changes to final Astroworld operating hours

Monday, October 24, 2005 12:15 PM
There have been operations changes for AstroWorld’s closing weekend (October 29-30)

a. The park will be closed on Friday, October 28

b. The park hours will be 10am - 6pm on Saturday, October 29

c. The park hours will be 10am - 6pm on Sunday, October 30

d. Guests will need to have a pre-purchased ticket, season pass, or an invite to the employee reunion to get in, as AstroWorld will NOT be selling tickets at the park on the 29th or 30th.

*** Edited 10/24/2005 4:43:45 PM UTC by Fierce Pancake***

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Monday, October 24, 2005 1:24 PM
There are going to be a lot of furious people with that.

IMO they should extend and remain open for another weekend.

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Monday, October 24, 2005 2:08 PM
Wow that is pretty bad, why would they even do that, your right alot of people are going to be pissed!
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Monday, October 24, 2005 2:23 PM
Yeah, but at this point, who cares? They don't have anyone to impress. ;)

In any case, I would imagine the park is going to be jam packed anyway. Like, to the brim, full. I went there this last weekend and everything was over an hr. wait.

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Monday, October 24, 2005 7:32 PM
I'm not sure yet why they are closed Friday, but they are opening the gates 2 hours earlier on Sat and Sun so not as much time is really being lost (I know Saturday night they are hosting the employee's reunion party at 7pm - to which ACE members were invited as well).

They are however expecting capacity crowds and will close the gate sometime in the afternoon, so arrive early.

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Monday, October 24, 2005 7:55 PM
Wow... I almost bought a plane ticket and booked a hotel to go down that last weekend. I would have gone balistic if they had told me I could not get in after getting all the way down there.
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Monday, October 24, 2005 11:55 PM
Even if they piss people off by not selling tickets, what are the people gonna do... not come next year?
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 12:22 AM
Actually yes, some people are finally so fed up with SFI from all this they've vowed never to step foot in another SF park.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 12:40 AM
And most of those are the people who wouldn't have gone to another Six Flags park in the first place.

I love "boycots" of things that people don't/can't-easily patronize anyway.

Edit: clarity

*** Edited 10/25/2005 4:49:56 AM UTC by dannerman***

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 12:59 AM
Six Flags has finally changed the AstroWorld website to acknowledge the closing.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:01 AM
I'm sure they have their reasons. Maybe someone was thinking of doing something to the park or something and they are trying to limit the turnout to better keep a handle on the people who come? Who knows.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 8:12 AM
I have to agree with Xander, I think it has to do with crowd control, safety and security. However, this type of decision isn't the best PR for SFI. Especially at a time you should be convincing guests to visit the other SF parks in the state.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:44 AM

coasterguts said:
I have to agree with Xander, I think it has to do with crowd control, safety and security. However, this type of decision isn't the best PR for SFI.

And a crazy troubled weekend would not be the right thing to do to a park after 37 years of entertainment.

AS far as boycotting SF's. I am one of them. I can very easily visit Splashtown, FT and OT, but I wont until the current regeim is out.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:50 AM
I normally buy a season pass and visit at least 3 or 4 six flags parks in a year, but unless Burke and co are gone I dont think I will in 2006 either.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:33 AM
I went to the AW site to see what Dukeis#1 was referring to....to me looks like any other park getting ready to close "for the season".

The people of Houston *did* get jobbed. Better planning COULD have resulted in a better solution.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:42 PM
Oh, the boycott is only until Bruke & Co are gone? Well, then, it may be over by the time the parks start opening for '06, depending on how things go. :)
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:56 PM
I can't imagine how many people will be holding out for "The last ride" on any number of coasters. I'm glad I went last weekend.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 3:10 PM
Yeah, It's gonna be a sad weekend for Houstonians. First the Astros are gonna lose the World Series and then they're going to lose SFAW.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 3:31 PM
Go Chicago! ;)
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 4:48 PM

redman822 said:
Yeah, It's gonna be a sad weekend for Houstonians. First the Astros are gonna lose

Well you got it half right. Could care less about the Astro's! Hurray whatever....

dannerman As far as my boycott of SF's goes, yes only till the current management is ousted. I just want to see them out before the next park goes on the chopping block. *** Edited 10/25/2005 8:49:17 PM UTC by Markieb***

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