston Chronicle says that Sunday, October 30 will be the park's last day. I haven't been there in about 5 years, but it was looking pretty rundown (peeling paint, etc.) back then. I guess I'll have to get over there in the next few weeks and get bruised on the Texas Cyclone one last time.
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Old September 13th, 2005, 10:46 AM
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I wonder if there will be an auctioning off of pieces of the park or if it will all be handled by one company? Being that I had relatives in Houston, I was always visiting them and I never got to go as a kid...never went period.

I think a road-trip is in order... who's with me?
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Old September 14th, 2005, 10:17 AM
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Default Dark Clouds Gathering Over Astroworld

Check out this sad flickr post and great pic:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64738468@N00/43060673/

From the post...
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work was like going out with family and friends and my minimal paycheck was fun to earn
Sounds familiar.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 07:41 PM
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When I left SFOT I moved to Houston to be closer to my family. I never worked at Astroworld but did have a season pass there for several years.

What will become of the Texas Cyclone? To leave one of the great coasters sitting in a warehouse somewhere is unforgivable.

I'm back in Arlington now but my thoughts are with the host and hostesses in Houston.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 01:49 AM
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Default This makes me nervous!

Lets not forget SFOT here. Personally I believe all good things must come to an end. After the Cowboys Stadium is built, isn't this going to sky rocket the property value of SFOT. Would Six Flags Inc make the same decision on its crown jewel? I would not put it past them since money is what only seems to matter to them.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 02:49 AM
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No possible way. The park is like the Disneyland of Six Flags. You can't get rid of it. It has so much historical value and being in the major city area the park would still be worth it to survive
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I don't think that the Coyboy Stadium will raise property values that much. I think that price jump would of happened when they built the Ballpark. Besides if Jerry Jones got a speeding ticket here in Arlington, then the cops would have to follow him to his home all the way in Highland Park to get him to pay up. That could get expensive with all the current gas prices. I think that the unfortunate homeowners in that are in Jerry's emint domain radar system are the ones that should benefit from a property value increase.

I think SFOT raises the property value of the Ameriquest and Cowboy Stadium... Not the other way around. Now get us a winning team ..

As for that Texas Cyclone. It would look really good in the flashback/bumper cars location. "not that subject again!"
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Old September 17th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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No. SF Inc. (formerly premier parks) is only an operator for the property, just like the Georgia park. I believe the other 27(?) are owned by SFInc.

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Lets not forget SFOT here. Personally I believe all good things must come to an end. After the Cowboys Stadium is built, isn't this going to sky rocket the property value of SFOT. Would Six Flags Inc make the same decision on its crown jewel? I would not put it past them since money is what only seems to matter to them.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 11:51 AM
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Well, as much as we consider the park to be a big part of our lives, corporate entities do think differently. There was a time during the Bally's ownership that they came very close to closing Six Flags over Texas and scrapping it. Apparently casinos were highly profitable compared to theme parks and they wanted to wash their hands of the SF burden one way or another. Luckily, they found a buyer and the park is still here with us today. It can happen. It does happen. Just look 240 miles South of here.
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