The last hurrah for deja....?

Saturday, May 3, 2003 8:24 PM

This rumor is starting to seem almost legitimate in light of the fact that none of the GIBs in the US are performing at present. I'm not even sure if any have a train on the track.

In case the link doesn't work, the rumor states that SFGAm's Deja Vu will be removed at the end of the season. All I can say is, this would be devastating -- it's an outstanding ride, in my opinion.

There is also a serious rumor floating around in a forum that DV may not open at all this season because of a recently discovered defect. (Extremely vague, I'll grant you that).

This ride was performing perfectly in 30 degree weather last November. It seemed as if all was finally figured out. What gives? Something major is up with these things, and I don't think it's the seats.

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Saturday, May 3, 2003 8:29 PM
Isn't SFMM's Deja Vu operating?! Im not expecting SFGAm to open there Deja Vu until June. They opened it opening day last year and it ended up valleying the second day of the season. They are probably just waiting for it to get warmer. I think they will open this year for sure.

Edit: I also noticed you mentioned my site in the topic, I have read no such rumors on my site.

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*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 5/4/2003 6:02:22 PM ***

Saturday, May 3, 2003 8:41 PM
I'm so sick of this rumor. It would be the biggest waste of time, money and coaster! It is not going to happen, they will fix whatever is wrong and I'm sure I'll be riding it this year.
Saturday, May 3, 2003 9:12 PM
Sfmm's Deja Vu was closed when I was there a couple of days ago. I don't think it ment that they were going to remove it. There was a train on the track.
Saturday, May 3, 2003 9:31 PM
Yeah, it has been having some mechanical problems with the trains I think... nothing too bad so I hear.


Saturday, May 3, 2003 9:46 PM
It would really make SFAGm look bad. Having to take down another ride in only a year. And then everyone would think we have poor quality rides and things like that. Not good. I dont wannna see another coaster go for a long time.
Saturday, May 3, 2003 10:34 PM
Yeah, it would look bad, but how much longer can they put up with this?

It really makes you scratch your head - why did they put in a ride that is so similar to Vertical Velocity (inverted shuttle with vertical drops) in the same year?

But, as a frequent visitor, I could honestly say that I wouldn't care. Let's just say this DID happen. I'm not saying it will, or even that there is a halfway decent chance, but honestly. Going there and seeing its name off the 'May not be operating today' board is a bigger surprise than seeing it there.

When the ride IS open, the wait is usually unnecessarily long, and not one of the more enjoyable to wait through.

Face it - compared to other rides, at least, in my opinion, the ride is butt-ugly. :) Too many supports, too many platforms, etc. That shouldn't hurt, but it can't help a bit.

Again, this isn't likely. It'll cost money to remove it, and when it IS open, it is a draw, but I look at it this way. I rode it. It was fine. It got rougher as time passed, and I seriously doubt that, barring a nonexistant line, I'll ever feel compulsed to ride it again.

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Saturday, May 3, 2003 10:46 PM
Bring back Sky Whirl!!
Sunday, May 4, 2003 5:45 AM
Yes I highly doubt Deja Vu will be removed. They might make some more modifications but it won't be removed. I have said this a million times and I will say it again the ride would be just fine with a new computer system. Thats all it needs and maybe a redesign of the trains.

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Sunday, May 4, 2003 5:46 AM
If it's relevant, Stunt Fall at Movie World Madrid was also closed as-of last week. No visible work was going on, and it wasn't windy.

It may have re-opened since then.

Sunday, May 4, 2003 6:10 AM
What about Six Flags over Georgia, is their Deja Vu up?

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Sunday, May 4, 2003 6:26 AM
BullGuy's avatar No, SFOG's is down as well.

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Sunday, May 4, 2003 7:26 AM
Somebody explain this to me...

If the problem with Deja Vu is the cold weather, why did it run flawlessly the entire day last November when it was about 30 degrees outside?

I really doubt there's any truth at all to those rumors about the ride being removed at all. But, I guess you never know. Stranger things have happened. I think it's much more likely that they're currently working on issues with the ride to try and make it more reliable for the summer months.

You have to remember, it's not uncommon for parks to open early in the season and not have all the rides operational. Great America has had a busy off season with trying to get Superman ready for opening day. That was obviously their number one priority.

I expect that by the end of the month, if not sooner, both V2 and Deja Vu will be operating just fine.


Sunday, May 4, 2003 10:22 AM
I thought we left the rumors for screamscape?
Sunday, May 4, 2003 10:29 AM
Tear it down. I don't care for the ride and it is an eyesore.

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Sunday, May 4, 2003 10:34 AM

Ok this rumor is squashed. There is NO way that SFGAm would put in this roller coaster for 2 seasons and rather then put some time and money into fixing it they would rather spend even more to remove it. So there is absolutely no truth to this. Also there would be no benifit to it's removal. What could they put in its place to make up for the new void created by the removal?
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Sunday, May 4, 2003 10:58 AM

coasterphil said:
Tear it down. I don't care for the ride and it is an eyesore.

Have you ridden it? Anybody that has ridden it would not make any comment of the sort. ;)

Sunday, May 4, 2003 11:02 AM
It would be a shame if it did come down but it wouldn't be a big surprise. I love the ride, it is no doubt the most intense ride in the park (remember I have yet to ride SUF). But the ride does have pretty serious problems. A valley is an extremely frustrating break down.

And coaster895, how much do you know about the ride and vekoma? I mean I can see where you draw your conclusion of a new computer system correcting the problems, but how much hands on experience/first hand reports have you heard on why the ride malfunctions? Basically, what you hear on these boards is rarely from somebody who really KNOWS for a fact first hand.

And for those of you who say that it would have no benefit to remove it and the park would have wasted all that money on it. I'm not even sure if the parks did spend all that much money on them. If I'm not mistaken, Six Flags is/was in some court case against Vekoma in which they would discontinue the payment for the rides or would get an extreme discount on them. How much do you really know they spent on the rides? Taking it out and putting in another ride may not be such a bad idea for the park, the gp is always furious when it is down.

So what fits there, you ask, that can maybe replace the intensity and draw of Deja Vu? Can you say Mr. Freeze with lap bar restraints and higher capacity than Deja Vu, or how about a carefully planned Intamin Rocket coaster? If it was a choice between those two, I think Six Flags would choose the Mr. Freeze, because they don't seem to have much assosiation with Intamin, but Mr. Freeze would be a much different ride than V2!

Edit: Typo

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*** This post was edited by SFGAMDie HARD 5/4/2003 3:04:25 PM ***

Sunday, May 4, 2003 11:03 AM
I don't care for it either. But that's just my opinion, and coasterphil is entitled to his too.

I ride the other two for a credit it they're running next time in I'm GA and CA.

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Sunday, May 4, 2003 11:06 AM
rollergator's avatar For the ride experience and the reliability, if MY park were looking, a standard Invertigo would be a MUCH better bet...DV may be a *slightly* better ride overall, but not NEARLY enough to justify the hassle...

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