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Sunday, December 4, 2005 1:58 PM
I think the last thing I saw on SFNO was when it was completely underwater on the cover of Amusement Today. Has it reopened? What's going on over there now?
Sunday, December 4, 2005 2:26 PM
You might want to do a search, there is plenty of discussion on the topic. From last we heard, the park had drained out but significant work has yet to begin--a few people speculated that Six Flags might be waiting for insurance money before they decide if (or how) they're going to rebuild.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005 9:48 AM
No need to do a search. No one will know whats really happening. If you do hear anything it is most likely hearsay passed from person to person to person.
This is whats happening.Assessment process has begun.It will be long and tedious.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005 10:29 AM
That they were waiting for insurance money was not speculation, that was straight from Kieran Burke's mouth at the conference call.
Of course he's no longer chairman of the board, but I doubt the company's course has changed yet.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005 1:55 PM
Sure, that would be the goal to reach next but it will be a while.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 1:29 PM
I know this thread is a little old, but I'm trying to catch up from being gone for 2 months, and I was wondering if there's been any more news about SFNO?
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 3:05 PM
Nope. I watch the local news regularly here andhave never heard a mention.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 3:17 PM
Seeing the NBA and NFL lining up their plans to return, I'm thinking that it's STARTING to look more positive...
Maybe open for a partial schedule in '07, then return to full-time operations in '08? I know that sounds like a long way away, but the rebuilding is a *process*, and there needs to be a population in place with the time and money to make the park worth the investment...
Even if there's enough people in the area for '06, they probably wouldn't have ENOUGH people with enough free time (and cash) to make the park feasible. Or so goes my thinking...
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 4:02 PM
I hope the best for the park, as well as the city itself. With parks dropping off like flies left and right it's good to hear there is something going on to save one of them.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 4:59 PM
Doesn't look like much has changed since what was previously posted before this thread was bumped really. They're still waiting on insurance money, not much else to be said. The only thing that I think hasn't been mentioned here is that the parking lot is being used by FEMA as a trailer staging area (basically a place where trailers sit on days end until FEMA can actually scrape resources to actually give them to people, they are so horribly slow).
Thursday, February 9, 2006 9:56 PM
I read in the Paper today (or was it yesterday) that tourism is picking up in the NO area. With Mardi Gras coming up, hoefully that will give that city a nice boost of revenue.
Friday, February 10, 2006 7:14 AM
I don't believe Shapiro has actually visited SFNO and wonder if he will visit it at all. Everyone has heard from the Saint's and Hornet's about their intentions, Mardi Gras ramping up but Quiet on any info from Six Flags. From what I have heard they want to be a influence in the rebuilding in the area but have not heard a peep. Patiently waiting for a comment from Shapiro for its plans from his mouth. As for as monies, You can't let this storm stop your day to day activities, Yes, I have had major damage and still in the process of rebuilding but that doesn't stop me and my family from having a chance to have fun, Which is why we are planning a summer vacation, everybody needs a getaway, wether it be Six Flags or any vacation spot. I believe this storm was a detour but not a complete stop.. Will it get better, Hell Yes, just have to hold your head up and strive to make it better every day.
Friday, February 10, 2006 5:09 PM
Yeah a lot of people have said, "well, who would want to go to an amusement park after a hurricane?" Or perhaps even more general, "who would want to go to New Orleans (as a tourist) after the storm?" Well, I'm afraid life does go on. Lots of people still live here, we didn't just drop off the face of earth because of one storm. If anything, a place to have some fun would keep people's minds off the troubles the storm brings and make them feel better. But not so since the storm has brought even worse troubles to the park. However, I believe Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin' will see record crowds.