Great America's Deja Vu starts to show signs of life

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:43 AM | Contributed by Krazy

Well it looks like Chicago residents may get a taste of Deja Vu sometime before the end of the year. This SFGAm site captured pictures of it during its long postponed testing.

Show me the photos!

Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:48 AM
I was just about to post the same news and site. You beat me to it.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 8:06 AM
Great Pictures, I wish I knew about that site eairlier.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 8:26 AM
LOL!  I love the sign at the entrance that says "THIS RIDE IS NOT OPEN"  I just cracked up when I saw that.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 9:21 AM
Yeah. You don't get that type of notice at SFA. SFA's way of telling you that a new ride has not yet opened is by blocking the section off with a park bench or two.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 9:35 AM
hahaha yeah that funny!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 10:40 AM
This is great news for those of us that have been dying to ride this thing. I will be there as soon as it open's.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 11:54 AM
Finally, some proof that it is testing!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 1:20 PM
That looks nice, hopefully it will be open sunday. If not,, oh well, i can wait till fright fest, at least it looks like it's going to open this year.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 2:05 PM
It was neat to watch them install the trains two Sundays ago. Boy do I miss my Sky Whirl........

And WHO is the idiot that decided to leave Demon and a couple stalls at a dead end??? Granted the park was a simple circle when it opened, and now it is once again, but it's annoying watching all those people head down that path only to find a wall.......wondering what the #$@*! is going on! I love my park, I hate my park, I love my park......GRRRRR.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 3:13 PM
ive been saying the dejavus would not open this year and i was wrong.looks like vekoma got the job done
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 5:59 PM
There is a flaw in deja vu's OTSR design, look for added injuries if it's not fixed, I should know I performed a 3 hr, test on the attraction today, and it's not pretty.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 6:14 PM
Ya, same thing with Magic Mountain aboutthe circle thing. Other than Psyclone, its a circle with the mountain as a centerpiece. But now they have Deja vu so thats enough to make you go down the path.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 8:53 PM
Cool!
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Thursday, September 20, 2001 8:50 AM
Arrow Guy:

I agree. Bad planning on the parks part on this one. Granted, the park is once again in a complete circle (well sort of).

I also believe that Demon's attendance has actually dropped becuase of this. With the old layout, one would walk right by the demon enterance. Now, you have to "double back" to get to it. Since most people don't know that, they just follow the crowd, most people will not go back that way, and then miss demon.

The reason I got told on opening day from many park officials is that "People had a problem finding the Southwest Territory". Well, I'm guessing now that these same people are having a problem finding demon.

Oh well. Hopefully the wall will come down. Speaking of the wall, where will the trolls live during Fright Fest? That was their bridge! :-)

Again, glad to see that Deja Vu is testing. I've been told that it won't be ready until Oct 6th. So, no Deja Vu this weekend at the park, or for the buyouts between now and Oct 6th.

--Brian

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Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:44 PM
Actually, according to an Iron Wolf op, the wall is there because they blocked off the path with that kiddie bungee jump ride. So to bring the wall down, they'd have to take that thing out or build around it. It's really, really annoying though.
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Friday, September 21, 2001 10:51 AM
NO, the real reason is similar to what Arrow Guy said.  They wanted to keep the park so you could go around in a circle and see everything in the park.  It has nothing to do with the kiddie bungee jump ride.  It is simply to put the park back the way it was before Southwest Territory was added.  I also agree it has dropped Demon's line considerably.  When Deja Vu opens end of this month that will create a LOT more traffic in that area and Demon will have a line once again.  Then you can hear the Demon song more!!!!
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Friday, September 21, 2001 12:38 PM
So do the company buyouts usually result in a packed park?  I just called the office, they told me I could get in with a season pass, but where unsure if the park was going to be crowded.  Thanks -Patrick
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Friday, September 21, 2001 1:25 PM
Patrick K wrote:

"So do the company buyouts usually result in a packed park?  I just called the office, they told me I could get in with a season pass, but where unsure if the park was going to be crowded."

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Seriously ?!?!?!? That is awesome. I might get to go again before Fright Fest !!! :)


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Friday, September 21, 2001 3:03 PM
Thats what they told me on the phone....
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