New Orleans November 21, 2017
These 7 Photos Of An Abandoned Amusement Park In New Orleans Are Hauntingly Beautiful
Six Flags New Orleans has sat abandoned since 2005 after Hurricane Katrina hit. Mother Nature is slowly reclaiming the area, and these photos are hauntingly beautiful. Just remember, the property is off limits, and trespassers will be prosecuted, so don’t even think about paying it a visit!
The park opened in 2000, and was originally called Jazzland. While the park had many attractions and thrill rides, the park did not do well.
The original owners, Alfa Smartparks, put the park up for sale in 2001, and the following year it was purchased by Six Flags.
In 2003, Six Flags made some renovations to the park and renamed it "Six Flags New Orleans".
I’m sure we all remember the commercial with the old man dancing, right?
Six Flags had plans to build a waterpark that would be part of admission, but Hurricane Katrina altered their plans.
The last day the park was open was August 21, 2005.
Hurricane Katrina badly flooded the park.
Between a combination of the drainage pumps failing, overflow from Lake Pontchartrain, and rainwater, the park saw flooding upwards of 7 feet for over a month.
With no plans to reopen, the park has sat abandoned all these years.
Other amusement park companies have looked into purchasing the property to give new life to the park, but the deals have all fallen through. There was even talk of the property becoming a public park, a power plant, and even an outlet mall at one point.
Development plans were drawn up to rebuild the area into an outlet mall, but the plans were abruptly called off in 2013.
The area has been the location for several movies, including
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, and Deepwater Horizon just to name a few.
The area is completely off limits, and trespassers will be prosecuted, so please do not go exploring!
Do you remember going to Jazzland or Six Flags? Share your memories in the comments below!