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Old 09-12-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

Six Flags announced on Monday that the Astroworld theme park will be closing at the end of the 2005 season. The 109-acre site will be for sale.

In a press release, Six Flags officials said the factors that favored a sale were the park's relative performance over the past several years and continued uncertainty over offsite parking rights related to Reliant Stadium and the Texans football team and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

"We are always looking for opportunities to enhance shareholder value. In assessing the performance of this property relative to the significant increase in real estate values in the Houston market, we concluded that the best way to unlock this value for shareholders was to pursue a sale of the property," said Kieran Burke, chairman and CEO of Six Flags. "While we continually review our properties in order to determine the best allocation of resources, it is important to note that a unique set of circumstances applies to the AstroWorld property and this action should not be considered indicative of our intentions for any of our other parks."
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:56 PM   #2
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, never saw that coming.
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:58 PM   #3
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business should pick up with all the new orleans peeps. maybe they will stop shoping at the galleria and head to astroworld with their new debit cards
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

maybe I should go one last time before they shut down. I haven't been there in like 6 years.
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

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maybe I should go one last time before they shut down. I haven't been there in like 6 years.
I have a season pass I'll loan you if you want to go. I think the place is nasty and dirty. My wifes buys us all season passes every year.
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

that place was my baby sitter for like 4 straight summers. I have done a lot of things in that park. For some reason im becoming a little emotional. :2wompwomp:
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

wow, this sucks, but then again, it used to be an awsome place pre 2000, since then, it just had no real appeal anymore, and got more expensive every year.
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I haven't been since 1991. I should go one last time. Does anyone know when the 05' season is over?

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OK THAT'S IT MOTOHOUSTON ASTROWOLRD MEET BEFORE THEY CLOSE :biggthumpup:
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

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OK THAT'S IT MOTOHOUSTON ASTROWOLRD MEET BEFORE THEY CLOSE :biggthumpup:
not a bad idea :cool:


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OK THAT'S IT MOTOHOUSTON ASTROWOLRD MEET BEFORE THEY CLOSE :biggthumpup:
not a bad idea :cool:


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business should pick up with all the new orleans peeps. maybe they will stop shoping at the galleria and head to astroworld with their new debit cards
definately... im not going back to the galleria for a little while. its seems like there are less ghetto people at sharpstown lol
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business should pick up with all the new orleans peeps. maybe they will stop shoping at the galleria and head to astroworld with their new debit cards*
definately... im not going back to the galleria for a little while. its seems like there are less ghetto people at sharpstown lol
funny cuz its true. pretty sad too. i went to buy a piece and chain and they were sold out after the weekend :dontknow:
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

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I haven't been since 1991. I should go one last time. Does anyone know when the 05' season is over?

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october i believe
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

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OK THAT'S IT MOTOHOUSTON ASTROWOLRD MEET BEFORE THEY CLOSE :biggthumpup:
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I'm down as well.
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I am down.... although my bike is out of comission. :dontknow:
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i'm in for an astroworld meet.
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this ought to be fun.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:05 AM   #20
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Re: Six Flags Astroworld apprently shutting down

SWEET I'M DOWN!!!! I rode the Dungeon Drop for an hour and 15 minutes that last time I was there...the dude let me sit there forever......I got a few free tickets from work, so pick the Sunday!!!
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