Abandoned places in general have always been fascinating for me and I'd like to see SFNO one of these days if I'm ever down that way.
Thanks for posting them Bobby..
Heh, we won't talk about how I know these things... but technically if anyone cared about people getting into the park you'd be fined with trespassing. If you got fined and hurt in the same trip there isn't an insurance company or judge alive who would accept your plea. After which they'd either try to secure the park with rental security (who is easy to get past anyway) or it'd be bulldozed even quicker. Generally when exploring you don't get hurt unless your being completely stupid.
There is a lot of documentation threw the urban explorer groups who've seen and explored old and abandoned amusement parks. Just do a few google searches and you'll stumble upon them. *Coughgooglesnbocough*
1. The photo with the caption referring to it as a "coaster train" is not a coaster. Inverter is a rotating flat ride that goes upside down..various names at various parks.
2. Zombieland is an absolute classic of its genre, and I, too, got a chuckle out of that picture of the vandalized sign.
3. I thought the saddest pic was of the season passes simply scattered to the four winds, although I'm not sure why the passes were in the park and not in their owners' possession if the park closed in advance of the arrival of Katrina.
Well shot and written photo essay.