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  1. Ok, if SSA couldn't fork out $500k in good faith, how are they now going to dig up $12+ million? I mean the last time I checked there is no money fairy, and money certainly does not grow on trees. I've said it once and I will say it again, support Dixie Landin' /Blue Bayou, a park that is actually 1. in a decent area and 2. not a money hole such as SFNO. More power to whomever may get SFNO re-opened but I suspect another fail IF it were to ever re-open.
  2. at $399k IMO I don't see it being on the market for too long. I'm sure some small park out there will take it and give Greezy a good home.
  3. I think SSA and Danny Rogers is nothing more than a bunch of bologna...... no one wants that park....if it were profitable, it would have been rebuilt, and or bought out by now..... sell what is salvagable and let it be gone.....
  4. Surprise Surprise! I know I have my "shocked" face around here somewhere......
  5. I wonder why Scream is closed.....Are they re-striping the parking lot beneath the coaster?!
  6. http://www.my13abc.com/wap/news/text.jsp?sid=1005&nid=2251504&cid=284&scid=-1&title=Local%20News&ith=16 So this explains part of the reason why my shares in Cedar Fair have tanked.....GREAT!
  7. Uh...you know that Cedar Fair is over $1 billion in debt, right? ^ My thoughts exactly about Cedar Fair's debt..... I wonder how long they can hold off till they file for bk?
  8. X2 kicks @$$! I rode in the back and the front the first weekend of fright fest....it's the only coaster that made both my brother and myself nervous! I did find the back to be pretty brutal, but for some reason I enjoy a good rough ride...
  9. ^ I never rode XLR-8 backwards.....but going forwards it was pretty tame compared to Ninja. My brother and I love Colossus backwards. The best seat to us was the very back eh um.. front... you know what I mean. It has the best airtime and just gives that out of control feeling. We rode the front backwards and it just didn't feel the same. To me it felt pretty close to riding in the Morgan trains, just backwards.
  10. ^ To me that is a stunning picture of the Mega Zeph. I wish somehow it could be saved. Kinda wish Dixie Landin' would try to pick it up but I doubt that would ever come about.
  11. ^ Not a bad idea Maybe someone can suggest that to TBN as a new attraction.
  12. In my honest opinion I hoped the place could be saved, but have remained in an optimistic yet pessimistic (if that makes any sense) state of mind about the future of this park. I'm surprised SSA has taken this as far as they have, and honestly the fact they were a no show for the hearing tells me that they really never had it together in the first place. I know I am preaching to the choir, but anyone that knows anything about eastern New Orleans knows that. Jazzland/Six Flags/ whatever else would never survive. Had the origional park been built closer to the city, in Metairie, or even on the west bank there would have been more hope assuming the same events took place during Katrina. Viacom/Nickelodeon is not going to shovel any amount of money for this project, all they are here for is to make money from SSA. If Viacom/Nickelodeon were to stick thier necks out on the line the bond commission would not have such a difficult time approving the GO Zone bonds. The only reason we continue to hear about the future of this site is the fact that New Orleans is still on the hook until 2017 for the HUD loans taken out to build this park in the first place. Thankfully Six Flags finally got out of the lease and was able to pay less ($3mill) than what they had offered the City of New Orleans in 2006 ($10mill plus additional insurance money) to back out of the lease. I really think that the future of the Jazzland/Six Flags site is and was a lost cause. Personally I'm not offended by anything anyone says in favor or against the park. I never visited, I always went to Astroworld instead. The Gulf coast lost 2 parks in 2005 one to a natural disaster, and the other to corporate mis-management. Thank goodness Six Flags has a much better management team running things. (which of course is my opinion.) I'll stop ranting now. lol
