DEJA VU at SFGAm finally open yeaaa

Saturday, July 26, 2003 12:22 PM
Ok this is how it all played out. I arrive at the park at 8:30 with Brad. We saw a guy from Negative G who is always at the park. We waited for like an hour to be let in the park Deja Vu was on the may not be operating list but thats what I thought. When they opened the gates at 9:15 very early i guess casue it was a saturday. Any way we headed right instead of going left like we usally do to Ride SUF. While we were under the bridge we saw Wintrode with a Six flags hat. Then we saw Curty with his normal Superman hat. Then We saw Mark we actually talked to him. He droped us some hints on that there trying to get DEJA VU up for later today and that theres a different sign other that " this ride will not open today" up. Yeaaaaa we couldnt wait when Jack droped the chains he told everone to walk. Yeah right everyone started to run.

To our surprize all the GP ran to Raging Bull lol.We ran to Deja Vu the sign that was up was "this ride will open at 12:00" yeaaaaaaaaaaaa this was soo cool.Ok we started to wait for like 5 mins it was only me Brad and the Ride op. Then that guy from negative G came he had a Deja Vu shirt it was cool. Then SFGAm Freak 4 life came with Jason. We talked coaster talk for a couple hours waiting for Vu to open. Then Beau came out with the temp closed sign that was good at 11:45. Then at 11:50 all the backs to the cars were on. Then we waited the ride ops cleaned off the otsr's and the seats they said they were really dirty.

The first test was at 12:30 that was the mechanics testing it but then they did 3 tests and the ride ops took over. Did 3 more tests and it was read to open at 12:59 lol. All of us coaster entusiasts at the front of the line shouted so loud. And we yelled all the way through the walk up it was fun. Its so cool to be under this thing again. We made it to the station we were still yelling. Me and Brad took first car row A. Its been so long . I dont think i have ever screamed so loud not even on SUF lol. I said thank you to all the Full timers and supervisors and ride op and Mechanics. It was soo cool. Even more cool casue I did get the first ride and the first seat and car first dispatch of 2003. Very cool you gotta get out to SFGAm to ride this thing again. It felt so werid not having ridden it in 6 months it felt like a whole new coaster. I took some pics that can be found here. http://groups.msn.com/KYLECOASTERWORLD/sfgamjuly26dejavureopens.msnw?Page=1

Enjoy your ride lol

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 12:28 PM
That is so cool. This is great news. I may actually get a ride on this thing. It opening is similar to a new coaster because of how rarely it operates. Thanks for the great pictures!
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Saturday, July 26, 2003 12:43 PM
Who is this on the forums? A couple weeks ago I saw him, or you, I was waiting in line for S:UF and he(you) was talking coasters behind me. I didn't say anything, it is rare when I actually meet somebody that knows coasters, I was tempted to start conversation but it was my turn to board. Anyway I was shocked when I saw this pic, I was like, "I saw him." I figured I'd mention that. Anyways I can't wait to ride this thing again, I was hoping to ride it at SFMM when I went on the 14th-15th, but it was closed.

http://groups.msn.com/KYLECOASTERWORLD/sfgamjuly26dejavureopens.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=1547
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Saturday, July 26, 2003 1:19 PM
Wait are you talking about me. I proably had my coasterbuzz t shirt or were you talking about Brad the other kid with me with the Gwazi shirt. Yeah thats brad hes there like every day like me. He was proably in the SUF queue with me lol.Iam so glad we got first dispatch of the season in row 1A. yeaaaa

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 1:31 PM
THis is great news. How long were the other lines like Bull and SUF becuas eof its opening?

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 1:32 PM
Sice it opened how were Raging Bulls and SUFs line? Were they not as long?

Edit- oops double post

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 2:03 PM
I didnt check I had to leave at 1:00pm and thats when it opened so i only go to ride it once and leave. Ididnt want to stay anyway its a Saturday in July it was busy. Today they were ecpecting very high attendance.Its been so busy all week. Brad my friend he said cause He stayed an hour later than me he didnt even go on anything everthing was full and Deja Vu and Superman Ultiamte Flight were both open lol.

