Ride area: 5,987 sq. ft., 556 sq. m.
Animated props/characters: 83
Track length: 376 ft., 114 m.
Ride cars: 5 four-passenger rotating vehicles
Note: All Sally dark rides are flexible in size and configuration
Jocco and his beads.
Jocco's Mardi Gras Madness Facade
Ride Entrance & Queue
Jocco's stolen all the beads!
Time to collect!
Skeletons ready for Mardi Gras
Black Light Parade
Dressed and ready for Mardi Gras!
An undying celebration...
Collect those beads!
Jocco the bead hoarder
Funworld 2000 Magazine Cover
An Interactive Black Light Adventure Through New Orleans
Jazzland; Six Flags New Orleans
Opened in 2000
Destroyed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina
This site-specific dark ride for Jazzland captures the essence of New Orleans; and the legendary madness of the city’s Mardi Gras celebration gets even wilder in this exciting, interactive, black light adventure.
A crazy jester named Jocco orders his crew of diabolical kreeps, zombies and skeletons to disrupt Mardi Gras by stealing all the beads and golden doubloons in New Orleans–hauling their loot off into the swamps for Jocco’s private Mardi Gras Parade.
Riding in custom-built vehicles, the visitors’ assignment is to ride through the French Quarter, past the docks and a wrecked showboat, through the City of the Dead and into the swamp–braving ghouls, alligators and loup-garous (werewolves)– and “magically” recapture the beads and doubloons. New Orleans jazz, strange off-key calliope music and dozens of weird sound effects and voices, plus unexpected surprises, add to the spookiness of the experience.
“Our guests love the Jocco ride. A lot of people ride it three or four times…they really enjoy the game element.”
– Randy Drew
Alpha Smart Parks