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    Wow.



    Six Flags over Georgia has almost completely disappeared after torrential rain caused flooding across the Atlanta area of the Deep South. More than 18 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period yesterday.

    Read more: Six Flags Over Georgia theme park submerged in Atlanta floods | Mail Online
    Last edited by Wanda Woman; 09-23-2009, 01:33 PM.

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    Dang ... GASM is under water!!!!

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    • #3
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      I saw this on the news this morning. This could be really bad, since when Six Flags New Orleans was flooded due to Hurricane Katrina, the whole park had to close. I have one question: is the whole park flooded, or just the area around that particular coaster (that was what was shown on the news too)?

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Noski View Post
        I saw this on the news this morning. This could be really bad, since when Six Flags New Orleans was flooded due to Hurricane Katrina, the whole park had to close. I have one question: is the whole park flooded, or just the area around that particular coaster (that was what was shown on the news too)?
        I didn't even know Six Flags New Orleans existed. Will Six Flags Over Georgia have to close down too?


        City of New Orleans begins terminating its lease with Six Flags

        September 18, 2009



        The city of New Orleans moved to terminate its lease agreement with Six Flags Inc. on Friday in what it hopes will be the first step toward redeveloping the shuttered eastern New Orleans theme park.

        In a special board meeting, members of the Industrial Development Board, the agency that acts as the park's landlord, voted unanimously to end its lease agreement with Six Flags. Six Flags, which operated the park from 2002 until it flooded in August 2005, has said it does not plan to reopen the site. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in June, listing $2.4 million in debts.

        The lease termination agreement will be presented to the bankruptcy court in Delaware on Oct. 8 for approval. In addition to terminating the lease, an agreement signed Friday by Mayor Ray Nagin and IDB President Walter C. Flower III calls for Six Flags to make a $3 million cash payment to the city. The company will also give New Orleans 25 percent of its net Hurricane Katrina-related insurance proceeds if the recovery amount exceeds $65 million.

        The agreement also calls for all litigation between the parties to be dismissed. The city of New Orleans had filed a temporary restraining order against Six Flags, barring the company from removing rides from the site.

        "Since Hurricane Katrina, the city and IDB have worked diligently to bring closure to the issues surrounding the Six Flags site," New Orleans City Attorney Penya Moses-Fields said in a statement. "Our goal has always been to positively resolve these issues not only for the city, but specifically for the residents of New Orleans east."

        New Orleans owes $15.2 million on a $25.3 million loan used to build the park through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 108 loan program. The first loan for $15 million was taken out in 1995 to build the original Jazzland Theme Park that preceded Six Flags. A second loan was taken out in 1998 when Six Flags took over the site. Payments on the loan had been $2.4 million a year until 2017, of which the city and Six Flags each paid a portion. When the agreement is finalized, the city, alone, will be responsible for that payment, which was lowered in August as part of a refinancing deal to take advantage of lower interest rates.

        Six Flags bought Jazzland out of bankruptcy protection for $22 million. The park operated for three seasons, generating revenue of 24.5 million in 2003, $18.1 million in 2004 and $15 million in the hurricane-shortened 2005 season, but never reached anticipated attendance or revenue numbers.

        In its June 2006 proposal to the city asking to get out of its 75-year lease, Six Flags wrote that "the marketplace never embraced the park" even before Katrina flooded it.

        Six Flags' outstanding lease agreement has been a barrier to plans to redevelop the site. There are currently two public proposals for the area: a sports complex and another theme park.

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        • #5
          Re: Six Flags Over Georgia

          Originally posted by Wanda Woman View Post
          Wow.

          Six Flags over Georgia has almost completely disappeared after torrential rain caused flooding across the Atlanta area of the Deep South. More than 18 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period yesterday.

          Read more: Six Flags Over Georgia theme park submerged in Atlanta floods | Mail Online
          Six Flags Under Water as Atlanta Floods Rise

          Six Flags Over Georgia is flooded. In fact, most of the roller coasters and amusement park rides are drowning under the cold muddy water. The deadly storm that dropped over 20 inches to the southern states, has caused more than roller coasters flooding. The torrential rains have claimed seven lives as of this morning, with other still missing.
          Six Flags Under Water as Atlanta Floods Rise | HULIQ

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          • #6
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            ^ Six Flags Over Georgia has NOTHING to do with Six Flags New Orleans except they are both "Six Flags".

            Six Flags Over Georgia will re-open pretty quickly as it is a pretty popular park, unlike SFNO. I've talked to 5 people who live in the Atlanta area today and they all said they haven't been effected by the floods. This isn't like New Orleans where the entire city was inaccessible for weeks. From what I recall, Six Flags sits on pretty low land, especially that part of the park. It looks like GASM will need some work, and hopefully it will get it. It's an AMAZING ride.

            Just found this ... they are hoping to have the park open this weekend:

            http://www.ajc.com/news/six-flags-hopes-to-145315.html

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            • #7
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              Wow, this is being blown way out of proportion. It may not seem like it, but this is not entirely uncommon. Park of SFOG is built on a floodplain, and while this is the worst the park has seen in some time, it is by no means unprecedented. A park spokesperson said they have see this before and know how to handle the situation. The park is expected to be open this weekend.

              The situation has NOTHING to do with what happened to SFNO. There is no link or any reason to worry.
              www.gregscoasterphotos.com <- Go there, it's good!

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              • #8
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                like clinks said.. completely different situations.

                The flood was simply the excuse to finally put the nail in the coffin of SFNO - the Georgia park is actually popular and still has a customer base after the rains.

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                • #9
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                  Quite true. I don't see this rare weather event cutting the Atlanta metro population in quite the same way NO was vacated - for some pretty obvious reasons.
                  www.gregscoasterphotos.com <- Go there, it's good!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Six Flags Over Georgia

                    Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                    ^ Six Flags Over Georgia has NOTHING to do with Six Flags New Orleans except they are both "Six Flags".
                    And yesterday they were both underwater. I had never heard of SFNO until yesterday.

                    I hope there was no water damage to any of the mechanisms that operate a roller coaster or other attraction and that SFOG reopens soon!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Six Flags Over Georgia

                      The view of a dead Amusement Park

                      Your web browser and the Maps site are incompatible

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