Take an Illegal Tour of Six Flags in New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina did so much permanent damage in New Orleans that, some of it may never be repaired. This photo essay of the remains of the New Orleans Six Flags is so haunting, that it feels like the set of a horror movie waiting to be filmed. Some of the photos are almost surreal.

We’ve posted a few pics here, but you can see all of them with photo credits at lovethesepics.com and in the video below.



  1. heetz

    April 19, 2012 at 12:43 am

    why would those silly geese build a amusement park in a lake?

  2. Main Line Chaz

    April 19, 2012 at 1:15 am

    If we slowly move the camera and hope for wind, it’ll be more dramatic.  It looks like Coney Island on a good day.

  3. rexdart936

    April 19, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Looks just like I remember it. Except there arent as many black folks lurking and waiting to steal your wallet.

  4. TwizzlesMcNasty

    April 19, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Nothing is as classy as a six flags.

  5. cigarsNscotch

    April 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

    It’s really not much different looking that the one that is still operating in NJ

    • SpaceAnimal

      April 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

      lol i love six flags great adventure in NJ … nitro, el toro, and kingdaka rape.

  6. FanBoy1

    April 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

    CigarsNscotch basically said my same joke, but minus NJ and insert the one in Vallejo Ca. Its Ghetto is what we are saying.

  7. FanBoy1

    April 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Reminds me of a Vengaboys song.

  8. WilliamFBaldwin

    April 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

    This new Scooby Doo movie is going to be great

  9. Cletus from Brooklyn

    April 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

    They should leave it as is & have fright fest nightly. They would make a killing…

  10. bmqq316

    April 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

    The bitch of it is the tickets are still $50 bucks a piece.

  11. Pool Keepers Son

    April 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I didn’t know it was a water park

  12. Pool Keepers Son

    April 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Where is Ax Man Shelby and his dog Willy…..

  13. SpaceAnimal

    April 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

    maybe if hicks could swim he could actually get on a couple of rides

  14. EMC

    April 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I hate overly processed HDR bullshit.  Just take the picture like a normal person.  

  15. BadNewsJeff

    April 19, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Am I supposed to feel bad about this?  Anyone going to New Orleans for the Six Flags may as well stay at home. 

  16. JakeFL

    April 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Welcome to Wally world….

  17. blumanta

    April 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The only time no one is cutting the line

  18. blumanta

    April 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Black Flags

  19. ecupirate

    April 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    6 Flags over Detroit?

  20. Cartman

    April 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    More like 6 Flags at Half Mast

  21. blumanta

    April 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Hicks is going to climb to the top of a tower and dive into a pool…ala diving horse from A.C

  22. Pool Keepers Son

    April 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    how much is parking(docking)

  23. Pool Keepers Son

    April 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    moose out front says the park is closed, I say its open

  24. CardiffGiant11

    April 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Maybe fez could get this for his apartment http://www.pophate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/joker1.jpg

  25. star_star_girl

    April 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    This crappy park was a bust before Katrina. Bankrupt. Bet they took the insurance money and ran. 

  26. chris

    April 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    ugh, lots of cool photos but lots are ruined by hipster lomo bullshit. yuck.

  27. OptichrisPrime

    April 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I don’t think he used enough photoshop filters.

    • jerkstoresean

      April 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

       @OptichrisPrime It’s weird, the most depressing photos happened to be taken on very cloudy days. must have made a few trips

  28. OptichrisPrime

    April 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    So was it demolished? Will there be a sequel?

  29. PourMeOnCereal

    April 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Boy it looks like Katrina caused that park thousands in improvements!

  30. PourMeOnCereal

    April 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Boy it looks like Katrina cost that park thousands in improvements

    • Mark D

      April 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

       @PourMeOnCereal Perhaps a bit more than that….

  31. jerkstoresean

    April 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    What a waste of perfectly good bumper cars

  32. jerkstoresean

    April 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    All of this stuff is still there? I want those bumper cars. 

  33. jerkstoresean

    April 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Went on a road trip about 4 years ago, stopped in New Orleans for the night, went to some strip clubs, saw an older woman shitting on the side of Bourbon Street, talked to her while shitting, but the point of the story is. The hotel we stayed at had a shit ton of water damage on the first floor walls about 5 feet up. 

  34. Kevin in SC

    April 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    did anyone here ever  see the article in Weird NJ about the long gong Jungle Habitat amusement park?     They shut down one day and just never re-opened.  Nature took it back  Im sure all the pics are still online.  Does Weird NJ still exist? 

  35. tylerglenn

    April 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    there’s alot of money in scrap metal

  36. Pool Keepers Son

    April 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    could make some cash sellin those flood damaged jungle tour jeeps up north

  37. TyWanon

    April 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Ok—i loved this ….but i wanna smack the shit outta the slow pan guy!

  38. JWedbetter

    April 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Uuhhhh, so wuh happen to the insurance money?

  39. Jagger_Lover

    April 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Waiting for the ZOMBIES to come into frame…

  40. BadIdeaSociety

    April 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    If you think that is cool, Japan is the world heritage site of abandoned theme parks.
    Gulliver’s Kingdom http://weburbanist.com/2011/06/05/big-in-japan-gullivers-kingdom-abandoned-theme-park/
    Nara Dreamland (A Walt Disney approved DisneyLand Clone) http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/2010/09/nara-dreamland-japans-last-abandoned-theme-park/
    Assorted abandoned parks http://www.tofugu.com/2011/08/17/japans-abandoned-amusement-parks-creepy/
    Great stuff.

  41. lostlosangeles

    March 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks for the props for my photos!