Six Flags finds a buyer for AstroWorld; debuts Tatsu
Written by Robert Niles
Six Flags has sold the land under which the former AstroWorld park stood for $77 million to a Texas land development firm.Tweet
No official word on what will become of the site, but local planners (hey, I didn't know they had those folks in Houston....) envision a urban, mixed-use development of homes and commercial development, taking advantage of adjacent highways and a light rail line.
The bigger news from Six Flags today is the media preview for Tatsu at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Sorry, I wasn't there to bring that to you but... Six Flags didn't invite Theme Park Insider. From a recent e-mail I got from Magic Mountain's PR rep, it seems that Six Flags isn't happy with what I and the readers of this site have said about them in the past. So I guess they've decided to pass on this opportunity to reach out the more than 10,000 daily readers of the most award-winning theme park site on the Web. (That last communication I got from Magic Mountain's PR crew was a curt, accusatory e-mail after a previous L.A. Daily News article in which I was quoted. I sent what I thought was a very gracious, yet honest, reply... and never heard back.)
Something to consider there, Mr. Shapiro, as you try to reach the family market that's shunned your company in recent years.
I'll post press release information from the wire later today. And, as always, TPI readers are invited to post their trip reports, ride ratings and photos on the Tatsu page. As I've said before, TPI doesn't need PR access to the parks, when we have thousands of readers and employees doing our reporting!
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