Six Flags is an amusement park in New Orleans, Louisiana, which has been closed since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
The park first opened in the year 2000 under the name Jazzland and operated by Alfa Smartparks before Six Flags took over the park lease in 2002.
Eastern New Orleans was badly flooded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The floodwater was not drained for over a month. Damage reports by Six Flags inspectors stated that the park buildings are 80% demolished, all of the flat rides have been effectively destroyed by long term salt-water immersion, and both the wooden track and steel superstructure of the Mega Zeph have been damaged beyond likely hope of repair. The only large ride to escape relatively unscathed was the Batman: The Ride roller-coaster, due to its elevated station platform and corrosion-resistant support structure.
After Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags has sought to end its lease on the site which is owned by city of New Orleans.
On August 18, 2009, it was announced that the land would be re-developed into a Nickelodeon-branded water/theme park.
Here’s 60 pictures of how the park looked in early 2010.
Published on June 17, 2010 | Filed Under Really
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