Valleyfair set to announce "significant" expansion

Posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:41 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A substantial expansion is coming to Valleyfair for the start of the 2011 season. Officials for the 34-year-old amusement park in Shakopee will reveal the details on Aug. 6.

Read more from The Star Tribune.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 12:09 AM
sws's avatar

Ouch! :)

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Friday, July 30, 2010 1:19 PM

I think its going to be planet snoopy something like at MOA. So is this years expansion just going to be for kids amd families? Isnt Valleyfair getting close to adding another new rollercoaster? If anyone looks at the timeline its getting close to five years now and usualy every five years they add a new rollercoaster. Renegade was there last big one in 2007. I think they could phase out Mild Thing with the expansion and put a inverted in the center of the park around the corkscrew area. But they also have land down near Renegade build around it. Is Valleyfair going to be the last Cedar Fair park to get an B&M inverted?

Last edited by xRampagex, Saturday, July 31, 2010 5:15 PM
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Friday, July 30, 2010 1:41 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Yes. No. Perhaps. Looks like it.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 2:15 PM
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Looks like it.

Nah, I figure they'll get one before MiA.


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Friday, August 6, 2010 2:50 PM
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$9 million Planet Snoopy expansion. No details on the park's website yet.

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Friday, August 6, 2010 3:01 PM
sws's avatar

It's posted on their website now.

http://www.valleyfair.com/public/news/index.cfm?story_id=95&mode=story¤t_root=12

Looks like it will not be in a new area, but rather they will expand the KidWorks area. 5 Re-themed rides and 14 new rides/attractions. No mention of new family coaster.

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Friday, August 6, 2010 4:15 PM
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Valleyfair just posted updated information on their website:

http://www.valleyfair.com/public/information/planetsnoopy.cfm

The info has changed from what they had previously posted. They are now saying 7 re-themed rides and 6 new attractions at a cost of $9 million. They also have a proposed map of the area.

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