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  1. On 11/16/2021 at 9:35 PM, LegendLover said:

    Did we all see the news from the Sally Corporation booth at IAAPA where they present some information about the dark ride they are building for this park?

    In The Loop posted a YouTube video that showcased the presentation. In the video, they also showed a park map with a few (Future) references such as a spinning coaster and a flying coaster. The river rapids ride is also listed as a future addition. Hopefully they stick to the plans and build these rides, it would definitely add to their already impressive lineup. Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beeTsiuciTI

  2. The park officially announced what they're doing next year. Here's the link...

    https://www.valleyfair.com/blog/2021/august/2022-brings-new-excitement-and-improvements-to-valleyfair?ltclid=ed5470ba-2021-4007-83b1-99905bb4a4ae

    Hopefully when they renovate Coasters they will add on to it to increase capacity. That place is always so crowded during meal hours. 

    The new bar is an exciting addition. Whenever I would walk by superior stage, it would always be crowded so maybe they will also change up the area a little bit to help with foot traffic.

    Meanwhile I am very excited to see what the new Halloween celebration is they are talking about. Valleyscare is always a large money magnet for VF so it's exciting to see Cedar Fair recognizing this. Curious if this involves moving around Haunt mazes located behind high roller to other locations in the park in order to make room for coaster supports. Now that VF can build above 300 feet, I would love to see a giga over there. Will it ever happen though, most definitely not unfortunately.

    Overall I'm not too disappointed as I knew Covid would really affect Cedar Fair parks, specifically VF. However, I do wish they were doing more if this was a year reserved only for general improvements. I would've loved to see more renovated bathrooms or new smaller food venues. 

  3. On 8/9/2021 at 6:44 AM, garyman6 said:

    They also just announced that they are looking forward to a bigger and better Grand Carnivale in 2022.  I hope that's not all they do next year but it probably is.  Now is the time to search the grounds for any survey markings.  If they do plan to add a new attraction next year they would need to start building soon.  

    They also posted something saying "Now that the party is over, stay tuned for your regularly scheduled coaster content." Maybe they'll be doing something else on top of GC next year? How much does something like GC actually cost to put on? 

  4. 19 hours ago, Mike240SX said:

    Maybe it'll go to Valleyfair?  After all, if you read that thread recently, they are totally deserving of a new major attraction despite record-setting crowd levels this year.🤣

    If you're speaking in regards to replacing Steel Venom, doubtful. The holding break just started working on it again so I don't imagine it going anywhere. 

  5. 1 hour ago, budtbum said:

    In case anyone hasn't seen it- the height restriction over Valleyfair really is 310 to 320 feet now, depending on what side of the park it is. 

    Reference the Metropolitan Airport Commission  - See pages 22, 26, 61 and 131  (of the PDF file itself, that's pages 26, 30, 65 and 135)

    Flying Cloud Zoning map- Maximum Construction Heights Without Permit Within Zoning Limits

    https://metroairports.org/sites/default/files/ordinances/Final-FCM-Zoning-Ordinance-04-10-19_w-attachments_signed_reduced.pdf

     

    One can dream... even if a giga is only a dream   🤪 

    I was just thinking about this. It definitely brings a little optimism to the table. Anyone know if Valleyfair has filed any permits or trademarks from the city of shakopee? Who am I kidding? I'm getting ahead of myself. But then again national coaster day is around the corner...

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  6. Grand Carnivale actually hasn't been all that bad so far. Whenever I've been there the crowds have been massive. The lines for rides are really backed up and the parking lot has been full even up by ripcord. Now idk how much GC cost to put on and if VF has been making a profit but I do know one thing: We've been proving to Cedarfair that VF can indeed pack crowds. 

  7. 8 hours ago, garyman6 said:

    I haven't yet been to Grand Carnivale but from what I'm hearing from a friend that goes almost daily, it is doing it's job!  Even before GC started the crowds this year have been nuts which is understandable with pent up demand.  He has sent pics showing cue lines for Excalibur nearly out to the sidewalk!  He was able to talk to someone in management and was told that they were expecting crowds of 20K + for GC!  That's insane.  

    Cedarfair has said in the past that it will invest in parks only after it see's the crowds.  So maybe bringing in GC is a test for Valleyfair to see if they can draw the crowds.  Clearly it is.  Plus GC has been really well received by the general public.  This plus Haunt this fall, Valleyfair could possibly bring in record profits.

