Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Abandoned Amusement Parks: Six Flags New Orleans.

I was watching a movie on Netflix that took place in New Orleans last night. Towards the end of the film, they were in a theme park which I recognized from photos floating around tumblr. I googled and found out it was Six Flags New Orleans but it has since been abandoned due to Katrina.

I did more looking on the internet and saw photos of the theme park when it was opened, full of laughter and than what was left after the destruction.

 
This is a photo of Six Flags two weeks after Katrina hit.

(Photo Credit: Will Crusta. Both photos)

(Photo Credit: Chris Dame)

(Photo Credit: Richard Thompson III)

These were some of my favorites of the photos I found, especially the last one. I'm tempted to e-mail and ask if I can get a print of it to hang in my home. If you click on the links, you should check out the rest of the photos. Richard Thompson has a whole collection of photos from abandoned places in New Orleans.


Here's a video from a group of guys who went this year. 

Again, I'm not sure where this fascination of abandoned amusement parks came from but I loved going through page after page, photo after photo of what I found online. I just think these places, even though it is sad that they have been left behind, are so hauntingly beautiful. That's my opinion and I am sticking with it. It would be nice if it got rebuild again. I did read that two of the rides, a Batman and Road Runner were salvaged and transferred to other Six Flags.

I would love to visit one day but I know it can be dangerous and also, if caught I will go to jail. You are trespassing on private property but I think it  would be an awesome experience if given the chance. 

There are other theme parks I found out that have been left behind and I may blog about those as well.

I may be in the minority but I just think it's so beautiful. Sad but beautiful. It's hard to explain.

2 comments:

  1. My husband is obsessed with one called called Wonderland that never finished in China. You should look up the photos. They are creepy as all hell.

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    1. Oooo!! Thanks for the tip! I shall check it out!!

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