Up close pics of Six Flags New Orleans.

Friday, September 16, 2005 12:43 AM
Wow, these pics really show the depth of the water that has turned this park into a lake. It doesn't look good at all.

Click here.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 12:54 AM
Wow!
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Friday, September 16, 2005 1:13 AM
Wow, what a mess. And the worst part is that it's not even like they can get in there yet and start cleaning up... not until the water comes down.
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Friday, September 16, 2005 1:14 AM
Wow, much worse than I imagined it to be.
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Friday, September 16, 2005 1:17 AM
From visiting there last year it looks as if the water was between waist and chest deep in most areas. Pretty amazing stuff.
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Friday, September 16, 2005 1:35 AM
Sad stuff, really...

I hope it all works out for them. Really, I do.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 2:27 AM
The above link isn't working right at this time but I have seen some video of the park on the news stations.....very sad indeed. Very surreal.

The VERY sad part is they are still finding bodies all around New Orleans.

-Tina

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Friday, September 16, 2005 2:32 AM
If I were a betting man I'd bet it all on SFNO never opening again. Time to cut losses and call it a day.
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Friday, September 16, 2005 6:16 AM
The links not working.

Eidt: NVM its working, I was using Firefox, thats why.

From what that looks like, it looks like a very nice litle park. I don't know why it gets such bad reviews. The woodie looks awesome. *** Edited 9/16/2005 10:27:40 AM UTC by Colin Fisher***

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Friday, September 16, 2005 6:34 AM
Wow.

From the looks of it, Batman is not even underwater. That is one ride that is salvagable.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 8:01 AM
Just because the *track* is above water doesn't mean everything else isn't.

Lift motor, control system, etc... and what about how sound the footers are now?

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Friday, September 16, 2005 8:06 AM
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.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 8:47 AM
Doesn't look good, I think that picture of Mr. Six up to his waist says it all.
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Friday, September 16, 2005 8:48 AM
Is this a crocodile???

http://interthemepark.shutterfly.com/action/slideshow?a=67b0de21b30d366c05da&auto=0&m=1&d=1126874693196

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...

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Friday, September 16, 2005 9:11 AM
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 might agree that the park may never reopen.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 9:13 AM
Wow..........

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.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 10:14 AM
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.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 10:15 AM
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.
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Friday, September 16, 2005 10:21 AM
I just viewed the photos.

:'-(

Very sad, especially the one with the dog. :-(

-Tina

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Friday, September 16, 2005 10:22 AM
No Six Flags has ever been flooded this badly for this long. That water has been there several weeks already and it's probably going to be at least two weeks more before it goes down.

In all likelihood, the South region has lost two theme parks and two large wooden rollercoasters for 2006.

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