Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Amusing Ads Archive - Jazzland 1999

Ogden Entertainment had really high hopes for Jazzland Theme Park when it opened in 2000. Then again, they made out pretty well having sold it to Alfa SmartParks on opening day for a nice profit.

Alfa was the company who tried to operate the park for two seasons, soon falling to financial woes that crippled the park. From there Six Flags stepped in with a management contract that led to ownership of the property - Jazzland became Six Flags New Orleans in 2003.

Six Flags pumped lots of capital into the park for 2003, including a Batman clone and other assorted rides, but must not have liked the results because only a simulator theme change was in order for 2004.

Sadly, as we all know, Katrina hit in late summer 2005 and that was that for the struggling park. Would it have ever made it otherwise? This writer thinks probably not, but no one will ever know for sure.