Deja Vu at SFGAm NOT open!!

Saturday, October 6, 2001 2:11 PM
Hello all.

I haven't posted here but I have some sad news to deliver. Deja Vu did not open like it was supposed to today at SFGAm. The reason? Well, It was just too darn cold. Yes, that was the reason. V2 and Deja Vu never opened, everything else did. That is really sad, I know I wasn't the only one pissed off at such a reason. I would assume it would be open Monday since it will be 57 degrees compared to 46 today. Tomorrow is a possibility, since it will be 52. For sure next weekend since it is supposed to be 65 out. Of course, maybe it is not the weather but that is just their excuse. oh well.


Zach

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 2:25 PM
Well, we don't have weather issues here in SFMM, it's almost always warm and sunny. (unless it's raining really bad)
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 2:40 PM
Again typical six flags BS!!! Being a passholder i was disappointed but alot of people i spoke to who traveled to ride the ride were very upset. You shouldnt advertise a ride as being open if it may not run in cold weather when that is typical weather for this time of year. Are vekoma rides made that ineptly that they cant run in a little colder weather while all the other coasters were operating with not problems and is anybody surprised with this and their other problems that they are in financial trouble?????
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 2:42 PM
That is a bunch of crap! What were the afraid off? V2 valling? LMAO What a bunch of BS.

BTW it was about 41 last night and S:UE was open in a silght rain untill the park closed at 8:30PM due to the weather.

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 2:59 PM
I guess Im there monday AGAIN! LOL
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:09 PM
This is horrible news. I would be pissed off if I went to Great America today to ride Deja Vu and it wasn't open, and same with Vertical Velocity.

Why would Deja Vu and Vertical Velocity be closed and all of the other rides be open?

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:18 PM
Actually, coasters are not supposed to run under certain conditions... whether or not that is the case here,  I don't know. This includes temperature and wind speeds [that I know of...] but Ia m sure there are other factors as well...

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:21 PM
Screw this park (intended phrase heavily toned down so it will not be deleted!!  I traveled 80 minutes (almost 3 hours round trip) by myself to ride this ride, and I see a sign by the ride that says "Due to current weather conditions, this ride is not operating."  What kind of a ride is this -- does it have to be 75 degrees and sunny to operate?  And they have commercials for it!! And guess what ... the weather gets COLDER as fright fest progresses!!!  Oh, and of course V2 is down all day.  This place is a joke.  No season pass for me next year.  What a joke.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:23 PM
As  I said above, it will be getting warmer actually. The forecast is 52 tomorrow, 57 Sunday and 65 next weekend.
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*** This post was edited by Zach on 10/6/2001. ***

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:36 PM
How warm does it need to be to run, though? Maybe they ought to add in their commercials that the temperature must be a certain degree for the ride to operate.  I was not the only one who was pissed off by this.  Today's high was about 50, so I assume it will be closed tomorrow if the high is 52. And V2 being closed (as it usually is when I visit) was like salt in the wound.  There was absolutely no reason to be there.  What a waste of time and money.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:46 PM
Yeah, it really sucked today. I was one of the first ones in line, only to be told it would not open for a long time. Then they told us it wouldn't open at all. I heard that Deja Vu can only run in +65 degrees. That is how it was designed, is what the lady said. It's designed pretty cheaply if you ask me. And what was with V2? There didn't appear to be any reason for it not being open. I feel bad for the people that payed $41 to ride Deja Vu and then it wasn't open. Is that false advertising? They specifically said on the commercial opening Oct. 6. I think it would be, seeing as how it never did open.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:48 PM
If it has to be over 65, it will probably not open this year.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 5:53 PM

SFGA2001 said:
"I heard that Deja Vu can only run in +65 degrees. That is how it was designed, is what the lady said. It's designed pretty cheaply if you ask me."

If that is true, then Vekoma sucks at designing coasters. Why would a park get a ride like that and can only run in "+65 degree weather." What a waste of money. How can a ride only be designed for warm temperatures? How is that possible?

You can always count on B&M. They know how to design rides that can run in -65 degree weather :)


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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:03 PM
Stealth, that is a good question.  Do other boomerangs have similar weather restrictions?  Does anyone have any idea why this particular ride can't run when the temperature is in the high 40's? RideMan? Or...do we think this weather excuse is BS to cover another technical problem that they are embarrassed to admit?
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:11 PM
Bull fan,

So is it cold during October? If so, SFGAm would know that temperatures get cold during October. If Vekoma told the park about the riding can only operate in warm temperatures, then why would the park construct it?

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:22 PM
Stealth,

October is the typically the month when we begin to feel winter-like chills in the air.  Last year I went to the last day of Fright Fest and the temperatures were in the 40's.  Temperatures generally range from low 40's-high 60's.  I have a very hard time believing that it needs to be over 65 for this thing to run.  I don't believe it was that warm on Thursday (Media Day).

Another thing that was funny was that the train was wrapped in plastic, like it was going to be boxed and shipped or something.  Did they think the plastic would keep the train warm?

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:33 PM
I unfortunately have a reason for this, as it was told to me while at SFWoA when it use to be SFO.  They were concerned for the people who would be riding the ride.  They said the temperature was too cold and could possibly make people sick and such blaming the park.  Assuming that would be why but with them, probably is.  My guess is that the cable can not handle the cold weather.  Since this is a cable catch and it being cold, there could be a chance they were "worried" the cable would fail or snap.  Just a possibility...

*** This post was edited by DragonCyrs on 10/6/2001. ***

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:40 PM
I think some of you need to settle down a bit. I doubt very much that safety was an issue, but certainly they don't know what the real operating temperature limit is. It's entirely possible that the cold wheels and track (not to mention thick grease in the wheel bearings) that could cause the train to valley in the cobra roll. Then you'd all be crying about that.

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:42 PM
that's a bunch of crap that they didn't run deja vu i agree. v2 wasn't running cause of other reasons not weather. get ur info straight b4 u post it
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:43 PM
Well, the ""people might get sick" logic would apply to all other coasters as well.
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