Vertical Velocity opens in Gurnee

Posted Saturday, May 26, 2001 7:23 AM | Contributed by beast7369

Vertical Velocity, or V2 as it's called, opened at Six Flags Great America to rave reviews. One guest of the media event had 40 rides by noon.

Read more about it from The Daily Herald.

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 7:39 AM
I can't wait to ride V2 in July!!!!

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 7:53 AM
Im going in July to and I am gonna ride a lot. It sounds sweet.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:07 AM
they've got 3 weeks for deja vu...
I need that on my track record. :)

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:15 AM
Not the greatest ride there, but one of the best. It has a great ride, and is a great thing that I don't have to drive 6 hours to ride an impulse any more. V2 it in my top 20!

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:26 AM
I can't wait to ride it. One of my friends from school was on it last Friday, she said it was great! Thats all she could describe it as, she didn't know what else to say about it. I can't wait to ride it myself!
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:15 AM
I havn't been on V2, but i have been on Superman Ultimate Escape at Six Flags worlds of adventure. I think its the same thing. It is definately one of my favorite rides. I like how they lock the train for a second when your pointing down. Also, the front seat is way better than the others, but the others are still fun.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:26 AM
I just rode V2 for the first time yesterday, and it was definitely worth the 1.5 hour wait for the front row! This coaster made it into my top 5 coaster list.
TIP:
Wait for the front seat, it's the best seat in the house.

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:11 AM
Is it the same thing as Superman Ultimate Escape at SFWOA?
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:17 AM
Since people rode it 40 times by noon, that must mean alot of peeps was not there. That must have been a sucky media day.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:44 AM
was it just my imagination or did I see the sprial tower wiggle back and forth when the train passed by? yes petie, it is the same thing as S:UE at SFWOA
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 2:00 PM
Yes the towers give a bit. I have been on S:UE at SFWOA (aka SFO, GL, and anything else you want to call it). WHAT A RUSH!!! Finally after a decade, a point to point shuttle returns to my home park (Tidal Wave is doin' fantastic at SFOG for those that are wondering!).

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 3:39 PM
I just got back from SFGAm about 10 minutes ago, and saw this thread.

Folks, it was pouring, but for reasons other than that, I made a beeline after the ride straight to the 'Coasters' gift shop. I'm wearing my white V2 t-shirt as I'm typing this.

Maybe it was just the rain, and in fact, it probably was. Regardless, V2 COULD BE one of my favorite coasters (EASILY in top 5), and that's out of around 100. It's that good.

I have been on S:UE, and I like V2 better. It's faster, the brakes hold for longer, and it seems like the whips are faster.

I got there at 9:40, in time to stand in line for the park opening. The second the thing opened, EVERYONE rushed for V2. I had never seen so many people run. I did not, as I went to Batman to get the first ride of the day in the front seat. I did.

So when I finally got to V2 around 2:45, it was drizzling, and a little cold. Full queue. They closed it for 15 minutes due to a malfunction, and then for about 45 minutes due to rain. In that time, virtually all the line left, and I was left standing on the steps to the station.

After waiting for nearly two hours, I was shivering. I jumped up onto the seat (quite a leap) and held on for dear life. The height this thing reached in the driving rain astounded me, not a seat length from the plunger.

But you really do have to experience it. It's more intense than S:UE and more fun, to boot. Besides that, the queue has better scenery.

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It's coming... *** This post was edited by GenuineCynic on 5/26/2001. ***
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 6:54 PM

Inappropriate language. Dont do it again.

Email me someone thanx lexhustlah@mn.mediaone.net
*** This post was edited by Chitown on 5/26/2001. ***
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 7:00 PM
To answer your questions, V2 IS open, and Deja Vu should be open by then.

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 7:03 PM
Hey guys, I just have a few things to say about this amazing ride. First of all, I got my season pass and I went to Six Flags Great America last Saturday. They said that the ride was open on Friday and then it malfunctioned and was closed for the rest of the day. When I was there they tested it at least ten times with a total of eight people on it, and let me tell you, just seeing that thing go was worth waiting for the ride. It makes the coolest sound when the LIMS are going. So tommarrow when I go again I hope tht it is open.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:22 PM
Hey cynic, you should have stayed at the park. In the last hour of operation everything was a walk on. I got 7 V2 rides and 6 Raging Bull rides in just over that hour. I also had a great time with some fellow enthusiests. Look for the TR tomarrow.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:41 PM
I agree it's amazing how many trips those enthusiasts got. I'm jealous. It's great to see this ride further west and soon those on the west coast will know the joy of an Impulse coaster.
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 5:51 AM
He-l yeah man that ride is the BEST! But I still dont like the scary part of the ride when the swirl tower shakes.It gives me shivers. Same thing on Iron Wolf. The loop shakes after the trains wizzz by ! When does Deja Vu open? Is it memorial Day? I hope so!

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V2 all the way Deja Vu along the way!
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:50 AM
"Déjà Vu, the second ride, is under construction and should be up and running within months, park officials said."

I wouldn't be couinting on it people.. It helps to read the whole article... *** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob on 5/27/2001. ***
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