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Sunday, June 13, 2010

VIDEO: AstroWorld and WaterWorld TV spot from the 1980s

Now that the land where AstroWorld formerly sat has been sold, let's look back at a TV commercial for the theme park from the early 1980s. This was back in the park's heyday. Remember when there were entertainers, mascots, marching bands...etc.

The commercial promotes the new Sky Screamer ride and the brand new park WaterWorld.

*BONUS Watch a clip from the 1975 documentary The Pleasures of this Stately Dome with KPRC 2 anchor Ron Stone talking about the Astrodome's construction. Lots of bloggers are calling for the Eighth Wonder of the World to be torn down. As a Native Houstonian, I say DON'T DO IT!

- Astroworld being torn apart - a satellite view of fun destruction
- My Astroworld tribute page
- Where did those Astroworld rides go? COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here