Developer pitches amusement park for former Six Flags New Orleans site

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:48 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

A New Orleans businessman is promoting his vision of an amusement park, resort hotel, international shopping center and Noah's ark replica as the solution for redeveloping the stagnant former Six Flags park in New Orleans East. Frank Scurlock, whose family invented inflatable bounce houses, presented his plan for "Festival Park, Spirit of Louisiana" to the New Orleans Industrial Development Board.

Read more from The Times-Picayune.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:50 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

So, if the city floods again, will the park just float away? :-)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:33 AM
Germanator2112's avatar

would be cool to see this happen

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:55 AM

Sounds like this guy proposed something similar 2 years ago and couldn't pull together the money. While I get the concern about flooding, I would be much more worried about the fact that the park in this location failed twice and was well on its way to the same fate under the Six Flags brand.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:15 PM

I agree, I am not sure how sustainable a park in this area could be having looked at the past previous attempts.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 5:14 PM

Stick a fork in it, it's more than done........

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:18 PM
kpjb's avatar

You're probably better off using a spoon.


Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:16 AM
OhioStater's avatar

My only question is, would the ark be "historically accurate"?

If not, forget it.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:36 PM
CoasterCritique's avatar

This is essentially Ark Encounter in Kentucky. The "replica" here however will probably be some small walk in thing that is essentially useless with AE in existence. No thanks.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:08 PM
sws's avatar

I hear Pepsi Refresh grants are a great way to fund dead parks....

Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:18 PM
Vater's avatar

True...but what's going to fund the dead Pepsi Refresh program?

Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:30 PM
sws's avatar

Conneaut Lake Park? Oh, wait...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:04 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

"...a Noah's Ark replica ... would serve as a meditative space for people to go and think about life..."

... how about a lovely garden where people of all religious backgrounds and even the Godless atheists could go and think about life?

Yeah, I'm putting this in the DreamVision park file...

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:00 PM
OhioStater's avatar

I'm sure the first thing most people in New Orleans want to see is something that reminds them of a flood.

I think this developer would rather see a garden with a two naked people walking around. Which makes the whole venture suddenly sound interesting.

Last edited by OhioStater, Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:12 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:19 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

Only if they're Adam and Steve ... if you ask me :-)

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