Outrageous Waits for Deja Vu

Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:45 PM
After reading the "Longest wait for a ride" topic I noticed people saying they waited up to 7 HOURS for Deja Vu(for SFGAm). On what kind of day does this occur? A Sat. in July or something? One person said 6 hours on Oct 7, 2001. Cold, post 9-11, lower crowds. How did that happen?

Has anyone ever waited this long and if so when?

This goes for all the Deja Vu's

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:47 PM
October 7, 2001 could have very well been the first day of operation for one of the Deja Vu gorgons.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:48 PM
I thought it was for the one at Deja Vu but no one really knew it would open that day.

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"Please stand behind the yellow line as the gates in front of you will be closing"
Clear for launch............. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:59 PM
I think those claims were absolute BS, since I've waited the entire DV queue and more and it was only about 1.5 hours. Seriously, for a seven hour DV wait, the line would have to stretch back to about AE's entrance. Enthusiasts exaggerating, what a surprise!

-Nate

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 8:04 PM
I have waited 2 years, that has to be a record.

I feel better if I just pretend it doesn't exist.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 8:05 PM
Yeah, I went on it when the queue was full and it was just a little over an hour. Seven hours that would almost be impossible. Pure BS.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 8:05 PM
Ive never seen the Deja Vu line past 3 hours or even 2 1/2. For it to be 7 I think there would either have to be LOTS of break downs(like one after every cycle), or it would have to stretch to Iron Wolf.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 4:49 AM

I am positive i waited 6 hours on 10/7/01. The definate fitsy day of operation to the GP. I was there on the sixth and waited a7 hours in front of the line but it didn't open "too cold". You have to understand that i was ONLY at the park for Deja Vu those days. This was back when no one had ridden it so no one knew what it would be like (except for the Californians and georgians). Useually the waits for deja vu last season were on average 2 1/2 hours. Luckily I have waited ZERO hours fo it this year. :-)
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 4:50 AM
P.S. First Day Of operation it brokedown many many many many many times. And The first Day of Operation ALWAYS brings a crowd. Also all the local news stations were airing stories that it WOULD open that weekend. Boomshakalaka

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:12 AM
Last season at SFGAm I rode DV twice with the line filled to max so we were standing a little outside of the sign and the first time I waited 45mins. Second ride I waited only 5 mins more. Yes it does have low capacity but some people just have to get real because 7 hrs is mad.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:15 AM
Once again OPENING DAY! In 35 deegree weather. If SFGAm statement that the ride operates poorly in cold weather is true the believe me on OPENING DAY it brokedown a lot. I mean Deja Vu's opening day. And the media had it All blown out of poportion. Now can every one say it with me OPENING DAY.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:20 AM
Fine, we can say opening day, but I never remember SFGAm making a statement that the ride operates poorly in cooler weather. That statement was made by people posting on message boards...

Besides, it got up to 52 degrees in gurnee that day... http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KUGN/2001/10/7/DailyHistory.html by the time the park opened, it was 45 degrees, look at the charts

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*** This post was edited by redman822 7/2/2003 9:21:34 AM ***

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:23 AM
oh ok, felt like 35 because on Deja Vu i was freezing! But remeber fright fest 2001 how it would be close to 60 and it would close?

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:34 AM
but I remember last year's "last Fling: or whatever the park called the final weekend (Nov 1 & 2). I was there all day on Saturday and got multiple no wait lines on all the rides INCLUDING DejaVu which ran flawlessly all day. That day, the HIGH was 46... http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KUGN/2002/11/2/DailyHistory.html

it didn't even get over 40 until approx. 11:30 and then that only lasted until 4:30, when the temperature plunged to 32 degrees at 6pm... and the entire time, Deja Vu ran without a single hiccup...

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--George H
---Currency tracking experiment... http://www.wheresgeorge.com (Referring to The "George" on the $1 bill - Not Me)
*** This post was edited by redman822 7/2/2003 9:35:38 AM ***

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:36 AM
ok that was 2002. In 2001 they did not have the space heaters in the station! One year of tweaking later and it'll operate just fine..
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:40 AM
Space heaters? What are you talking about? I never saw any heaters in the station...

And as for your statement of "One year of tweaking later and it'll operate just fine"...what ride are you talking about? The one that has been sitting there gathering cobwebs this season??? Yep, It's operating just fine.... (shakes head and walks away)

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--George H
---Currency tracking experiment... http://www.wheresgeorge.com (Referring to The "George" on the $1 bill - Not Me)
*** This post was edited by redman822 7/2/2003 9:40:18 AM ***

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:42 AM
Allright Redman822 here we go with the flame war. The Space Heaters are on the the ceiling of the station next to the brakes to allow them to stay at a constant temprature. They added those in the middle of oct 2001. As for the Tweaking thing i was remarking about how a year AFTER opening day during the last blast it could operate fine. As for this year who knows. And by operating just fine i mean operating in cold weather. Ok End.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:46 AM
I waited four hours for the DV at SFGAm, but that was with a TON of breakdowns, the logest happening right before we got on... And of course, it was the end of October and freezing. I think I just got feeling back in my toes... ;-)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 5:48 AM
Ya i thought that it would be sunny and 55 deegrees in september of 02'. I was wrong i wore a short sleave shirt and FROZE. I rode in seat 1 B and i still feel like a meat popsicle.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:54 AM
The weekend after 9/11 was like SFOG's Deja Vu's second week of operation, i think on weekend only schedule too. We waited maybe 1 1/2 - 2hours, but no six hours. Ever since the waits at SFOG for me have never been more than 90 minutes.
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