ValleyFair! can easily be done in one day. Cans of Mountain Dew contain $10 discounts, however I have not seen that on other Pepsi products. I think local Subways also have discount coupons. Local schools are out at the end of this week, so you will luckily miss the school days at the park. If you go during the week, crowds should not be a problem. I would get to the park at 10am and head straight to Renegade for a front row seat. Get in as many rides on Renegade as possible early in the day when crowds are light. Other busy rides will be Wild Thing and Extreme Swing. Hit these early. High Roller and Steel Venom can also get busy, but still <15 minute waits during the week. Excalibur should be a walk-on. The Skyscraper is a fun intense upgrade charge. The waterpark is very small. VF is on the outskirts of the Twin Cities and traffic should not be a problem. Have fun. Any further questions, feel free to ask. *** Edited 6/7/2007 6:38:42 PM UTC by sws***
Ride Excalibur in the last row for some serious ejector air on the twisting bunny hop midway through the ride.
Do the Skyscraper. It looks like you're going to hit Wild Thing and it's the strap variety, so you really feel exposed on it!
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
Bob, Wild Thing Native and I did trip reports from opening day - May 12, and Jeff did a recent one also from when he visited the Twin Cities. You can get a good overview from those.
Second to last row on Excalibur. Same air, more comfortable (off-wheel) ride.
The two seats to the farthest extremes of the RipTide gondola stay dry.
While VF's Waterpark is small, the body slides are actually rather good. Don't skip Raging Rapids if you like slides. There's a queue for the tubes directly to the right of the entrance.
If you don't wanna spend $$$ on food, exit the park, turn to the right, drive past VF and in five minutes, you'll be in Shakopee. On or around Marschall Road (turn left) you'll find the usual fast food suspects, a Perkins, a little Chinese Buffet and a Cub Foods just north of Hwy 169.
Otherwise, just walk around and enjoy it. It's a smaller park, they'll get you on and off the rides quickly and there aren't many 'secrets' to be kept--save for which bumper cars handle best or which Tilt-A-Whirl car is the loosest. And nobody gets that outta me!
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*** Edited 6/7/2007 7:30:03 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***
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