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    Six Flags Astroworld Closes FOREVER!

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    Six Flags to close Houston's AstroWorld
    Monday September 12, 6:01 pm ET

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Aiming to take advantage of rising real estate values in Houston, Six Flags Inc. (NYSE:PKS - News). said on Monday it would close its AstroWorld theme park in the city at the end of the 2005 season and had engaged Cushman & Wakefield to market the 109-acre site.
    Six Flags said in a statement the sale would be subject to the approval of its bank lenders and proceeds would be used for debt reduction and general corporate purposes.

    Six Flags said 119 permanent jobs would be lost as a result of the closure and a number of AstroWorld employees likely would be offered jobs at other company theme parks.

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    Re: Six Flags Astroworld Closes FOREVER!

    WOW!! Thats sad since the parks been there so long.

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    Re: Six Flags Astroworld Closes FOREVER!

    Wow.... I saw Astroworld off in the distance as the displaced came in from Louisiana, and into the AstroDome.

    I was thinking they should even open it for free to all the kids in the dome.

    That's too bad..
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    Re: Six Flags Astroworld Closes FOREVER!

    Quote Originally Posted by PanTheMan
    I was thinking they should even open it for free to all the kids in the dome.
    I think that I read that they did.

    I wonder why Six Flags isn't trying to sell the whole park instead of just the land.

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    Re: Six Flags Astroworld Closes FOREVER!

    ^ The land is VERY valuable. Right across the freeway is Reliant stadium and the AstroDome. The park, despite it's good location under-performed alot. They also had parking issues. You actually had to park at Reliant stadium and walk across the freeway to get to the park. The park had to lease it's parking.

    We went to the park last year and liked it very much. The thing about this particular park though is that it was pretty much a dumping ground for all un-wanted Six Flags coasters. They hadn't had a new coaster since 1997 and that was a Vekoma SLC. (not a good coaster)

    I just hope most of the rides can find new homes.

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