Two proposals for former Six Flags New Orleans involve resurrecting Jazzland

Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A committee searching for a developer to revitalize the abandoned Six Flags amusement park site in eastern New Orleans heard two plans Tuesday to bring back the park's predecessor, Jazzland.

Read more from The Times-Picayune.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:39 PM
rollergator's avatar

Going back to pre-SF times....anyone reminded of Ed Hart and KK?

Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:40 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Nothing to see here, move along...

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Friday, April 4, 2014 10:44 AM

All I can say is , why?

Friday, April 4, 2014 12:49 PM

Did you look at that proposal? Dear God I would be fired if I submitted something like that. And any, and I mean any proposal with an Ark Encounter is code for "grifters ripping off state funds".

The problem with that park is that the VAST majority of tourists come to New Orleans without cars. You can quote the number of conventions and people etc, but no cars means no viable way to get to mile marker 247 next to Bayou Sauvage. This park is not on the edge of the French Quarter. It's 13 miles from the Quarter, which might as well be 100 miles away. Few tourists are going to try and take a cab or bus there. Lake Ponchartrain was successful in its day, because it a was a lakeshore, small park, with the mortgage paid off decades earlier, and in an era when New Orleans was a much more economically viable area. (Most young folks have no idea what an economic center N.O was in the early-mid portion of the 20th century.). Think Houston today, that was New Orleans until about 1984. New Orleans today has roughly half the population it had in 1960.

So, without a viable easy way to convince all those millions of tourists to get out there, you're stuck with a small market of economically depressed people who can't support a park, let alone a freaking "Transformation Village" with a recording studio inside an Ark. WTH?


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