Magic Mountain seeing Deja Vu

Posted Friday, April 6, 2001 4:49 AM | Contributed by RRcGoose

Most of the structure for Deja Vu's cobra roll is now up, with track waiting in the wings.

In the front of the park, many footers for X have been prepared, and are waiting to be filled in. Track and supports also continue to flow in.

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Friday, April 6, 2001 5:07 AM
How come it took so long to get started? I mean SFoG's is finished, SFGAm is done with track on the cobra roll and should be on the loop now. Plus, SFMM announced their's first.

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Friday, April 6, 2001 5:11 AM
I think the ground work might have taken longer due to earthquake regulations in California. Also, Vekoma is involved in A LOT of projects right now. Maybe they just couldn't spare the manpower needed to get all 3 DV's up at the same pace.

"X" marks the spot in 2001!
Friday, April 6, 2001 7:49 AM

the people from the company don't put up the ride. Parks use in house or independent ride builders to assemble the ride. vekoma just supervises construction.
Friday, April 6, 2001 8:01 AM
I heard it was delayed because of weather, but I think it was just SFMM procrastination.

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Friday, April 6, 2001 8:57 AM
Plus unlike the other SF Parks ... SFMM is trying to co-ordinate the building of ---- 3 ---- Coasters at the same time!

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Friday, April 6, 2001 11:14 AM
It was the rain. In So Cal, they got about 3 times more rain than usual. Since I don't think the footers coud be built during rain, they couldn't start on any of their coasters. Does anyone know how long they need to test Deja Vu and X?
Friday, April 6, 2001 11:25 AM
Deja Vu is suppose to open Memorial Day weekend, although that has not been confirmed by the park just yet. So they are right on schedual for that opening. If there are no complications, X should open in mid-July. This is according to a few SFMM sources, so we'll see. My guess is that SFMM announced their coasters their coasters first as not to upstage the other SF annoucements. If you think about it MFRules, MF was announced in July, when did it open? May of the next year I believe. *** This post was edited by DWeaver on 4/6/2001. ***
Friday, April 6, 2001 11:34 AM
Hey legend if I remember right SFO got four coasters and all were operating on opening day.
Friday, April 6, 2001 11:40 AM
You can't use the excuse that SFMM is tryin to put up 3 coasters, SFGA is putin up 2 plus lots of other rides, I think that it has to do with the Quake and other regulations out in California.
Friday, April 6, 2001 11:53 AM
The point is, there are NO need for excuses. Unless you know the SFMM building schedual, what is the point? Does anyone really think that just because they are all SF parks, that should mean all their coaster openings should be coordinated together? What's with this "imaginary" deadline SFMM supposedly has? There is nothing more annoying than impatient enthusiasts. *** This post was edited by DWeaver on 4/6/2001. ***
Friday, April 6, 2001 12:52 PM

It might just be my jealously, but I see X having the same problems as S:TE, open 2 weeks(or something like that) and shut down for the year. It's such a radical prototype, going to need a LOT of tweaking.
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Friday, April 6, 2001 1:52 PM
That's not jealousy, that's a legitamate concearn with a prototype coaster. Somehow though, I think X will have the normal down time most new coasters have, it's nowhere near the massive project S:TE was.
Friday, April 6, 2001 2:12 PM
Getting back on subject. The boomerang was finished a couple of days a go. I think that everything except the towers should be finished by this weekend.
Friday, April 6, 2001 2:23 PM
Yes, the Boomerang is now complete. Construction is really flying by quickly. I have some pics of the completed Boomerang up at my site.

Friday, April 6, 2001 2:37 PM
Hey, two cranes will compensate for the slow start
Friday, April 6, 2001 3:32 PM
Yeah...who really cares about long as it's safe. After looking at the construction pics on ACN they can take as long as they want to test it. Cool lookin ride!!!
Friday, April 6, 2001 4:48 PM
I'm feeling a bit of Deja Vu about that last comment lol!
Saturday, April 7, 2001 10:18 AM

Villain Dude wrote:
if I remember right SFO got four coasters and all were operating on opening day.

Not quite. The 3 adult coasters were up and running opening day, but Roadrunner Express wasn't.

Which was still very impressive.
Saturday, April 7, 2001 2:15 PM
One thing worth mentioning here is that SFMM doesn't have an opening day. They're open all year long, and thus have the option to open coasters whenever they feel like it. Example: Goliath opened in February, right in the middle of the off season.

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