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Houston's New Theme Park Twist

New AstroWorld to bring live animals with roller coasters: Agritainment hits Houston's theme park

By Tyler Rudick

Officials with the Grand Texas Entertainment District say that Lasso — the new Houston area theme park's cowboy horse mascot — will have some real-life animal companionship when the ...


Houston's Theme Park Wars

Houston's theme park wars heat up: New competition spurs an old standby to up its game

By Tyler Rudick

The former Six Flags CEO on duty during AstroWorld's 2005 closure has returned Houston market with plans to reinvent one of the area's most popular water parks. Kieran Burke and his Pre ...


New AstroWorld Details

Full renderings of new AstroWorld revealed: Roller coasters are just the beginning, it's theme worlds galore!

By Tyler Rudick

With a formal opening date set for summer 2015, officials with the crazily-anticipated Grand Texas Theme Park revealed further details about the heir apparent to Houston's m ...


New Theme Park Controversy

AstroWorld replacement drama: Houston's new theme park promises big news, but neighbors aren't all happy

By Tyler Rudick

After eight long years without a proper amusement park (R.I.P. AstroWorld), Houstonians have been chomping at the bit for the upcoming Grand Texas Theme Park — a 600-acre celebration of all t ...


New Theme Park Construction Begins

AstroWorld times six: Construction on new Houston theme park begins — and its size is already expanding

By Whitney Radley

One can almost hear the roar of a roller coaster on the New Caney property where Grand Texas Theme Park will soon sprawl . . . but don't get ahead of yourself — it's just the hum of b ...


A New AstroWorld Takes Shape

AstroWorld replacement is no longer a pipe dream: New $205 million Houston theme park gets its land

By Whitney Radley

Skeptics might have initially written off plans for Grand Texas Theme Park, with its equine mascot, its zip line dreams and its petting zoo splendor, but the pipe dream seems to be moving forward.& ...


A new AstroWorld

The next AstroWorld? It's full speed ahead for new Houston theme park with iconic ties

By Whitney Radley

Grand Texas Theme Park developer Monty Galland is making moves on property in East Montgomery County, and as the closing date looms, excitement builds about a new amusement park in the Houston ...


Is this happening?

New theme park with AstroWorld ties aims to fill Houston's roller coaster void

By Whitney Radley

Six Flags AstroWorld's abrupt 2005 closure left so many Millennials and theme park enthusiasts in such a state of shock that we continue, years later, to jump at any rumor of a replacement. Unf ...


Big Plans

New $205 million theme park near Houston plans to bring roller coasters and cow milking together

By Whitney Radley

It has been years since California-based developer Monty Galland made the commitment to open a 100-acre, Texas-centric theme park to the Houston area. Tomball was initially the target area (an ...


A living stage

Inside Houston's newest $20 million theme park: When homes become high-tech playgrounds

By Whitney Radley

Drive up Interstate 45 north of Beltway 8 and you'll come across MainStreet America, a place where a dozen well-appointed homes are uninhabited, music blares from faux rocks lini ...


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