SFGAm Deja Vu down again

Sunday, August 17, 2003 9:15 AM
Deja Vu was down all day Friday, all day Saturday, and, according to guest relations, will be closed all day today (Sunday).

If my math is right, the coaster has operated a total of 19 days this year. On the bright side, this more than doubles the total of 9 days from the 2001 season.

It should also be noted that the park was so packed on Saturday that the big sign facing I-94 said, "Park is crowded; please visit another day."

One train op on Superman, no AE red, no Yankee Clipper, and 90 degree temps made this one lousy day at the park. Not a good way to transition into the fall season.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 9:32 AM
Its very unusual for Superman to be one train op so there was something wrong with the second train obviously, the park wouldn't not use it just for the hell of it.

Was Eagle Red down the whole day or did it just open at noon like it usually does?

Yankee Clipper has been down most the year for the past 2 seasons usually only operating in July, and you know the problems Deja Vu has had, yet you still feel the need to complain.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 10:14 AM
Not really a complaint, actually; just an update for those interested in visiting the park soon or following the status of the GIBs.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 11:24 AM
Kevin Max, did you come to think that Sat was pretty much the last big weekend before alot of kids start going back to school. Its going to be packed and it was. DejaVu is down for a reason, I'll rather see it down for 3 days and find out the results made a major difference. AE Red all year has opened at 11:30-12. But hey it might have been down because yes coasters do brake down. Ice Mountain Splash is known for brakedowns that's why its only opened on weekends. As for Superman, like Coasterdude said, they wouldn't just not put it on it's down for a reason but what you should be happy about is that they at least had the ride opened they could've really got you going and close the attraction.
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 3:26 PM
Whoa! I have never seen this park reach it's compacity. That's huge!

Anyone know why DV is closed again. Because I STILL HAVEN'T RIDDEN IT! Every time I approach this coaster it closes. That has happend to me Twice this season, once in '01 and once in '02! It just closes! AHHH! My new life's goal is to ride that thing just becuase it's ticking me off!

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 4:12 PM
This happened at SFOG a little while after there DeJa Vu opened later than expected. It'll probably be up this week and maybe have one more of these 3 day breakdowns sometime in the rest of the season. This breakdown could improve the operation which is good for the ride. Im not worried about this at all.

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*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 8/17/2003 8:13:16 PM ***

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 5:09 PM
Actually I went today and Deja Vu was running. The line of course was long and I didn't ride. But it was up today.
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:11 PM
I was just about to panic until crazy kal informed us that it was running again. On the eve of my trip to Gurnee I did not want to read "Deja Vu down again". It is the only coaster left that I have not ridden at the park (minus Spacely Sprocket Rockets).

Of course it would be deja vu if it was closed.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 8:27 PM
Rode it today, and it was fantastic. Seriously, though... if Deja Vu were the only ride at Great America, it would be worth posting a thread about the status of the ride. But when it's one of a dozen, and it's well-known that it has less-than-consistent up-time, it isn't necessary. Especially when guest relations' info turns out to be wrong.

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Monday, August 18, 2003 7:41 AM
I can see the poster's point, though. Some people might plan a day around this ride now that it's been stated that it's open on a regular basis. I mean, jeez, CP has a buttload of coasters and people still plan trips around one big phallic symbol. Who's to say that someone might not be planning a trip to SFGam around DV? If it's useful info to someone, then it's worth posting.

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Harry Baer IV

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Monday, August 18, 2003 8:10 AM
How long has S:UF's second train been down for? When I was there on the 10th, the ride was down for 4 hours, and when it reopened it was running only 1 train, but has the train really been gone this long?
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Monday, August 18, 2003 9:16 AM
From what I heard from my friends who visit the park a lot, Superman's second train is having some problems with the restraints. It seems like a logical reason, but they could be wrong.

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Monday, August 18, 2003 9:45 AM

CoasterDude316 said:


you know the problems Deja Vu has had, yet you still feel the need to complain.


Well, he does have a right to complain, as does everyone. For something that is included in the park's collection of rides (therefore, being something that you are "charged" to ride, even if indirectly), it should operate on a regular basis. Especially now that the coaster is in it's third season- which is way past the amount of time that it should have taken to get the thing up and running as it should.

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Monday, August 18, 2003 1:47 PM

Baeritone said:
Some people might plan a day around this ride now that it's been stated that it's open on a regular basis.

Who plans a day around riding Deja Vu? I mean, really. Reporting on Deja Vu's status is no more productive than reporting on TTD's status. Especially, as I said before, if guest relations gets the ride status wrong.

If your trip to any park with a dozen or more coasters hinges on the operation of just one, you're missing the point of a day at the park.

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Monday, August 18, 2003 1:59 PM

Rob Ascough said:
For something that is included in the park's collection of rides (therefore, being something that you are "charged" to ride, even if indirectly), it should operate on a regular basis

It should, but it doesn't. Just like X, and TTD, and Chiller, and any other ride that experiences regular downtime. Now if it were Raging Bull or Superman that were going to be down for, like, a month, that would be worth posting.

And if Six Flags hasn't paid for any of the Deja Vus, then the customer isn't paying for them either. Great America's general admission price has actually decreased over the past few years.

Not trying to take anyone down a notch or anything. :) I'm just suggesting we reserve status reports for something a little more long-term or out-of-the-ordinary. This coming from someone who waited in an unofficial line for 4 hours for TTD to open in May, knowing it was a crapshoot.

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*** This post was edited by Olsor 8/18/2003 6:23:20 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 6:17 AM

Olsor said:

Baeritone said:
Some people might plan a day around this ride now that it's been stated that it's open on a regular basis.

Who plans a day around riding Deja Vu? I mean, really. Reporting on Deja Vu's status is no more productive than reporting on TTD's status. Especially, as I said before, if guest relations gets the ride status wrong.

If your trip to any park with a dozen or more coasters hinges on the operation of just one, you're missing the point of a day at the park.

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Oh, and I agree. I'm merely stating that this information may wellm be useful to someone. The individual may have to choose between two parks, and decide to go with another on the basis of this. I wouldn't do it, just as I wouldn't skip out on CP just because TTD might be down, but some people have different priorities. I see no reason why there's anything wrong with posting this kind of update - if even one person reads it and gets information from it, it's not a waste.

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Harry Baer IV

"It's not going to stop 'til you wise up..."

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Tuesday, August 19, 2003 7:32 AM
I do agree that "Deja Vu is down" is not exactly news worthy of posting, but it is an issue that deserves to be pointed out from time to time. Despite the fact that breakdowns on Deja Vu, X and TTD are almost normal and expected, this does not mean that they should be accepted. Like I always say, you are charged to ride these rides when you enter the park- if not directly (as with individual ride tickets), then definitely indirectly- and if "x" amount of rides are down, that means that the park isn't giving you all that you purchased when you bought your ticket. Park guests couldn't give a crap about lack of available staff to run all the rides or poor reliability because of poor ride design- they go to a park and rightfully expect to be able to ride all that the park advertises. It is extremely inexcusable that rides like X, Deja Vu and Chiller all have hideous problems so far into their lives, and someone is to blame. And whether or not it is really Six Flags fault or not, they are the ones taking your money, and it should be pointed out, from time to time, that Deja Vu is still down or X is only operating on sunny Wednesdays after a full moon, or whatever they decided on.

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-Rob
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