SFGAm Deja Vu update

Sunday, September 16, 2001 10:07 PM
I was at SFGAm today (the last day of the normal operating season). As we already know, Deja Vu IS testing. Other people have correctly noted that it is going slowly through the cobra roll on the backwards trip. It blazes through everything on the forward trip. It is going to be a great ride !

They ARE building a structure for the catwalk below the cobra roll (just like SFOG's Deja Vu). I spoke with several employees, ALL of them said that it should be open for fright fest. Assuming there are no major problems, I think we can all count on it. Also, I briefly spoke with a friend who works at the park (and has for several years, so I consider his information accurate) - he confirmed that it is indeed supposed to be open for Fright Fest, but more interestingly he said that one of the problems it is having is a "power problem". He said Deja Vu's operation was causing computer problems with The Demon, because Deja Vu sucks so much power. They are apparently running on the same grid or something. Interesting. He says they are working on fixing it. I also heard from the Viper Crew, that many of the Raging Bull crew will be moved to Deja Vu. This is great, as the RB crew is probably the best crew in the park.

That's it for now, and probably all the information we will know until the park reopens for Fright Fest.

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Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze

Edit: Corrected inaccuracy concerning catwalk (or lack thereof) on SFMM's Deja Vu

*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 9/17/2001. ***

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Sunday, September 16, 2001 11:21 PM
you i beleive, all of your info makes sense.  oh, and im not counting on it being open during FF, something ALWAYS goes wrong i mean, its had major malfunctions since the day it was built.....
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Sunday, September 16, 2001 11:27 PM
SFMM's Déjà Vu does not have a catwalk installed beneath the 'Butterfly Turn' (Cobra Roll) element. Only the one down in SFoG has one in place, and now SFGAm will have one installed on theirs. The reason is because SFMM's 196 FT G.I.B. is NOT in the risk of stalling (due to lack of momentum and speed), while the 177 FT SFoG, and 178 FT SFGAm models have been observed to be subceptible to a roll-back or stalling in the 110 FT turn during testing.
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Monday, September 17, 2001 2:44 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
"SFMM's Déjà Vu does not have a catwalk installed beneath the 'Butterfly Turn' (Cobra Roll) element. Only the one down in SFoG has one in place, and now SFGAm will have one installed on theirs. The reason is because SFMM's 196 FT G.I.B. is NOT in the risk of stalling (due to lack of momentum and speed), while the 177 FT SFoG, and 178 FT SFGAm models have been observed to be subceptible to a roll-back or stalling in the 110 FT turn during testing."

All three Deja Vu's drop 178ft. The reason MM's is 196ft tall is because it is on different terrain. The MM one can't drop 196ft. All three go 65mph. If they go the same speed, they must all have the same drop height.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 6:54 AM
does anyone have a set date?  I'm three hours away at school in MI, but I'm going to come back for Fright Fest.  I want to go when Deja Vu is open so if anyone has any dates or if you know its going to be open for all of FF, I'd appreciate the info.
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Monday, September 17, 2001 10:30 AM
I heard from reliable people that it should be open for family day, but it may not open to the public this year. Again those are maybes. He said they were testing it this weekend and it was having trouble catching the cable lifts for each tower along with the other things pointed out.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 6:07 PM
Joe Carroll said:

He said Deja Vu's operation was causing computer problems with The Demon, because Deja Vu sucks so much power.

So that could be why The Demon was down most of Sunday.  Does anyone know why Raging Bull didn't open until 11am on Sunday?

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SFGAm home park for 25 years
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 7:17 PM
When I was there a worker told me September 29 was going to be the media day.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 8:10 PM

Snake Oil Elixir said:
"So that could be why The Demon was down most of Sunday.  Does anyone know why Raging Bull didn't open until 11am on Sunday?"

That would make sense about Demon. I don't know about RB, as I didn't arrive at the park until 2pm.
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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze

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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 12:15 PM
I was thinking, Could it be going slower through the cobra loop because of the weather?  I know metal expands depending on the weather but could this be the reason why SFOG and SFGAm are going slower?  I have no clue if this would effect it or not. What do you guys think?
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3. V2 (SFGAm)
4. Viper (SFGAm)
5. Cornball Express /Raptor
*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 on 9/19/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 on 9/30/2001. ***

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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 1:18 PM
yeha good point Coasterdude316
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