Georgia's Deja Vu expected to open in October

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:36 AM | Contributed by StealthmF5m3

In a situation where many question the engineering of the Deja Vu coasters at three Six Flags parks, the Six Flags Over Georgia says that their coaster is expected to open in October. It is already several months overdue.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:56 AM
Does anyone know what the real problem is with these rides?
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:57 AM
I've heard from People Who Know(TM) that the catch mechanism for the second lift is problematic, namely that it doesn't catch very well.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:58 AM
I think Vekoma went in too deep and SF hurried them to get them out to the parks and now they're stuck with all of these problems.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:08 AM
Gee, I bet they could have had the Intamin hyper open by now. It might still be our next coaster after all.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:10 AM
Better late than never is what I say. I didn't expect an October opening though.

Batwing-Bow Down
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:31 AM
What seems strange to me is that every park that built a Super Invertigo also opened another ride:

SFMM - Goliath Jr., X, Vertigo, and Deja Vu
SFGA - V2 and Deja Vu
SFOG - Acrophobia and Deja Vu

Maybe Six Flags was kind of expecting this trouble when they planned out their 2001 attractions?

Benjamin Jones | Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:32 AM
Even though the coasters are hideously late, don't forget that the launched Premier coasters that were built in 1997 (Mr. Freeze @ SFOT & SFStl & The Chiller & SFGAdv) had problems when the debuted and didn't reopen until 1998. As long as the Deja Vu coasters open this year, the problem isn't that bad.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:44 AM
Why October everyone will be in school and most parks are open on weekends and shorter hours.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 7:23 AM
Clark Wimer said:

"Gee, I bet they could have had the Intamin hyper open by now. It might still be our next coaster after all".

Sure, one train operation and all. ;)

I'd like a tall CCI out and back, and a grande nonfat Latte to go please!
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:20 AM
DEJA VU is a piece of junk,crap, etc

Vekoma needs some serious help. May 25th, June,July 4, July 11th, July 21st. Still not open.

X marks tha spot *** This post was edited by SFMM_fa_life on 7/31/2001. ***
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:29 AM
Apparantely this is the type of coaster that the bugs aren't as easy to discover until the ride has been constructed already

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:44 AM
Hey SFMM, what do you really have to complain about? You're getting THREE new coasters and an S&S tower, and all we got in Texas this year was a slightly improved Goliath! I'd take any of the "junk" that you don't want in your park any day! I might as well, because all we ever get around here is a bunch of JUNK that no one else wants anyhow! If my home park was SFMM, they could take 2 years to open a new coaster, and I wouldn't fret over it one bit. You know why? Because SFAW has been my home park for my whole life! Need I say more? You should have to put up with all the CRAP that we Texans have to swallow! Just ride X until you puke for me, will ya? I'm sure that you'll get over even wanting to ride Deja-Vu within a nanosecond of climbing aboard X! And while you wait for X to open, I'll enjoy the Titan's extra helix for you. ;)

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:55 AM
Well lets hope that Twister (a Deja Vu clone), located at Warne Bros in Spain, doesn't have any problems.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:00 AM
Personally, They should melt down Deja Vu and makes us a nice Intamin Hypercoaster...After all, Deja Vu is only a boomerang. I used to be really excited about it, but now, it isn't anything too special...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:23 AM
I agree, I wish SFOG would send Deja Vu back to Vekoma and build an Intamin Hypercoaster.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:46 AM
An Intamin hyper would take up three times as much space, and cost three times as much as Deja Vu(even with all the problems), so I don't think that would make much sence.

And I must say I'm tired of the whining. I hate to sound rude, but I wish some of you would grow up, and let parks handle their business. If you think the ride has suddenly decreased in quality just because it's opening later than expected, guess what? No one's going to force you to ride it.

But to bash Vekoma because your spoiled and think you know better than the parks or the coaster's designers, is arrogant and shortsighted. Now I know why people think enthusiasts are spoiled geeks.

End or rant...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:53 AM
Stop trashing dejavu!! All you guys are so caught up in making the coaster open as soon as vertical construction is done but it isnt that easy! I dont see any of you out there trying to fix the problem! All im trying to say is be thankfull that you will get to ride it eventually and SAFELY!!! If they dont do all this testing and opened it when all of you wanted it might be your last ride on a roller coaster!!! Think about that the next time you trash a roller coaster that has been delayed.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:56 AM
Thank you DWeaver:)
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:14 PM
I second that. What a truthful post Dweaver!

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