Sun May 21, 2006 3:41 pm
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 ValleyfairAugust 16th, 2006 - Renegade announced2007May 24th, 2007 - TPR rides Renegade during opening weekend2008October 8th, 2008 - Waterpark expansion announced2010January 5th, 2010 - Bob Williams, founder of Valleyfair, dies at age 77July 29th, 2010 - Significant park expansion on the way!August 6th, 2010 - Planet Snoopy announced2012February 21st, 2012 - Dave Frazier announced as the park's new General ManagerApril 16th, 2012 - List of rides included on Fast PassSeptember 9th, 2012 - Park announces $3.5 million expansion2013September 26th, 2013 - Route 76 announced for 2014!2014June 25th, 2014 - Severe flooding closes 3 rides, but park remains openSeptember 11th, 2015 - six new slides announced for 20152015September 15th, 2015 - Flying Eagles announced for 2016, also Extreme Sports entertainment show2016August 5th, 2016 - Permit filed with the City of Shakopee indicates a new Star FlyerAugust 18th, 2016 - Northstar: 230 foot Star Flyer from Funtime is announced2017August 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.
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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 3:51 pm
So the ride finally got some airtime then?
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
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.