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|Location||18142 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
|Owner||Samuel B. Haynes, Jr. |
(c. 1960 as Fun Fair Park)
|Operating season||May 5 through September 3|
|Total||Blue Bayou- 20 total/ Dixie Landin'- 26|
Blue Bayou has 20 attractions including a lazy river, a behemoth bowl, a quadruple aqualoop, a wave pool, a ProSlide Tornado, and many other slides. Over the years, it has been adding new attractions. The newest attraction is "Mambo", a quadruple aqualoop which opened in August 2012. For the 2012 season, it also updated its lazy river, bathhouses, food menus, and kids section. It is also known as "The Land of the Giants", as it is home to five of the world's largest water slides.
Dixie Landin' was built in 1999. Some of its rides came from the now defunct Fun Fair Park which was located at the intersection of Florida Boulevard and Airline Highway. It includes rides for all ages, including kiddie rides and thrill seeker rides. It currently has 27 attractions, including an S&S combo drop tower, a log flume, three roller coasters, and a variety of flat rides. The Drop Tower, Hot Shot, was originally the O2 Tower from Panama City Beach, Florida's now defunct Miracle Strip Amusement Park. In 2008, Hurricane Gustav destroyed the Coca-Cola concert stage, however, a new one was built in time for the 2009 season.
On July 11, 2010, around 4:00 p.m., a woman fell to her death from the now defunct Xtreme roller coaster.
On August 4, 2011, Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin' was fined $25,295 by the U.S. Department of Labor for numerous labor violations. The park was allowing minors to work more than eight hours a day. 49 minors in the 14- to 15-year-old category were found to be subject to child labor provision violations.
Hurricane Gustav caused moderate damage to both parks. Many trees were snapped/uprooted, the Coca-Cola stage was destroyed, the awnings were blown off of the Azuka, a portion of the Pirate's Cove roof was blown off, and a storage building's metal chimney alongside of the Lazy River was knocked down (but still remains lying on the roof, and this item was actually damaged by Hurricane Isaac in 2012) (the storage building contains the Lazy River water flow pump). Multiple other attractions and buildings were affected. Lucky for Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin', they had just ended their season when this happened. They reopened in time for the 2009 season.