Probably to recyclers, along with the other Vus...
Kinda ironic to have this come up with the "Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon" thread sitting right there....how long until some of these uber-low-capacity rides DO become upcharges *just* to lower ridership to the level of achievable capacity?
Well remember,it is screamscape claiming this after all but don't be suprised if SFOG does decide to get rid of the vu any way.
You know how Shapiro isn't one to allow rides with chronic downtime to remain in the park for very long,anyone remember how quickly Iron Eagle got yanked due to it's frequent downtime when Shapiro & Co. took over?
I for one was not expecting to ride it, although I wanted to but due to my height I was over the 6'4" rule that I thought was still in effect. But to my surprise I did get to ride it at SFoG and ended up never wanting to ride it again. It's just a bad ride to me, just like the boomerangs (obviously, lol).
I wouldn't be surprised if all three of them are removed. The maintenance is horrendous. When will other parks follow more swiftly? Rides depreciate, lose interest and become more expensive to maintain over time (like a car) why not clear the way for something new and marketable?
I'd hate to see some of my older favorites go, but if ridership as down and costs are up, I see no other reason to keep them.
I believe it was originally supposed to have LIMs. Unfortunately, that's (apparently) easier said than done.
I love Deja Vu. I think it's a great ride, and easily the best thrill at SFGAm. SFoG seems to have a rougher time with their ride than SFMM or SFGAm. So even if SFoG's is indeed in danger, I wonder if we're jumping the gun a bit on the other two.
-Nate *** Edited 7/27/2007 1:00:21 AM UTC by coasterdude318***
I rode the one at SFOG and SFGAm and thought they were great. The wait at both parks was only about 15 mins which wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated. Anyway I think it's on its way out. Screamscape is right alot more than its wrong, people just like to pick on Lance.
I totally agree that Deja Vu is SFGAM's best ride hands down. It's very smooth, but scares the crap out of you in the process. The 'holy crap!' moment of the reverse lift sitting in the front row is still one of my favorite memories of SFGAM last year.