Steel Venom

Roller coaster in the United States
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Steel Venom
Location Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Status Operating since May 17, 2003
Cost $8,500,000 USD
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Impulse Coaster
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout U-Shuttle
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion LIM launch (multi-pass)
Height 185 feet
Drop 175 feet
Top speed 68 mph
Length 630 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°

Steel Venom is a steel launched inverted shuttle roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA. It was built by Intamin and opened on May 17, 2003.

As of 2019, Steel Venom is the only Intamin Impulse Coaster that still has a functional holding brake.


Steel Venom was announced on September 3, 2002. It represented an investment of $8,500,000 USD.[1]

The ride was set to open on May 10, 2003, but this was delayed. It eventually opened on May 17, 2003.



Riders are launched forwards three times and back twice. On the second launch backwards, riders are briefly stopped by the holding brake.


Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.



External links

Articles on Valleyfair