Six Flags Over Georgia New Orleans, which initially opened as Jazzland in 2000, is an abandoned theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana that has been closed since just before Hurricane Katrina hit the state in August 2005 and is now owned by the City of New Orleans. The park was in Eastern New Orleans, in the city’s Ninth Ward, along Interstate 510.
Six Flags inspectors reported that the park buildings were 80% demolished, all of the flat rides (except one that was being serviced off-site at the time of the storm) were effectively destroyed by long-term salt-water immersion, and the Mega Zeph’s wooden track and steel superstructure were likely damaged beyond repair.
This 140-acre surreal environment has transformed into a nightmare region of twisted visions in a post-apocalyptic scenario. All of the rides have been allowed to rust, the attractions have rotted, and the buildings have crumbled. Once filled with children’s laughing, this park is now teeming with alligators, a decade after Hurricane Katrina, as the murky water surged to six feet high across the area.
The place is well-known among thrill-seekers as an urban exploration area; nevertheless, trespassing is strictly banned due to the perilous status of the park and the poisonous animals.
Officers from the New Orleans Police Department may be seen patrolling the park on a regular basis to deter unauthorized trespassing.
Due to its distance from the French Quarter and other tourist attractions, the park has been one of the least lucrative in the Six Flags portfolio.
It has been suggested that the park would have been more profitable if it had been developed on the West Bank or in Metairie, given these areas are closer to tourist areas.
The park has recently been utilized as a filming site for the films “Jurassic World” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”