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April 26, 2005

Six Flags Astroworld Salutes America's Soldiers

Houston, TX -- Six Flags AstroWorld will host Military Family Day, a fun-filled day of patriotic events and exhibitions on Saturday, May 7. Admission is free for all Active, Reserve, National Guard and Veterans of the military branches, and civilian employees of the DOD, DHS and DAV.

Military Family Day begins at 10:00 a.m. with the raising of the flag and a special presentation at the front gate. At noon at the park's Center Stage, Six Flags Corporate Vice President of Operations (ret) Lt. Col. (USAF) Rick Goff will serve as master of ceremonies for a military commemoration that will include the presentation of colors, a dedication to fallen soldiers and patriotic performances.

At 2:00 p.m. Maj. (US Army) John Plaster, author of six best selling books about the secret Studies and Observations Group of the U.S. Army, will be hosting a book signing at Southern Star Amphitheatre. Throughout the day exhibitions, military aircraft and vehicles will be staged inside the park.

The park is offering free tickets to all military members and tickets for family and friends of attending military for $17.99 if purchased before 5:00 p.m. on May 6. Military members and their families and friends are encouraged to reserve their tickets early by calling Carolyn Ewing at 713-794-3211 or 281-794-9710. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

To gain free admission at the gate, all military, veterans or DOD employees must show proper identification, consisting of military or employee IDs, VA Benefit card, DD-214 or Honorable Discharge Certificate. Family members only may purchase tickets at the gate for $17.99 on May 7 prior to 1:00 p.m.; ID is required, no exceptions. Tickets purchased after 1:00 p.m. will be $41.99 plus tax (general admission price). Children 2 and under are free.

Military Family Day is open to the public, and all guests can enjoy the special events and the park's 33 exciting rides and attractions with park admission! Six Flags AstroWorld is open on May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is located in Houston on Loop 610 across from Reliant Park at the Fannin exit. The park is accessible from a parking area and entrance at Reliant Park.

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