High Roller (Valleyfair)

Roller coaster in the United States
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High Roller
Location Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Coordinates 44°48′02″N 93°27′28″W / 44.800541°N 93.457804°W / 44.800541; -93.457804
Status Operating since 1976
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Rauerhorst Corporation
Designer / calculations International Amusement Devices, Inc.
Type Wooden
Track layout L-Shaped Out and Back
Hourly capacity 1,150
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 70 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2982 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:45
Rolling stock
Manufacturer International Amusement Devices, Inc.
Riders per train 24
Some of the track

High Roller is a wooden roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA. It is the oldest roller coaster at the park, being built in 1976 when the park first opened. There is a common misconception that High Roller is really the Cyclone from nearby Excelsior Amusement Park, which closed a few years before Valleyfair opened. However, this is not the case. While High Roller bears some similarities to Cyclone, it was a brand new ride in 1976, and Cyclone was demolished when the Excelsior park closed.[1]

High Roller was the only roller coaster by the Opus Group (at the time named the Rauenhorst Corporation). They were behind much of the early construction of Valleyfair.


High Roller was repainted for the 2022 season.[2]



Color scheme

White track and supports.


2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

They were built by International Amusement Devices, Inc.



  1. "A Blast From The Past - High Roller At Valleyfair!". NewsPlusNotes.
  2. "Valleyfair Repainting High Roller Wooden Coaster for 2022". Coaster101. April 29, 2022. Retrieved May 1, 2022.

External links

Articles on Valleyfair