Thousands attend debut of Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival

HOUSTON – A childhood dream for Grammy-nominated and Houston native rapper Travis Scott comes true Saturday. 

Scott has recreated the seasonally themed park known as Astroworld that closed its doors over a decade ago. The Astroworld Festival is set for Saturday at the 350-acre NRG Park, which is just across the highway from the former site of the namesake theme park that once called downtown Houston home.

Benjamin Rosales sold Travis Scott some of the theme park’s original signs that were put up throughout the park. The signs prior to the announcement of the festival sat in a Houston warehouse for a decade. 

“This brings historic value to this show. Astroworld was one of the greatest theme parks ever, thanks to Travis Scott for putting it back out there on the map,” Rosales said.