Posted Monday, September 7, 2009 10:53 AM | Contributed by Chitown
The Six Flags site, once heralded as a tourist attraction and catalyst for economic development in eastern New Orleans, has sat untended for four years. But interest in redeveloping the site comes as the theme park industry, like other entertainment-related industries, is suffering in the economic downturn. And enthusiastic proponents of the plans have failed to take note of the poor performances that first Jazzland and then Six Flags had at the site.
Read more from The Times-Picayune.
If they're gonna pull this off, start by making a dome cobering the par that can handle 300 mph winds, and then you can start rebuilding the park.
This is a touchy subject at my house, as my husband is from NO. I think they're nuts for trying to build a park like that there, a place that floods frequently, and don't understand why the city is so hot on having one. Where would the guests come from, as well as the people to actually work there? If Katrina hadn't hit, I still doubt SFNO would even still be open, as attendance wasn't exactly the best.
Work on rebuilding the city first, then bring in the toys. Although, OTOH, you need something to bring in the tourist $$$ to rebuild. I wish them luck, but there's not exactly a good track record to go by.
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