Six Flags New Orleans, whats the scoop?

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 9:39 AM
I havent heard anything recently on this park. Since the transformation to SF, how has the park been doing? Is attendance up? Are the 2 new to the park coasters running good? Is SF providing a pleasurable experience?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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*** This post was edited by Chitown 6/25/2003 1:39:50 PM ***

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 11:05 AM
We visited the park back in late May on the way home from Texas. Our first visit was exactly a year beforehand, so I had been to Jazzland before the change.

My impression of Six Flags' transformation is that they did an incredible job. If anyone remembers the original atmosphere of Jazzland, just know that it's still there.

On top of that, almost all the walkways are now covered providing tons of shade. There are new trees and landscaping everywhere to be found.

The new section, fortunately not called Gotham City is excellent as well for Six Flags. I don't quite remember the name anymore but its themed to the DC comics heroes as a whole and not just batman. Their Batman the Ride is a very fast and intense version.

A few new flats were added as well as an awesome giant new neon sign that is the first thing you see upon approaching the front gate. In my opinion, Six Flags definitely stepped up with the improvements they did to this park. I am looking forward to another visit sometime this year.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 11:49 AM
I would also like to hear more about what's going on with SFNO. Krypton, if it's not too much trouble, would you mind writing a trip report summing up the rides and the park in general? That would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: BTW, does anybody know if they replaced the old Gambit trains with new ones? Or did they possibly just replace the seats because the trains are in immaculate condition!

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*** This post was edited by SFGAMDie HARD 6/25/2003 3:51:03 PM ***

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:35 PM
SFNO is my home park and let me say SF has greatly improved the park with shade. They are still having some problems with maintenence since Jester (Joker's Revenge) is almost always brokenand isn't a very good ride anyway. They are moving lines pretty fast with B:TR but they hardly ever run 2 trains though. It is my favorite Batman though the only thing I don't like is the line is not themed like the SFOT version. I am very pleased and am truly hoping the rumor is true about S:RoS COMING IN 2005!
*** This post was edited by SupermanRoS13 6/25/2003 4:37:18 PM ***
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 1:48 PM
The park does great with attendance on weekends (it's really packed beyond capacity!), weekdays are ... so so... but I think the weather can mostly be blamed for that.

The old Gambit trains went through a total rehab and are working fine. Jester's trains also went through a total rehab and are much better, but it still doesn't make up for a ride that has terrible transitions. Actually Jester has been up and running quite a bit (even though it sucks). The main "problem ride" is Lex Luthor's Invertatron. It has been running ok the past 2 or 3 weeks but I just noticed this past Saturday that it's down again.

They run two trains on Batman and Mega Zeph when they are needed the most, which is Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Overall I'm very pleased with the improvements around the park, although I feel they still have a ways to go to get the park into a real stable Six Flags park. Improvements still are ongoing and are being made throughout the season.

People seem very pleased with the park, and I would definitely call the introduction of Six Flags New Orleans a great success!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:33 PM
Visit www.sfno.com. It's a great site with tons of pics from Six Flags New Orleans. The park seems to be doing incredibly well!
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:59 PM
SFGamDiehard- this may sound stupid, but what does BTW mean?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:05 PM
"By the way"

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:17 PM
What Chitown said. Don't feel stupid, there are plenty of acronyms I don't know what they stand for.

Brandon, who still doesn't know what RSVP means.

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Warning: I do not think like the average person. My remarks have plenty of thought behind them. Take it for what it's worth, if you disagree, please, feel free to express it, but don't put me down because of it.
*** This post was edited by SFGAMDie HARD 6/26/2003 12:18:18 AM ***

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 9:32 PM
Don't worry about the acronyms, you'll catch on eventually, it took me a while.

It took me a while to find out what ROTFLMAO, which I found used alot on this site.

As for RSVP, I looked it up, because I had no idea, and on a acronym site, I found it. Surprisingly it is French.

RSVP= Répondez S'il Vous Plaît (French: Please Reply; commonly seen on invitations)


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*** This post was edited by MilleniumForce6279 6/26/2003 1:34:55 AM ***

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 11:16 PM
So MF6279 what does the ROT stand for in ROTFLMAO? I think the FLMAO means "F***ing laugh my a** off but not sure. This one always threw me in for a loop. Back on topic I sure hope SFNO gets a near clone of the SROS @ SFNE but slightly bigger with a Stengel Dive thrown in. PLEASE God let this happen. No warm climate parks have an airtime hyper. Goliath & Titan are not airtime machiines and Steel Eel is severely overbraked (judging form other people's TRs) and is wimpy like VF's WT. So the southern US serious lacks a world class artime machine!
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 1:47 AM
man in the real world it sounds so funny if someone says something like brb. And has anyone ever seen an arcroynm that is longer that just saying what you mean?

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 3:11 AM
ROTFLMAO=Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Azz Off.

Anyway, Chi, look in the TR section towards the end of next week. I am going to Nawlins this evening and SFNO on Sunday. I'll *try* and remember as many details as possible and relate them in a TR. "T"'s cousin (from down that way) has been to SFNO and when it was Jazzland. Like the comments above, she has expressed that the park is much improved now (I'm sure B:TR helped that immensely). We shall see.

lata, jeremy

--most excited by MegaZeph

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:42 AM

Cameraman said:
The park does great with attendance on weekends (it's really packed beyond capacity!), weekdays are ... so so... but I think the weather can mostly be blamed for that.

How many people does it take to fill this park to capacity?

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 12:47 PM
Let's just say lines start overflowing over there when it goes past 15,000. It's not a very big park at all. Obviously Batman is the most popular ride over there and can obtain the longest line at the park and has the highest capacity.

It seems like many lines were not made with the idea that large crowds would be pounding the pavement over there :) I've seen the line for Mega Zeph, Zydeco Scream, Cajun Pirates, Beach Bangup (bumper cars), Ozarka Splash, Catwoman's whip, and Batman (only because the switchback isn't finished) overflow a few times.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 1:08 PM
BTW the switchback is finished
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 1:12 PM
I just hope this doesn't become an SFKK or SFEG situation where they build the park up the first few years they have it and then leave it alone once they have a steady attendence. Just because they are putting a lot of money into the park now doesn't mean it will stay the same. They did the same thing with SFEG. Let's hope this is a different situation.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 1:13 PM
The railings are in but I think they still have some work to do, it's not 100% ready I think. It should be ready and in use for 4th of July.
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 1:16 PM
I still think it's incredible how no one has commented on the rediculous amounts of flats this park has for a Six flags. It's up to SFNE caliber in that category.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 2:29 PM
I've been to Jazzland and SFNO and trust me...the transformation is AMAZING. I mean it went from an EXTREMELY hot, empty, broke-down park, to a cool, shaded, busy, smooth-running park. It definately has a ways to go but it's a HUGE step in the right direction. From what I've heard the season pass processing line is still about an hour long usually. They've sold a TON of them. And all the churches and other groups have been to the park. So I figure their doing very well.
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