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The deadline for bids on the site of the closed Six Flags New Orleans theme park was reached on October 31, 2011, with the land's future still uncertain.

WDSU.com reports that a number of plans for the park have been put forward, including turning it into a backlot for movie productions. It remains possible that a developer could purchase the site and opt to rebuild the theme park, but the city is not mandating this course of action.

Theme Park Tourist recently took an in-depth look at the fate of Six Flags New Orleans, which lies in disrepair having been badly hit by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. In November last year, city officials claimed that an offer was still on the table to redevelop the theme park, but this is no longer the case.

Instead, the city's Industrial Development Board has authorized authorities to auction off the remaining rides if a developer wishes to utilize the land for a different purpose.

Six Flags New Orleans closed following the hurricane, and the site has been out of use ever since. In October 2009, former operator Six Flags reached an agreement with the City of New Orleans to terminate the remainder of its lease for the site.

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