Astroworld model outlives the defunct amusement park

Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:15 PM | Contributed by Jeff

When Thomas G. Barrow heard last week about an original scale model of Astroworld listed for sale online by its creator, he acted somewhat spontaneously and bought it. The City of Houston’s Metropolitan Research Center reportedly will receive the wall-sized model later this year when space is accessible for the 8x10-foot piece, he said.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 4:04 AM

I was wondering if anyone knows of good pics of this model anyplace? Tried googling but only find a handful of tiny photos.

Always loved scale models of park stuff, and would love to see large images of this, or anything similar even, especialy from around this ear.

I know I saw a few pics of a Marriott's Great America model a while ago, but again nothing large enough to see alot of detail.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:58 PM
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For SF GA they have the model on public display in the Town Square merchandise shop. Ill try to snap a few pics next season if you can make it out.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:58 PM

scraperguy99 said:

I know I saw a few pics of a Marriott's Great America model a while ago, but again nothing large enough to see alot of detail.

You can see the Great America model in person. It's in Carousel Gifts at Six Flags Great America. They've had it displayed in the there for a couple years now. Complete with a Turn of the Century (Demon), Tidal Wave and sky rides, etc. Good stuff!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013 8:17 AM

Thanks for the replys, I did find larger pics of the Astroworld one after changing my search words.

The Great America model is really cool, neater than the AW one actualy. Did Astroworld really open w/out any coasters?

I thought a model like this existed for Hersheypark's plans back in the early 70's. Does anyone know if it still exists or have photos of that one? I've seen the artist rendering, but not the actual model. I think they paned over it very briefly in the Hersheypark DVD documentary I have.

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