Mild Thing

Roller coaster in the United States
Mild Thing
Location Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1976 to 2010
Excelsior Amusement Park
Name Scrambler
Location Excelsior, Minnesota, USA
Operated unknown to September 1973
Manufacturer Allan Herschell Company
Product Little Dipper (small)
Type Steel - Kiddie
Riders per train 12
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Mild Thing was a steel kiddie roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA.


Mild Thing first opened at Valleyfair in 1976. It was relocated from Excelsior Amusement Park. It originally operated as the Mine Train but this name was changed some time later to Kiddie Coaster. With the opening of the park's new hyper roller coaster, Wild Thing in 1996, the name was changed to Mild Thing, as play on words.

The ride closed in 2010. The following year a new Snoopy-themed kiddie coaster, Cosmic Coaster, opened in a spot adjacent to where Mild Thing stood previously.


The Mild Thing is an example of the common Little Dipper model manufactured by the Allan Herschell Company, which follows a standard layout with a single chain lift hill and several bunny hills making the oval layout.


Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.


External links

Articles on Valleyfair