Valleyfair Family Amusement Park in Minnesota has been operating for over thirty years. Opened in 1976 with twenty rides and attractions, Valleyfair has grown to over seventy-five rides and attractions on ninety acres of land. Valleyfair, Minnesota continues to grow every year by adding new rides and attractions. For example, in 2007 Valleyfair underwent a seven million dollar expansion which included the building of Renegade, a world class wooden roller coaster. With eight thrilling roller coaster rides, family rides, children’s rides, and a waterpark, Valleyfair, Minnesota is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest.
Valleyfair, Minnesota is the place to be this summer. The park is open from ten o’clock A.M. to ten o’clock P.M. for most of the months of June, July and August. Special events being held at Valleyfair, Minnesota this summer include a Fourth of July fireworks display on July 4th, a Coaster Craze special event on July 27, a Salute to Armed Forces day on September 30th, and food drives on various days in August and September. Admission to Valleyfair, Minnesota is $35.95 which includes the rides, shows, and the waterpark. Parking is an additional $9. Reduced rates are available for groups of twenty-five or more.
Valleyfair, Minnesota has something for everyone. Families can enjoy family rides such as the bumper cars and the carousel. Cool off with a ride on the bumper boats for an additional fee. Children can enjoy children’s rides such as the Bumble Bees, Busy Boats or the Foamball Factory. For the thrill seekers in the group consider taking a ride on the Corkscrew, High Roller, or Power Tower. The Corkscrew is a one and a half minute ride that takes the rider through loops and spirals and takes him or her eighty-five feet into the air at the highest point. The High Roller is a classic wooden roller coaster that speeds riders up to fifty miles per hour during the one minute and forty-five second ride. The Power Tower takes riders two hundred fifty feet into the air then suddenly thrusts them downwards. Riders will travel at speeds in excess of fifty miles per hour in less than four seconds and experience weightlessness for up to three seconds. Water rides are the perfect way to keep cool on those hot summer days. Rides to consider at Whitewater Country Waterpark at Valleyfair, Minnesota include The Wave and Thunder Canyon.
Guests at Valleyfair, Minnesota may want to consider staying the night at a nearby hotel. Two day passes can be purchased for the amusement park. After a day at the amusement park consider heading over to the Valleyfair mall. Relax at the food court or start your back to school shopping. The possibilities are endless.
If you and your family are still wondering what to do for family fun this summer, consider Valleyfair Amusement Park in Minnesota. A good time is guaranteed to be had by all.