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The Saucedo Holiday Collection of Memories - Houston Zoo and AstroWorld (1976)

Manuel & Diana Saucedo

Silent | 1976

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  •  Animals at the Houston Zoo 
  •  Pod of hippos 
  •  Playing with puppies 
  •  Six Flags AstroWorld opened in 1968 as part of the Astrodomain, a development complex owned by former mayor of Houston Roy Hofheinz. Six Flags bought the park in 1975, operating it until its closure in 2005.  
  •  The Bamboo Shoot, a log flume ride 
  •  Overlooking the park on the Astroway skyride 
  •  Character performers 
  •  Banyard Petting Zoo 
  •  Musical performance 
  •  Back home in Corpus Christi 
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This 1976 home movie captures a Saucedo family vacation to Houston. First, they visit the Houston Zoo, where they see a variety of animals. Then, the Saucedos enjoy the attractions at Six Flags AstroWorld, including the Bamboo Shoot log flume ride and the Astroway skyride. Back home in Corpus Christi, the family plays in the backyard with the family dog and plays tennis.