Creepy, Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans Will Rise Again!
To us it seems like just yesterday we were first talking about the status of the creepy ghost town that is Six Flags New Orleans, but it was actually like two years ago. Since then there really hasn’t been too much going on, and all the tentative plans to revitalize, revamp, and return the park to its former glory have come and gone. Things are looking up again, as the city is now looking at eight different options to bring back another part of the city following Hurricane Katrina.
City officials were presented with the new options and bids for redevelopment earlier this month, and now they’re getting ready to think them all over. Of course there are a couple new theme park options—including a green theme park to be called "Crescent City Amusement Park."
It’s hot in NOLA, so a couple of the other options also include water parks, and one of them even proposed a Hollywood-style backlot for movie production.
Other brainstorming results include an outlet mall with some kind of boardwalk, as well as the least fun option—a power plant. Whatever the city does choose will be a lot better than the overgrown mess of abandoned rides it is now, so hopefully this time the plans will actually move forward instead of just stalling.
They’ll take their time to assess each proposal of course, so we don’t expect the construction equipment and hard hats to arrive too quickly. However, there are plans to finally auction off some of the former equipment and materials from the former Six Flags. So if you’re looking to buy a poorly maintained, flood-damaged roller coaster this might be your best opportunity to do so.
[Photo: Rusty Darbonne]