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Sadly I Never got to Visit AstroWorld…
Let me spin you a tale from the 1980s, about a friend of mine who ventured down to Houston to visit his family. What he brought back with him wasn't just luggage; it was a treasure trove of stories from the awe-inspiring domain known as "AstroWorld," part of the Six Flags universe. Now, back in our neck of the woods in New Jersey, we had our own Six Flags haven – "Great Adventure" it was aptly dubbed. But, let me tell you, as per my friend's vivid narratives, our Great Adventure didn't even come close to holding a candle to the enchantment of AstroWorld. And oh boy, did he make sure we all knew it. Throughout the entire summer, it was as if he had a one-track mind, forever echoing the tales of AstroWorld's wonders.
Naturally, you can imagine how his tales fueled a twinge of envy and maybe a hint of defensiveness in us. Our arguments ignited, and passionate debates erupted as we tried to compare the two attractions – Great Adventure and AstroWorld.
Well, here's a little something to bring that era to life – a commercial from 1982, a Sneak Preview period just before the park officially kicked off its season. Take a gander at the magic brewing within. The scenes unfold, and there's no denying that it indeed looks pretty darn cool. It's like a snapshot of that time, transporting you to a place where imagination and thrill unite.
I always wanted to check it out, but sadly will never get to since it closed in 2005. From the photos I have seen online, it did look impressive. Maybe it was awesome enough to rival the amazing “Great Adventure”. But we will never know.
What we do know though is that Great Adventure is still around. So…