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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby Swishtime101 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:59 pm

This thread has been inactive for awhile, so I figured I’d post a few things as I was at the park today.

Does anybody know of Chick-fil-a will be there the entire summer, and if so then will we be seeing them put up a permanent walk in building if they make enough money? Thoughts on this idea?

On the other hand, I rode Excalibur today, and the only clearing of trees I noticed was near the grain elevator thing. Is this work that Valleyfair did, or is it work that was done by the owners of the grain elevator? I also didn’t see any heavy machinery in the employee parking lot that could be used for removing, or making room in the back, so are they really starting on this? I mean correct me if I’m wrong, but it honestly doesn’t look like they’ve shown any effort in following through with the permit that was approved last year. Especially with the old white slides being painted.

On a more positive note, Delirious is a great ride!!! Anyone who trash talks it just doesn’t have any hope in Valleyfair. People just need to look at what VF has done with area one and see that they will eventually spread what they did with area one to the rest of the park. I believe that this was mentioned earlier, but I think that the next area of the park that will be focused on is the games midway, with so much potential for that area of the park. Removal of the arcade, Panda Express moving over there with a new walk in building, new rides fitting into new spaces (I’m looking at you empty field near Wild Thing where Tilter used to be). Although there is an uneven balance between Route 76, and the rest of the park, this will slowly change as Valleyfair updates the rest of the park while expanding onto the back. I personally am looking forward to what Valleyfair does throughout the next 10-15 years!

Anyone else have any predictions on what they could do to even the balance between Route 76 and the rest of the park? Speaking in regards to lighting packages, pathways, rides, etc. Or even better, what do people hope to see come to the back of the park when Valleyfair begins to expand into the land focused on in the permit? :b

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby RCjunkie » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:46 pm

Swishtime101 wrote:This thread has been inactive for awhile, so I figured I’d post a few things as I was at the park today.


Unfortunately we have nothing to talk about, hence the inactivity. :(

Swishtime101 wrote: anybody know of Chick-fil-a will be there the entire summer, and if so then will we be seeing them put up a permanent walk in building if they make enough money? Thoughts on this idea?


Chick-Fil-a is at VF now? That is news to me. Where is it? Must have missed it on my couple visits this year.

Swishtime101 wrote:I mean correct me if I’m wrong, but it honestly doesn’t look like they’ve shown any effort in following through with the permit that was approved last year. Especially with the old white slides being painted.


They haven't shown any effort at all yet. That is why I ask people to post if they see anything, thanks for the update even though it is nothing. Keep looking on visits. The plan to expand the back of the park by moving a service road and adding a parking lot has been publicly know since early 2015 and you know CF started even earlier on this plan to expand. They now have Federal, State and City approval for the project for a little over a year now so you would imagine we should see activity this year or next. But plans can change at any time.

Swishtime101 wrote: I believe that this was mentioned earlier, but I think that the next area of the park that will be focused on is the games midway, with so much potential for that area of the park.


I agree with you that this area is now ripe for an overhaul. From the old RipTide location all the way to the train boarding station is now the most outdated and boring part of the park. If they could transform this area like Route 76 it would really improve the park. So much area and great location to work with.

Swishtime101 wrote: Even better, what do people hope to see come to the back of the park when Valleyfair begins to expand into the land focused on in the permit? :b


Hopefully more water park area. The waterpark is the smallest in the chain and I think if they add more water attractions with a dedicated entrance the park could easily generate more revenue. And with the removal of Excalibur in the plans hopefully a replacement of that coaster. But don't ask me because I have no idea. The park has surprised me the last five years every year (and in a good way) with Route 76. I did not see any of it coming so I am the wrong person to speculate. But with Northern Lights, bringing the antique cars back, refurbs with great lights on old classics like the Scrambler and Tilt-a-Whirl along with North Star and Delirious and how great it turned out I cannot complain at all.

My two questions are: If and when will this project be started? And how long will it take? It is a BIG project. Still 90 days left in the season sans Valleyscare so hopefully we see some activity this year in the back. As usual, post if you see anything.

