NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) – The Zydeco Scream Roller Coaster is still standing, but the only visitors to the abandoned amusement park in New Orleans are scampering bunny rabbits and slithering snakes.
The Six Flags Amusement Park on the city’s eastern edge is perhaps the most high-profile reminder of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
Ever since the levees failed and flooded the city with water, the park has stood empty.
Now, the city’s mayor says she’s getting close to tearing it all down, but has given no details on the demolition or plans to develop it.
“And, I’m one that, I look at disaster as a way of opportunity, as a way of doing things better than it used to be. And I really believe we can.”
Over the years, the city has tried to attract investors to the property, but so far none of the plans have taken off.
(This story was originally published on July 5, 2019)