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Six Flags New Orleans
|Six Flags New Orleans|
|The front gate to Six Flags New Orleans on June 6, 2004|
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Address||12301 Six Flags Parkway|
|Owner||City of New Orleans|
|Opened|| May 20, 2000 (as Jazzland)|
April 12, 2003 (as Six Flags New Orleans)
|Closed||August 21, 2005|
|Previous names||Jazzland (2000–2002)|
|Rides|| 20 total|
Six Flags New Orleans, also shortened to SFNO, is an abandoned theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The park opened on May 20, 2000 and was first known as Jazzland. The name was changed to Six Flags New Orleans on April 12, 2003 after Six Flags rented the lease in March 2002. The park has been closed since just before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005. It is currently owned by the City of New Orleans. After seeing the damage that was caused by Katrina, Six Flags attempted to end their 75-year lease with the city in July 2006. They succeeded in September 2009. The abandoned park is a popular urban exploration spot.
There have been many different plans announced to redevelop the site such as reviving and expanding the park, creating a Nickelodeon-branded theme/water park, reviving the park as Jazzland, and an upscale outlet mall but it still an abandoned amusement park.
- "City of New Orleans begins terminating its lease with Six Flags". New Orleans Times-Picayune. http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2009/09/city_of_new_orleans_begins_ter.html. Retrieved 2014-7-9.
- "Proposal to revive Six Flag site unfurled". New Orleans Times-Picayune. http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/library-146/1208928265291260.xml&coll=1. Retrieved 2014-7-9.
- "Could Nickelodeon be coming to the former Six Flags New Orleans?". Theme Park Insider. http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/200908/1347/. Retrieved 2014-7-9.
- "Proposed outlet mall at Six Flags site appears to be dead". New Orleans Times-Picayune. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/03/proposed_outlet_mall_at_six_fl.html. Retrieved 2014-7-9.