[VIDEOS] See Inside Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans, Louisiana Amusement Park
Six Flags New Orleans, aka Jazzland, was abandoned after being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The theme park first opened in 2000 under the name Jazzland. In 2002 the previous owner of the park filed for bankruptcy and it was purchased by Six Flags. They renamed the part to Six Flags New Orleans and invested $20 million in improvements and reopened to the public in 2003. However, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the park and eventually it was deemed too damaged to reopen. Six Flags salvaged several of the rides and relocated them to different parks around the country.
It was estimated that around 80% of the buildings and attractions were completely destroyed not only by the hurricane winds but also by being submerged in the salty waters of Lake Pontchartrain that flowed into the park.
I was on YouTube the other night and got caught in a rabbit hole of videos of people exploring the abandoned amusement park. I never went there as a kid, but I remember hearing about Jazzland and always wanting to go.
Jiggin' With Jordan has great ground view video walking around the park and exploring:
Coaster Studios has a great with a ton of drone videos and history of the park:
Expedition Theme Park has great videos of the park pre and post hurricane: