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Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans
Love These Pics ^ | 5/19/11

Posted on 05/21/2011 7:49:45 AM PDT by Kartographer

Like little kids, we all experience a happy rush, a delighted thrill, when going to play at an amusement park. Yet when an amusement park is abandoned and an eerie silence settles over the rusty and crusty decay, the setting seems to twist the atmosphere of enthusiastic excitement into a suffocating blanket of dread. The place takes on creepy vibes and freaks people out. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and ripped the heart of fun and the amusement out of this park. Almost six years later, Six Flags in New Orleans is unnaturally silent, no lines and no laughter. This 140-acre surreal setting has morphed into a nightmarish land of twisted dreams.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: katrina; neworleans; sixflags
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To: Kartographer
Check out the story of the late, lamented Euclid Beach Park (1895 – September 28, 1969). Same story over 40 years ago.
51 posted on 05/21/2011 10:55:17 AM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: ncalburt

How does that make you feel? I’ll tell you I’ve had it. My government seems to think these people can do no wrong and are entitled to everything they want at the taxpayers expense. It’s a good thing I don’t own a firearm— yet.


52 posted on 05/21/2011 10:55:48 AM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: jmacusa

When I was a kid we used to go to Great Adventure NJ all the time. The safari was one of the first parks of that type and everyone I knew went once.

After a few years the park was full of kids from local schools (minority) and we stopped going because the place seemed lawless. They would push and shove and cut on lines, and we weren’t safe.

It was an eye opener for me. Everywhere I went (in school and such) I was told not to be biased, but when I went to Great Adventure I wasn’t safe because THEY were after ME, not the other way round like I was taught in school.

I think that was when I started to realize the libs in power were lying to me. The world wasn’t the way I was taught in school, and only people who were self deceptive as to reality believed it.


53 posted on 05/21/2011 11:03:22 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SuziQ

“I’d never heard of Six Flag New Orleans.”

It wasn’t very popular. It was too hot, no shade and overrun by ghetto thugs.


54 posted on 05/21/2011 11:03:56 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Kartographer

WE have 2 old abandoned amusment parks here but noth this big. Both were end of the line railroad amusment parks. Not sure about what the one at Buckeye lake looks like today but we used to go every so often when it still was in operation in the 1960’s and Moxahala Park was still open at times when I was in high school in the 1970’s.


55 posted on 05/21/2011 11:05:54 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: I still care

Great Adventure you speak of is about a half-hour from me here in Ocean Co. I don’t go there and never would but I’ve known plenty of people who have gone and won’t go back because of what you describe. You’re right about liberals and race perceptions( I used to be a liberal). Most blacks and Latinos, most but not all, are savage and feral and very bigoted. I don’t give a rats whisker what anyone says. I’ve lived too long to be told other wise. There isn’t a white liberal anywhere in Gods creation who would ever live in Compton, Newark, Camden or anywhere else that liberalism has been a success(sarcasm).


56 posted on 05/21/2011 11:09:53 AM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore
If we are talking about old amusement parks, I here submit the most beautiful carousel I've ever been on. I grew up with the Nunley's carousel in Baldwin. It's now in a museum.

I remember when I first went to disney world I was disappointed on how inadequate their carousel was after nunleys.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25695066@N00/3622795291/


57 posted on 05/21/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

Here’s another.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25695066@N00/3622793283/in/photostream/


58 posted on 05/21/2011 11:27:19 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care
The last Time I went to Great Adventure in Jackson,NJ was circa 1980. Just like you stated. The black kids cut in lines and ran wild. No one said a word to them. Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh,PA. was just starting to get like that but the park has metal detectors and lots of security now. Last year we went there and I felt safe.
59 posted on 05/21/2011 1:37:50 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: jmacusa

>>I’ve lived too long to be told other wise.<<

Not politically correct either, are you? LOL


60 posted on 05/22/2011 7:38:22 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: 4yearlurker

How is Hershey Park?


61 posted on 05/22/2011 7:51:47 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: I still care

Do you know the people in the picture?


62 posted on 05/22/2011 8:10:00 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.htmlI stan)
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To: GOPJ

Not personally. That is a Nassau county politician (Suozzi?) with a child. But I chose that one because I remember I would always choose the horses with the roses in the mane. There were only a few of those, and every one is painted and posed different. Aren’t they beautiful?

Every horse was different, with real tails. Choosing the “right” horse was one of the great pleasures for a little girl.


63 posted on 05/22/2011 10:20:19 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: GOPJ

Oh by the way, if you check post 58, underneath, there is a gallery of many of the horses.


64 posted on 05/22/2011 10:21:31 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Kartographer

I love the comment at the web site..

BEST PLACE TO PAINTBALL EVER !!!


65 posted on 05/22/2011 11:05:11 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: I still care
...I would always choose the horses with the roses in the mane. There were only a few of those, and every one is painted and posed different. Aren’t they beautiful?

They are beautiful. And yes, your childhood was blessed with sweet memories. Thanks for sharing.

66 posted on 05/23/2011 1:36:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.htmlI stan)
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To: B4Ranch

“Politically correct’’? According to who’s politics? Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I’m not a Marxist.


67 posted on 05/23/2011 4:45:19 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: jmacusa

>>Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I’m not a Marxist.<<

I’d like to see you use that as your tagline. Lots of FReepers have no idea about the truth. They want to be polite and not raise a fuss.


68 posted on 05/23/2011 7:46:51 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: B4Ranch

Thanks, I’ll consider using that for a tag line but is that a difficult thing to do? I’m not exactly a computer whiz here and someone told me changing a tag line can be problematic.


69 posted on 05/24/2011 6:27:47 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: jmacusa

Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..

Copy my tagline and paste it over yours.


70 posted on 05/24/2011 7:09:34 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I’m not a Marxist, don't intend on becoming one either!)
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To: jmacusa

You are going to have to take the apostrophe out.


71 posted on 05/24/2011 7:12:37 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

Okay, here goes.


72 posted on 05/24/2011 7:28:52 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Hey, it worked! Thanks.


73 posted on 05/24/2011 7:30:13 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Attagirl!


74 posted on 05/24/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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