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Postby Allena.k.a.Alan » Thu May 21, 2009 12:57 pm

Hey! Iwas wondering if you have any Coney Island parks' brochures in your collection. I don't see them being mentioned often.
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Postby montezooma » Thu May 21, 2009 1:10 pm

^^ No, I wish I did. XLR-8 wasn't one of my favorites, but I sure like the name.

^ I don't think I have much from Coney Island. I do have a show on the Coney Island Cyclone in my Retro VCR collection.
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Postby astroworldfan1 » Thu May 21, 2009 4:06 pm

The Judge would be proud of you, Shane.

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Postby mike robinson » Thu May 21, 2009 7:11 pm

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.

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Postby montezooma » Thu May 21, 2009 8:38 pm

^ 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.
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Postby mike robinson » Fri May 22, 2009 1:01 am

Grounds in 81, Excalibur and 82... it went on from there..I think. Need to pull out the yearbooks... :)

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Postby thrillerman1 » Fri May 22, 2009 10:18 pm

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.
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The 2005 SFAW Brochure
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The 2005 Park Map and Guide Brochure
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The 2005 Fright Fest Brochure
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The 2005 Fright Fest Entertainment Schedule
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Postby montezooma » Sat May 23, 2009 8:04 am

GREAT post Mark, thanks for contributing. Please feel free to add to this thread anytime. That 2005 brochure is one of the better looking ones IMO

Here is a look at AstroWorld as it went through it's identity crisis, Am I Six Flags AstroWorld? Six Flags Houston? or simply AstroWorld a Six Flags theme park????
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10 coasters and only one survived. What a waste
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Park Guide the year Ultra Twister opened
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Park guide 1997: Dungeon Drop
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Postby montezooma » Sat May 23, 2009 8:49 am

That's it for SEASON 2. Have a GREAT summer and see you again in the fall for SEASON 3!
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Postby Markieb » Sat May 23, 2009 7:00 pm

Shane

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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