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One more place I can't go back to [Sep. 12th, 2005|07:42 pm]
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Today it was announced that AstroWorld will be closing permanently at the end of the season. I am very sad. Working "casual pool" at AstroWorld was my first full-time job, the summer between my Jr. and Sr. high school years. I continued to work there every summer until I finished college.

There isn't space on LJ for me to write about all my experiences there, or what it meant to me. Sigh.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2005-09-12 02:48 pm (UTC)
aww man! Maybe you can go talk to them and see if you can have something from the place to keep for sentimental value? HUGS!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2005-09-13 04:55 pm (UTC)
I actually do have a couple of momentos...one is a "Marvel McFey" watch (MM was the mascot of AstroWorld before Six Flags bought it) and I also have a piece of film from the Horizons theater, where I was Foreman one summer. I would love to have a chunk of the Cyclone, where I worked for a couple of seasons, back when it was the #1 rated roller coaster in the world.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2005-09-14 04:33 am (UTC)
Neato!! I love roller coasters. I need to get to an amusement park next summer for sure!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-12 03:09 pm (UTC)
**Huge hugs.** I envy you the ability to revisit many of your childhood memories...but I know what it's like to not be able to either.
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2005-09-12 03:09 pm (UTC)
Whoops, that was me. Sorry.
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[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2005-09-13 12:23 am (UTC)
Geez! First the Dome, now Astroworld. *sigh*! This will sadden Bill, as well.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-09-13 05:32 am (UTC)
WHATTTT????? No more Astroworld? When is the last day?
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-09-13 10:26 am (UTC)
Hey, where are you getting your information? I googled and checked the website and there is nothing about it closing permanently.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2005-09-13 04:48 pm (UTC)
The Six Flags corporate office announced it yesterday. It was on Channels 2 and 11 and I believe the Chronicle has reported it as well.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-09-14 02:04 am (UTC)
*sigh* Geo said he heard it on the radio, too. That is where he and I fell in love as teenagers. First kiss and all.

We are planning a last hurrah. Do you know the deadline?
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[User Picture]From: fiercepancake
2005-09-15 07:43 am (UTC)
There is space on the forums at http://sixflagshouston.com if you'd care to share your memories there.
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[User Picture]From: no_hdaisy
2005-09-19 07:56 am (UTC)

Can they do that?!!!

How can they do that! Astroworld is always full! that's rediculous!
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