Six Flags New Orleans | Abandoned Amusement Parks It’s always sad to see abandoned amusement parks. And other times it’s also downright creepy. The defunct Six Flags New Orleans falls into the latter category. WebUrbanist has a ton of really creepy images from inside the park. The thing that makes the images so disturbing is how the park was so abruptly abandoned. Usually defunct parks are at least boarded up before they’re left to rot. Here, the park has a post-apocalyptic look. It’s almost like something wiped out all of the guests and no one’s been back since. Obviously, people have been back to the park since Hurricane Katrina, but it doesn’t look like they’re concerned with tidying up the place. Six Flags salvaged the park’s B&M inverted coaster, Batman: The Ride. It’s now Goliath at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The remaining coasters have been reported to be too damaged by the floods to be moved. Zydeco Scream (Vekoma Boomerang), Mega Zeph (CCI Woodie), Muskrat Scrambler (L&T Wild Mouse), and Jester (Vekoma Looping Coaster) will be scrapped when the park is demolished in January 2011. It’s highly recommended that you don’t try to go to the park and do your own filming and photography session. Those who have tried this have been greeted by the cops! There are a few shots below collected by WebUrbanist. To see more, visit Brynne Photography’s Flickr Photostream:
I found the WebUrbanist images back in March, but more recently, a well-produced video has been making the rounds on the Web. It was shot with permission from the City of New Orleans. Watch this video of an abandoned Six Flags New Orleans: As a long-time Resident Evil fan, those interior shots remind me of the disarray and mess left by your typical zombie apocalypse. It’s also reminiscent of the Zombieland movie which featured an amusement park (Wild Adventures) in its final scene. And of course, it reminds me of the short story about an abandoned amusement park that I wrote a teaser for. I’ve gotten many comments from posts that I’ve written about this park. You’d think that they would’ve found a way to bring the park back in some form. The park was going to reopen for the 2009 season, but that fell through. Then last winter there were talks of the park being turned into a Nickelodeon Universe for 2011, but that fell through as well. Hopefully, New Orleans will get another park sometime soon. It’s too large of a market to not have a single major theme park in my opinion What’s Your Take? What do you think of the video and images? Leave a comment below. Images Courtesy of WebUrbanist and Brynne Photography.