Hey I was just wondering how all the Deja Vus have been running this year. I know last year wasn't the best year for them and I was wondering if they had them up and working this year? Espically the one at SFGAm since I'll be visiting there in 3 weeks.
I won't actually being heading to SFGA but I did personally talk to two people who have gone there this year. One of them went about a month ago adn the other about a week ago. They both said it was closed when they went. I just hope it is open when I go. The last three years I went it has been closed.
When I was at Great America a week and a half ago, it was down. It was the only coaster that we missed on our 14 park midwest tour. After missing the one at Magic Mountain this past January and not yet seeing it run at SFOG this year, I've pretty much gotten into the mindset that you have to go to these parks not expecting to ride them. Just based on my experience. *** Edited 6/28/2004 3:09:54 AM UTC by Pale Rider***
Yep, when we went to SFOG, Deja Vu was closed. Acrophobia was also closed, which was rather upsetting! (It's one of the best rides in the world, in my opinion) But oh well...the other rides in the park were nice (Especially Monster Plantation...gotta love the cheesy little song)
Seriously, though... I rode the SFOG version last year and walked away completely unimpressed. What is it that people like about these things? I'm usually first to defend Vekoma rides, but these things are the only ones that I can't find any love for.
OK....[rant] Call me crazy, but shouldn't they know that it's going to be struck by lightning....and fairly regularly, being a huge metal needle? They should have the parts there to fix it, because I'm sure it will happen again! [/rant]
This is almost exactly what I wrote about in my Stunt Fall (Movie World Madrid) review. The inclines are fun and different, but the seating is just insane, and the rest of the ride is fairly dull/forceless.
On my 3 SFMM visits this year, closed. Will try again on Friday, so hopefully I'll finally get my Vu fix for the year.
I wasn't impressed with Vu at first when there was assigned seating and I kept getting sat in the middle. But on my last ride last year, requested the back and took the very last car. All I can say is being yanked down that face first verticle drop just kicked my arse! Granted the rest of the ride is just so so, but that first drop is what makes the ride for me.