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Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Sun May 21, 2006 3:41 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Valleyfair!, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!


May 21st, 2006 - Wild Thing accident injures 17 - SEE BELOW!
June 5th, 2006 - Markers start appearing at Valleyfair
August 16th, 2006 - Renegade announced

May 24th, 2007 - TPR rides Renegade during opening weekend

October 8th, 2008 - Waterpark expansion announced

January 5th, 2010 - Bob Williams, founder of Valleyfair, dies at age 77
July 29th, 2010 - Significant park expansion on the way!
August 6th, 2010 - Planet Snoopy announced

February 21st, 2012 - Dave Frazier announced as the park's new General Manager
April 16th, 2012 - List of rides included on Fast Pass
September 9th, 2012 - Park announces $3.5 million expansion

September 26th, 2013 - Route 76 announced for 2014!

June 25th, 2014 - Severe flooding closes 3 rides, but park remains open
September 11th, 2015 - six new slides announced for 2015

September 15th, 2015 - Flying Eagles announced for 2016, also Extreme Sports entertainment show

August 5th, 2016 - Permit filed with the City of Shakopee indicates a new Star Flyer
August 18th, 2016 - Northstar: 230 foot Star Flyer from Funtime is announced

August 16th, 2017 - Delirious (a Larson Looper) announced for 2018


Wild Thing accident

From KARE-11 news. Wild Thing. Back car of train gets uncoupled, jumps the tracks going into the station brakes. 17 injured, 13 taken to St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. Mast camera is showing the back car sitting on the tracks, but with one bottom side sitting on the spine of the tracks. My initial guess is that it threw an upstop, but that's strictly speculation.

Will keep updating as things emerge.

Last edited by larrygator on Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:21 am.

Sun May 21, 2006 3:45 pm

Another Morgan looses a wheel, I don't think I want to ride them :|

Sun May 21, 2006 3:47 pm

OMG!!! That is insane, please keep us updated!

So now we have quite a few little Morgan 'incidents' that are all RIDE related, yet no one gives them as much crap as all of the Intamin 'incidents' where a good amount of them are rider related!

Wow, wonder if this will push back Steel Dragon's reopening even more!

Sun May 21, 2006 3:50 pm


The "Wild Thing" ride at Valleyfair in Shakopee came apart while on the track.

13 people were transported to an area hospital. Most had minor injuries, one person did have a head injury. This is a developing story.

Stay with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and KSTP.COM for the latest.

Sun May 21, 2006 3:51 pm

So the ride finally got some airtime then? :lolr:
What? Too soon?


Sun May 21, 2006 3:54 pm

Steel Dragon still isn't open yet? I guess Wild Thing won't be open for at least a few years then. I'm watching it on the news too.

Sun May 21, 2006 3:55 pm

another wheel chucker????

Sun May 21, 2006 3:57 pm

guitarplayer wrote:Steel Dragon still isn't open yet? I guess Wild Thing won't be open for at least a few years then. I'm watching it on the news too.

Steel Dragon not being open has more to do with the culture than the actual ride. I'm sure it won't take as long for Wild Thing to reopen.

Sun May 21, 2006 4:03 pm

A video at http://wcco.com/

And here are some pictures taken from the same site:
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Sun May 21, 2006 4:03 pm

This is sad news. (As I posted this post, I heard thunder) i hope this ride can get back up and running. Its not a good 10th year celebration year for the Wild Thing.
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