Monday, September 8, 2008

Astroland is Closed

© 2008 The New York Times

I held off posting about the closing of Astroland until now because I wasn't sure that the closing 'announcement' was legit (or just made to generate press to get the park another lease) but it appears as it was.

That said, it looks like Astroland closed for forever last night. The operator of the park says that Thor Equities, who is planning on redeveloping Coney Isand in general, would not even meet her to discuss a new lease to open the park again next year.

The Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel will be be open next year, as they are not technically part of Astroland. What a major piece of American history to lose.

Here's a Times article on the situation. Here's all the park's rides listed on a broker's site.