Deja Vu at SFMM Reopens!

Saturday, March 27, 2004 5:18 PM
I just read over on ACN that Deja Vu has reopened today! Maybe SFOG's will reopen soon as well. The link to read it is below.

http://americacoasters.com/forums/index.php?s=27020b34099a6fa5c356167b78b91a3c&showtopic=10449&st=0&#entry161828

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Saturday, March 27, 2004 5:20 PM
.. start the stop watches ..
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Saturday, March 27, 2004 5:23 PM
It might crack 20% uptime this year! :)
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Saturday, March 27, 2004 7:35 PM
What's the main problem that these rides have been having...besides valleying?

I mean, its not that the technology is that advanced on it...or is it?

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Saturday, March 27, 2004 7:51 PM
Amazing.

haiderodes, I think there were lots of problems with the trains.

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Saturday, March 27, 2004 7:52 PM
... Like random Bolts falling off.
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Saturday, March 27, 2004 8:40 PM
The design is flawed in an almost fundamental sense...makeing the car "catch the train" is insane. Compare it to the way a normal boomerang works.

All technical problems with the trains aside....from a rider standpoint.....[comic book guy voice] "Worst trains EVER!" [/comic book guy voice]

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Saturday, March 27, 2004 11:06 PM
Oh my, I nearly had a heartattack. That's good I guess, hopefully SFOG's will soon and SFGAM will have it open on the first day. It still rocks...
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Saturday, March 27, 2004 11:27 PM
.. don't hold your breath .. the color of blue you'll turn doesn't suit you.. :)
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Sunday, March 28, 2004 12:36 AM
I'll give it two months tops before we start seeing multiple Magic Mountain trip reports saying that Deja Vu was closed yet again.

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Sunday, March 28, 2004 1:04 AM
lol...Rob.

Smart money isn't on the other two opening soon, nor SFMMs operating well this season.

I'm giving odds on the Deja Vu triplets operating above 50% in their 9th season. (If they are torn down, all bets are canceled) ;)

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Sunday, March 28, 2004 1:16 AM
This sucks as I was there sunday and the cars weren't even on the track yet. Missed it by a week. :( We went to Knott's today over SFMM cause last week Goliath-Batman - Riddler- were still running one train, but at least a lot of their flats were up and running and X had 2 traind on. *** Edited 3/28/2004 6:20:25 AM UTC by Iggy ACE***
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Sunday, March 28, 2004 1:17 AM
Fun stuff....

I remember a similar thread about a year ago about X. I don't think Deja Vu will survive another year if these sort of problems persist.

On the other hand, I'm shocked that people still care one way or another, even mockingly so.

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Sunday, March 28, 2004 1:30 AM
You know why I care? Because I haven't ridden it yet :( (See my trip report "SFOG - No Deja Vu for the 4th year")
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Sunday, March 28, 2004 9:55 AM
Just for fun, I'll go out on a limb and say that they finally got it right. Deja Vu will be open and remain open all season.
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Sunday, March 28, 2004 11:09 AM
When did DV go down again? I thought they fixed the flaw when it was down for so long the beginning of last season. I did ride SFOG's the end of last July.
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Sunday, March 28, 2004 12:59 PM

Soggy said:
Just for fun, I'll go out on a limb and say that they finally got it right. Deja Vu will be open and remain open all season.

Maybe it just needs some positivity an love to stay open....I'll send it some good vibes :)

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Sunday, March 28, 2004 4:00 PM
It's unfortunate that one of the Deja Vu's resides at a year-round park. Granted, they probably didn't see the problems that would plague this ride, but I can't see this ride ever operating year round, (except for the seasonal maint.) which results in a boatload of negative publicity from those critical of Six Flags. (and in some cases, they have every right to be)
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Sunday, March 28, 2004 4:07 PM
Rode SFMM's VU today. Running fairly smooth. Calculated the PPH at 320 per hour [32 per train x 10 dispatchers per hour].

Full trip report to be posted soon.

mOOSH

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Sunday, March 28, 2004 4:12 PM
320pph?????? Oh my gosh. To me anything under 1000pph (for a coaster) doesn't belong at a major park! I think most parks would agree!

How long was the wait, Moosh?

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