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Defunctland: The Demolition of Six Flags Astroworld

Defunctland: The Demolition of Six Flags Astroworld

In the late 1950s, Texas-based property developer Angus G. Wynne Jr. visited the newly-opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California. After seeing the full potential of theme parks, Wynne decided that he would create his own in the Lone Star State. This led to the development of Six Flags Over Texas, which would open in Arlington in …

Defunctland: The History of Tomb Raider: The Ride

Defunctland: The History of Tomb Raider: The Ride

– “I hope everyone’s ready for the ride, because here we go. “First, there was the game, which sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. “Next, there was the Paramount summer blockbuster, “which grossed more than $48 million in its opening weekend. “Now, Paramount Parks Design and Entertainment, “in conjunction with Paramount Pictures and Eidos …

Defunctland: The History of the Nickelodeon Hotel

Defunctland: The History of the Nickelodeon Hotel

In 1999, the children’s network Nickelodeon was changed forever, with the premiere of a new cartoon series named “SpongeBob SquarePants”. Nickelodeon had developed many popular TV shows in its twenty-year existence, but it had never had a hit like SpongeBob. The show debuted to high ratings, with an audience comparable to Nickelodeon’s biggest series at …

Defunctland: The History of Son of Beast

Defunctland: The History of Son of Beast

[News reporter] …secrets concerning the Son of Beast. I mean, I’d hate to think it might have happened, but did Kings Island hide the truth about the roller coaster’s safety? – I could have spun it with my finger. – It was that loose? – It was that loose. Hiya. My name’s Kevin Perjurer, and …

DefunctTV: The History of Zoboomafoo

Funding for DefunctTV is provided by… Thousands of online courses that make learning easy and fun, and viewers like you. In the fall of 1970, the Public Broadcasting Service made its debut. Created by the government-funded, privately-owned, nonprofit: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the network began providing programming to 199 channels throughout the United States. …

Defunctland: The History of Action Park

Defunctland: The History of Action Park

Greg: New and improved and open once again. Rosanna: Fantastic. Anna Gilligan is there this morning, hello Anna. Anna: Hi, guys, yeah. I think you’re seeing some guys jump off the Tarzan Jump here at Action Park. It’s been closed since 1996, they reopened it on June 14th. I’m here with the owner, Andrew Mulvihill. …