Can you believe it? It has been 10 years since Astroworld (Six Flags of Houston) closed down. Opened in 1968 and closed in 2005, it is now just a parking lot for the Rodeo and other events hosted at nearby NRG Stadium.
Having grown up in Houston, Texas, I have some very fond memories of the park. Such as;
- Greezed Lightning
- Texas Cyclone
- Wagon Wheel
- The Carnival style games
- The water show
- Bamboo Shute
All put together in a 100+ acre amusement park. It reminds me of a more innocent time in life. A time when our parents would drop us off 12-13 year old children without worry of us being hurt or making it home. I spent many afternoons at Astroworld as a kid and without parental supervision. The excitement of the freedom was only surpassed by the excitement riding the rides and playing the games.
A couple of empty coke cans would reduce the ticket price in half and a $20 bill lasted all afternoon. It was a time to be had and the experience will last a lifetime in my mind. Hope you have some great memories of the park as well.