Six Flags New Orleans has been under much speculation since its closure in 2005. After suffering massive damage from Hurricane Katrina the park and the land it sits on has been just sitting there not receiving much attention from investors. That all changes with the filming of the highly anticipated Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World.
Shooting for Jurassic World has been going on for almost two months and is set mostly inside a functional theme park which features live dinosaurs. Now filming is picking up and moving to the once functional amusement park, Six Flags New Orleans. The now abandoned will be home to the filming of several scenes in the movie.
There has been no news on what areas of the park Jurassic World will be shot in. Nor is it publicly known at this time what type of scenes are to be shot at the old Six Flags location. Will the scenes shot here include the masses enjoying an afternoon of dinosaur fun? Or will they be screaming as the park is destroyed by mutated dinos? Since movies are not always filmed in order we will have to just wait to see Six Flags New Orleans receive its new life on the big screen.
This is not the first time that the deserted Six Flags New Orleans has been used to shoot a film. The park was used most recently for this summer’s block buster, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but has also served as a back drop in, Killer Joe, Stolen and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt is scheduled to hit theaters June 12, 2015.