PLEASE OPEN A GOOD PARK IN HOUSTON

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:11 AM
If any CEO's are looking at this site PLEASE CONSIDER HOUSTON AS A potential site for a massive park. We need some competition here with six flags. Six flags only spends money on majic mountain and new jersey. We are the nations 4th largest city and we used to have the smallest park. Fiesta Texas sucks and Dallas is good but they just got 10 kiddie rides, which means they wont be getting any new rides for 5 or 6 yrs.

well i live n houston and i only went to six flags here just to activate my season pass. the biggest coaster we had was 110 feet tall. the problem was that our park didnt have any land to expand. the park was no bigger than my backyard. this park was the only one that i have been to in the middle of the city. majic mountain and most other parks are out of town. that is the reason the attendance was so low. . no one and i mean no one planned a trip to six flags astroworld. if u have been anywhere else houstons park would make u laugh. maybe someone will open a real park with rides taller than my house out here in the suburbs where they have more room to expand.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:33 AM
Jeff's avatar Welcome to CoasterBuzz. Please note that we expect real spelling and grammar here, not "u" and a lack of capitalization.

Six Flags isn't going to put any money into parks that are already profitable. If that "sucks" then you should move closer to a "better" park.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:38 AM
Yawn. You at least leave in a country where there are theme parks to visit.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 3:29 PM
^ Yeah. Try living in Arizona. No theme parks for 250 miles around, besides Castles and Coasters.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 3:39 PM
Mark Small's avatar Wow! You must have a pretty impresseive backyard, as Astroworld occupied about 109 acres.

Based on the few (but negative) posts you've made thus far, all you would be satisfied with would be a park full of supercoasters. No flat rides, no atmosphere. I don't see that happening. And even then you'd probably get bored with them after you have ridden them "ova and ova" as you stated in another post.

Maybe you should spend less time riding coasters and work on your writing skills. That was truly painful to read. My 13 yr old nephew writes better than that.

I'm sorry that you couldn't appreciate what you had in Houston when Astroworld was open. There are many of us that truly miss that park and the collection of rides. Although I don't live in Houston any longer, I still miss it. I'm glad I was there for it's final weekend last fall.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 6:40 PM
I already laid out specifications for suitable park for the Houston area in the "What do you want in a theme park?" thread. I estimate that the park would cost $300 to $400 million and would include around 8 coasters to start plus a good variety of flats, water rides, and other types of rides. There would also be a top-notch waterpark. The park would have a number of theme areas centered around Texas such as a wild west area, a Alamo-fiesta area, a space themed area, a cajun-bayou area, and an oil boom area. Rides, shows, and food would be matched to the theming.

The problem is getting local investment but you do know that much more was spent to bring the Texans NFL football franchise to the area. If there is no local money available, then we will probably have to wait about five years until Cedar Fair is in a suitable financial position to build the park.


Arthur Bahl

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 7:41 PM
Supposedly there is a casino called "L'auberge" getting the permits to build an amusement park in Lake Charles, Louisiana. They are expecting to draw off the Houston crowd. No idea how big it will be, but I'd say there's no way it would be as big as Astroworld.

*** Edited 6/7/2006 11:42:37 PM UTC by Cameraman***

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 8:09 PM

misswham said:
the problem was that our park didnt have any land to expand. the park was no bigger than my backyard. this park was the only one that i have been to in the middle of the city. majic mountain and most other parks are out of town. that is the reason the attendance was so low.

Someone hasn't heard of Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom have they? SFKK is just as land locked as SFAW. SFKK also has a major airport right next door. I went to SFAW once and to me, land wise, it looked bigger than SFKK. The park being in the middle of a major urban area is not the reason why attendence was low. Where did that one come from??? SFKK has good attendence and is in the same land situation SFAW was. I don't know what the problem was. The only thing I could think of is that the park just looked overly run down and poorly maintained (from personal experience). And then they decide to paint everything and make it look nice which was a good thing. It just came too late. I don't think I would've ever gone back to SFAW. Especially with the choices of SFOT or SFFT.

Oh, and it's MAGIC, not majic. *** Edited 6/8/2006 12:11:30 AM UTC by mudinthevayne***


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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 10:20 PM
ok i have neva seen as much rudeness in my life. we all are supposed to be rollercoaster fans but the personal attacks r horrible. further more i am very well educated and i will use any abbreviations if i chose to do so. i am probably old enough to be most of u alls parent and i will not be disrepected like this. now little boy or girl i wasnt speaking to U and yes i used U. i joined this last night because i am a lover of rollercoasters and i get insulted like this. u better step.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 10:25 PM
u all r a bunch of nerds. i didnt attack any of u all and i m being corrected and i have read so many misspelled words but i know that people are getting used to writing in shorthand online. hell i am not writing the consitution of the united states over. i didnt think anyone needs to do a spell or puncuation check before writing on a forum thread. and i will still say MAJIC MOUNTAIN didnt ur mother tell u it isnt nice to correct someone. because all of ur corrections r done as if i insulted u.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 10:29 PM
Lets go ahead and call this thread done, as it should have been since the beginning.

Your grammar and spelling are laughably poor. And no, shorthand isn't to be used here.

Now let me write it so you can understand (big word, I know!): Tis threed iz sux.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 10:31 PM
The closure of Astroworld was in my opinion the single dumbest decision in amusement park history. I sincerly hope that Houston gets a respectable park to replace it.

Your posts however will never be tolerated here. Your posts reek of someone who knows how things are supposed to work here but is coming on under another name to cause trouble.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 11:34 PM
I find it funny that earlier I started typing a response that was going to be rather rude, and then I decided against it. Now after seeing her latest responses I feel the need to pile onto this heep of garbage.

misswham, you agreed to abide by certain rules when you signed up to join this forum. If you can't be adult enough to abide by them, then don't let the door hit your rear on the way out.

Honestly, I am not used to reading shorthand. I understand it quite well, but I certainly do not contribute to ANY forums where it is tolerated. If you're old enough to be my momma, then act like it. Most adults of my mother's age are well spoken and well written individuals (if they're even on the internet at all).

I enjoy that you call the OWNER of this site 'boy'. Talk about rude!

Finally, if you have a backyard as big as SFAW was and your house is as tall as the rides they had, why don't YOU build a better park for Houston? Or better yet, build your own park in your back yard. How could the neighbors complain if they couldn't see the park over your house?

Step? HA!


Yeah is Good!
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 11:46 PM
Jeff's avatar The irony that someone will enter someone's house, not follow their rules, then accuse other people of being rude.

Run along...


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