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Six Flags AstroWorld

Amusement park in the United States
Six Flags AstroWorld
AstroWorldLogo.gif
Location
Houston, Texas, USA
Status Defunct
Operated June 1, 1968 to October 30, 2005
Owner Six Flags
Previous names AstroWorld
Area 85 acres

Six Flags AstroWorld was an amusement park located in Houston, Texas, USA. It operated from June 1, 1968 to October 30, 2005.

History

On September 12, 2005, Six Flags announced that their AstroWorld theme park would close on October 30. In addition to the park becoming outdated, AstroWorld had a low attendance rate, stood on valuable land, and was also an eyesore. Other reasons included issues such as the park's performance and parking issues.[1] Most of their rides have been moved to various other parks across the country. An auction sale was held in January 2006.[2]

Former roller coasters (12)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Batman The Escape Intamin Stand-Up 1993 2005 Relocated to Six Flags Darien Lake (stored)
Excalibur Arrow Dynamics Mine Train 1972 1998 Relocated to Frontier City (never operated)
Greezed Lightnin' Schwarzkopf Launched
Shuttle
1978 2005 Relocated to Joyland Amusement Park (stored)
Mayan Mindbender Vekoma Enclosed 1978 2005 Relocated to Wonderland Amusenent Park
Serial Thriller Vekoma Inverted 1999 2005 Relocated to Great Escape
Serpent Arrow Dynamics Kiddie 1969 2005 Scrapped
Swamp Buggy Chance Rides Sit-Down 1970 1972 Unknown
Texas Cyclone Frontier Construction Company Wooden 1976 2005 Scrapped
Texas Tornado Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1998 2000 Relocated to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Ultra Twister Togo Pipeline 1990 2005 Relocated to Six Flags America (never operated)
Viper Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1989 2005 Scrapped
XLR-8 Arrow Dynamics Suspended 1984 2005 Scrapped

Former attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Bamboo Shoot Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1969 2005 Scrapped
Barnstormer Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1995 2005 Scrapped
Barrel O'Fun Unknown Rotor 1970 Unknown Unknown
Diablo Falls WhiteWater West Spinning Raft 2003 2005 Relocated to Six Flags New England
Dungeon Drop Intamin Drop Tower 1997 2005 Relocated to Six Flags St. Louis
Gunslinger Chance Rides Waveswinger 1976 2005 Relocated to Wonderland Amusement Park
Happening Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1968 2005 Relocated to Six Flags Over Texas
Looney Tunes Airlines Chance Rides Junior Jets Unknown 2005 Relocated to Six Flags Great Adventure
Looping Starship Intamin Ranger 1986 2005 Relocated to Six Flags Over Texas
Maypole Arrow Dynamics Teacups 1968 1976 Scrapped
Swat S&S Worldwide Sky Swat 2003 2005 Relocated to Six Flags New England
Thunder River Intamin River Rapids 1980 2005 Scrapped
Tidal Wave Arrow Dynamics Shoot The Chute 1988 2005 Scrapped

References


Amusement parks operated by Six Flags
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