Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:35 PM | Contributed by Jeff
The city of New Orleans received a temporary restraining order against theme park operator Six Flags today, one day after a deadline set by the city for the company to resolve a dispute regarding its defunct amusement park expired. The company may not remove assets from the park, pending litigation.
Read more from The Times-Picayune.
"The company may not remove assets from the park, pending litigation."
You mean there's something left ?
This is a completely boneheaded waste of money by New Orleans. Not only will Six Flags not operate the park, but they're not going to get anything from them ever. Hell, Six Flags is convinced they're not obligated to do anything but make lease payments.
They've already removed the B&M which was likely the only ride valuable enough to be worth salvaging...
This whole thing smacks of election grandstanding. SFNO is history, and the city doesn't want to understand it.
And I didn't think there was anything left there worth anything, anyway.
They were reported to have been in court monday but I can't find any news about it. Anyone have info
The park is not going to reopen, as Jeff said, and honestly, even three years after the fact the city still has plenty of cleanup left outside of the downtown wards/parishes. I saw the Lower 9th, Gretna, and pretty much most of the metro area the week I was down there back in 06, and it was for lack of a better description, hell. People that have been down there recently (still going down to help) keep on saying that on the other side of the river it still looks as bad as it did in 06 for the most part. This forgone amusement park is not worth the time, money, and effort, and will not solve their problems.Last edited by maXairMike, Sunday, August 2, 2009 12:15 AM
And don't even think about taking any rust, mud or mold with you. That's OUR rust, mud and mold.
Yeah, that's the last coffin nail alright. I'm surprised the city actually pushed this and won. Now Six Flags probably won't even want to come to the table about the possibility of the property being redeveloped.
Said this before, I'll say it again, MegaZeph was the most underridden/underrated CCI out there, despite the G trains.
The park is in a terrible location, its a good 20 minutes at least from downtown and its in the swamp, whoever decided to build Jazzland sealed the parks fate before any of this shenanigans. But I am going to miss Mega Zeph it was easily the best wooden coaster with Gerstlauer trains and my first roller coaster.
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