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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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. ----------------- Premier, head of the lapbar revolution!
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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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!!! ;) ----------------- Giddy-up
Koppman, it could re-open as early next week. Do you REALLY want to ride it after this tragedy? ;) ----------------- "Conviction is a luxury for those who sit on the sidelines"-A Beautiful Mind(best film of 2001)
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). ------------- Joey Ciborek FLCC Member www.FloridaCoasterClub.com "WE RIDE ALL YEAR!"
What's the big deal here... Coasters Valley all the time... and this wasn't the 1st or the last for deja vu... ----------------- It's not about having contacts in the amusement park industry, It's about knowing your stuff!!! With a degree and job to back you up :)