Astroworld Opened 55 Years Ago – A Look Down Memory Lane
It saddens me to drive down 610 and remember the days of Astroworld and Waterworld! Hard to believe that Astroworld opened 55 years ago on June 1st 1968. The days of the Astrodome/Astroworld/Water World were like no other. I remember starting the day at Astroworld, catching an afternoon game at the Dome, and then closing the day at the theme park. Rides like the Bamboo shoots, XLR-8, 'The Ultra Twister' as well as the Texas Cyclone are what introduced me to my love of thrill rides.
The final date of park operation was October 30, 2005, and it was soon demolished afterward. Share what your favorite ride at Astroworld was in the Facebook comments of this post. Check out some of the iconic rides that Astroworld brought to us.
Who remembers Texas Cyclone? It was an iconic wooden roller coaster that became a symbol of Houston Texas.
X-L-R-8 was the first thrill ride I ever went on. The suspended steel coaster definitely brought up the adrenaline.
TAZ'S TEXAS TORNADO:
This roller coaster didn't open until March 14, 1998, and was renamed Taz Texas Tornado. I still remember Taz in the commercials.
During its run at Six Flags AstroWorld, it featured a tunnel surrounding the first drop. The exterior had a dragon mural although most people mistook it for a Viper. I mean that is the name of the ride.
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