November 21, 2016

Santa's Village Reopening? REALLY?

Sky Park at Santa's Village is the name and it's much different than when it originally opened!

After closing in 1998, the long-beloved site will hold its grand reopening during the 2016 holiday season.

The website says "Opening December 2, 2016"

Here is the direct link to their website:

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Lake Arrowhead's long-closed Santa's Village is set for a holiday comeback

Six weeks before Disneyland opened in 1955, California got another mid-century kitsch-fest of an amusement park, Santa’s Village.

Read all about it here!


Here’s what’s in store for Santa’s Village if it’s able to open Thanksgiving weekend

June 17, 2015

Six Flags New Orleans/Jazzland and Jurassic World

The original post for the Katrina damaged Six Flags New Orleans has been very popular on Modern Day Ruins.

The original page can be viewed by visiting this link:

The abandoned theme park and ruins has been home for a few movies that have been filmed there:

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Killer Joe (2011)
Stolen (2012)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

But with box office numbers, the biggest to date is now Jurassic World.  Filming of Jurassic World began in June of 2014, where Jurassic World's Main Street was constructed. 

Here is a great overlay of Main Street built in the abandoned parking lot (click the images to enlarge):

The fun part is that even though the set has been demolished, the painted parking lot still outlines Jurassic World's Main Street: