January 16, 2011

Abandoned Places, Forgotten Spaces: Six Flags New Orleans

On August 27, 2005, Six Flags New Orleans closed in preparation for
Hurricane Katrina.

It never reopened.

This is what remains of it today.

The history of Six Flags New Orleans, focusing primarily on its demise

(this is a SPECTACULAR double-clicker)

(Note the watermarks on the sign from the flooding)


  1. (Long-time lurker; first-time poster)

    I live on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and I was driving back from New Orleans on the I-10 yesterday. As we passed Six Flags (or, as we'll always refer to it here, Jazzland), my daughter asked if I thought it would ever be renovated and re-opened. I have my doubts, but the skeletons of those abandoned roller coasters will stay against the skyline for many years.

    BTW, if you're looking for abadoned towns, check out Varosha in Cyprus, abandoned since the mid-1970s:


  2. Beautiful. Haunting. I kind of wish the film-maker didn't pan past the boobs on the wall of Barbe's Icecream Shop quite so quickly though.

  3. I love abandoned places, that might be a weird thing but I do. Sad in a way. But so fascinating.

    Check out the flood pic...

  4. Fantastic pictures! This must be one of the world's most spooky abandoned amusement parks. The fact that it's all still there makes it even more haunting.

  5. It is very close to my town and I pass it I always drive fast