Six Flags Astroworld - Houston, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ggmorton
N 29° 40.571 W 095° 24.473
15R E 266980 N 3285329
Quick Description: A Six Flags theme park in Houston, Texas which closed in the fall of 2005.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 2:31:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM4N31
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 113

Long Description:
AstroWorld was a seasonally operated theme park located on approximately 57 acres of land (later expanded to over 75 acres) between Kirby Drive and Fannin Avenue, directly south of Loop 610 in Houston, Texas, USA. Opening on June 1, 1968, AstroWorld was originally developed and constructed as part of the Astrodomain, the brainchild of local philanthropist and former Houston mayor Judge Roy Hofheinz, who intended it to complement The Astrodome.

AstroWorld was sold to the Six Flags Corporation by the Hofheinz family in 1975. Although the fourth park to be included in the Six Flags family of theme parks, it was the first park to be purchased by that company instead of being built. It was marketed as "AstroWorld: A Member of the Six Flags Family" so as to not confuse patrons with Six Flags Over Texas located in Arlington, Texas. Many variations of this naming scheme emerged from the Six Flags marketing department over the years. Despite these attempts at branding the park, most people continued to call it "AstroWorld" and the company eventually responded by making the individual park's name more prominent.

AstroWorld was permanently closed by the Six Flags Corporation after its last day of operations on October 30, 2005. It was demolished between October 30, 2005 and the first half of 2006 (although parts of WaterWorld were being demolished prior to the final operating day at AstroWorld). As of 2007, the bridge crossing Loop 610 continues to stand and is the last remaining structure from AstroWorld.

Description taken from:
(visit link)
Date Park Opened: 6/1/1968

Date Park Closed: 10/30/2005

Address:
610 Loop South
Houston, TX USA


Current Use or Function:
Grounds used as a concert festival for the 1st time in late August 2008.


Is the park still there?: No

If not, what is in its place now?:
Empty Field


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