A Film Student Documented the History of Houston’s AstroWorld for a Roller Coaster Down Memory Lane

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Over 11 years ago, Houston lost a city icon.

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On Oct. 30, 2005, after nearly 40 years in business, Six Flags AstroWorld closed its doors, and Houston has been the largest city in the U.S. without an amusement park ever since. A majority of the roller coasters were liquidated in a three-day auction after the shuttering, and what remains now is no more than a dirt field NRG uses for parking during rodeo season.

But a Penn State Film student known as Jonathan with YouTube’s RampagingRex Productions is helping us remember the good times by chronicling the history of this once celestial hotspot.

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Gone but not forgotten, the memory of AstroWorld lives on through our hearts — and the Internet.

Part two of Jonathan’s documentary starts now:

This post was originally published on March 20, 2017.

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