  13. I have never heard of that place. I guess I will have to pay a visit the next time I am in Orlando.
  14. http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2009/10/company_behind_proposed_redeve.html Company behind proposed redevelopment of Six Flags fail to post $500,000 by deadline By Ed Anderson October 28, 2009, 6:27AM Officials of a Louisiana company partnering with the Nickelodeon TV network to re-develop the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in eastern New Orleans asked the State Bond Commission on Tuesday to withdraw its request for $100 million in Hurricane Katrina business development bonds after they failed to post $500,000 with the state treasury by Monday's deadline. Chris Granger / The Times-PicayuneNickelodeon and Southern Star Amusement say they need more time to come up with the cash needed to apply for GO Zone bonds to revitalize the old Six Flags site, pictured here in August.However, Dan Kyle, the new chief financial officer of Southern Star Amusement Co., said that the developers will return to the November commission meeting and will have the money needed. Under commission rules, an applicant for a Gulf Opportunity Zone bond must post .5 percent of the amount of the GO Zone bonds sought to "show good faith," commission Director Whit Kling said. In this case, he said, developers had until Monday evening to post the refundable $500,000 in escrow but failed to do so. "We didn't have everything in a row," Kyle said. The company will be back at the Nov. 18 meeting ready to seek approval, he said. The Industrial Development Board of the city of New Orleans is seeking $100 million for the amusement park project in the form of Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds, a limited edition bond approved by Congress as a way to make cheap money available to developers to help stimulate the business climate in areas hit hard by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008. The board, the city agency that acts as the park's landlord, voted weeks ago to end its lease agreement Six Flags, the park's operator from 2002 to 2005. The company filed for bankruptcy in June, listing $2.4 million in debts. "We are very optimistic this thing can be done," Kyle said. Bond Commission analyst Cassie Berthelot said that the project -- if it goes forward -- is expected to create about 1,650 temporary construction jobs and about 735 permanent ones. Department of Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret said the average payroll would be about $30 million with the average salary being $23,343. Moret said the proposal meets the state's "target industry" guidelines for use of the GO Zone bond money. As proposed, Nickelodeon would lend its name, marketing strength and cache to the park through a licensing agreement with Southern Star. The company is not making any financial commitments to the park now. State Treasurer John Kennedy said after the meeting that if Nickelodeon, a division of media giant Viacom, "steps up to the plate (with finances), it may have a greater impact" in winning the $100 million in bonds. House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Algiers, said he would like to see the project done to give eastern New Orleans a shot in the arm. "It's grand on its face, like the Trump Towers," he said, referring to a commitment by developer Donald Trump to invest in New Orleans after the hurricane, a project that remains on the drawing boards. In an Aug. 13 letter supporting the $100 million request, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said the proposal "will return the dormant Six Flags site to commerce and create an entertainment destination in one of the city's most devastated areas. .¤.¤. There is no doubt that a project like this would revitalize a site that has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina and will create many more new permanent jobs in the private sector in an area of the city that could use another major development. "This is a key project to continue stimulating the city's recovery in eastern New Orleans." Despite the withdrawal of the project Tuesday, Nagin spokeswoman Ceeon Quiett said the city "remains committed to the Nickelodeon project. That has not changed." Southern Star attorney Stephen Juge said in a statement that the company is "fully committed to bringing the Nickelodeon park to New Orleans."
  15. I must agree those are some fantastic shots! I love how the train does not have OTSRs but just uses a lapbar.
  16. I noticed that Silverbullet was short of tame compared to the two batman inverts I've ridden....is there any reason it's missing the forcefulness of the typical B & M's ?
  17. I was able this year to take a second trip to the west coast to check out Terminator. I can say so far it is one of my favorite modern woodies....it short of reminded me of a wooden Batman coaster meaning, fast and intense during the entire ride. I believe Six Flags made the right choice with a good new woodie!
  18. Those are some great shots of the park! I can't wait to visit SFOG in March! I'm pretty excited to try out Goliath as it will be my first B&M Hyper.
  19. In 2009 I have visited: Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin Six Flags Magic Mountain Knotts Berry Farm Disneyland
  20. Well I was looking forward to riding DD when I visit Cedar Point in May, but its alright I can wait a few months longer and ride it when I go back to the west coast in October.
  21. It would really depend on where you sit to get the less painful ride.... I prefer sitting in the very front... I don't find it to be as bad as sitting towards the back. Back there it feels like the trains have square wheels..
  22. Name: Curt Hinson Age: 24 What is your roller coaster count? 60 What is your home park? Dixie Landin' What is the nearest big city? Baton Rouge, LA What is your occupation? Financial Service Representative About how many times a year do you visit a park (including your home park)? 7-10 About how many times a year do you travel to a park that is not your home park? 2-4 When you travel do you go primarily to amusement parks or do you also try and hit other sites? mainly amusement parks What is the farthest you’ve traveled to go to an amusement park? 2000+ miles Does roller coaster time get in the way of family time? (Do you choose to miss your children’s or family’s sporting events, holidays, birthdays, etc…) actually family time is involved with coaster time Do you have any other major hobbies? Motorcycles and sports cars Do you get feelings of sadness in the offseason? YES! Do you even have an offseason? My offseason starts with my last trip to a Six Flags in October. Do you travel during the offseason? If I travel during the off season, it's to a park that is open during that time Do you consider yourself friends with someone you met who works at an amusement park? I have no friends that work at an amusement park(Or reverse it, if you work or worked and an amusement park have you made friends with enthusiasts?) I have a few friends into coasters but not as serious as I am about it Would it bother you to go to an amusement park by yourself? at this point...no. Have you gone to an amusement park by yourself? I have If so have you ever ran into another enthusiast and tagged along with them? My answer would be no Do you find it easy to make friends with other enthusiasts? I'm sure it would be if there were any around where I live..(I live in the woods) How do you get your coaster news? Theme Park Review.com, and other various sources such as coaster buzz.com How many different forum sites do you regularly post on? 2 If there was a poll that asked a large pool of enthusiasts what their favorite roller coaster is, what do you think would be the top 3 responses be for wood? I'm not sure And for steel? same Same scenario but for amusement parks, what would be the top 3? Cedar Point, Kings Island, Six Flags Magic Mountain Have you ever “stole a kid” to get a credit on a kiddie coaster? haha. NO Do you cut other categories out of your budget to make trips to parks? (Entertainment, fast food, holidays, tobacco or alcohol, etc…) I do Before you visit a new park do you research the park finding the best way to navigate the park, get the best deals, or what days to go? I certainly do! Do you feel the roller coaster enthusiast community is a warm and accepting community, or a negative and discouraging community? I would say warm and accepting Do you like to talk about your hobby with people who are not roller coaster enthusiasts? Of course I do, some do not understand it, but I don't care.
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