When Rodeo Houston’s Parking Lot was Astroworld and Waterworld
The site still sits vacant and is used as overflow parking for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It's kind of depressing when you think of how poppin' that land was Astroworld and Waterworld were back in the day. At least the Astrodome still stands today. It saddens me to look to the right of 610 as I pass the Astrodome/NRG and see a space of empty land.
I have many great memories of fun Saturdays and my eighth-grade trip from Nazareth Academy. I mean the site of the Texas Cyclone is still majestic in my mind 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.
THE TEXAS CYCLONE:
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.
I was not a fan of this one. Did you like this ride?
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. I was I could find footage of Waterworld, for now it is just a memory!