Great America's Deja Vu at opens to rave reviews

Posted Friday, October 5, 2001 4:25 AM | Contributed by beast7369

Following a delay that lasted almost the entire season, Six Flags Great America finally opened Deja Vu, a giant inverted boomerang built by the now-bankrupt Vekoma.

Read the reactions from the media event in The Daily Herald.

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Friday, October 5, 2001 4:39 AM
did anyone else notice that the picture was actually just an altered version of a regular invertigo?
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Friday, October 5, 2001 4:45 AM
"It took a little bit longer than anticipated," Hoffman said, because the Great America version is the first of its kind.



Friday, October 5, 2001 6:07 AM
calm down, Tom.  that's just typical SF bs.  sure, SFMM's was the first the technically open.  but in a few years the only thing that people are going to remember is that they all opened in the same year making them all firsts.  kinda like with B&M's hypers.  the first ones opened the same year and are credited as both being the first B&M hypers.  is it really that important that MM's Deja Vu opened a few weeks ago?  Hoffman is right, this is still a first of its kind and you should notice that that part isn't quoted.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 6:09 AM
It was a first, they were all built at the same time.
Friday, October 5, 2001 10:20 AM
It says that the "Great America VERSION" is the first of its' kind. Meaning that Great America's Deja Vu is somehow different than the other 2????
Friday, October 5, 2001 10:37 AM
different line queue and surroundings?!

when are some of you going to stop nitpicking the stupidest of details.  get off your high horse and just be happy that it's finally open!

Friday, October 5, 2001 10:51 AM

Perhaps it was the first to start construction? Who cares, it is open and I cannot ride it still cause I do not live there anymore.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 11:05 AM
It is all in the false marketing that Six flags is notrious for.

Look at their website alot of photos are not the real rides at each park. As for Deja vu it is a descent ride. I am not real fond of Vercoma. Seemed a bit rough to me and I guess I don't like when the upstop wheels do not contact the running rails in spots. Standerd Vercoma type coaster.

The idea of the coaster is a great and novel approach. I have ridden the one in Georgia. They announced the same thing on media day when they opened it. That it was the first of its kind and that kind of thing. Anyway go ride it you might like it. It is pretty fun.

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Friday, October 5, 2001 11:57 AM
All three are the first ones, they were all built at the same time so they are all the first ones IMO.   Also Six Flags doesn't care they own all three, and it helps the ride sound better if they say its the first of its kind.  It sounds and looks like a good ride and ill be there the last day of Fright Fest to ride it!


Friday, October 5, 2001 1:35 PM
There is a differance!! The one at SFGA enters the cobra roll first ,the others enter the loop first that thr differance!!!
Friday, October 5, 2001 1:54 PM

"There is a differance!! The one at SFGA enters the cobra roll first ,the others enter the loop first that thr differance!!!"

what are you talking about? all of them go through the cobra roll first
oh and all the Deja Vus were first of their kind, there not gonna say "first of its kind along with two others"

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Friday, October 5, 2001 2:22 PM
Now I'm even more disappointed than ever that my trip to Fright Fest was cancelled.  Geez, is everthing in this world against me, O well I'll be going there in May at the beginning of the season for sure!
Friday, October 5, 2001 7:29 PM
I did make a mistake they do go through the cobra roll first, but the one at SFGA ,the differance is '' I think " it crosses under the loop first and the other two enter the cobra roll straight on .
Friday, October 5, 2001 7:44 PM
Nah, they're all carbon copies of each other...

I think they were going for the fact that it was announced along with the other two, as three first of their kind coasters to be built simultaneously. That's what I'm thinking...

My theory on the delay? Weather in the winter. The other two, in warmer climates, don't have to worry about the conditions. Anyway, maybe because the steel expands in warm weather, and most was put together in the cold, there was some intracracy with this coaster that made that whole thing a problem, that isn't on other coasters... I.E. the vertical pulley system. I'm just grabbing at flies here...

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Friday, October 5, 2001 8:20 PM
I was just wondering can you use your season pass for fright fest at SFGAm?
Friday, October 5, 2001 9:21 PM
Be happy that it's open.
Saturday, October 6, 2001 7:57 AM
Yes you can use your season pass all year round.
Saturday, October 6, 2001 1:00 PM

10/6/01.  3:30 and it's still not open today.  Too cold.  They apparently can't run it when it's too cold.  V2 is also down, maybe for the rest of the season...

Oh Well...

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 2:35 PM
Typical six flags false advertsing. DejaVue wasnt open!!!!! Alot of people who traveled to rided it were very upset. You shouldnt advertise a ride that may not run, they had to be aware of potential problems in cold weather and shouldnt have advertised it as being up and running.

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