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Six Flags New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

This brand-new 140-acre Jazz music-themed park debuted in Spring 2000 under the moniker Jazzland. Unfortunately, New Orleans' only major theme park struggled during its first two years of operation and eventually filed for bankruptcy protection.

In 2001 the lease was put up for sale and in March 2002 the lease was assumed by Six Flags, Inc., the world's largest regional theme park operator. After one final year of operation as Jazzland, Six Flags announced it would rebrand the theme park Six Flags New Orleans.

Sadly just three summers after being rebranded a Six Flags, the park suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Katrina. On August 29, 2005, the hurricane made landfall and water from Lake Pontchartrain overflowed flooded the park resulting in catastrophic damage. Six Flags New Orleans was immediately shut to evaluate the damage and future of the park. In 2007 the park was declared a total loss. Six Flags lease of the property was terminated during the company's bankruptcy proceedings two-years later.

Very few rides were salvaged from the park and most remain at the property. Batman The Ride was relocated to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and The Road Runner Express to Six Flags Magic Mountain. What remains has been further destroyed by mother nature and trespassing vandals.

Six Flags New Orleans offered rides and attractions, including a line-up of roller coasters in seven theme areas– Main Street Square (originally Jazz Plaza), Cajun Country, DC Comics Super Hero Adventures, Good Time Gardens, Looney Tunes Adventures (originally Kids' Carnival), Mardi Gras, and Pontchartrain Beach.

The park's roller coaster offerings included a relocated B&M inverted looping coaster– Batman The Ride, a looping-corkscrew coaster– The Jester, and a double out and back wooden coaster– Mega Zeph.

The city of New Orleans has solicited proposals to reopen the park or redevelop the property with little success. At this point, with the known flood risk, it's unlikely to ever reopen as a theme park.

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Park Information

Park type: Theme Park
Opening year: 2000
Park size: 140 acres
Attractions: 21
Roller Coasters: 5
See: Six Flags New Orleans Roller Coasters

Park Location

12301 Lake Forest Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70129

Map & Directions

Six Flags New Orleans Location Map & Directions

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