Silverwood to buy SFGAm's DejaVu

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:32 PM
A friend just sent me a link stating that Silverwood will install DejaVu by this July.

http://www.spokesmanreview.com/breaking/story.asp?ID=13295

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:37 PM
Oh... Still sad - yet exciting for SFGAm...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 6:21 PM
You know, Silverwood doesn't really need high capacity, and this is a huge ride for a park like that. People up there were getting freaked out by Corkscrew, so I think this will be very popular. Having said that, I hope they have better luck with uptime than SFGAm did.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 6:29 PM
Wow. I really think this is a bad move by the park. I've never been, but unless they're getting a really steep discount, the low capacity, expensive maintenance and high downtime will probably turn more customers away than attract them. And think about what they'll have to build next time to impress their customer base.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:03 PM
There is a naming contest on Silverwood's website. Click here
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:18 PM
How about the green monument? LOL!!!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:29 PM
Paper Weight: The Ride
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:34 PM
"Chance the ride" - since there is always a chance you'll never ride
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:46 PM
Maybe Vekoma assured them that they can fix the problems with the ride, and it'll run flawlessly!
:)
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 8:32 PM
My guess is SF pretty much gave the coaster away. Probably near the same amount they would have made from scrap metal.

When they listed the DV's for sale, the price was "make an offer". On a ride that is only 6 years old, you know they just wanted to unload these.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 8:51 PM
i feel good for this little park. you can tell they are so proud of their new purchase. give them a chance, they are going to give it the TLC it needs...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:08 PM
In honor of IB's new ride, I dub thee:

"Maintenance Hawg" :)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:51 PM
Wow. As long as they can keep it running well, this will be a great ride for the park, but I agree it will make it more difficult to impress with future attractions since they probably won't be able to afford anything on this scale anytime soon unless they get another used ride for cheap. Hmm, maybe Hypersonic XLC will be their next coaster. ;)
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:15 PM
It sure will tower over everything else in the area, though. :)
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Thursday, January 24, 2008 12:35 AM
Maybe they will do the lame name game and go with Broken Coaster.
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Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:10 AM
This is actually quite an informative and well covered article.
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Thursday, January 24, 2008 7:23 AM
I actually believe this coaster will be reborn and will fit in nicely at Silverwood. Look for it to run efficiently and proficiently, while running intensely and forcefully. This ride will be great at Silverwood. *** Edited 1/24/2008 12:24:19 PM UTC by manofthechurch***
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Thursday, January 24, 2008 9:42 AM
I think 'DejaVu' will be more more fitting than ever...

So if I go visit Rob, do I get another credit? :)

-CO

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Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:06 AM
^Only if you've gotten the Rob credit before... ;)
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Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:11 AM

GoliathKills said:
You know, Silverwood doesn't really need high capacity, and this is a huge ride for a park like that. People up there were getting freaked out by Corkscrew, so I think this will be very popular. Having said that, I hope they have better luck with uptime than SFGAm did.

I can relate due to people freaking out about Corkscrew at MIA. I wonder how their SLC will be received.

Back on topic. This thing will scare the crap out of the locals. And then jade the few that will be willing to ride it. I'm also waiting to hear about noise complaints from the "neighbors".

Looking at the Google Earth will they put this ride in that empty spot at the SW corner or up by the water park? I hope it doesn't get hit by a plane.

Suggested name...Potato Masher.

*** Edited 1/24/2008 3:14:29 PM UTC by WildThingNative***

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