Monday, January 28, 2008

Silverwood's not afraid to experience Deja Vu

One of the big news items that we've heard about during the off-season is how Silverwood Theme Park has purchased the much debated Deja Vu coaster from Six Flags Great America.

This Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang had a mixed track record at the three different Six Flags parks where it ran. Most people essentially saw it as a giant lawn ornament because of it's massive downtime.

Now, the one time I visited a Six Flags park that had a Deja Vu, it was operating perfectly. It was a fun ride too.... and this is coming from a guy who really doesn't care for boomerang coasters.

So I was sort-of surprised that many enthusiasts were not behind the idea of Silverwood buying this massive coaster and adding a major landmark to their skyline.

Obviously, the park knows something we don't know. They must believe that they have the staff and the resources to keep this thing running. So far, it seems like the gamble is paying off because they are receiving some good press coverage. But of course, the article mentions the bitching of CoasterBoys.

It will be interesting to see how it goes. But one thing is for sure... if Silverwood manages to keep the ride running, we're all going to wonder why Six Flags couldn't.

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