Posted Friday, December 7, 2001 7:00 AM | Contributed by Fierce Pancake
Second installment of off-season documentation at Six Flags Astroworld shows ground preparation for an S&S Power attraction and renovation of Nottingham Village.
Friday, December 7, 2001 7:24 AM
Love those behind the scenes shots. You know, I know some people complain about the park, but I honestly think a little paint (OK, a lot
of paint) would really help it out a bit!
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
Craig the Coaster Freak
Friday, December 7, 2001 7:59 AM
I hear ya on the paint issue!
"This feels like walking into pins and needles. Nice to Know You.
Friday, December 7, 2001 8:53 AM
The park staff agrees, and they're trying to make that happen.
Friday, December 7, 2001 10:37 AM
nice mbv t-shirt.
Friday, December 7, 2001 12:06 PM
Hmm...looks like some interesting improvements are being made to the park....
Let me ask just this about the "new area":
Is Serial Thriller going to be renamed/rethemed?
By the way, excellent shots.
"There ain't nothing worse'n when a woman gets pushy." -Ferris Layman, The Diviners
Friday, December 7, 2001 12:33 PM
Yeah, Great Pics! I sure hope AW will paint alot during the offseason!
Texas Cyclone-The best woodie in the world!
Saturday, December 8, 2001 11:00 PM
even though i live in new england, i've actually been to Astroworld on a whim on a random trip to Texas. All it needs is a good hyper and, as Jeff said, some attention to theming detail (although Batman looks kind of cool with the rust all over it). It's actually a good park - it annoys me that it gets the shaft from six flags year after year. Although, if they continue to send all the old coasters that don't draw in the GP, maybe Astroworld will no longer be considered the "coaster graveyard," but rather a historical haven for coaster enthusiasts. Really, how many younger enthusiasts can say they've ridden an original Schwartzkopf, nevermind 3 at one park! I can't count how many times i ran around to ride Greezed Lightning over and over again. =)
So, i'm wishing the good people of Houston the best of luck.
~a yankee. =)
(PS - How's Schlitterbahn?(SP?) I'd never heard of it until i recently checked out the golden tickets. I love waterparks, but they all have the same rides. It seems if you've been to one, you've been to them all. But this one almost seems worth planning a vacation around! Is it really all it's cracked up to be? just wondering...)