Astroworld rides being stored at Great Escape

Posted Monday, January 9, 2006 1:17 AM | Contributed by Trick Track

Great Escape says the park is merely holding on to ride parts from the defunct Six Flags Astroworld until corporate officials decide what to do with them. Neighbors to the park are already worried about potential noise from new rides.

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Monday, January 9, 2006 11:54 AM
Why the heck are park neighbors so annoying... if they don't like it... LEAVE!
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Monday, January 9, 2006 11:56 AM
If I lived near a park, I probably wouldn't complain, hell I'd probably enjoy walking outside and hearing the screams and shrieks of the guests :D
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Monday, January 9, 2006 1:07 PM
It amazes me how stupid people are when it comes to this NIMBY attitude. I have never been to Great Escape, but my guess is that the park is a huge part of the tax base of the area it is in. Not only are there the tax benefits, but jobs inside the park, and jobs at businesses created outside the park because of the park.

Nothing like biting the hand that feeds you...

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Monday, January 9, 2006 1:10 PM
That's a long way to ship a coaster just for storage. It must be going somewhere in the Northeast or they wouldn't have shipped it that far. If they just needed to get it out of AstroWorld they could have dumped it in SFOT's parking lot or the boneyard at Frontier City.
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Monday, January 9, 2006 1:21 PM
^That was my thought. Oh lets store it in New York so we can build it in St. Louis 3 years from now.
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Monday, January 9, 2006 3:48 PM
Park neighbors are so annoying because they can be. If SF sells off land at their parks that ends up as housing developments, I would say you will probably hear more about park neighbors complaining because of noise, traffic, etc. I agree with Kick the Sky about the NIMBY attitude.
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Monday, January 9, 2006 6:24 PM
If you think thats bad the people who live at the Kingsmill resort all year round complain about the noise from Busch gardens and Busch owns the damn place!
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 4:13 PM
I do not recall folks living in that immediate area. Plus the noise is for what...2 months. Also, I 'd think the outlets create more issues. Still, I live by Dorney Park in PA and here I can understand the folks issues as there are MANY neighbors and what started off aa a little quiet family park has turned (is trying to turn) into a noisy large park, cretaing noise and traffic issues. Tax revenue is not likely as high as you think. I believe the local WalMart brings in maybe 50K of tax by me a year. Remember, its a property tax that is collected. Thats really not much considering the miliions the store probably does in business. Technically we'd likely break out even with the homes on the Walmart site and have less traffic and crime but I degress.
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