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