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Old 11-16-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I've heard about Nickalodeon getting the area.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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I haven't heard anything about that, but the Saenger is supposed to be coming back
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I haven't heard anything about that, but the Saenger is supposed to be coming back
What is that?

I hope it returns to a culture-based park like Jazzland or possibly a major company like Six Flags.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Someone posted this depressing video a few weeks ago...i mean't to post it but forgot to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcja8UBtXdk
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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A bunch of my friends have snuck in there, they said its really really creepy now. It was such a mistake to put it all the way out there in -20 feet below sea level, extra-low rent east New Orleans East. Now we have to see its skeleton and nothing may ever be done about it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I heard they were tearing going to start tearing it down in a few weeks ... I think the beginning of January. I also heard about Nickelodeon buying the place.

I would have been disappointed in that before, but now I have a kid who likes Nick, Jr., so it'll be a cool place to bring her.

Still, I'm almost sad to see such a creepy place leave ... it's an awesome reminder of how much Katrina sucked for us.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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"City officials have denied that the defunct Six Flags New Orleans theme park is scheduled for demolition, claiming that an offer to redevelop the site is still under consideration."

City officials deny plans for imminent demolition of Six Flags New Orleans | Theme Park Tourist

Southern Star pulled out, Six Flags REALLY doesn't want it back (they have been in financial trouble anyway), and, having worked for a large amusement company (Cedar Fair), I can't see any company worth a grain of salt wanting what was a poorly planned venture in the first place. Not to say that it wouldn't be nice to have it back, just that I believe it has too much potential to be a money pit, especially in it's current condition and the investment one would have to make to fix it. It wasn't profitable from the day it opened as Jazzland. Tourists don't come to New Orleans for an amusement park. Relying on the population of the city and the sparse surrounding rural areas to populate a large-scale amusement park, is just questionable business practice. The location of it surely didn't make matters any better.

Yes, I know, people who live here liked it quite a bit and it was something different to do in the area but, again, the few that went there (or plan to return if it opens) didn't/won't support such a large operation. I honestly don't think it would still be Six Flags if the storm hadn't come as they sold off many of their less profitable operations a couple years back.

I, for one, couldn't stand going there because of the "extra low rent" population. I don't think that population would change if it reopened and I'm sure I'm not the only one who never returned because of it.

It is really sad to see it standing there like that, though. Something needs to be done, period. It would be nice to see someone figure out an idea that has more tourist potential or would attract more local people.

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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As far as the "extra low rent" comments, are these in reference to the general population of The East , or is it referring to the demographics who visited the park?
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I was personally referring to the generally low class of people who frequented the park. It was a haven for parents to drop their ill-behaved children off for the day with no supervision and for teenagers trying to prove something to start fights with other groups of teenagers.

It reminded me of a park my old employer had to close down for, among numerous other reasons, a reputation for violent park guests, mainly high schoolers with nothing better to do.

It's just my opinion; however, more than one person I know often says something along the lines of "That place was nasty," when talking about the old Six Flags.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I was personally referring to the generally low class of people who frequented the park. It was a haven for parents to drop their ill-behaved children off for the day with no supervision and for teenagers trying to prove something to start fights with other groups of teenagers.

It reminded me of a park my old employer had to close down for, among numerous other reasons, a reputation for violent park guests, mainly high schoolers with nothing better to do.

It's just my opinion; however, more than one person I know often says something along the lines of "That place was nasty," when talking about the old Six Flags.
Oh, in that case I fully agree.
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