Goodbye Six Flags Astroworld - Park Closing in 2005

Six Flags Announces Closure of Houston Park
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Goodbye Six Flags Astroworld - Park Closing in 2005

Postby XanderLee » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:25 pm

Well, I never thought I'd be saying this but..Goodbye Astroworld.

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Six Flags to close Houston's AstroWorld
Monday September 12, 6:01 pm ET


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Aiming to take advantage of rising real estate values in Houston, Six Flags Inc. (NYSE:PKS - News). said on Monday it would close its AstroWorld theme park in the city at the end of the 2005 season and had engaged Cushman & Wakefield to market the 109-acre site.
Six Flags said in a statement the sale would be subject to the approval of its bank lenders and proceeds would be used for debt reduction and general corporate purposes.

Six Flags said 119 permanent jobs would be lost as a result of the closure and a number of AstroWorld employees likely would be offered jobs at other company theme parks.



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Postby St.LouisBOI » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:27 pm

Is this the result from the new owners?

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Postby Erik Johnson » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:28 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo!

I wanted to go back there in a couple of years to ride my very first credit, The Serpent. Plus all the other rides that I was too short for back in 1978. I'm very sad about this.
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Postby trustkill22 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:29 pm

WTF! Thats not nice

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Postby CoasterCrazy » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:33 pm

I will never get the credits at Astroworld!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry:

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Postby MagnumForce » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:35 pm

Sure you will, they just won't be at Astroworld. ;)

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Postby QuakerOaties » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:38 pm

Hmm that's kind of sad.

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Postby Nitro X 230 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:40 pm

QuakerOaties wrote:Mark "I hope gadv gets SWAT" Luskus


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Postby Erik Johnson » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:41 pm

But what is going to happen to the shuttle loop??? :(
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Postby Sir Clinksalot » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:42 pm

Maybe Serial Thriller is the ride that SFMM is getting ... :D

The rides will end up somewhere though.

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