Posted Friday, July 25, 2008 1:32 PM | Contributed by kpjb
Southern Star Amusements attended a recent New Orleans council meeting, offering to pay the city $20 million for the site of the now defunct Six Flags Park. They pledge another $100 million investment in refurbishing and reopening the park.
Read more from The Times-Picayune.
Friday, July 25, 2008 1:38 PM
I was gonna say that $120 million seemed like a lot for this park, considering the location. $20 million makes more sense. This park has nowhere to go but up at this point.
Friday, July 25, 2008 2:28 PM
Hmm. I though these guys were totally without credibility. Where'd the money come from? When their web site first went live, folks got the impression that it was mostly a bunch of kids. The "About Us" page on the web site has been taken down.
I'm still a little skeptical, personally, but you never know.
Friday, July 25, 2008 5:05 PM
Their website is painfully, painfully unprofessional but I've never heard anything about them until now, I'm just going but what I see online.
Friday, July 25, 2008 5:48 PM
It popped up a bit more than a month ago, but we didn't see much about it:
Friday, July 25, 2008 7:57 PM
$120 Million and they can't spell...?
"We would like to say a special thanks to all of our supporters, your positive feedback has been overhelming. Taking on a project of this size takes a lot of work however we are dedicated to helping the brave Americans of New Orleans. During a time of utter devestation the people of New Orleans stood proud and never gave up hope because they know that one day their city will return, to them we tip our hats. Again thank you for all of your support!"
overhelming vs. overwhelming
devestation vs. devastation
Not very professional in my eyes...
Friday, July 25, 2008 7:58 PM
I hope they get it back open. Mega Zeph is too good to be SBNO. MZ is arguably the most underrated CCI out there.
Friday, July 25, 2008 8:02 PM
There's no gaurentee that any of the rides there will ever open again. Everything there sat submerged for so long.
Friday, July 25, 2008 10:18 PM
They have had engineering firms and ride manufacturers do extensive investigation and assessment of the damages done to the rides. They had a list of which rides would be back but I think it went away when they updated the website. I know Mega Zeph was one of them that would come back but there were many that were not listed.
It will need new trains though since Six Flags thoughtfully took them and used them for parts. Apparently they are planning to get PTCs for it because Danny Rogers said the trains would be made by an "American manufacturer."
*** This post was edited by Cameraman 7/25/2008 10:24:26 PM ***
Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:31 AM
Sweet! Maybe I will finally get to ride MegaZeph now. Looked like a fun layout.
Saturday, July 26, 2008 3:29 PM
^^There are other American train manufactures besides PTC. How can you be so sure they would use PTC?
Sunday, July 27, 2008 1:11 AM
Yes that's true. Wishful thinking I suppose. But I think you can rule out GCI and from common sense you could probably rule out Premier.
Monday, July 28, 2008 3:40 AM
Kings Island has two lovely, well-used Premier trains I'm sure they'd be glad to get off their hands. ;)
Monday, July 28, 2008 7:39 PM
Anyone remember this site:
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:45 PM
I want MZ so bad, I'd even ride the thing with those blasted Morgans - aren't TX Cyclone's trains "out there" available somewhere?
Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:13 PM
I think Danny Rogers is smart enough to get PTCs like oh so many other coasters...