The abandoned Six Flags will be replaced with a new and exciting amusement park!
We only had to wait a little bit over 15 years since Six Flags was closed down after it was flooded by Hurricane Katrina to see its doors open again, even if it’s for a complete reconstruction. The city of New Orleans has finally awarded Bayou Phoenix with a city contract to build on the remains of the amusement park. It had been closed to the public and abandoned since 2004 due to damage.
Just a few days ago, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the start of the project during a press conference. Moreover, she shared a statement on her social media account where she said that the location “had become a daily reminder, not only of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina but also as a testament to our city’s inability to capitalize on our strengths and move beyond our historical challenges.”
Bayou Phoenix plans on creating a new and better amusement park that will go with a water park, a sports and education center, and a hotel in hopes of boosting New Orleans East.
The project will be divided into phases. Phase 1 will include the building of a logistics and a STEM center. On the other hand, Phase 2 will be the sports complex, indoor water park, and a hotel. It will have ball fields, basketball courts, sports, volleyball, and an e-sports venue.
It is not clear how long construction will take, but we’re sure it’ll be even better than we’re imagining. Who else is excited?
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