Deja Vu, when will it open

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:24 PM
Look at this pic looks like it might not be open for a while. The line isnt finished, the shade over the lines arn't even in place yet. Why don't they just say it wont be open this year or try to set some kind of date to have it open. I really liked this ride when i rode it last year. Sorry I'm blind if i didn't see another topic and i am sorry.
http://www.americacoasters.com/Photos/SFGAm/29.php

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:33 PM
At least Deja Vu is still listed as a ride on the SFGAm website. The SFOG portion of the SF site has removed Deja Vu from it's ride list. I've tried to ride it 3 times at SFOG with no luck. I got on the one at SFMM, and it wasn't anything spectacular. I say tear it down and build an Intamin rocket! Even they're more reliable.


-Matt
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:59 PM
I never got a chance to ride it in 2001 & 2002. Im really mad. ;-(

Could the line not being finished and the shdes not being there mean omething like. there tearing it down.

If all the other ones are (i think) working, why isnt this one. Did they give up. I dont care if its closed this year and then is better in 2004. That would be great! Why tear this one down and have the others still remain. But if a rocket coaster went in, I wouldn't care at all!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:08 PM
Last I knew none of them were working with the possible exception of SFMM's

Both times I have been at GAM Deja Vu has been vallied

This leads to the age old question....can it be Deja Vu if it never happened in the first place?

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:44 PM
This doesn't look good.

http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_flags_parks_f-l.html

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:52 PM
I say "Taer it down."
Yes folks, we all know it isn't the most reliable or exciting ride in the world, but expecting a park to throw out a large capital investment so that they can add another large capital investment that won't draw the GP any more (save from actually being open) is just silly.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:36 PM
I Actually got to ride it Fright Fest 2001. I really hope they don't tear it down because it really is a fun ride. When they get the catch wagon issue fixed ( make the catch wagons come down another four feet) this ride will have a line continuosly. As far as I know from talking to my friend in the maintanance tool crib the other day, there are no plans to remove the ride. It's down until the weather starts cooperating and when the weather temp comes up to summer temps, then the ride will reopen.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:06 PM
I can't believe anyone would submit a rumor of it being demolished to Screamscape.

I can't believe Screamscape would pusblish it.

I really can't believe anyone would think it has any amount of validity whatsoever.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 4:45 AM

Matt D said:
At least Deja Vu is still listed as a ride on the SFGAm website. The SFOG portion of the SF site has removed Deja Vu from it's ride list. I've tried to ride it 3 times at SFOG with no luck. I got on the one at SFMM, and it wasn't anything spectacular. I say tear it down and build an Intamin rocket! Even they're more reliable.


-Matt
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how are you gonna fit a rocket in deja vu's place?
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:12 AM
Do they even have the trains back on the track?????

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:18 AM
If they fit Xcellerator into it's small footprint, I'm sure they can fit a rocket into the Deja Vu space at SFOG. For the record, I'm sure they're not going to "tear it down", but it must be very frustrating for the park, as it is very frustrating to the public. Everytime I've been to SFOG, I've heard many random members of the general public complaining about Deja Vu being closed.

-Matt
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:21 AM
I have been to SFGA four times this year and outside of the park gate they have a sign that list the attractions that will not be in operation. And every time we see Deja Vu in that section. If they didn't have plans of keeping the ride I don't believe they wouldn't post that it would be closed for the day. Until the day they decide to close it for good they'll let us know right away. I truly hope they won't remove it because it's by far the best ride in the park. I rode it four time in 2002. I got on it twice in June, Once in July, and after the middle of July it was closed for pretty much the rest of 2002 until the end of fright fest and on last blast weekend, were I rode it for the forth and final time of 2002.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:33 AM

General Public said:


I really can't believe anyone would think it has any amount of validity whatsoever.


....but I seent it on tha Inturnet....;)

*If* the DVs aren't wrking reliably in another 3-5 years, THEN, MAYBE, there will be some TALK about removing them among the higher-ups. I'd be astonished if there was any discussion of that nature *at all* at this point...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 6:04 AM

stoogemanmoe said:
I Actually got to ride it Fright Fest 2001. I really hope they don't tear it down because it really is a fun ride. When they get the catch wagon issue fixed ( make the catch wagons come down another four feet) this ride will have a line continuosly. As far as I know from talking to my friend in the maintanance tool crib the other day, there are no plans to remove the ride. It's down until the weather starts cooperating and when the weather temp comes up to summer temps, then the ride will reopen.

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I can't necessarily agree with what you said about the weather. It has been gorgeous lately--low to mid 70's. It ran in 30 degree temps last year during Last Blast. How much more does the weather have to "cooperate"?

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 6:11 AM
Its a crying shame they ripped out a reliable, high capacity ride like Skywhirl for this piece of hyped-up crap.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 6:22 AM

I can't necessarily agree with what you said about the weather. It has been gorgeous lately--low to mid 70's. It ran in 30 degree temps last year during Last Blast. How much more does the weather have to "cooperate"?

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Well, to get it to run in the 30 degree temps, they encase the train in plastic and have heaters that heat the wheels, bearings, and to make the grease thinner, so that the wheels move faster. We saw this at the Fright Fest in 2001. We watched the test runs the day it was supposed to open and it just wasn't getting enough speed to get up to the second tower's catch wagon, so it would go up and come right back down and valley between the second tower and the loop. It did that continuosly. It was really cold that day too. The next day we got there and the plastic was back up and you could see lit up red lines on top of the track in the station. I asked the op standing at the chained entrance about the plastic, and he said it was there along with heaters because they really wanted to get it running for Fright Fest.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 6:55 AM
stoogemanmoe.

The issue is not with the weather this time. The train is still nowhere in sight. The DV down at SFOG is also closed.

Something else is going on right now which I assume has to do with working on the trains.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:00 AM
Well explained, Stoogemanmoe....but we still have the issue of why it is not running in the 70 degree temps we have now. My guess is that the trains are being rehabilitated or there is some newly discovered bug in the ride itself.

After all of the flack the park has received for not having the ride open the last two years, I'm hesitant to think that they are just being "conservative" by not opening the ride until temps are consistently in the 80's in an attempt to avoid a valley. The fact that the other two have been down lends some credence to the idea that all three are getting some sort of fix or makeover to address a similar issue.


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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:22 AM
I have to agree with you Kevin. They should be running it in these temps. They train is not on? That's really interesting to me. I had heard a rumor a while back that all the GIBS were going to get the four straight across seating. I wonder if that is what they are doing? I'm not trying to start a rumor hear, but it would really interesting to find out what is really going on with these rides. Thanks for the update.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:30 AM
Not that I believe the rumor that the Deja Vus will be dismantled for a minute, but why is it so far-fetched? Kings Island removed the bat 2 years after it was built.

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