Deja Vu mishap?

Friday, June 1, 2001 6:20 PM
What happen in SFOG? Lots off sites say there was a mishap in testing. What happen????
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Friday, June 1, 2001 6:21 PM
Here is an e-mail I got from Vekoma, with my original e-mail at the end.

"Dear Travis,

Thank you for your e-mail.

We would like to inform you that in your e-mail you are referring to an
incident during testing.
The Giant Inverted Boomerang ("GIB") rides are all to open in June. As the
GIB is a prototype based on our technical experience with the Invertigo,
Boomerang and Hammerhead Stall we are conducting a 3 to 4 weeks test and
commissioning period.

Kind regards!!

Subject: Deja Vu at Six Flags Over
Georgia
05/28/01
02:47 AM
Yesterday, I have heard that Deja Vu at Six Flags Over Georgia has had a
major accident. Apparently the pulley cart was said to have derailed on
the second tower, causing major damage to the front car of the train, and
some to the rest of the train. Is there any truth behind this at all, if
you know anything about this?
Also, if this is true, does this mean all three Deja Vus will be delayed,
or dismantled?
I am asking this so I can clear up this rumor on a message board I goto,
because I do not have any proof that it has happened, yet I have not seen
any proof that is has not happened.
Thank you.
Travis Biggar"

BTW, since I wrote that, I have seen proof, there was a bit of damage, but not a huge amount.

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*** This post was edited by TrBiggar on 6/1/2001. ***


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Friday, June 1, 2001 6:51 PM
Well what an answer there! Parks will never answer any types of questions like that. They'll just tell you about the ride and be farthest away as possible from specific on your question's answer.

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What the mo K!?!
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Friday, June 1, 2001 6:56 PM
Weird. Hey, all of you guys that go to SFOG, just be lucky that you get one of those. I wish SFEG had one of those!

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"Riding High"

The Devils are going to get buried, by an AVALANCHE! Lets get it for Bourque!

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Friday, June 1, 2001 7:59 PM
Of course the companies aren't going to spread around their mistakes... Thats bad business.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:19 PM
No...Stealth..we are not lucky..We are guinea pigs for Vekoma marketing and testing. SFoG has so many other great rides...I feel uneasy about Deja now...I also wrote to Vekoma, but have not responded yet..Who knows..But I am going on the 2nd (tomorrow) and I will post a report..
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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:24 PM

scrue that stuff. they will figure out a way for it work

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V2 all the way
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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:29 PM
A couple days ago there were pictures of the trains and they looked kind of beat up.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:29 PM
so i supose that the deja vus are all mishaps waiting to happen? well i dont think i would wanna ride one becuase verkoma seems to always have proplems with the rides latly just like stealth couldent go on its back while going up the lift hill now i heard that the same thing is happeing to X at SFWOA i also feel that if its happened to both those coaster then its ganan happen to batwing at SFA but maybe not who knows time will tell. asfor deja vu i dont think ill be headed to any of those SF parks this summer so i wont ride one.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:36 PM
Here are some pictures of the extremely screwed up cars laying all over the parking lot after the accident. You can find them at this website.

http://www.meritusllc.com/RMU/new2001/

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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 3:17 AM
Not to start a flame war here...but those pics do not in anyway shape or form PROVE that there was any incident during testing of Deja Vu at SFOG. All it indicates is that it is a construction zone and that the cars have NOT been put on the tracks of the coaster yet. Usually they ship the coaster trains without the wheels attached so that makes sense with the pics shown above. Besides I have never seen a construction area that did not look like a major disaster happened in it. Actually this construction area looks quite clean.

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What is life without it's ups and downs
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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 3:51 AM
Well, the letter they wrote back to me did not deny the fact that it happend. In fact, it verified it. I doubt those pics are from something else. But to me, it looked like minimal damage was done.

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Next up: Stupid human tricks! Followed by: Stupid pet tricks!
Why can that never happen?
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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 4:31 AM

beast7369 said:
All it indicates is that it is a construction zone and that the cars have NOT been put on the tracks of the coaster yet.



If you have been keeping up with everything around here you would have known that SFoG has made several pull-throughs on DeJa Vu and a few testing runs. With that said, why would they pull the trains off the track after all of that without a good reason. This accident did in fact happen. If you call SFoG and ask, they'll tell you.


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