Thanks Shane... FWIW, the parking lot story is a red herring. The county was in breach of contract and was offering a sweet long term parking deal when Burke and Co. decided to take Six Flags to Court.
A Due Diligence had been run during the 2004 season, we had hoped it for a new investment in capital but we know the truth now. They grossly overestimated the value of the land and even turned down a bid from the Rodeo that was more than they eventually sold it for. So the Rodeo got its parking for pennies on the dollar...
The entire thing was just very, very stupid.
Thanks for the great pics and Video's! I worked on Excalibur, the River of No Return and did fireworks in the lagoon... Those are some great pics.
^ When did you work at the park? You are a year older than me and I worked at the park in 1980, I was 16. I was also on River of no Return. I wonder if we worked there the same time?
When I was with Six Flags Corporate, Burke was held in very high esteem, everyone praised him as a genius. Time sure tells a different story now, he drove that company into the ground and pulled on of the BIGGEST mistakes in theme park history..the closing of AstroWorld.
Some of you may remember when Shane allowed me to borrow the keys to his patented time machine for a visit to SFOG the year Mindbender opened. Well that was so much fun I asked if he'd allow me to take the time machine out for another spin, and he said yes! Without delay, I hopped in the contraption, cranked the engine, and was immediately transported to Houston circa Halloween 2005, the final closing weekend of SFAW.
First and foremost amazing!
Thank you for ending with my first job, AW, and my home park.
A real tribute to a good ole gal!
Your collection is unbeatable.
Secondly I am on the planning committee for an AW reunion this August 15th in Houston. I would like to chat with you about getting some photos from you on CD for our visual background slides. I will send a PM. that tells you how strong the relationship was with the park fans. We still have get togethers to remember and enjoy history.
I don't know if it is OK to post the reunion info here but we have a My space and Face Book ad for it.
Thanks again for keeping memories that mean a lot for me.
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