Deja Vu Wait Time

Saturday, April 12, 2003 8:00 AM
I was wondering since i've never been on Deja Vu yet and i plan on going on it this year, how long the wait is (if its even open) on a weekday at SFGAm? The last time i was there i didn't bother to go it cause it was completely full. i thought the little sign said "two hours from this point" or somethin like that. i dont know if thats right or not but could u tell me how the wait usually is on weekday or a weekend. tx!
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Saturday, April 12, 2003 8:09 AM
It depends on what time of month. In the summer, the weekdays are just as bad as the weekends. But in spring and fall, the weekdays are not as bad. Deja Vu at SFGAm is kind of decieving. Even when the line is full, I've never waited more than an hour and a half, and that was because of one breakdown. SFGAm is really good with capacity for deja vu. Everytime i was on there, they were moving so fast that loading time was only 2 minutes. Just an FYI, but if you are wainting in line for Deja vu, more than likely, it will break down numerous times. Just wait because they usually get it back open in about 15 minutes. Trust me, it's worth the wait! I have been on it 20 times and I loved it every time.
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Saturday, April 12, 2003 8:53 AM
Just ride it first when you get to the park. Last time I was at SFMM, I rode X and then ran back to Deja Vu (this was now about an hour after the park opened) and walked on Deja Vu.

I still don't like the ride, I actually find Invertigos a bit better actually. Even so, your local Deja Vu is still worth a try, as a lot of people do seem to like them.

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 10:21 AM
When I went in august last year, they didn't open Deja Vu until noon, and closed it at 5 pm. Hopefully they've fixed whatever problem was causing the late and early openings.

I waited for 45 minutes outside the queue for it to open, and another 45 minutes once they let us into the queue and I was beyond the back and forth queues. They certainly were not doing 2 minute loads. They were more like 5-8 minutes.

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 10:43 AM
I've always made it a point to get on it as soon as it opens, so i've never had to late in that long of a line for it. That said, I would agree with CPlady and say that the loading times usually seemed to be pretty bad, or sparadic(sp) at best.
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Saturday, April 12, 2003 10:48 AM
The longer the line the better, cause the loading time is so slow. This way all the people are at Deja Vu, and no one is in line for THE BULL!!!!

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 10:54 AM
I must be lucky then because everytime I would go to SFGAm and ride Deja Vu, they were speeding and checked everyones restraints within 2-4 minutes.

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 10:58 AM
LOL, yeah its usually not that bad, I still don't mind when the line is full to capacity though

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 1:03 PM
Belive it or not I waited for Déjà Vu 45 minutes total including the wait outside the queue line.

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 3:57 PM
Either hit the ride first or be prepared to wait, on an average, 20+ minutes. Also be prepared for "Technical Deifficulties"

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*** This post was edited by Blink3020 4/12/2003 7:58:40 PM ***

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 4:20 PM
Deja Vu will be running at a higher compacity this year than last thanks to the people at SFGAm. (no sarcasm intended; I'm complementing them.)

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*** This post was edited by yoda 4/12/2003 10:40:41 PM ***

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 5:53 PM
Yeah, it's really a crapshoot this year.

Last year, I waited anywhere from about 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the situation. There's no real good way to determine it either. I went on a weekday and suffered through the 2 hour wait. However...

That was also during Shockwave's 'bye-bye time.' So, you know, with S:UF being up and all, there's a real decent chance that the line would be shorter anyway.

Also - earlier in the year seems to be a good bet...

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 6:03 PM
that thing breaks down too much sense it is an world breaker ride i wonder is ttd going to be like that
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Saturday, April 12, 2003 6:14 PM
I have had only bad experiences with Deja Vu. On an early June weekday I waited two hours and then watched it break down while I was standing in the station. And it never opened again the rest of the day. Hopefully this year I will finally get my first ride. With Superman the wait should be shorter though. I am still not impressed with Deja Vu though. Hopefully all the bugs have been worked out. It looks like a great ride, but I've never seen it run consistently.
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Saturday, April 12, 2003 6:45 PM
At SFGAm when its full it usually will only take about 45 minutes, but then again that is with breakdowns. As long as you don't leave the line with the rest of the people you will move pretty quick. I think it has better capacity broken down then it does when its running lol. :)

However I have waited 2 hours for it too before when it only broke down once while I was in line. So it really depends on how many times it breaks down. Stay in line when it breaks down though, thats the best tip I can give you. Its usually back up within 5 minutes.

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*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 4/12/2003 10:48:19 PM ***

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 7:09 PM
I went last August on what several park employees told me was the "busiest day yet" last year (50,000+ people). I got there at 9:00 for a 10:00AM opening. The line to get in took about 20-25 minutes, but they did let people into the carousel plaza before opening. At 10, everyone ran to Deja Vu, but i still only waited about 45 min. with a couple of breakdowns.

By the time i got off the ride and went over to Demon, the sign said "2 hrs from this point" at the entrance, and the line wrapped from the entrance for a long, long ways. I remember estimating the time based on where i was and where the end of the line was at around 3/ 3.5 hrs.

So, based on that experience, i'd say get there as early as possible if you want to ride it without waiting too long. The other lines that day were bearable, especially seeing as how crowded it was, but i would never recommend waiting for 3.5 hours for anything.

~me
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*** This post was edited by nelson324 4/12/2003 11:10:23 PM ***

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 5:35 AM
*cough* new cars *cough***
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