Six Flags New Orleans symbolic of slow recovery

Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The roller coasters are quiet and the Ferris wheel is frozen in midspin. Six Flags New Orleans, once teeming with shrieking tourists, sits empty and overgrown with weeds in the eastern part of the city — a hulking, rusting reminder of the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Katrina nearly four years ago. Six Flags officials say the park was losing money even before the 2005 floods, and they don't plan to reopen it.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:29 PM

"The roller coasters are quiet and the Ferris wheel is frozen in midspin."

The Ferris wheel is frozen in midspin? Come on.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:23 PM

A better headline would be:

Jester Symbolic of Six Flags New Orleans

/I'll be here all week.
//Be sure to try the veal.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:02 PM

Doesn't this city have bigger things to worry about? Such as the fact that hurricane season is around the corner and they are still below sea level. Do they have an action plan for that?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:50 PM

I was thinking the same thing Bill2

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:30 PM

Did Carrie reset this thread so everything appears it italics? Is Jester highly symbolic because the thing ran backwards...or because it's never going to run ever again anywhere? I tend to think of SFFT's "Goliath" as being the most representative, since it left the city with no plans of returning...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:40 PM

I didn't do it... he did! *avoids eye contact and points at Moosh*

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:23 PM

I just moved out of the area, and the phrase, "Six Flags New Orleans, once teeming with shrieking tourists" was totally not true, because my family and I went about every other weekend and the place was a ghost town, including most saturdays.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:22 AM

An odd forum bug.
If I post in italics
Will it look normal?

Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:23 AM

^ the answer is no

Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:41 PM

This thread feels very emphasized.


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