Those were the days: AstroWorld model to be displayed at Houston Public Library
Sadly, AstroWorld closed in October 2005 and was demolished a few months later, but has stayed alive in the hearts of many across southeast Texas. So alive, in fact, that diehard fans will be able to visit the theme park for ants when the original model goes on diplay at Houston Public Library.
The model, built by Ed Henderson for Judge Roy Hofheinz in 1967, contains the original layout of the park, including such rides as the Alpine Sleigh Ride and the Black Dragon.
According to KTRK Channel 13 , the model was sold on craigslist for $3,000 to the engineering firm that did the original work on AstroWorld. The firm plans to donate the model to the library, where it will be displayed in a reading room at the recently renovated Julia Ideson Building.
Will you venture to the library to relive your childhood memories? What was your favorite AstroWorld ride? Stroll down memory lane in the comments.