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Posted: 9/13/2005 6:16:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 6:22:53 PM EDT by Austrian]
Monday September 12, 2005 10:03pm
HOUSTON (AP) - Six Flags Inc. was due to close its Six Flags AstroWorld theme park at the end of the year and had been looking for a buyer for the 109-acre site that sits near Reliant Park, Houston's entertainment district and Texas Medical Center. The theme park company said it expects the property will yield a good price and the money from the sale of the 37-year-old park would be used to reduce debt and for general corporate purposes. Though the sale must be approved by Six Flags' bank lenders, a last minute bidder has entered the fray and appears poised to save the park.

Kieran Burke, chairman and CEO of Six Flags, said the company decided the best way to enhance shareholder value was to sell the theme park because of the significant increase in real estate values in the Houston market.

"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," Burke said in a release.

No details are available about the new buyer or plans for the park after the sale.


Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:19:53 PM EDT
... Is it you?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:56:26 AM EDT
Nope! It's Cartman!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:02:49 AM EDT
It's....................




LOOTERWORLD!!



Brought to you by the fine folks at FEMA
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:04:56 AM EDT
Why would anyone care about that dump? Overpriced, hot as fu**, overpriced, in disrepair, overpriced...
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:18:24 AM EDT
Let it close. It's become nothing but a magnet for thugs and trash. Fuck Six Flags.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:19:35 AM EDT
I'll give you a plastic tub full of Heineken for it!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:21:25 AM EDT
Whatever company it is that owns Worlds of ScumFun Will probably end up buying it.


IIRC, they're based in Ohio somewhere (Sandusky seems to stick in my head, but I'm probably wrong), and (at the time I worked for 'em, anyway) owned 6 other parks.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:27:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By photokirk:
Let it close. It's become nothing but a magnet for thugs and trash. Fuck Six Flags.



Yeah its s shame that it ended up like that.
I remember back when I was a youth it was nice and pretty fun to go to.
That of course was before gang-signs and bathroom rapes.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 8:36:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By photokirk:
Let it close. It's become nothing but a magnet for thugs and trash. Fuck Six Flags.



I remember last Halloween when they had major gansta problems there. Recently there have been news stories of massed thuggery leaving the park and bum rushing area service stations. Stealing crap, starting fights and getting away with it because of the large number of people involved. I hope Astroworld goes away just so long as another Wal Mart is not built there.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:42:05 AM EDT
My last trip there was around 1984.

I remember it well. Approx. 2100 hrs., sweet little Karen and I decided to take the cable car back to the other side of the park instead of walkng. Imagine my surprise when she unbuttoned her tight red short shorts, smiled and said "you have until the car gets to the other side".

,,,

You can figger' out the rest.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:55:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 9:55:56 AM EDT by KlubMarcus]

Originally Posted By cool-e:
I remember last Halloween when they had major gansta problems there. Recently there have been news stories of massed thuggery leaving the park and bum rushing area service stations. Stealing crap, starting fights and getting away with it because of the large number of people involved. I hope Astroworld goes away just so long as another Wal Mart is not built there.

Yep, the black and mexican kids are mobbing the area businesses that border Astrowold. They go to the park, then they loot and steal. Sounds like Astroworld management isn't taking action to get rid off the riff-raff so they deserve to go out of business.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 12:10:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fook:
My last trip there was around 1984.

I remember it well. Approx. 2100 hrs., sweet little Karen and I decided to take the cable car back to the other side of the park instead of walkng. Imagine my surprise when she unbuttoned her tight red short shorts, smiled and said "you have until the car gets to the other side".

,,,

You can figger' out the rest.



I think you should tell for the sake of those of us who aren't good at "figuring" stuff out
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 1:07:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fook:
My last trip there was around 1984.

I remember it well. Approx. 2100 hrs., sweet little Karen and I decided to take the cable car back to the other side of the park instead of walkng. Imagine my surprise when she unbuttoned her tight red short shorts, smiled and said "you have until the car gets to the other side".

,,,

You can figger' out the rest.



Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:02:03 AM EDT
HEY! It was my fondest memory of the place.

Give an old man trying to reclaim his youth a break.
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