These visuals are striking.
Q: What’s one of the creepiest things in the world? A: An abandoned amusement park.
In 2000, a theme park began operation in New Orleans East. Originally called “Jazzland,” it sought to build on the tradition established by the beloved Pontchartrain Beach Park, which ceased operation in 1983. But the new park was beset with financial issues almost from the get-go. They had a decent first couple of seasons, then started running short on funds.
In 2002, the park was leased to Six Flags. Some improvements were made and the park continued to operate until the weekend before Hurricane Katrina struck. The park was closed for the storm, and never reopened.
Take this drone tour to see the current state of the park today.