Originally Posted by phreeq
Yup, right before I moved here. The wife and I were rather upset by this.
Ditto on this. Right around the time we moved here. I was so excited because I knew it was here so my wife looked it up and told me the bad news. Bummed out.
Originally Posted by mrjanks
I doubt that park will ever actually open. If Astroworld can't stay in business, some eco-park full of eco-fun doesn't stand a chance.
From what I understand Astroworld closing had more to do with Location, Location, Location. Although Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida is in a pretty ghetto area and it was doing well. Don't know anymore since I am not near there.
Really for a park to do well it seems that it needs to be centrally located or at least easy for most areas of the Greater Houston area to get to (this does not seem to have it). Also, An amusement or theme park really needs to have this heavy hitter being built. A good solid park with a bunch of coasters, the rides with the viewing screens and the room or cars are synced to the movements of what is going on.....think MGM "Back to the Future" and Tower of Terror which actually moves you and has screens at different locations, also Universals "Spiderman" ride where the car takes you through different locations with large sets and movie screen set up for interaction. Parks like the one they want to build are great secondary parks but as a primary money maker and in the location they are mentioning I am not sure it will do well.......Although I hope it does, and I hope it has some decent thrill rides.