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I found some recent satellite images of Valleyfair and figured I would share some of the additions and changes I noticed:

New corn cart building

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New drink stand in the front of the park

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The dinosaurs and pathing has been removed from the former location of Dinosaurs Alive

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(part of) Looping starship has been moved in front of Berserkers

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The former location of Looping Starship

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Some trees have been removed from behind bumper cars. I doubt this means anything, but figured I might as well include it

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A small new building was added to the backstage area of the park

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It looks that way, good find.  If you go to the site www.christmasincolor.net you can already sign up to buy tickets for Valleyfair. They have 5 other places listed in the United States also.   It starts the day after Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve.  Below is information from their website. 

*** Remember it is 1 Ticket Per Vehicle *** $30.00 per vehicle Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Time slots are sold for 30-minute increments. You can arrive anytime within the purchased 30 minute time period. 

Looks like I may actually make it into the park in 2020. :lol:

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This would be a good trial run for a future "Christmas in Minnesota" Lights, food festival and maybe a couple of shows.  I'm sure Cedar Fair will be watching it closely.  It looks like they have just rented the park out to a third party for this so maybe they will just go that route in the future as well.  Anyway you look at it, it's exciting!

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25 minutes ago, garyman6 said:

Just got this in an e-mail 5 min ago.  Yee Haw, they are planning to open!  Can't wait!!

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Seems like all Cedar Fair parks received a similar email with most opening a little later then usual 

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When you look at those operating hours they are mighty sparse. Not open Mon-Wed and closing at 7 pm Thursdays, 8 pm for Friday's until the last week in July and then only 3 straight weeks of open time and back to the 'normal' schedule for the rest of the year after that.  But it is better than last year, at least they will be open.  

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Those hours certainly make me think about my season pass and add ons purchase. I realize for an amusement park, it’s pretty cheap, but paying the 2019 price to renew for 2020 (now 2021) thinking I would get the same (or better) value as the prior year and only getting around 60% of the value certainly makes me think about my purchase.

 

On the bright side, I’m very happy Valleyfair will finally open! On Facebook, they stated the hours were subject to change if restrictions looses, but I agree with the other posters that it’s probably due to lack of staffing since they do not have any international staff.

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Valleyfair is celebrating their 45th anniversary this year so they are publishing videos and articles on their social outlets looking back over the years. They added this video yesterday to their Twitter feed where they speak with their head of maintenance Tom Suel who has been there since the park opened.   In it he talks about which park Wild Thing was originally supposed to go to, the construction of Wild Thing, Excalibur, Renegade and the old Flume ride. It has lots of old video footage from when the park opened and of all the rides mentioned including the Flume (porn for Coasterbill). They even have footage of the old dolphin shows and mascot Colonel Omp Pa Pa from when I was a kid. That Flume footage makes me want it back.  If you are a fan of VF or like to hear the behind the scenes stories it is worth the view. 

 

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When I see the first post on this page is from October, 2020, it makes me smile knowing Worlds of Fun is not alone.

 

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Nepotism

the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

Within the first 30 seconds of the video! 😆

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^ Yeah, it's so much better now that an algorithm written by a committee of people who won't work at that company 2 years from now gets to decide whether or not the hiring manager even sees your resume.

 

Fun video though! I always like interviews like this one. My favourite part: "We're always expanding...maybe not at the pace people would like." So they know. 😆

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On 7/2/2021 at 12:30 PM, ytterbiumanalyst said:

^ Yeah, it's so much better now that an algorithm written by a committee of people who won't work at that company 2 years from now gets to decide whether or not the hiring manager even sees your resume.

It was a joke, damnit. I agree with your sarcasm sentiment.

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On 7/15/2021 at 8:36 PM, Donomike05 said:

Valleyfair has really upped their teasing this year. 93 coaster emojis…93 foot raptor confirmed😈😈

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Raptor was also built in 1994.👀 It could just be the marketing team messing around but could this be the newest tease for a roller coaster coming next year? 

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