David Kirby

Published: October 9, 2009 at 12:04 AM

I expect we have another Hard Rock Park on our hands.

Published: October 9, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Honestly New Orleans is not the best place to build a childrens theme park. For one New Orleans is mainly know for their party scene and another reason is that chances are likely that New Orleans will get hit by another huricane.

Published: October 10, 2009 at 4:09 PM

After Katrina hit New Orleans, a huge group of people left and the population declined radically. I feel that this had to do with a biblical concept and the sinful image of New Orleans. But I know that disasters happen and we can't control them and when they happen they're never enjoyable. That being said, I hope that if the park does work out that it will give New Orleans a better reputation and attract people for a better reason than Bourbon St or Mardi Gras. I am hoping that this works because I live in Baton Rouge and it's fun to see this area grow, but I guess it just depends on how fun the park is going to be if it will attract at least 1.65 million people a year. I know I'll be there.
William Gorgensen

Published: October 11, 2009 at 7:06 AM

Las Vegas was known as an adult playground. It tried to change itself into a family friendly destination and failed. Mardi Gras is also a basically an R-rated "attraction". If you add jazz and crawfish to the mix, it becomes an even stronger adult focused region which is a very big challenge to overcome, even with the cross-generation appeal of Sponge Bob.