In 2009, the city of New Orleans terminated its 75-year lease with Six Flags, Inc. After flooding during Hurricane Katrina, the amusement park had for four years sat abandoned on the eastern edge of the city. Today, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster, redevelopment plans have fallen through and the site remains an eerie reminder of a more carefree time.
A 63-year-old explains her love of the sport. "It's cold. Every time I get in, it's cold."