Jazzland having problems paying suppliers, contractors

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2001 8:16 PM | Contributed by RagingBull

Suppliers to Jazzland say the park is months behind on bills, and the only things the park has delivered are excuses and broken promises. Get the whole story from the Times-Picayune.

Meanwhile, subcontractors who helped get Jazzland ready to open on time are still waiting to receive nearly $4 million in payments. The park, along with Ogden Corp., is in a dispute with the general contractor, Broadmoor. A meeting was held with The City Council Special Development Projects Committee, but no progress was made. Read all about it at the Times-Picayune.

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Sunday, February 18, 2001 12:59 AM
Looks like Jazzland is in trouble unless they have a good season and turn things around as far as paying contractors their money goes.
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 4:53 AM
With all this legal mess they're in, do you think there is a good chance they canceled there Vekoma SLC for this upcoming season?
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 7:23 AM
I heard they already did. This is really too bad. Maybe Cedar Fair could come along and help them out by buying the park or somthing. Anyone but Six Flags!

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X-Flight @SFWoA!
This flight won't be cancelled!
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 8:39 AM
This is basically the same situation that Elitch's found themselves in when they moved the park downtown. We all know what happened then.
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 9:32 AM
Damn, I hope they are going to still open this year. I have already made plans to go there this summer. Mega Zeph would be the only "new to me" CCI that I would get on this season. Hopefully things will get back on track in the next few months.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 10:26 AM
Six Flags will probably buy it, IMO i`d rather have it be Six Flags New Orleans or SF Jazzland. SF will put in more rides and make it a better park than CF, all they`ll do is make it family oriented like Knott`s.
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 10:36 AM
Coasterdude why don't you shut the hole that talks. CF is just as good as Sf if not better. IMO CF is much smarter than SF, and we all know why.

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Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 2:33 PM
Yes, everytime I think of SixFlags I think of the saying..."A fool and his money are soon parted."
Hmmm...makes you wonder.


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Scorching the Competition in 2001
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 2:37 PM
To tell you the truth I think Six Flags Should buy it instead of Cedar Fair. I mean Six Flags doesn't contribute so much to their smaller parks but I'm sure they could fix Jazzland. I mean look how SF Marine World is doing! It's doing pretty well. I mean Cedar Fair is good but Six Flags is better, but I'll admit that Cedar Point is better than any Six Flags park.
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 5:24 PM
The reason SFMW is doing so well is because of the market there. I'm not so sure New Orleans has the same amusement park market as NoCal.

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X-Flight @SFWoA!
This flight won't be cancelled!
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Sunday, February 18, 2001 8:38 PM
But isn't Alfa Alfa a mutibillion dollar company? Sure they can afford to save it but what about the rumored gigacoaster for 2003? Can't they afford it?
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Monday, February 19, 2001 5:42 AM
They just need to sit down and figure out a definative payment plan, or hire a lawyer and have a plan that takes 30% of their money right off the top to be put towards debts.

Broken promises will not generate them good credit if they plan on being there for a while.

I don't know about you folks, but how do parks really get this far in debt?
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Monday, February 19, 2001 5:47 AM
I hope they don't close because I have planned to visit JL this summer! :(

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"Maybe I ain't so shy!"
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Monday, February 19, 2001 7:27 AM
Your "right on the money" John!

I don't know if this service is available on such a large scale, but Jazz Land should consider hiring a debt consolidation company.

If you have bad credit, then It will be very difficult for the park to take a loan to build new attractions like a roller coaster. And without a new roller coaster, profits decline, making the situation even worse. It will be like a "hole in the bucket" if Jazz Land doesn't figure out something.
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X-Flight @SFWoA!
This flight won't be cancelled!
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Monday, February 19, 2001 12:10 PM
I hope they get to pay their contrators or for someone to buy them. The main reason is because I live in New Orleans and I need a local theme park.
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Monday, February 19, 2001 12:16 PM
I need them to stay open and I need their new SLC. If they don't get enough money to pay there owners than there's no new coaster. They need to figure something out soon.


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Monday, February 19, 2001 3:41 PM
I smell a Visionland 2 all over this thing.
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What is life without ups and downs!?!?
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Tuesday, February 20, 2001 3:16 PM
Sounds like they need to send their management team back to school.
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Saturday, April 21, 2001 4:42 PM
Yea, they cancelled the SLC, too exensive, but they are ok. They aren't anywere near being bankrupt, and have added some new stuff:

-New mist fans to keep people cool.

-New food at the restraunts and food stalls.

-A new ride in the kiddie section of the park. It's one of those Frog Hopper mini S&S tower things.

Anyway, I'm going there tommorow, should be fun. *** This post was edited by Kraken on 4/21/2001. ***
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