The Astroworld music festival is drawing rave reviews and renewed interest in a theme park returning to Houston.
It’s the talk of H-town. Could Astroworld make a comeback? A lot of people are hopeful after Houston rapper Travis Scott’s big Astroworld music festival over the weekend.
The first-time festival drew 40,000 fans and got rave reviews from even Houston’s mayor, who honored the Missouri City rapper the day after his headlining set.
“It just has brought back so many memories,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner, standing beside Scott at City Hall on Sunday. “I’m just even more committed. We’ve got to have some sort of theme park in the city of Houston that’s uniquely Houston.”
While there’s no indication from civic leaders or Six Flags that the original iconic Houston theme park, which closed in 2005 after declining attendance and higher property values, will return, some experts say the region has enough demand for a new amusement park.
However, any potential theme park likely won’t be on the old Astroworld site near Interstate 610 and Kirby. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo owns the land.