    Are they doing Haunt/ Valleyscare this fall? I have not heard anything about it yet. With that being said the park was indeed incredibly busy opening weekend of GC and hopefully will draw in Cedar Fair's attention. Especially with competition ramping up with Lost Lsland and Adventureland, I'm actually optimistic for once that we can be getting something. 

  8. On 7/20/2021 at 11:39 AM, coasterbill said:

    They're counting down the years until they get a new coaster.

    Valleyfair really does need a coaster though. They have an rmc Raptor coming to Sioux Falls eventually. It got delayed due to covid but never canceled officially. Then they have lost island theme park coming in with a intamin launch and Venom invert coming. Adventureland just got a sms free spin ride and has had 3 Coasters built in the last 5 years. I'm sure Cedarfair management has noticed this and will give more attention to Valleyfair. 

  9. I noticed that Valleyfair's new coaster is ranking 3rd on USA Today's poll for best new amusement park attraction of 2018, with only Steel Vengeance and Time Traveler ahead of it. Is it really that good, or is everyone just glad that the park finally added something new?

    I'll lose my faith in humanity (at least, the part of it that voted in this poll) if a Super Loop beats Hangtime.

    “It’s not a coaster”

  10. ^

    I don’t see Corkscrew going anywhere until the park adds a new looping coaster, they’ve been maintaining it pretty well over the years. The Wave also probably still has some life left, it’s popular with families and draws a fairly long line on warm/hot days.

     

    As for a Blitz coaster, while it would be wonderful if the park had a Maverick-like coaster, Cedar Fair is not going to drop $20 million+ on a new coaster at Valleyfair, at least not anytime soon.

     

    they could make it an inverting coaster. and they could make a nice new log flume ride where the amphitheater. and yes that is all way too expensive for cedar fair to put at their second smallest park.

     

    I don’t see a flume ride coming back as Minnesota already has a good one at the MoA and correct me if I’m wrong, but I also don’t find them to be all that popular among the general public anymore.

  11. How did Valleyscare go this weekend? It had to of been better than last week, that’s for sure!

    Wasn’t able to make it out there myself this weekend but am looking forward to the next couple weekends!

    On another note, is Cedarfair going to break the 5 or 6 year tradition of getting something new every year for Valleyfair? Cedarfair has been doing such a good job with Valleyfair these past few years with area one, and I was really looking forward to seeing what they had planned for Valleyfair next year, but I’m kind of disappointed with them. Are we the only park missing an announcement for the next year, and if so is Cedarfair just giving up on Valleyfair all of a sudden?

  12. I’m curious how did the knife get through the medal detectors or pass security? After last night I would think they would have more security and police officers at the park the rest of the Valleyfair/Scare?

     

    The security guards seemed to be doing fine when I went through the checks, so I don’t think the problem was through that, but then again all it takes is one person having a security check done wrong to cause something like this. I’m leaning more toward the idea that the knife, or any other sort of weapon, may of been just tossed over the dinos alive fence, and retrieved once they were inside the park. Once the guests were evacuated from the park, all it took to spread the issue were people reaching into their cars and pulling out whatever weapons they had inside their cars. That was one of the things that I heard someone mention in a video I watched on Facebook, is that people were pulling out weapons from their cars and getting involved. I’m very thankful that I parked near Steel Vnom and was able to get out of there before things just got awful. According to what I had heard there were about 100 police officers there and a helicopter with a searchlight. I feel really bad for Valleyfair, they never would of been able to see something like this coming. I just hope nobody sues.

     

    On a more somewhat positive note, is Dark Harvest/Hellside Farm not making a return? I really loved that maze and it was even one of my favorites, even though it was typically understaffed. And is anyone else disappointed by the scare zone that used to be where the blood creed cemetary used to lie? I had gone through there to pick up some Chick-fil-a before the park had evacuated and found it to be pretty lame. It was more of an entertainment attraction to me. That was the only thing I got a chance to do though, as I was heading to Beserkers Unleashed when they announced through the speakers that the park was being evacuated. Overall, with the cherry on top being Hacks Live not returning, Valleyscare is off to a bad start with me. Other opinions?

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