|Location||Shakopee, Minnesota, USA|
|Opened||May 25, 1976|
Valleyfair is an amusement park located in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA.
History[edit | edit source]
The park was developed by a company formed by 12 businessmen. Fred Pierce Jnr, owner of the Excelsior Amusement Park until its closing in 1973, was the vice-president of this company. During construction, the Carousel from Excelsior was rebuilt at Valleyfair, where it remains today. The park was designed to resemble a turn-of-the-century trolley park. Valleyfair opened to the public on May 25, 1976.
Roller coasters[edit | edit source]
Present (8)[edit | edit source]
|High Roller||International Amusement Devices||Wooden||1976||Operating|
|Mad Mouse||Arrow Dynamics||Wild Mouse||1999||Operating|
|Renegade||Great Coasters International||Wooden||2007||Operating|
|Steel Venom||Intamin||Impulse Coaster||2003||Operating|
Past (2)[edit | edit source]
|Rails||Schwarzkopf||Sit-Down||1979||1998||Jolly Roger Amusement Park|
|Mild Thing||Allan Herschell Company||Kiddie||1976||2010||-|
Attractions[edit | edit source]
Operating[edit | edit source]
Closed[edit | edit source]
|Antique Autos||Gould Manufacturing||Juvenile Track Ride||1976||2012||Replaced by a new version|
|SkyScraper||Gravity Works||Booster||2005||2007||Relocated to Cedar Point|
|The Flume||Barr Engineering||Log Flume||1979||2008||Scrapped|
References[edit | edit source]
- "New fun park opens Monday", The Minneapolis Star.
- "Valleyfair advert", Star Tribune.
- "Valleyfair amusement park sold to Ohio company", Star Tribune.
- "A Message from Raul Rehnborg, Vice President & General Manager of Valleyfair". Valleyfair. https://web.archive.org/web/20200806202425/https://www.valleyfair.com/park-update.
|Cedar FairAmusement parks operated by|
|Current||California's Great America • Canada's Wonderland • Carowinds • Cedar Point • Dorney Park • Gilroy Gardens • Kings Dominion • Kings Island • Knott's Berry Farm • Michigan's Adventure • Valleyfair • Worlds of Fun|
|Former||Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom • Knott's Camp Snoopy|