Amusement park in the United States

Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 25, 1976
Owner Cedar Fair

Valleyfair is an amusement park located in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA.


Aerial view of the park
Entrance to Valleyfair

Valleyfair was developed by a company formed by 12 businessmen. Fred Pierce Jnr, owner of the Excelsior Amusement Park until its closure in 1973, was the vice-president of this company. During the park's 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 in 1983, 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

Present (8)

Name Manufacturers Type Opened Status
Corkscrew Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down May 23, 1980 Operating
Cosmic Coaster Zamperla Powered May 14, 2011 Operating
Excalibur Arrow Dynamics Hybrid May 6, 1989 Operating
High Roller International Amusement Devices Wooden May 25, 1976 Operating
Mad Mouse Arrow Dynamics Wild Mouse May 8, 1999 Operating
Renegade Great Coasters International Wooden May 12, 2007 Operating
Steel Venom Intamin Impulse Coaster May 17, 2003 Operating
Wild Thing Morgan Hyper May 11, 1996 Operating

Past (2)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Rails Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1979 1998 Relocated to Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Mild Thing Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1976 2010 Scrapped



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Antique Autos Gould Manufacturing Track Ride 2014
Bumper Cars Unknown Dodgems 1976
Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel 1976
Charlie Brown's Wind-Up Chance Rides Waveswinger 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
Linus' Beetle Bugs Modern Products Roundabout 1976
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
Peanuts 500 Zamperla Junior Whip 2011
Peanuts Road Rally Zamperla Track Ride 2000
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
Snoopy vs Red Baron Chance Rides Junior Jets 1988
Snoopy's Deep Sea Divers Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 2011
Snoopy's Rocket Express Zamperla Monorail 2011
SuperCat Barbieri Superbob/Musik Express 1976
Thunder Canyon Barr Engineering River Rapids 1987
Tilter Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1976
Wave Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1992
Wheel of Fortune Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1976
Woodstock Whirlybirds Zamperla Junior Teacups 2011
Xtreme Swing S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2006


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Antique Autos Gould Manufacturing Track Ride 1976 2012 Replaced by a new version
Bayern Kurve Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurve 1985 1997 Unknown
Bumper Boats Unknown Bumper Boats 1993 2009 Relocated to Michigan's Adventure
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1997 2011 Scrapped
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1979 2016 Scrapped
Flume Barr Engineering Log Flume 1979 2008 Scrapped
Go-Karts R.E. Enterprises Go-Karts 1991 2013 Scrapped
Looping Starship Intamin Ranger 1985 2019 Scrapped
Northern Lights Chance Rides Falling Star 1986 2005 Unknown
RipTide HUSS Top Spin 2005 2017 Scrapped
SkyScraper Gravity Works Booster 2005 2007 Relocated to Cedar Point


  1. "New fun park opens Monday". The Minneapolis Star.
  2. "Valleyfair advert". Star Tribune.
  3. "Valleyfair amusement park sold to Ohio company". Star Tribune.
  4. "A Message from Raul Rehnborg, Vice President & General Manager of Valleyfair". Valleyfair. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)

External links

Amusement parks operated by Cedar Fair