Deja Vu Structure Question

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:49 AM
Can anybody tell me how close the support beams are to the guests? I would like to know because I really want to know if i can ride the ride safely since i'm 6'7. Please help me out with this one.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:51 AM
If the park has a max height limit and you are under that limit, then you won't touch the supports. If there is no max height limit you are still fine. Max heights are for there for that reason, so you don't hit anything.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:52 AM
I believe that Deja Vu does have a maximum height restriction.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:56 AM
Depends on where you go. I had no problem riding at SFoG and I'm 6'6".

Rich - My legs never even came close to any supports. The back of the seat in front of me I could touch, but it wasn't so close that my legs were in danger of being crushed.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:36 AM
My friend is 6'4" and was okay to ride at SFMM's Deja Vu, and I really can't imagine that you would get that close to the supports, the liability for that, if someone who was 6 foot but had very, very long legs, would be enough to redesign the ride a bit, I would think.

SFMM does have an upper height limit on it, however, and I'm afraid that it is probably under 6' 7"...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 3:10 PM
Let's just say that a couple of struts had to be removed/reconfigured (take your pick) in order to provide enough clearance for guests.

Yeah, they were that close to the riders.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 4:09 PM
If you are 6ft 7 in., I wouldnt even waste the time waiting in line. Your chances of getting on are slim to none. The height acceptance is 54" to 76".

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*** This post was edited by Chitown 4/29/2003 8:09:54 PM ***

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:40 PM
True, Chitown -- but what he's really wondering is -- would he be safe? -- and my guess is that he would be. I have a buddy who is 6'9 -- he cannot ride Deja Vu or V2, which, it could be argued, are the best rides in the park. It's really a shame that these designers discriminate against tall folks when creating these rides.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 6:14 PM
The problem for the tall people isn't the support beam its the track. They are afraid that a taller person could put their hands up and touch the track while the ride is in motion. If you have ever been on Deja Vu you know that the train is very close to the above track and some people have to duck to stand under the track in the station.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 6:55 PM
Very true, C895. I've often wondered why the ride was designed with such little clearance in so many ways--between cars, track-to-seat, and in the supports.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 8:21 AM
Now that you mention it, you're right about the height of the track. I stand corrected.

However, if it's true that some struts had to be reconfigured because they were that close to riders, that makes me more than a little nervous. I thought the point was to make it *look* like you were going to hit something while giving you plenty of clearance. *shrug*

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:10 AM
I Rode Verical Velocity without a problem last year. When Asked how tall I was i said 6'4 and luckily they believed me. My question was that if i rode the ride would i be safe.

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 1:03 PM
Speaking of clearance issues in general, I have hit my legs a few times on the Vampire at Chessington World of Adventures - one time on quite a tough branch (about an inch thick) and once on the curtain going back into the station building (where the train violently swings to the side).

I find it hard to enjoy the near misses when you wonder whether they actually ARE near misses!

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*** This post was edited by Marcus Sheen 5/1/2003 5:04:55 PM ***

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 8:05 PM
Let me just say this to whoever started this subject. You dont really have to worry about the supports hitting you or anything, they wouldnt allow that to happen.

The builders pay special attention to those kinds of things and will set height limits if the supports are dangerously close to the guest if they are extrordinarily tall (i probably spelled that wrong, sorry).

In conclusion, you'll be told if you're not able to ride by the sign out in front of the ride. Or if you dont read those and wait in the long line, then you'll be told by an employee in the station.

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 10:10 PM
There were some struts that came too close to potential riders' legs when this ride was built. They were located on the towers. Vekoma changed them to give slightly more space.

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