yet another AstroWorld replacement in the works
schmendeler
4:01p, 07/10/13
schmendeler
31506 posts, joined 10/17/2004
near New Caney. i'll believe it when i see it. i can't keep track of all the different amusement parks that were supposed to open.

http://www.khou.com/news/national/214916041.html
The Milkman
4:14p, 07/10/13
The Milkman
8805 posts, joined 01/22/2007
Its all been the same land and location...just keeps changing what its going to be
Ferris Wheel Allstar
4:15p, 07/10/13
Ferris Wheel Allstar
14622 posts, joined 03/18/2006
They have actually started clearing land for it
Linz02Ag
4:21p, 07/10/13
Linz02Ag
4598 posts, joined 07/24/2014
Grand Texas doesn't look near as awesome as EarthQuest
Buck Turgidson
4:42p, 07/10/13
Buck Turgidson
23423 posts, joined 10/10/1999
How long before it fills up with undesirables?
Ferris Wheel Allstar
4:47p, 07/10/13
Ferris Wheel Allstar
14622 posts, joined 03/18/2006
quote:
How long before it fills up with undesirables?



Depends on who they hire to run the place. People in Porter, New Caney, and Splendora dont like take kindly to that kind....

IMG >

Clavell
8:06p, 07/10/13
Clavell
10252 posts, joined 09/05/2005
After EarthQuest fiasco I'll just wait and see.
redag06
8:35p, 07/10/13
redag06
4360 posts, joined 11/12/2006
quote:
After EarthQuest fiasco I'll just wait and see.

Did you post this exact same thing on a community message board?
BMX Bandit
8:36p, 07/10/13
BMX Bandit
56885 posts, joined 11/09/1999
If there had not been the earthquest fiasco, what would you be doing differently?
BillYeoman
9:17p, 07/10/13
BillYeoman
1091 posts, joined 06/02/2009
I think the problem that Astroworld ran into was that people figured out pretty quickly that you could use it as daycare for the summer for $49.95...
Clavell
9:43p, 07/10/13
Clavell
10252 posts, joined 09/05/2005
I might be more likely to believe it would happen and I guess fiasco must not be a term used very often.
Tom Hagen
7:03a, 07/11/13
Tom Hagen
15416 posts, joined 04/26/2003
quote:
How long before it fills up with undesirables?


That may be why they are building it so far from public transportation.
Buck Turgidson
2:23p, 07/11/13
Buck Turgidson
23423 posts, joined 10/10/1999
Like everything else in Houston, Astroworld was great for 15-20 years until the area was overrun with low rent apartments.

New Caney isn't exactly a high dollar neighborhood, it's just not densley developed. Nearby Humble is no gem either. My guess is that the area will get run down pretty quickly.
aTm2004
4:00p, 07/11/13
aTm2004
34392 posts, joined 02/05/2002
quote:
quote:
How long before it fills up with undesirables?



Depends on who they hire to run the place. People in Porter, New Caney, and Splendora dont like take kindly to that kind....

IMG >



As somebody who grew up in Splendora, I can say your assumption is correct.
Ferris Wheel Allstar
4:04p, 07/11/13
Ferris Wheel Allstar
14622 posts, joined 03/18/2006
^my grandparents still live out there, I am well versed in the ways of Splendora
Scientific
4:40p, 07/11/13
Scientific
1198 posts, joined 09/27/2008
Haven't been to an amusement/theme park in years. And if this happens, will people stop going to Kemah, and its overpriced rides?

Six Flags over Texas or Fiesta Texas. How are the crowds there? By the time Astroworld was declining, you could tell the park wasn't really trying anymore, and it had lax security. Too many kids running around, and I remember some fights happening over girls.
aTm2004
5:22p, 07/11/13
aTm2004
34392 posts, joined 02/05/2002
Haven't been to Fiesta Texas or Six Flags in years, but I went to a kids birthday party at Splashtown a few years ago and there was an oil slick on the surface.
ScottBowen
6:31p, 07/11/13
ScottBowen
1306 posts, joined 04/29/2008
CDub06
8:57a, 07/12/13
CDub06
54681 posts, joined 11/22/2003
Whatever happened to that EarthQuest project? Seemed to be a lot of hype and one day it just...stopped.

Seemed unfeasible in the first place.
schmendeler
9:08a, 07/12/13
schmendeler
31506 posts, joined 10/17/2004
i think it ran out of funding.
redag06
9:16a, 07/12/13
redag06
4360 posts, joined 11/12/2006
aka, East Montgomery County misused the money, last I heard the FBI was getting involved.
Houston Summit
9:30a, 07/12/13
Houston Summit
11583 posts, joined 01/17/2012
That facebook link
Scientific
10:51a, 07/12/13
Scientific
1198 posts, joined 09/27/2008
quote:
aka, East Montgomery County misused the money, last I heard the FBI was getting involved.

Someone I know who lives there told me the feds got involved. They took advantage of funds for "studies" on other theme parks across the country.
OnlyForNow
7:16p, 07/12/13
OnlyForNow
14676 posts, joined 04/09/2008
The land earth quest was supposed to be on has been sold. This is a new area north of the earth quest property.
aggiedent
6:04p, 07/13/13
aggiedent
6970 posts, joined 06/10/2005
I think it's a waste of 600 acres of trees.
yakman
11:25p, 07/13/13
yakman
2281 posts, joined 10/26/2006
quote:
Grand Texas doesn't look near as awesome as EarthQuest.


What? Little House on the Prairie with roller coasters isn't a well thought out viable theme park in this era?
GEA89
12:10p, 07/15/13
GEA89
11721 posts, joined 12/02/1999
Central location or forget it. And a Texas/Western theme? Umm no thanks.
BMX Bandit
10:03a, 11/08/13
BMX Bandit
56885 posts, joined 11/09/1999
RayRay99
1:48p, 11/08/13
RayRay99
7026 posts, joined 10/13/2003
anaggieshusband
6:14p, 11/08/13
anaggieshusband
6695 posts, joined 05/19/2005
ChipFTAC01
1:42p, 11/13/13
ChipFTAC01
11563 posts, joined 10/30/2001
cmac98
2:42p, 11/14/13
cmac98
347 posts, joined 07/21/2003
I represent one of the investment groups in this matter. All I can say is that it is very real; not a pipe-dream like EarthQuest, Disney, etc. projects that have floated around for years.
schmendeler
3:24p, 11/14/13
schmendeler
31506 posts, joined 10/17/2004
i hope it does come to fruition.
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