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:24 pm

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Swishtime101 wrote: anybody know of Chick-fil-a will be there the entire summer, and if so then will we be seeing them put up a permanent walk in building if they make enough money? Thoughts on this idea?


Chick-Fil-a is at VF now? That is news to me. Where is it? Must have missed it on my couple visits this year.


Chik-Fil-A has taken over the Chicken Shack by Planet Snoopy on select days. Locations outside the park are sponsoring(?) it. So it does not appear to be a permanent Chick-Fil-A location.
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby millertpr » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:54 am

CaptainUnknown wrote:
RCjunkie wrote:
Swishtime101 wrote: anybody know of Chick-fil-a will be there the entire summer, and if so then will we be seeing them put up a permanent walk in building if they make enough money? Thoughts on this idea?


Chick-Fil-a is at VF now? That is news to me. Where is it? Must have missed it on my couple visits this year.


Chik-Fil-A has taken over the Chicken Shack by Planet Snoopy on select days. Locations outside the park are sponsoring(?) it. So it does not appear to be a permanent Chick-Fil-A location.


Temporary this year but the manager said there are plans to bring Chick-fil-a full time to VF next year. I’m not lying or exaggerating.
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 pm

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby Mdcastle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:56 pm

Three things I noticed:

The Snoopy Bouncy house next to the bridge is gone.

At the wave pool they finally just put down a concrete slab over the former London Terror / "VIP seating" / grassy overflow area / sand volleyball court and bought a bunch more lounge chairs so they have something close to enough now.

The new lights over the path at Route 76. The acorn lights weren't bad, but these are better. They need to get rid of the remainder of the generic shoebox lights that replaced the original incandescent faux streetlights in the early 1990s.

I'm assuming they can't because it's an outside company, but I'd really like it if you could get a season pass for fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo rentals. $13 or $15 a pop gets expensive fast when you go once or twice a week.

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby Toaster Bot » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:24 pm

I take back what I said about the games area needing a makeover. I was at the park a few days ago and realized how weirdly themed the area by Renegade is. They have attractions themed to the Wild West, Pirates, vampires, and surfers all right next to each other. It's like the park couldn't come up with one theme so they just did every theme they could think of. I really hope this area of the park just gets one overall theme.
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 pm

A woman wearing a banana costume came to ride Delirious last night while I was working it. I asked her if she found the ride appeeling.

I also have been crosstrained at Valleyfair's own Ste.Ven: Steel Venom at everything but controls. So now I know positions at three of the park's coasters: Mad Mouse, Venom, and Delirious ( :p).
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby Swishtime101 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:06 pm

Toaster Bot wrote:I take back what I said about the games area needing a makeover. I was at the park a few days ago and realized how weirdly themed the area by Renegade is. They have attractions themed to the Wild West, Pirates, vampires, and surfers all right next to each other. It's like the park couldn't come up with one theme so they just did every theme they could think of. I really hope this area of the park just gets one overall theme.


I think they’re doing fine, as I’m guessing Looping Starship will soon be removed for a waterpark expansion eliminating the pirate problem. Renegade is the dominant ride in the area, so of those themes it should remain a Wild West area. The vampire Chateau is only used during the Haunt, when everybody is mainly focused on the mazes and not rides, so I don’t think there is a big deal there. Not to mention that during the summer it just looks like a normal storage building. Compare this to how Zombie High is just sitting there, even more visible then the Chateau. Nobody complains about that being there, so why would people care about the Chateau being where it is during the summer. As for the wheel of fortune ride, well that kinda relates to the Wild West theme, but could be replaced with a better Wild West themed thrill ride. I always thought that the whole Wild West back was cool, and feel that while they expand the new land in the back, they should continue the theme past Renegade. I don’t think that the Soak City “Surfer” theme is all that bad, because they have a gate and entrance separating it from the Wild West section. Not to mention if they move the entrance over to Mad mouse eventually, and use the current space plus Looping Starthip for another slide complex, maybe a mat racer, or sideways funnel, then that would further separate Soak City from the Wild West section of the park.

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby Jminnesota » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:09 pm

Why was Snoopy’s Moon Bounce removed? My six year old enjoyed it. Are they putting something different there eventually?

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