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 7:09 PM
Only one word can describe this . . .and it is spelled Y-E-S

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 8:26 PM
What do you think the lines will be like on a weekday. In the pics he took, the line extended way out of the que but I dont think they used and of the switchbacks so it wasnt that bad, at least when it first opened.

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 5:27 AM
For those who have ridden it so far. How is it? Is there anything noticable different then before? etc faster, smoother. Was a great ride when i rode it in 2002.

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 6:11 AM
It seems smooter that last year but that could be cause i rode it in the front. Anyway it was awesome to ride this thing again after 9 months.Its kinda hard to remember how it was exactly last year.Nothing seems too diffrent but you'll have to see for your self.

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 7:50 AM
Which guy from Negative-g? Bond and I are the only guys from Negative-g and we haven't been to SFGAm in a year?

Curious!

Paul Drabek

www.negative-g.com

Holydumb26 said:
Ok this is how it all played out. I arrive at the park at 8:30 with Brad. We saw a guy from Negative G who is always at the park.

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 5:40 PM
I have some bad news. My sister went to the park today and she actually got to ride Deja Vu for the first time and loved it, but she told me it broke down. She told me it broke down on the lift and was like that for like 10 minutes.

I asked her the same questions, like how are the lines for Superman? She told me the same only (and I find this next statement very strange) it broke down while in line and was down for a a great part of the day. She told me also, V2 had very long lines. It is a sunday so hopefully the lines were just long for superman cause it being the weekend and all. Cause V2 never has a long line in the weekday, and probably shorter with Deja Vu's opening. Seems Deja Vu still has it's little glitches, but let's be thankful it didn't valley!

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Monday, July 28, 2003 8:28 AM

crazy kal said:
I have some bad news. My sister went to the park today and she actually got to ride Deja Vu for the first time and loved it, but she told me it broke down. She told me it broke down on the lift and was like that for like 10 minutes.

I asked her the same questions, like how are the lines for Superman? She told me the same only (and I find this next statement very strange) it broke down while in line and was down for a a great part of the day. She told me also, V2 had very long lines. It is a sunday so hopefully the lines were just long for superman cause it being the weekend and all. Cause V2 never has a long line in the weekday, and probably shorter with Deja Vu's opening. Seems Deja Vu still has it's little glitches, but let's be thankful it didn't valley!


Well, don't be too thankful.... Sad to say that Deja Vu did indeed valley on Sunday at around 6pm. (It valleyed again around 7pm.) When I left at 8pm, it was still valleyed. That said, it ran pretty well from 1130-ish until 6pm.

Superman was running most of the day - it did go down for about 1-2 hours, but that was it. The lines were pretty long for it, although I got on in about 45 minutes after it came back up after the breaksdown.

Overall, the park was pretty busy, but aside from superman there wasn't one line over 1 hour, and most were less than that.

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Monday, July 28, 2003 8:48 AM
Well I got my first ride EVER on Sunday right after it opened. I was on the fourth train out, but still had to wait for 45 minutes because it broke down on the second train out. It was getting caught up on the first spike on the return trip into the station. They were lowering the train in REALLLLLLLY slow. I left before 6pm so I didnt get to see the valley. That would have been kind of cool to see.

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Monday, July 28, 2003 9:27 AM
Is it possible that Bond *borrowed* you car Paul...;). Nah, probably not! :)
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Monday, July 28, 2003 9:40 AM
Where did it valley the two times it valleyed
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Monday, July 28, 2003 10:31 AM
Based on what we saw here in Georgia, I'd expect it to valley some as it brakes in and continues to get adjusted.

Here at Georgia, it valley yesterday but it did so going up the second tower. The train was lowered back down by the catch wagon exactly as it was designed to do. Maintenance had the train climb back up the tower within 10 minutes.

Once they got the riders off in the station, they did one empty cycle and turned the ride back over to the operating crew.

Like all Boomerangs, the Vu is going to be a little tempermental....

Chipster

Deja Vu Seat 8B -> There is NO substitute

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Monday, July 28, 2003 11:05 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!

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Monday, July 28, 2003 11:30 AM
Magnum55,

You said there were no lines over an hour except for Superman on Sunday. Does that include Deja Vu?

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