Deja Vu Valleyed!

Friday, January 4, 2002 11:12 AM
Well we knew it would happen eventually....

AP-Valencia, California.
At about 7:30 Pm Yesterday, something happened at Six Flags Magic Mountain that everyone knew would eventually happen. Yes, Deja Vu Valleyed, But, it valleyed between the Butterfly turn and the Loop, Thus making rescue efforts a little more difficult. Due to the coaster's design a Cherry Picker could not be brought in to get guests down. Ladders were used to eventually get guests safely to the ground. As a result of this little mishap the whole area of Psyclone Bay has been shut down as to provide sufficient room to remove Deja Vu's Trains from the track. Also appearently as this happened some of the Riders began to panic and tried to extract themselves from their restraints, luckly no one was able to or else they would have had a nasty fall to the ground below. In the end all of the guests were safely evacuated. Deja Vu and Psyclone Bay were still closed as of today

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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:24 AM
Well at least we can trust the restraints.  They should have thought of it valleying in that place before. Now they have to take the trains off the track.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:29 AM
I can't say I'm suprised at all.
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Jes
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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:35 AM
    I'm not suprised either. The ride was great, but even I thought that it was a little to slow through the boomerang and loop. I can't imagine a better way other then take the train off the tracks and putting it back together again in the station. Though I am suprised that there is not a valley floor between the loop and boomerang too. I'm very sure that Six Flags is wondering if the Deja Vu's were worth all the trouble.
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Premier, head of the lapbar revolution!
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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:36 AM
I'm surprised it took this long.

Anyone want to take bets on when they'll put floors in the boomerang? Not doing it is just tempting fate, like Lake Compounce! :)

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:38 AM
I believe the Deja Vu at SFOG has a floor between the loop and the cobra roll (or whatever), in addition to the giant scaffolding in the middle of the cobra roll.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:39 AM
Jeff - SFMM's Deja Vu does have a scaffold for unloading passengers from a train valleyed in the boomerang element, just like SFOG's.  It provides quite a good foot-chopper.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 11:41 AM
I think that platform/scaffold is standard equipment on all DVs now. ;-)
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:25 PM
Didn't Deja Vu valley on Tuesday?  Well, thats what I heard over at Westcoaster.  And I also heard that the train is already back in the station as of yesterday.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:27 PM
That's odd they have to take it off with a crane... it seems like it would be winched/pushed to the mouse, which would bring it back up and re-drop it.  Anyone know why they don't do that?
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:30 PM
Because it valleyed between the loop and the cobra roll and to bring it back to the mouse they would've had to somehow push it through the loop which I don't think is possible.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:32 PM
Oh, i see... nevermind me then. ;-)
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:39 PM
It's possible, but just somewhat complex and could cause some serious problems if everyone wasn't working off of the same page.  To do it safely would take 3 winches working in a triangular pattern and you need to be synchronized correctly at all 3 points for things to work right.  Man I hate geometry!!! ;)
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Friday, January 4, 2002 12:47 PM
How do they take it off??? And why couldn't they just push it through with a crane??
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Friday, January 4, 2002 1:06 PM
Because they would have to push it through a loop?
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"CooKies aRe gooD n0 maTTer what thE nutRiti0naL vaLue teLLs yoU"
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Friday, January 4, 2002 1:18 PM
When is it going to re-open?  I was planning a trip there for a few weeks after X opens and want to hit Deja Vu also, since they are the only two things there that I have yet to ride.
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Friday, January 4, 2002 1:24 PM
  Koppman, it could re-open as early next week. Do you REALLY want to ride it after this tragedy?  ;)
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"Conviction is a luxury for those who sit on the sidelines"-A Beautiful Mind(best film of 2001)
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Friday, January 4, 2002 4:16 PM
Hopefully by sunday....I'm heading there and I've been waiting for so long!!!
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Friday, January 4, 2002 7:55 PM
DWeaver I wouldent exactly call this a "tragedy". it would be like any other coaster haveing a rollback(Just a litle harder to get people off the ride).
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Joey Ciborek FLCC Member
www.FloridaCoasterClub.com
"WE RIDE ALL YEAR!"
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Friday, January 4, 2002 8:05 PM
What's the big deal here... Coasters Valley all the time... and this wasn't the 1st or the last for deja vu...
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