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Roller Coaster Photos
High Roller
Mad Mouse
Mild Thing
Steel Venom
Wild Thing

Other Ride Photos
Antique Autos
Bumper Cars
Charlie Brown's Wind-Up
Dinosaurs Alive
Ferris Wheel
Flying Eagles
Log Flume
Linus Launcher
Looping Starship
Lucy's Tugboat
Minnesota River Valler Railroad
Northern Lights
Power Tower
Thunder Canyon
The Wave
Wheel of Fortune
Woodstock Whirlybirds
Xtreme Swing
Delirious (new for 2018, need photos)

TPR Trip Reports
Theme Park Review's 2010 Mid-America Trip
Renegade Opening Weekend 2007 with POV Video
Summer 2003 Photos

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
August, 2010 by Divv3k
May 28, 2008 by RenegadeFan
May 12th, 2007 by Thrillrider15

Although it's tempting to hit VF's signature rides (Renegade and Wild Thing) right off, it might be best to get the lower-capacity coasters, Steel Venom (Intamin impulse) and Mad Mouse (a rare Arrow mouse), done first before the lines become too long. Then you can get some rides on Wild Thing, Renegade (get a ride after dark, as well), and Excalibur (an unusual "mine train" on steroids). High Roller is an OK old woodie, and Corkscrew is an old Arrow coaster that is still decent.

The flat ride that stands out the most is probably Power Tower, an S&S "shot-and-drop" ride. There's a pretty fair range of older and newer flats, too, including a Tilt-a-Whirl, Chaos, Chair Swings, Looping Starship, and Top Spin.

The park is down to two water rides, Thunder River rapids ride is OK, and The Wave splash boat is standard issue.
VF does offers some interesting local snack items: fried cheese curds (a staple of Minnesota and Wisconsin) and Bratwurst. Other than that, you'll find the usual assortment of park food, including mexican, pizza, burgers and hot dogs, ice cream, and funnel cakes.

There is a Cedar Fair "Coasters" Restaurant offering burgers and shakes. Chains Panda Express and Chickie and Pete's offer Chinese and cheesesteaks respectively.

The Teste of Valleyfair food truck offers a rotating menu of items
Operating Season
The park starts its season in mid-May and is open daily June-August (weekend operations after Labor Day and through October) and usually opens at 9:00 or 10:00 am. Check the park website for details: http://www.valleyfair.com/public/information/calendar/index.cfm.
Established Seasonal Events
Haunt is VF's big event in October.
Access & Location
VF is 25 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul in Shakopee, MN. It's located on County Road 101, which can be accessed via I-35 or I-494 (http://www.valleyfair.com/public/tripplanning/directions.cfm).
Nearby Lodging
Shakopee offers plenty of hotels near the park, such as Best Western, Hampton Inn, Travelodge, and Super 8 (http://www.valleyfair.com/public/tripplanning/accommodations.cfm).
Virtual Queue Options
Valleyfair! offers one level of "Fast Lane" (skip the line) service.
Valleyfair musical offerings include a few music shows.
Valleyfair! 2006 by Thrillrider15
Valleyfair! by Mr. Morgan
Pauls 2006 Park Video by the rock401
Roller Coasters In The Raw - Renegade POV

Shane's Amusement Attic - 1979 Park Brochure
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1980 Park Brochure

Park Maps
2010 Park Map
2008 Park Map
2005 Park Map

Valleyfair Discussion Thread