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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sat May 19, 2018 7:17 pm

Has anybody noticed the supposed land clearing by Excalibur?

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby MidwestThemeParks » Sat May 19, 2018 7:34 pm

I was at the park Wednesday, May 16 and had a great day. We arrived a little after 11 and were done by 3. Everything was a walk on for most of the day. Delirius was closed every time I saw it, but I did get my first rides on North Star.

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Northern Lights- 2

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun May 20, 2018 5:05 am

Hey guys! I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all of the great tips. We had a great time at the park yesterday! Special thanks to RCjunkie for coming out and hanging with us for a bit too!

I’ll have a full report eventually, but we really liked this place. Wild Thing in the front car is a blast. That was definately the highlight for us. That second hill has floater air that seems to go on for days. :lol:

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 pm

coasterbill wrote:That second hill has floater air that seems to go on for days. :lol:

Yes it does. When you come out this way, definitely make sure to do the same on Mamba, it has the same sort of airtime as Wild Thing.
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sun May 20, 2018 7:59 pm

Vonni wrote:Has anybody noticed the supposed land clearing by Excalibur?


I just saw this on Screamscape and was curious also.
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 am

I rode Excalibur earlier today and I did notice some substantial land clearing/trees knocked down just north of the ride. Not going to say it means imminent removal but it looks like something to keep an eye on.
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby RCjunkie » Mon May 21, 2018 10:47 am

^ Interesting, thanks for the information. Did you see any heavy equipment out there or in the back employee parking lot? I checked the building and work permits for the city of Shakopee and nothing was posted yet. But, I have seen them post permits weeks after the actual work has been started on other projects. I will make an effort to get there Thursday night if it is not raining and check it out. Anyone else see or know of anything?

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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Mon May 21, 2018 11:58 am

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There were no heavy construction machines there that I could see.

On another note, I noticed High Roller received a new braking system that’s making it run better. When I rode it, the first trim brake was on pretty light and I don’t think the second one activated at all. This resulted in some nice airtime in the newly retracked section of the ride. :airtime:
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Mon May 21, 2018 12:34 pm

VF15 wrote:^
There were no heavy construction machines there that I could see.

On another note, I noticed High Roller received a new braking system that’s making it run better. When I rode it, the first trim brake was on pretty light and I don’t think the second one activated at all. This resulted in some nice airtime in the newly retracked section of the ride. :airtime:


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When we were there last summer, they were having issues with the braking system.
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Re: Valleyfair (VF) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Mon May 21, 2018 8:31 pm

Renegade is also getting some track work done. Maintenance was working on it this morning.

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