Magic Mountain's Deja Vu moving to SFNE
Six Flags Magic Mountain:
That means that Cedar Point is back in a tie with SFMM for the most coasters in one amusement park.
This got lost in the D23 coverage last weekend, so my apologies for not posting it when I got the news. But it appears that Six Flags will be moving the Deja Vu boomerang coaster from Magic Mountain to Six Flags New England next year.
That takes Magic Mountain's coaster count down one, putting it back in a tie with Cedar Point for the "coaster crown" at 17. Don't look now, but with the addition of Leviathan for 2012, Canada's Wonderland will be just one behind, at 16.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From James Rao
Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:36 PM
Rumor has it that Deja Vu will be replacing Shipwreck Falls which is a very nicely decorated Chute-the-Shoots ride (they should have replaced Splashwater Falls instead). Furthermore, it will put this larger Boomerang right next to the park's standard Boomerang coaster. I am not sure why one park would need one Boomerang, let alone two.
I stopped at SFNE just a few months back, and felt it was a pretty decent Six Flags park, much better than SFStL, for sure. However, other than Bizarro (A+) and Batman (B+) the rest of the coasters are c-list or worse. I feel this change adds NOTHING compelling to a park that is on the precipice of becoming a fairly nice destination.
So the question becomes: why Deja Vu? Why not something more A-list? Anyone have the answer?
From N B
Posted August 23, 2011 at 1:54 PM
Deja Vu.... I thought all the Deja Vu coasters (and clones) had been removed by now. Vekoma almost went bankrupt (reportedly) due to the cost of fixing all the problems with these. The one at SFGA never worked in all my visits.
The cost of moving a coaster and reconstructing it at another site has to be enormous. I would think that nothing will go back together perfectly after years of expansion and contraction once it is disassembled.
Deja Vu worked ONCE when I was at SFGA and it is GONE. It has to be the worst and most ill concieved roller coaster made. Why would another park want it is beyond thought.
It was tyically open at Magic Mountain and is pretty thrilling. Totally different feeling than the smaller inverted boomerangs. As an east coaster, I say BRING IT.
From James Rao
Posted August 24, 2011 at 12:57 PM
I guess the idea of Dueling Boomerangs is that you'll walk off one and run into the other and say, "Whoa....I feel like I've ridden this before. Deja vu, man!"
From N B
Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM
I guess the third and forth Deja Vu that were installed had a lot of the kinks worked out.... I think SFGA received the first one. I bet it was a good ride, but I will never know...
From steve lee
Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM
Deja Vu is the best thing Vekoma ever unleashed on the world. It's a shame it's such a pain to keep operational. I only ride boomerangs for new credits, but an operational Deja Vu warrants rerides.
From N B
Posted August 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM
I keep hearing it is a great coaster when it's running.... I have never ridden a true boomerang to this day. The Tidal Wave was a toned down 1970's version and V2 is just two towers with one twisted. I did enjoy them both, however.
I have always liked new and uniquie coasters like launchers or a brand new element like the 90 degree hill and twisted loop on RRR.
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