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Valleyfair, Shakopee

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
The largest amusement park in the upper Midwest, Valleyfair offers 48 rides, eight of which are roller coasters, and hosts numerous shows and performances. Hop into a roller coaster car and soar 63 m (207 ft) into the air, reaching speeds of 119 km/h (74 mph). Free-fall in the 18-story Skycoaster while connected to a cord, or swing in a pendulum motion on the second-tallest Xtreme Swing in the world. Check out different family rides, such as carousels, a dinosaur exhibit, and a classic Tilt-a-Whirl, or watch movies and live performances. Plan to visit Valleyfair during your Shakopee vacation using our convenient Shakopee travel itinerary maker.
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  • I have previously reviewed Valleyfair but was required to delete my previous review(TripAdvisor Rules). What follows is a combination of my previous review as well as updates from this year. Our famil...  read more »
  • This was our second time at Valleyscare with the huge crowds but what was disappointing was the way the attractions were handled this year. Instead of letting smaller groups through the attractions, t...  read more »
  • I have been to valleyfair on much multiple occasions. From Minnesota so through school trips, friend trips, and family trips. Always a fun time. Last year we came for the day portion and night portion...  read more »
  • Valleyfair is a very fun amusement park. Has several rides that larger parks do not have such as Xtreme Swing and Renegade. Which are two of the best rides anywhere. Renegade is every bit as exciting of a roller coaster as The Beast, Kings Island, Cincinnati. It's now in my top five of wooden roller coaster experiences.
  • The rides were great and the lines were short. They had a quiet clean place for for to nurse my youngest while the others run into more rides. Really is fun for the whole family. I wish there was more places to cool down, other than going to the water park, it was hot out there! It was also pricey to take the whole family, then purchase food and drinks while you're there.
  • Fun for the whole family - literally. Tons of great roller coasters and thrill rides for adults, a Camp Snoopy with a lot of rides for kids and toddlers (has a fun clubhouse too), and a water park with waterslides and a wave pool - bring your suit to change into. Now, concessions - they are high. Last time I was there the cost of a 6-inch sub at the Subway in the park was larger than any 12-inch you will get outside the park. Your best bet is to pack a cooler for the family, get a re-admission stamp at some point, and eat your meal in the parking lot (or their picnic grounds). Parking cost is in addition to the park tickets.
  • Went to valley fair 08/26/2016 Which took me about an hour to get to from Wisconsin. When i arrived at roughly 1pm I had already paid 15 bucks for parking with my motorcycle which typically gets lower rates since we dont take up a bunch of space just to find out that I will be getting kicked out in 4 hours due to the park being rented out for the night. The problem I have is that you charged me full price ($55.00+$15.00=$70.00) to get in with nothing to compensate me for my night being cut short. I don't think I could suggest anyone I know visiting your park ever knowing they will probably just have to turn around when they get there unless they are potentially willing to pay full price for 1/3- 1/2 a days visit, truly surprising folks I expected better. I'll save my money next time for companies that adjust their rates when they intentionally put people out of a full experience.
  • The park is even better than it was 20 years ago (which is the last time I was there). The new riders are awesome! Even though we had a great time I only gave four stars because we purchased an All Day Dining Pass and were very disappointed. My husband said it was "spend a lot get a little". The passes were $30 per person and while we were privy to food every 90 minutes, it was only certain items off the menu. So at Subway my diabetic husband would have had to pay a $3 up charge for a salad. And the website in one area leads you to believe that drinks are included, but if you read the fine print on the ordering page it says that they are not. Of course we didn't see the fine print until we were at the park. They do have a cup you can purchase for $15 that you can refill as many times as you want, with filling stations in different areas around the park. Which I thought was nice. All in all it was a great time, we will just be wiser and save our money where food is concerned next time.
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