Déjà Vu 10/7/2001 to 10/28/2007?

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Déjà Vu 10/7/2001 to 10/28/2007?

Post by stockboy300 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:16 am

This ride is in gurnee and I'm starting to see on different sites that it is being taking down. Is this true? I thought they where taking down Splash Waterfalls for the Dark Knight. 6 flags is going to take down a high powered coaster for a kiddy coaster? Wow I'm a season pass holder and not happy about it. I Loved the back car on this ride great free fall!!

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Post by redfishpaw » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:12 am

According to screamscape the answer to your question is YES. It is confirmed that Splashwater Falls, Déjà Vu and Space Shuttle America will not be returning in 2008.

:arrow: http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_fla ... merica.htm

In another thread on this site it was indicated that the dark knight would be located where Theatre Royale currently is.

:arrow: http://www.greatamericaparks.com/forums ... .php?t=590

If still true, then I would assume that Splashwater Falls & Déjà Vu are being removed for a larger ride (possibly spanning over the walkway?) and would be installed at a later time. The Barney Oldfield Speedway track layout can be reworked as needed. (which was already done once before when Splashwater Falls was installed).

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Post by RandyV » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:05 pm

Various sites said Deja Vu and Splashwater were being removed due to high maintenance costs.

I never rode Deja Vu, but from reading other sites, it sounds like it was a total mechanical nightmare to keep running.

Splashwater Falls, I believe, was a Six Flags-designed ride. So I suspect some of the wear-and-tear parts aren't common or readily available after 20 or so years. And fabricating stuff you need is pricey.
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Post by Tidal Wave » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:24 pm

If my memory serves me correctly, I think Splashwater Falls was built by Hopkins but I'm not sure on that. Also, right now the rumor is that Deja Vu will go to Silverwood in Idaho. I hope they stock up on some Advil because that thing is one big headache.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:51 pm

Yes, deja vu will probably go to silverwood. Also, rumor has it that a skycoaster will be built in the next few years
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!

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Post by bigb7965 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:31 pm

but why would they build a skycoaster when they have dare devil dive??

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Post by stockboy300 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:46 am

Not sky coaster a B&M Dive Coaster!

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Post by stockboy300 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:50 am

Going down to gurnee mills to day going to bring the cam with see how far they are taking down dejavu and see how dark knight is coming.

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Post by dpxtreme » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:09 am

^Learn grammar.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:58 pm

My bad, B@M dive coaster. lol. I don't think I've seen one of those b4.
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Post by bigb7965 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:01 pm

"My bad, B&M dive coaster. lol. I don't think I've seen one of those b4."

Sheikra @ Busch Gardens Tampa is a B&M Dive Coaster

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Post by PGA ROCKS » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:35 pm

^As are Griffon at Busch Gardens Europe, and Oblivion at Alton Towers. I would love to ride one of them.
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Post by Papas » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:53 pm

stockboy300 wrote:Going down to gurnee mills to day going to bring the cam with see how far they are taking down dejavu and see how dark knight is coming.
You will not be able to see anything going on with either. The parts that have been removed from DejaVu are smaller mechanical parts around the station/towers, the structure is still standing untouched, and the Dark Knight is just foundation work.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:47 pm

From what I hear, no construction has started as of now with TDK.
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!

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Post by stockboy300 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:26 pm

I wish they would do a web cam like they did with the water park.

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