Six Flags News Orleans May Reopen in 2009
Six Flags New Orleans (formerly Jazzland) has been flooded ever since Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged Louisiana in 2005. An amusement group is interested in reopening the park. Since the flood, Six Flags has done very little. Last winter, they were able to salvage one of the coasters. Batman – The Ride was relocated and re-branded as Goliath at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Southern Star Amusement Group is working with Six Flags and city officials on a proposal to reopen Six Flags New Orleans for the 2009 season. The proposal includes:
Installing a water park for 2009, creating a world-class amusement park open year round, providing 60 rides, nearly doubling the 32 rides formerly at Six Flags, adding five entertainment areas with names such as Area 51, Tumble Weed Gulch, Cricket Creek Bog, Fort Thunder and Country Fair, and an RV park so visitors will stay longer.
This could be great news for the New Orleans area. From reading some of the comments below the article some residents are skeptical, but others point out that kids in the area need something to do. Also, there’s always the hope that the park will bring jobs and money to the area. Read the full story.
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