Deja Vu - SFOG this past weekend?

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:18 PM

Hi folks,

Sorry to bug but I'm planning a possible trip to SFOG this weekend. I read in the trip reports that it was closed all day this past Saturday. I was wondering if it opened at all later in the weekend. Perhaps on Sunday?

I know nobody has a crystal ball but I'd feel better about deciding to make the trek down there if I knew Deja Vu had opened sometime last weekend. I don't want to visit another SF park with another Deja Vu closed!

Thanks in advance!

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- Peabody

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Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:33 PM

Don't know for sure, we were there 2 weekends ago, and it was closed by about 2 pm Saturday...(there were a couple trains that ran with people, but the line was closed and the attendants said they were unsure about re-opening.....it didn't... and was closed all day Sunday.

Those big green statues were kinda expensive for the three parks that got 'em, no?

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 5/14/2002. ***

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Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:47 PM

Peabody,

As you know, the three DV don't operate the greatest. Add to that that SFoG's seems the *least* reliable.

Basically, go in expecting to not ride it. If you do, consider yourself extremely lucky!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:50 PM

Yeah. I sincerely doubt you'll be able to ride it.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2002 8:57 PM

Note to self: When buying a multi-million dollar coaster, get one that works.

Thanks for your answers, guys. Unfortunately, that's what I was expecting to hear. You would think they would have it right by now, huh? I wonder if we ever will see any more built after the existing 4. I know I wouldn't want one for my park if this is how they perform.

Luckly, the reason I'm not going is not that green hunk of metal. It's funny I've been to a parks with these things many times, but have yet to see one run!

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 11:43 AM

Yeah Peabody, I consider myself extremely fortunate for it to have been running when I went last month.

I highly doubt anymore will be built, and it wouldn't surprise me to see the ones built now come down. Bad PR.

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Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 11:58 AM
How can you say "bad PR"? I mean, there bringing "the arts" to theme parks in the form of 21st century sculpture, right? So what if it LOOKS like a roller coaster....we know better!....;)
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 1:20 PM

Peabody said:

Perhaps on Sunday?

No. It was not open last Sunday (5/12).

I don't want to visit another SF park with another Deja Vu closed!

You should visit SFOG for all of the other great coasters. Only the mine train and Ninja fall below Deja Vu in my SFOG coaster rankings anyway. Deja Vu is a really good coaster; but it is not worth making a special trip to ride it or cancelling a trip if it is not running (S:UF on the other hand...).

Alan T.

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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 7:52 PM

Peabody said:

I wonder if we ever will see any more built after the existing 4.



4??? Where's the fourth?

"There are 3 types of people in this world. Those who can count, and those who can't."

Yeah, I know it's an honest mistake, but hey, It gave me an opportunity to share a bad joke!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 7:54 PM
I think there's another in Europe at WBMW which goes by a different name.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:07 PM
Yup there is a fourth at Warner Brothers Movie World called Stunt Fall. I think it's still under construction. I hope Deja Vu will be open when I go to Six Flags Great America this weekend. I have been there 2 or 3 times since it was built and it was operating either day. So hopefully it won't be Deja Vu for me... LOL.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:15 PM
Can anyone say Windjammer? The Bat? This is Six Flag's Windjammer: its just at four of their parks

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Bob Hansen

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:16 PM

X is working better than DV and its a 4D a totally new coaster! Sure DV is a Super Invertigo but it is not as complicated as X was. How is X operating these days anyway? Any problems?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:17 PM

Oddly, I think that if you actually get to ride it, not only do you get an exciting ride, but you also get the exciting experience of being able to ride it, which makes the experience better.

This coaster may become a "cult classic," if that is possible in the coaster industry.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:24 PM

du8die said:
4??? Where's the fourth?

"There are 3 types of people in this world. Those who can count, and those who can't."

Yeah, I know it's an honest mistake, but hey, It gave me an opportunity to share a bad joke!

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The fourth is in a Six Flags owned park in Spain. Don't be so quick with the keyboard there ;)

(Good joke though!) :)

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- Peabody


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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:29 PM
X works great, EVEN IN COLD, i went there about a month ago (seems like a long time) but i never saw it stuck on the lift or anything, the only thing that i saw go wrong was, well... you know those hydrolic gates next to the car when it comes to the loading platform that must go up before you can load, well one wouldnt lock into place and they closed down the ride for like 30 min, that kinda stunk, but eariler that day i got to ride in the front row of X, on the first Launch of the day.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 8:29 PM

rollergator said:
How can you say "bad PR"? I mean, there bringing "the arts" to theme parks in the form of 21st century sculpture, right? So what if it LOOKS like a roller coaster....we know better!....


Nice one! When (not if ;) ) they sell it because the darn thing won't run, they might get more $$ for it from a art museum than a rides dealer!

How would you sell it?... "Vekoma GIB for sale: Works just like new. Operates 20-35% of the time. High upkeep costs! Get it before it's gone!"

Honestly, I'd love to see SF and Vekoma get these guys running right and keep building rides, but I'm not encouraged at running record of Vekoma's more innovative rides. (Have they gotten the Hammerhead Stall right yet?)

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- Peabody

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