Coaster Lover said:
Astroworld is gone, face reality. Many of the rides are already finding their way on to lists of "New Attractions" at other Six Flags parks for 2006. Sorry, but it's just not ganna happen.
what parks are geting new attractions
But I, for one, appreciate your effort.
It is kind of sad that the 4th largest city in the country is losing an amusement park. However, if the city isn't willing to budge in the parking issue, why should SF continue to operate?
On a positive note, even after hurricane Rita, the park will open for Fright Fest, so get out there and enjoy the park before it becomes a memory.
Its sad, The park i have been going to for 37 years will be gone. Its hard to accept but it is reality.
What makes it harder is seeing Six Flags invest so much in other parks and seeing the rides divided by enthusiasts before the gates are even closed.
I remember a time when we would all mourn a park closing.
You can come up with solutions for the parking problems that were just one of the nails in the coffin for the park but unless you can convince corporate that such plans are a viable alternative it's time to pack in the towel & face reality that SFAW is soon to wwrap up it's last season.
With the mandatory need to rebuild SFNO I have a feeling we'll be seeing many of SFAW's rides being sent there....still there's always hope that SF will "share the wealth" evenly throughout the chain,save for the 3 parks already getting coasters of course(SFMM,SFOG,SFGRADV).
Has there really been any "official" chatter (from Six Flags -- not us) about the movement of the SFAW's rides?
As a Six Flags, this is definitely the case. Not 100% ruled out that someone else may operate the park, but admittedly pretty unlikely. If however Cedar or someone wanted to invest in the place there are parking solutions that would free the place from the City/Reliant parking tyranny.
And I'd sure like to see someone backup that claim that the Astroworld rides are already appearing on the 2006 lineup for other parks. Yeah, I expect it to happen as well, but it hasn't been announced just yet.
ltlbat said:Has there really been any "official" chatter (from Six Flags -- not us) about the movement of the SFAW's rides?
Kind of. In a news article, an AstroWorld/Six Flags Inc. spokesperson was quoted on how the park's "current assetts (which I believe to be the rides) will eventually be dismantled and distributed to other Six Flags properties." Something along those lines.
"The company plans to move some of its equipment from AstroWorld to the Six Flags SplashTown water park in Houston." (From the AP)
I'm guessing that doesn't EXACTLY answer your question, but any more talk about movement of rides would be "revealing sensitive information about the 2006 capital expenditure in a highly competitive industry" as Burke would say, so I wouldn't expect to hear much more until individual parks start announcing their plans. Personally, I feel that this is why we found out so little about the addition to SFGAdv beyond El Toro. I mean, they have two completly new themed section (Bugs Bunny National Park and Plaza del Carnaval), yet there really isn't any mention about what will be in these sections ride wise beyond El Toro. I highly suspect that some attractions may have been last minute additions from SFAW.
I dont know about the other stuff but i do think it will be dismantled and bought down to sfno.
also the best rides there will be leaving anyway . you know that sf will take the best rides if somebody buys the park as it is.
BATWING FAN SFA said:
Yup SFAW is gone,history,finito,outta there.
Please STFU and stick your finger in the nearest electrical outlet.
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