This is just sad. It is worse then I thought actually. I don't think any ride will be saved. I agree with Moosh. I don't think SFNO will open it's gates once again. Pretty sad to lose a pretty park after a horrible disaster.
Katie, who hopes that doesn't happen, but more then likely, it will.
I'm surprised at the little amount of wind damage. There are still canopies and such up. The water damage is absoultely awful though. That place, just like rest of New Orleans, is gonna have to be cleaned out...
Wow...that is one of the saddest amusement park sights I have ever seen. Comparable to seeing a run down, neglected, closed Idora or some other park of the past but with the realization that the rides should be running.
I know that ValleyFair has experienced some pretty bad flooding in it's past and has bounced back. Even if they could get this park back together...who would go? New Orleans likely has permanently...or at least for some time...lost half it's population.
I am so surprised on how the water is. It's amazing they just left the coaster trains on the tracks. I would have thought they move them inside, for storage, but yet again, I guess it doesn't matter anymore. But I saw what is it now...... Jester's train just sitting on the transfer, barely above water. And also what was surprising is that I saw a car, crocidle, and a dog. What was that canpoy that got knocked down, looked like purple and yellow. See how much the water is down already... so there's hope, its really only been a week since they started draining, and it looks like 2 feet, maybe 1 1/2. I'd love to go to New Orleans and do all I can to help clean-up (not just SFNO), but the whole fact I'm still a sophmore in high school, doesn't help.
I'd say SFNO is a total loss & probably will never reopen again,of course the city of NO is a disaster area & I wonder if the residents might decide enough is enough & abandon the city alltogether without making even an effort to rebuild.
It has happened before in the past with residents abandoning whole towns after a severe flood,I mean in a way they had it coming when the city was built on land that was below sea level to begin with.
I was really hoping the crocodile in picture 28 was just themeing. Anyway, if there's one thing that Six Flags is familiar with, it's flooding. Just look at the recent floods at SFOG (twice in two years?) and SFOT (04'?). Other parks have experienced bad flooding too such as Hersheypark (last year from Ivan, I believe), and Knoebels has survived many a flood. Motors etc. can be replaced. It's the buildings I'm afraid that could be a total loss after sitting in that water for as many days as they have. It's a shame that this has been my first real look at SFNO outside of a few pictures here and there. It looks like a nice place.