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AstroWorld to return as virtual theme park in the metaverse

The virtual attraction is described as a “mind-blowing recreation of the former destination”.

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AstroWorld, a former Six Flags amusement park in Houston, Texas, has announced its return as a virtual theme park in the metaverse.

Six Flags AstroWorld, also known as AstroWorld, was demolished back in 2005. Now, fans will be able to virtually visit the park by purchasing an AstroWorld NFT or AstroWorld token.

“AstroWorld will be the world’s first amusement park built entirely on the blockchain,” according to a news release.

“Whether you come for the nostalgia, the bread, the roller coasters, the concerts, to play games, shop or simply interact with like-minded individuals, this is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”

AstroWorld tokens, an in-game currency, serve as the “basis for AstroWorld’s transactions and interactions”, said the release, which describes the virtual venue as a “mind-blowing recreation of the former destination”.

‘World’s first theme park built on the blockchain

astroworld virtual theme park

AstroWorld NFTs will provide unlimited access to the attraction, home to carnival games, arcade rooms, community treasure hunts and themed events.

These digital activities will allow guests to earn AstroWorld tokens and digital items, which can be sold on external crypto exchanges or the official AstroWorld NFT Marketplace.

Visitors will experience a complete digital model of the theme park and ride their favourite roller coasters, including the Texas Cyclone, Viper and XLR-8.

Locations in the metaverse include the Horizons Theater, Crystal Palace and AstroWorld Bread Shop. Also returning is the AstroWorld Hotel.

The virtual theme park will initially launch as a browser game, with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) coming at a later date.

Images: AstroWorld

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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