Six Flags Great America releases info on new Super Invertigo and Impulse
Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:31 PM | Contributed by 1nomed
I got my season pass mailer today. It describes the new coasters, for those who don't already know, as an Intamin Impulse and a Vekoma Super Invertigo. The Super Invertigo will be named Deja Vu and painted green with blue supports. The Impulse will be named Vertical Velocity and painted yellow with blue supports. Also, Great America has updated their operating calendar online.
I kinda thought, maybe, for one minute, that because Six Flags came up with new names for the new coasters at SFMM, SFWoA, and SFA, that they might start to make their marketing department work for their pay. With this, that all came crashing down. Some things never change....
ok, what is the point of getting these two coasters at this park??? Let's see. First off there will now be three coasters in which you sit under the track. (dejavu, v2 and batman). Secondly, dejavu and v2 both go vertical and both go forwards and backwards and both are almost the same height. How stupid! Maybe six flags should share the wealth with some of their other parks. (sfkk, sfeg, sfdl, sfne) Oh well, i bet next year will be huge for sfdl and possibly sfne at least. Oh and also i see a trend. Boomerang/dejavu trend- the parks that haul in more money get dejavu and the parks that haul in less get a standard boomerang or invertigo. SLC/Batman the ride trend- the parks that haul in more money get batman and the parks that haul in less get the slc. X/Flying dutchman trend- I can almost garuntee that the parks that haul in more money (maybe excluding sfwoa) will get x and the parks that haul in less will get the flying dutchman. Pretictable, and likely for sf.
I live in Wisconsin (near Milwaukee) so should I expect the mailer soon??? I had a season pass for the past like 10 years, and I can't wait for this one. Does it show the template for the season pass this year?? Last year it showed the Blue pass template. I wonder what they'll look like this year.
Personally, I fail to see the logic of the two new coasters. Déjà Vu is going to be incredibly low capacity, so is V². The park already has an inverted coaster, so why install two more? Why not a sit-down super boomerang? Whatever their logic, it's still two new coasters, and any new coasters are great (well, excluding Vekoma SLCs).
I still haven't recieved anything in the mail, but my mail system is horrable so I'll be patient for the next few weeks.
amusement park fanatic- The reason SFGAm choose these new coasters is because SFGAm doesn't have any type of shuttle coasters. Well, not at present time. For the park, I think it is great. SFGAm has a variety of different types of coasters. And I like that very much. So what I'm trying to say is that a LIM and SuperInvertigo will not hurt the park, it is helping it very much. I'm as happy as can be. ------------- "4 Seats are better than 2"
I'm glad to see these coasters. I am going to be there on the opening day hoping they will be done. They look like sweet rides. I would of liked more original names though. Oh well, coasters are coasters. I can't complain.
I say clone the coaster, clone the name - Different coaster, different names. It would be much better having Superman: Ultimate Escape(s) at three parks than having Supermans at every park that are radically different from one another. That just gets confusing.
I understand that shuttle coasters are cheaper, and I've not ridden an Impulse or a Deja Vu (obviously), but I'm starting to think of these things more in the line of flat rides than coasters. Don't get me wrong - this is not an invitation for an "Is it a coaster" debate. I like lift hills, I like complete circuits, and I like rides with high capacity.
Some of you need to spend some time AWAY from the internet. Let's see how much you care about names or clones at that point. We go through this every winter, when there is no coasters to ride, it's amazing what people care about. I don't hear any of this during the season.
CoasterFiend wrote: Déjà Vu is going to be incredibly low capacity, so is V².
Okay, what do you consider incredibly low capacity? With V2 having 28 people per train and a ride cycle of about 55seconds, add another minute for load/unload...let's say 2 minute cycles for V2. 30 trains per hour. 28 people per train. About 840pph for V2. That's not THAT bad.
Let's try DV. 32 people per train. I'm totally taking a stab in the dark and saying 2.5 min cycles for DV (it all depends on how fast the lift mechanisms are). 24 cycles per hour, 32 per train; 768pph. Again, while nowhere near excellent, it's not atrocious. If the lifts are faster, it'll be even more pph (I'd say up to about 850). While not as good as a 3-train B&M, the addition of these two coasters ups the parks coaster capacity by at least 1,500pph. I'll take it!
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