Valleyfair

Valleyfair
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amusement park
Location
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Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 25, 1976
Owner Cedar Fair
Website http://valleyfair.com/

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.[1] Valleyfair opened to the public on May 25, 1976.[2]

In September 1978, Valleyfair was sold to the owners of Cedar Point.[3] The company subsequently re-branded as Cedar Fair, combining the names of their two parks.

On August 4, 2020 the park announced that it would not operate at all in 2020 due to challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.[4]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (8)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturers Type Opened Status
Corkscrew Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1980 Operating
Cosmic Coaster Zamperla Powered 2011 Operating
Excalibur Arrow Dynamics Hybrid 1989 Operating
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
Wild Thing Morgan Hyper 1996 Operating

Past (2)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
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]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Antique Autos Gould Manufacturing Juvenile Track Ride 2014
Bumper Cars Unknown Dodgems 1976
Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel 1976
Delirious Larson International Super Loop 2018
Ferris Wheel Chance Rides Ferris Wheel 1976
Flying Ace Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Race 1988
Flying Eagles Larson International Flying Scooters 2016
Kite Eating Tree S&S Worldwide Frog Hopper 2000
Linus Launcher Zamperla Kite Flyer 2011
Lucy's Tugboat Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2004
Monster Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1977
North Star Funtime Star Flyer 2017
Northern Lights Zamperla Disk'O 2014
Power Tower S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 2000
RipCord Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1996
Sally's Swing Set Zamperla Happy Swing 2011
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1976
The Wave Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1992
Thunder Canyon Barr Engineering River Rapids 1987
Tilter Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl 1976
Wheel of Fortune Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1976
Xtreme Swing S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2006

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Antique Autos Gould Manufacturing Juvenile Track Ride 1976 2012 Replaced by a new version
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1999 2011 Scrapped
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1976 2016 Scrapped
Go-Karts R.E. Enterprises Go-Karts 1991 2013 Scrapped
Looping Starship Intamin Ranger 1985 2019 Scrapped
RipTide HUSS Top Spin 2005 2017 Scrapped
SkyScraper Gravity Works Booster 2005 2007 Relocated to Cedar Point
The Flume Barr Engineering Log Flume 1979 2008 Scrapped

References[edit | edit source]