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Astroworld 2.0 Coming to Houston? Mayor Supports Concept of New Park

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The potential for a new amusement park in Houston is strong as Mayor Sylvester Turner recently tweeted. “We are working to bring a theme park like Astroworld back to Houston. A company is very interested in creating a uniquely-Houston experience. I expect an announcement within 6-8 weeks,” he tweeted. This comes only six months following the first mention of the idea by rapper Travis Scott at a local concert.

Astroworld 2.0 Coming to Houston? Mayor Supports Concept of New Park

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The tweet was issued on Thursday, October 3, 2019, and has been retweeted close to 2K times, with almost 7K likes. The mayor’s office is now in the process of expanding on this vision, based on an idea that was floated by Scott in February 2019. The vision for the project stems from a conversation between Scott and the mayor when Turner presented him with a key to the city on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. “Mayor Turner has said many times in the last few months that he hopes an entity will step forward to create such an attraction. He has had discussions with various people who might accomplish the goal. We look forward to being able to share details when he is ready to announce more,” Turner’s office has divulged, according to abc13.com.

Astroworld 2.0 Coming to Houston? Mayor Supports Concept of New Park

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Houston has Grand Texas and Typhoon Texas within a 35-mile distance of the city, where theme park fans and ride warriors can get their thrill-on! Wet N’ Wild Splashtown (a Six Flags park) is also located in Spring, approximately 36 miles from the city. Comments from Twitter users on the concept of bringing an “Astroworld” type of park to Houston varied. There have been no additional details released on feasibility or viability studies for a potential theme park as of yet.