Blog 15

Salamat Ullah Bhuiyan, S, and Shanta Banik. “Amusement Marketing: A Few Dimensions of Amusement Parks.” International Journal of Business Insights & Transformation, vol. 7, no. 1, 1 Oct. 2013, pp. 36–41. EBSCOhost, aumnicat.aum.edu:2129/eds/detail/detail?vid=7&sid=4851d2f1-2fd2-44cc-a99d-c91c5eb5866a%40sessionmgr120&hid=122&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#AN=96263933&db=buh. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.

This article explains how amusement parks can be marketed. It covers the things an amusement park should provide to visitors and what makes a park successful. This article provides tips on how to build a successful amusement park. It also lists success factors while explaining how to incorporate each one into the park. This article does not give examples of amusement parks, which would allow the reader to visualize the topics. I plan to connect this to my project by taking a few examples and using it to propose a way to rebuild the Six Flags New Orleans. (This is a scholarly journal.)

Fristcher, Lisa. “Abandoned: The Heartbreaking True Story of Six Flags New Orleans.” Theme Park Tourist, 24 Apr. 2015, http://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20150422/30185/standing-not-operating-true-story-behind-abandoned-six-flags-new-orleans. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.

This article discusses the abandonment of Six Flags New Orleans. This article also discussed the history of other structures in the area while providing pictures. This article gives a great history of what was on the land leading up to Six Flags purchasing it. I plan to connect this to my project by using some of the information to provide a better understanding of the area and the amusement park.

Nadler, Lonnie. “We Visit The Abandoned Six Flags In New Orleans.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 28 June 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lonnie-nadler/we-visit-the-abandoned-sixflags_b_10719982.html. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.

This article discusses talks about the effects Hurricane Katrina had on the amusement park. It talks about how the painful memories still remain due to abandoned structures like Six Flags New Orleans. The journalists who wrote this piece does a great job quoting people on how this abandoned structure can negatively impact the community. I plan to connect this to my project by showcasing the impact this has on the community. (News piece)

Cunningham, Jade. “Future of Former Six Flags Site Still Unclear.” WWL, 16 Mar. 2017, http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/future-of-former-six-flags-site-still-unclear/423269223. Accessed 25 Mar. 2017.

This article discusses the delay the city is putting on selling the property. It is a very recent article that isn’t two weeks old. It gives the locals opinion on how positive the amusement park was to the community when it was open. I plan on connecting this to my project by using the locals’  quotes on how the park gave the children something to do. (local news)

Souther, J. Mark. “Making the ‘Birthplace of Jazz’: Tourism and Musical Heritage Marketing in New Orleans.” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, vol. 44, 2003, pp. 39–73. JSTOR, aumnicat.aum.edu:2060/stable/pdf/4233901.pdf. Accessed 25 Mar. 2017.
This journal gives the history of New Orleans and how it came to be. This article will give background on the tourism and culture in New Orleans. I plan to connect this to my project by using the heritage of the community as a reason why the amusement park should be revived.
Van Oest, Rutger D, et al. “Return on Roller Coasters: A Model to Guide Investments in Theme Park Attractions.” Marketing Science, vol. 29, 1 July 2010, pp. 721–737. Business Source Premier, aumnicat.aum.edu:2129/eds/detail/detail?vid=3&sid=2aea3b9d-e216-4475-a493-22f686d1fdcc%40sessionmgr101&hid=122&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#AN=56533194&db=buh. Accessed 25 Mar. 2017.
This article is about giving information on investing in amusement parks. This article will allow me to have a better understanding on what it takes to purchase and build a theme park. I plan to connect this to my project by being able to understand the budgeting aspect of owning a theme park.

Raluca, Dridea Catrinel, and Strutzen Gina. “Theme Park – The Main Concept of Tourism Industry Development .” Annals of the University of Oradea, Economic Science Series, vol. 17, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 641–646. EBSCOhost, aumnicat.aum.edu:2129/eds/detail/detail?vid=1&sid=fa81e537-1f9d-4505-891e-2b1efd2f9de4%40sessionmgr104&hid=122&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#AN=48129334&db=buh. Accessed 1 Apr. 2017.

This article describes the concepts of theme park tourism. It gives great definitions of what a theme park is and the tourism surrounding them. I plan to connect this to my project by using definitions in my definition paragraph.

“Jazzland Theme Park.” Jazzland, http://www.jazzlandpark.com/index.html. Accessed 2 Apr. 2017.
This is a website that involves people wanting to bring Jazzland back to the New Orleans area. This website has many different updates about what is going on with the abandoned theme park. I plan to connect this to my project by highlighting how the public would like to revive the theme park in their area.
Christopher, Matthew. “Playtime’s Over: Six Flag’s New Orleans.” Abandoned America, http://www.abandonedamerica.us/six-flags-new-orleans. Accessed 2 Apr. 2017.
This is from a website that explores abandoned areas in America. This article lists the different movies that have been filmed at Six Flags New Orleans. I plan to connect this to my project by relating the abandoned theme park to its pop culture connections.
Schmaltz, Trey. “Teenagers Jumped at Abandoned Six Flags.” WBRZ, 1 Feb. 2016, http://www.wbrz.com/news/teenagers-jumped-at-abandoned-six-flags/. Accessed 2 Apr. 2017.
This is a local news station in Baton Rouge, LA. This particular piece discusses two teenagers being robbed while exploring the abandoned theme park. I plan to connect this to my project by highlighting the crimes that are being committed because this place has been abandoned for over 10 years. (Local News)
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