I confess that I had never even heard of the Six Flags New Orleans amusement park. When I was little, the only amusement park in the area was Ponchartrain Beach, which I just looked up and saw that it closed in 1983.
So what could be more normal than for a new place to open sooner or later -- in this case, "later," since Jazzland did not open until 2000 and then became Six Flags in 2002.
As we all know, Hurricane Katrina changed just about everything in the area in 2005.
Here is a sobering report showing Six Flags as it is now, just beginning to resemble the city of Pripyat near Chernobyl. There are still rather vague plans to revive the park some day, but in the meantime....
I know a number of people who went to the Six Flags, Post Katrina,and perhaps, even one or two of them may have taken some of these photos. It became a kind of young hippie haven for awhile and one person I know has one of the carousel horses in her garden for her children to play on. At one point in time,the police raided the place while they were partying there and one fellow was arrested although no charges were brought against him. I believe it was done more in the spirit of making an example of him than to seriously punish these people. I had very mixed feelings about the matter personally.
I figured it would be overwhelming for one company to repair and safety-check all those rides and attractions, but wondered why other amusement parks didn't buy them and haul them away to re-erect them at their own parks.
That place would have made a great movie set. (Oh wait, it just did!)