Vintage photos: Astroworld

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Houston's favorite lost theme park, AstroWorld (aka Six Flags AstroWorld), would have turned 49 on Thursday. The home of Thunder River and Greezed Lightnin' opened June 1, 1968 - though those beloved rides would come years later.

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The seventeenth photo from the top of Greezed Lightnin's loop is fun.

I like the last batch of pics of the pretty girls with their groovy hairdos and hostess costumes. Those gals would be around my age, I reckon. I wonder what they look like now? (I'm still groovy)

john peck's avatar

When they announced it closing, we booked some tickets and headed down there as we knew many of the rides would be razed. It had some pretty awesome rides... I really loved the Texas Cyclone, it was full of great head choppers.... XLR-8, the Arrow suspended... the flume, the kiddie coaster, and the two Schwarzkopfs. Ultra twister, too. I do regret missing the sky ride, train and carousel.

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