Wednesday, May 17, 2006 12:41 PM
I was reading someone's trip report about Tatsu and they mentioned that Deja Vu was open AND Colossus was running both tracks.
Can anyone confirm??
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:42 PM
Na, I don't think that's possible... last I checked, Hell hadn't yet frozen over...
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 8:11 PM
Yes, it's open. It came out of rehab with Psyclone on Thursday May 10 and has been operating everday since. I got in two rides in a row on Sunday, without having to leave the platform. Definitely a treat, but much too intense for a third consecutive ride.
The only coaster currently that is out of operation (down for maintenance or whatever reason) is Flashback. And that's a given.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 8:45 PM
Deja Vu was open yesterday, but was breaking down a lot (at least two hours straight in the morning 10:30-12:30) Colossus was closed, I believe, and they were for sure retracking at least one of the sides so it is possible it is open on the weekends. Colossus has been running exceptionally crappy this year, not at all like it did right after being fixed up in 2004.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 8:53 PM
^ I think Colossus is running quite well this season. I was actually surprised at how thrilling it is. It's still a very fun and exhilerating ride for its age.
The BIG disappointment is Revolution. It either officially reopened the same day as Deja Vu and Psyclone (for Tatsu's media day) or on Saturday when Tatsu officially opened.
I rode it this afternoon and almost cried after getting off. It is nothing like the ride it was before it was closed for Tatsu's construction, which was already trimmed lightly in some parts.
I am not exaggerating when I say each train was TRIMMED to a near complete stop at the top of EVERY hill. In addition, right before the long rampy drop into the vertical loop, the train is brought to a full complete stop, then left to "inch its way forward into the drop." Oh there's more - I recall correctly, the trim right after the tunnel also brings the train to a dead stop for just a brief moment before letting it crawl down the dip heading into the diving helix finale.
Speaking of the diving helix finale, not only does the train craw slower than a sloth to the entry of the helix, but the trim (I know you're wondering how there could possibly be so many on this ride) at the top of the diving helix and slows it down some more, so that right before the train inches into the dive, you feel as if the train will roll back. Revolution is now a D rated coaster. Nothing left but a pathetic shell of its former self. A ruined classic, indeed. :(
And add insult to injury, it's still got the redundant lapbar AND horse-collar restraints.
I'm sure the reason is to reduce wear and tear, because Revolution's trains are very heavy and unlike Mindbender and Shockwave at SFoG and SFoT, Revolution uses Schwartzkopf's Speed Racer track and support style, which was meant for much lighter trains. But Revolution is no longer a ride worth riding anymore, IMHO, unless it's a walk on.
*** Edited 5/18/2006 1:00:14 AM UTC by kRaXLeRidAh***
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:09 PM
I was really surprised at such strong trims myself, krax. Having riden it before and after, it's soooooo much slower now and still just as painful.
My girlfriend loved the Whizzer (she has it in her top ten) and she said, "Revolution is like the Whizzer with the balls cut off... and horsecollars that hurt."
Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:49 AM
After seeing the movie Rollercoaster, about 5 years ago, I couldn't wait for Revolution. Rode it back in 2003 and I thought it sucked then...restraints...trims, etc. Now it sounds like scrap metal. It's always a shame to see classics mutilated!
Saturday, May 20, 2006 12:42 PM
Anyone know if the Rehab on Psyclone actually did anything? Or does the ride still suck?
Saturday, May 20, 2006 2:08 PM
It still really, really sucks.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 3:13 PM
Seeings how Revolution just celebrated its 30th anniversay this month as the worlds first looping coaster, I doubt it will be going anywhere anytime soon. Im sure that when I visit SFMM this fall for the Odyssey Adventures Party, I will take the ONE requisite ride and then leave it alone. If I wanted rickety and trimmed all over the place I can go right across the walkway to Viper and enjoy that quite a bit more.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 7:54 PM
^ Yea, that's about right. More than 2000 miles from Chicago to L.A. and I was done after one ride also.