The rides at Six Flags New Orleans

Sunday, September 11, 2005 1:15 PM
What is going to happen for the rides at SFNO? Are they going to relocate them or what?
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 2:38 PM
I think SF will keep them where they are and park will reopen in a year or 2. Once NO is back up as a city and thriving again they will get it running. They need the park to drawl people back to the NEW New Orleans.
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 2:43 PM
I think SF should take that insurance check they are sure to get, move the rides that are salvagable, and call SFNO a loss to write off... By the time they rebuild New Orleans or whatever they are going to do, the last thing locals will have money for is a day at an amusement park and SFNO isn't really a destination park...
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:35 PM
I agree with Shane. IIRC, SFNO was already the lowest attended flagged park and without people to support it or interest in going for a long time, they'd be better off moving the rides to new homes. I'm sure if that area was ever totally booming again, it wouldn't be too hard to build a park of that kind of small size again.

Random crazy enthusiast who knows nothing says.. I'd take a number of flats to Magic Mountain, Batman to go with the flagging of Great Escape, MegaZeph to SFAW or SFFT, Muskrat Scrambler to Darien Lake, Zydeco Scream to Enchanted Village or Wyandot Lake, Jester to Kentucky Kingdom or SFA, and Road Runner to Wyandot.

+Danny

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:53 PM
The park has been losing money since it opened. Time to call it a day and send the rides elsewhere.
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 4:49 PM

Crashmando said:
I think SF will keep them where they are and park will reopen in a year or 2. Once NO is back up as a city and thriving again they will get it running. They need the park to drawl people back to the NEW New Orleans.

Drawl people back in? Yep, must be the South.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 4:59 PM
Keep the land and build a waterpark there, send the rides off somewhere else. New Orleans is just too hot an area to have an effecient amusement park. The heat there is just unbareable and those shade structures they built did nothing. Unless you're building a park with a ton of dark rides, people just don't want to go around and spend so much time out in the hot-hot sun. I say save the rides that are salvageable and move them to other Six Flags parks and reclaim the land as a stand alone SF Water Park. They could probably get more people in that way then they could before.

However, with as long as it may take to get New Orleans back to "normal" even the construction of a waterpark wouldn't be smart for at east 2 years or so. But then the question comes about, do they stick with the "Hurricane Harbor" theme considering the circumstances? Some could take it as a tribute or a rememberance, or some could take it as insulting.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 5:03 PM
I bet 99.9% of the people will see that as an insult.

Calling a water park named Hurricane Harbor a "tribute" to what happened in New Orleans is so bizarre.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 6:28 PM
I cannot say from personal experience that I understand the heat situation in New Orleans that would keep people from going to the park. But, I have been to Texas and got very lucky until the last day at Sea World in San Antonio. I have never personally felt heat like that until then, and I suffer through Baltimore's humid summers. The heat that day would be what I think a desert would feel like. I was so uncomfortable that I had to lose the shirt and I became severely dehydrated to the point of almost puking. Thank goodness for an air-conditioned gift shop, or my Steel Eel riding would've been finished for the day. So what is it about New Orleans that makes the heat that much worse (if it is worse)? Is it the humidity?

I've thought about the ride relocation strictly in fantasy form. If it does become reality, then it could be good for some parks. For example, who doesn't have an inverted coaster out of the major Six Flags? That's right, Fiesta Texas. The area were Jester was would be great for Batman (even though there's an opposite Batman down the street at Sea World).

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 6:36 PM

+Danny said:
I agree with Shane. IIRC, SFNO was already the lowest attended flagged park and without people to support it or interest in going for a long time, they'd be better off moving the rides to new homes. I'm sure if that area was ever totally booming again, it wouldn't be too hard to build a park of that kind of small size again.

Random crazy enthusiast who knows nothing says.. I'd take a number of flats to Magic Mountain, Batman to go with the flagging of Great Escape, MegaZeph to SFAW or SFFT, Muskrat Scrambler to Darien Lake, Zydeco Scream to Enchanted Village or Wyandot Lake, Jester to Kentucky Kingdom or SFA, and Road Runner to Wyandot.

+Danny


I'd like to have that Boomerang at Wyandot! it would be a good fit to add some larger rides to the park.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 6:51 PM
The ownership/management relationship between Six Flags and the city of New Orleans is a unique one. I have been told that the rides actually belong to the city, and Six Flags just manages. I am not sure of all the details and maybe somebody who knows better can spell it out but I really think it will be the City who decides tha fate of the park and not Six Flags.

On another note is it salt water or just fresh water that flooded it out? That would make a big difference in recovering these rides.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:08 PM
Give everything to SFDL!! O:-)

i'm not biased....


(jk btw!)

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:29 PM
Perhaps its possible the rides that were at the park BEFORE Six Flags took over belong to the city but I'd bet everything added after is owned by SF.
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:37 PM
Send Batman to Darien Lake.
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:02 PM
I would hazard a guess that SF was planning on sending their Batman clone to another park sometime soon anyway....

With this incident, I think it's a good possibility that they might ship it up here to the Northwest.

Just a guess, mind you.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:13 PM
IIRC, in their last earnings conference a question was raised about SFNO and Six Flags said that they owned the rides and the buildings and the city owned the land.
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:19 PM
Actually, I'd send the Batman ride to SFFT if it were me, but, then, I'm not SFI. I just wonder if MegaZeph is salvagable? And what other rides are Salvagable at this point?

As much as I hate to say it, and I'd rather them try to open it back up for NO's sake, I also can say that maybe it is time to call it a day.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:56 PM

SFDL Viper said:
Send Batman to Darien Lake.

Haha. Nice try. That could have been an option, if Mind Eraser wasn't already operating at the park. What Six Flags brand park lacks an inverted looping coaster?

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:58 PM
they need to take the batman ride to astroworld and reopen the batcave. about SFNO they need to move the park to another city in the state away from gulf.
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:05 PM
I believe Fiesta Texas is the only flagged park that doesn't have a major inverted looping coaster and SeaWorld down the street has a mirror of it, which is why I suggested Batman going to Great Escape. I wouldn't be surprised to see it flagged within the next couple of years after the resort is finished. I've already seen it listed at places and even in the park as "Six Flags Great Escape". I forget where exactly, but it just made me think.

+Danny

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