About Deja Vu

Thursday, March 1, 2001 6:05 PM
If a coaster is a shuttle coaster, does it mean it's launched? Because I was at rcdb.com and they said that Deja Vu is a shuttle. I just want to know if shuttle means it's launched
Thursday, March 1, 2001 6:19 PM
Not nessecarly a coaster with no complete circut is a shuttle
Friday, March 2, 2001 2:12 AM
This one is going to be launched
Friday, March 2, 2001 3:20 AM
To quote Six Flags Great America website, "Thrill seekers plummet from 178 feet, fly head-over-heels at 65 mph over the outside of a vertical loop and a giant 110-foot high boomerang turn with nothing but the sky above their dangling feet. One time forward, one time backward… it's Déjà Vu." ....I have my doubts this will be a launched coaster. However Vertical Velocity will be.
Friday, March 2, 2001 3:36 AM
SFGAm's website also says launched backwards out of the station, then allthe stuff you said
Friday, March 2, 2001 4:32 AM
I dont see where that is at on the webpage regarding Deja Vu. I did find it for Vertical Velocity however. Here is an excerpt of the "OFFICIAL" PR release.
"Suspended in a single ski-lift style train, guests climb a 178-foot tower
at a 90-degree angle using "cable-lift" technology. Deja Vu pulls passengers
up the tower faster and quieter than conventional chain lifts. Thrill seekers
then plummet straight down and face down at 65 M.P.H. through a 110-foot high
boomerang turn and over the outside of a vertical loop.
The train then lifts up a second 178-foot tower using the cable lift
system. Once the vehicle has reached the top, guests will be released and
then travel the entire course again... backwards."

If you find anything more on it and can maybe stear me to where on the webpage you see this information PLEASE email me.
What is life without it's ups and downs
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Friday, March 2, 2001 1:11 PM
I believe that DejaVu will use a cable lift (like MF)backwards out of the station. This will be faster than the chain lift in a regular Intertigo, but I would not consider it a "launch".


Friday, March 2, 2001 2:02 PM
A full-circuit coaster is NOT a Shuttle! Just look up the meaning of 'shuttle.' It means to move forward and backward over the same route inbetween two points. Can be cable/chain lifted or launched. 'Nuff said...

Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
Friday, March 2, 2001 3:07 PM
How can Deja Vu use another cable for the second spire? Can the train go up the spire with momentum and then latch on at whatever point that momentum runs out? I only thought that was possible with chains.

Is it just me or does Hypersonic look like one of those coasters you would see on Looney Toons?
Friday, March 2, 2001 3:09 PM
Here it is, right from SFGAm’s site. http://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/new/

Déjà Vu™
The next generation super boomerang roller coaster, Déjà Vu, is the world's tallest and fastest of its kind. Déjà Vu combines state-of-the-art thrill ride technology with a brand new twist - riders fly forwards and backwards over a twisting, looping inverted steel track. Strapped in sleek ski lift-style chairs suspended from the track above, Déjà Vu launches riders out of the station and straight up in the air backwards. Thrill seekers plummet from 178 feet, fly head-over-heels at 65 mph over the outside of a vertical loop and a giant 110-foot high boomerang turn with nothing but the sky above their dangling feet. One time forward, one time backward… it's Déjà Vu.
Friday, March 2, 2001 5:17 PM
In the paper today there was an article about the 2 new coasters and it said Deja Vu would use a cable lift.
Friday, March 2, 2001 6:45 PM
What newspaper
Friday, March 2, 2001 7:51 PM
Its in the Chicago Suntimes website. Here is the link.

Wow, they actually have pictures for this news article. Something this site rarely does.

Friday, March 2, 2001 7:54 PM
Ahhh, there is also an article in the ChicagoTribune website. Here is the link

Saturday, March 3, 2001 2:58 AM
I guess the thing on SFGAm's site was a typo. Two newspapers and offical Press release say cable lift.
Saturday, March 3, 2001 5:40 AM
I think it is going to be like the FACE OFF at PKI
It takes you back , lets you go, you go through the boomerrang and then go back to the top of the second partial hill. As the speed slow down you go backwards and do the same thing over again.
break will slow you down as you hit the station
Saturday, March 3, 2001 7:58 AM
Its not going to be launched it will be like a regular bommerang, but way bigger, steeper and faster
Friday, March 9, 2001 4:05 AM

Todd said:
"Not nessecarly a coaster with no complete circut is a shuttle"

A shuttle has to do with the lift and drop mechanism. A boomerang is a shuttle because it is lifted and droppped into the course of the ride, look up the term shuttle in any dictionary. It is otherwise defined as a non-continuous coaster.

Oooooh, my freekin' head.... Too many G's Too many G's! No, no, Too much Beer before the G's! Home Park: Knott's Berry Farm
Friday, March 9, 2001 3:23 PM
"Lift, launch, cable...I'm sure we'll figure it out sometime. Now, who's hungry?" - Edward G. Vekoma.

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