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Nickelodeon To Build Theme Park In New Orleans  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

...at the old Six Flags site, to be specific. If all goes as planned construction will begin this fall and will be complete in 2010. This could lead to more tourism in the area if done correctly.

http://www.nola.com/business/index.s...ickelodeon_to_build_theme_par.html

Word is they are planning on building a flood wall around the park so it doesn't share the same fate as Six Flags if a hurricane hits the area. Katrina flooded Six Flags with five feet of water and it has never reopened.

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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3954 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Word is they are planning on building a flood wall around the park

And a couple thousand armed security guards (Blackwater?) to keep the gangbangers under control, too?



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

It's good to see that someone is finally going to do something on that site. Based on the damage reports I've read, Six Flags pretty much wrote all of the rides and 80% of the buildings off because they were all damaged beyond repair due to the month plus immersion in brackish water. The only ride that didn't suffer too much damage was taken apart and sent to another Six Flags park.

Six Flags never really intended to rebuild the park, as they were already in bad financial straits even before Katrina closed the park. SFNO was said to be the least profitable park in the chain, and since they were leasing the park, they really would never recoup the costs to rebuild.


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3934 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
The only ride that didn't suffer too much damage was taken apart and sent to another Six Flags park.

It's at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio) and is now called Goliath (the wife and oldest son rode it and loved it).

Does Nickelodeon have a theme park elsewhere?



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3923 times:



Quoting Homer71 (Reply 3):

Does Nickelodeon have a theme park elsewhere?

They have the theme park within the Mall Of America up in Minnesota, and also have Nickelodeon Central/Universe theme areas within Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Carowinds, Great America, Canada's Wonderland, Dreamworld (Which is in Australia.), and Movie Park (Germany).

Probably what is going to happen is that the new operator of the park, Southern Star Amusement, is going to theme the rebuilt park as a Nickelodeon park. The Nickelodeon brand is a very strong brand and would definitely attract more tourists than it did as a Six Flags park (Most Six Flags parks tend to attract visitors from within a 100-200 mile range of their parks.). I would not be surprised if a Nickelodeon themed hotel is part of the park as well (The one at Universal Studios has been quite successful and Nickelodeon has teamed up with Marriott to open up 20 Nickelodeon Family Resorts, which are based on the hotel in Orlando and will feature a water park.).


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3899 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 1):
And a couple thousand armed security guards (Blackwater?) to keep the gangbangers under control, too?

 Yeah sure Only at the park they are opening in downtown L.A.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3896 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4):
I would not be surprised if a Nickelodeon themed hotel is part of the park as well

Southern Star is trying to buy up the 86 acres of adjoining land from the city to be used for hotel space, etc.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8673 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Well, this will be interesting to see what they build at this one.

KH



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

I'm guessing that the brass at Allegiant will be watching this closely. MSY might finally become a hub again.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Here's some more information...

"Plans for the park include the addition of brand-new rides including several major water-based attractions and the renovation of existing attractions, all to be themed with Nickelodeon's popular programs and characters, including: SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer,Diego, Go! and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon costumed characters, live interactive entertainment, retail shops, games, food establishments and more also will be featured. Officials said construction would begin this fall on "Nickelodeon Universe New Orleans" and the park is expected to open by the end of 2010."


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3807 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 9):
Plans for the park include the addition of brand-new rides including several major water-based attractions and the renovation of existing attractions, all to be themed with Nickelodeon's popular programs and characters, including: SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer,Diego, Go! and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

What, no "Angry Beavers" log flume ride? No "Invader Zim" roller coaster?



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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3731 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 5):
Only at the park they are opening in downtown L.A.

Hey, we've got plenty of gangbangers here too - we'll take any left-over Blackwater mercenaries here in L.A. as for as I'm concerned.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13096 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3715 times:

It seems kind of ironic to place a family/kids theme park in the area near a city best known as an 'adult theme park'. Then again, not everybody in the region is a hedonist and hopefully it will bring some badly needed jobs and tourism $$$'s to the area.

User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32737 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3707 times:

This isn't a theme park. It's an amusement park. Off-the-shelf amusement parks are not a tourism draw, even when a big studio's name is slapped onto it (i.e. Warner Brothers and Paramount parks).

Though it's great for the New Orleans community as fun place for locals to visit.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3697 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 13):
This isn't a theme park. It's an amusement park. Off-the-shelf amusement parks are not a tourism draw, even when a big studio's name is slapped onto it (i.e. Warner Brothers and Paramount parks).

Though it's great for the New Orleans community as fun place for locals to visit.

I think it can be a good regional draw....at least moreso than the Six Flags park was. I guess we have to wait and see how it turns out in the end.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Are they not afraid of something similar to Katrina happening in the future, and the investment going down the drain? Isn't NOLA located below sea level, therefore posing a high risk?

Sorry if it's a stupid question, I'm not too familiar with New Orleans. But looking at the eerie pictures of the Six Flags standing in water makes me think twice.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3657 times:



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 15):
Are they not afraid of something similar to Katrina happening in the future, and the investment going down the drain? Isn't NOLA located below sea level, therefore posing a high risk?

The original post mentions that they are looking into surrounding the park with a flood wall.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 8):
I'm guessing that the brass at Allegiant will be watching this closely. MSY might finally become a hub again.

I can't imagine any scenario where this park becomes busy/popular enough to impact flight schedules and hub strategies. It's just a rebranded Six Flags.


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2287 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Nickelodeon announces new ride where children can ride the "Katrina Rapids down Bourbon"...couldnt have picked a worse city to open a theme park. Its dirtier now (if that possible) than it was prior to katrina...

ATCT
Houston, TX (Go back home NOLA residents, stop leeching off my tax dollars, you dont see us going there after Ike)



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3592 times:



Quoting ATCT (Reply 17):
Nickelodeon announces new ride where children can ride the "Katrina Rapids down Bourbon"...couldnt have picked a worse city to open a theme park. Its dirtier now (if that possible) than it was prior to katrina...

ATCT
Houston, TX (Go back home NOLA residents, stop leeching off my tax dollars, you dont see us going there after Ike)

Screw you pal. Sorry you have to live in such a shithole. Bigger and better in Texas my ass.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3590 times:



Quoting ATCT (Reply 17):
Nickelodeon announces new ride where children can ride the "Katrina Rapids down Bourbon"...couldnt have picked a worse city to open a theme park. Its dirtier now (if that possible) than it was prior to katrina...

Also, you have no idea what you're talking about. The downtown area is much cleaner than it ever has been. Not sure where you are hanging out. But it doesn't matter...with an attitude like yours I doubt the city wants you as a visitor anyway. Have fun in Houston, if that's even possible.


User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

There was a story on television last night and I only caught the tail end of it (my life story) and one of the last stories was that a theme park (somewhere) was going to introduce a ride in honor of Dale Earnhardt. I can not remember the name of the ride but it had something to do with the nickname "Intimidator." Could it be this Nickelodeon theme park in The Big Easy?


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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3487 times:



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 20):
There was a story on television last night and I only caught the tail end of it (my life story) and one of the last stories was that a theme park (somewhere) was going to introduce a ride in honor of Dale Earnhardt. I can not remember the name of the ride but it had something to do with the nickname "Intimidator." Could it be this Nickelodeon theme park in The Big Easy?

The roller coaster will be called Intimidator 305 and will be at King's Dominion in Richmond, VA.


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