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Valleyfair, Shakopee

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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. To visit Valleyfair and other attractions in Shakopee, use our Shakopee holiday builder tool .
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  • We really enjoy this park. There are so many fun rides, prices for food are high but it's no different here thank other parks. We bring food in a cooler and eat in the parking lot in our car and they ...  more »
  • Valleyfair is a fun, family-friendly medium-large amusement park. The grounds are well-kept, clean, and pretty. The rides are nice, but loading/unloading can be pretty slow. Go on a weekday when crowd...  more »
  • I really highly suggest everyone go. This was amazing event that the team puts on. They go above and behind. Just don't eat the Bloodsuckers buffet its gross  more »
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  • Valleyfair is always a fantastic place to visit. I prefer to visit midweek as the weekend seems to get a bit busy at times. Their group sales team is easy to work with and extremely accommodating. I love that they have added meal and beverage plans, which makes budgeting for trips to the park easier. They have a fast pass program as well, which can save time for those people who do not want to wait in long lines. The variety of food vendors is great, and quality of food is high. The park is always clean and has a safe feel to it.
  • Excellent Park! Some really great coasters, lines aren't super long, staff was friendly and did not take short cuts with safety. Fairly good variety of rides, but not the most extensive park in the world. Fun and varied entertainment apart from amusement rides and fair games, such as show dogs, that happen at multiple times throughout each day. Great park maps with numerous places to pick one up. Food in the park is proceed as expected with a park like this—not cheap, but not outrageous. There are plenty of options when it comes to food, so everyone should be able to find something they will enjoy. There are season passes available that are a fairly good bargain if you plan to come three or more times a season. This park is operated by a larger corporation (Ceder Fair) that operates many other parks, including the roller coaster lover's park: Ceder Point. Why I've included this is because they offer a season pass that grants unlimited admission into all the parks they operate. It's actually a good deal if you want to go to a few parks in a summer, especially if you want to go a few days to each park to get the full experience of each.
  • I tried to enter the park today dressed as Joker and was told after having gone through security that I would have to take off the face paint to get in. (1) What do you guys do on Halloween? Do you really not let anyone in the park with a mask or makeup? (2) I could have just as easily shown up wearing the clothes then had the face painter there do my makeup for me and boom, Joker at Valley Fair. (3) Do you realize the free advertising and sales you just passed up? People may have actually bought their roller coaster pictures for the first time in years to get a shot with me. With how much attention I get dressed like this there would have likely been over a thousand people posting about how they saw Joker at Valley Fair and are glad they decided to go there instead of the state fair. (4) Had I caused any mischief in my "concealed identity" I think I would have been pretty easy to pick out of the crowd. (5) Why do you discriminate against super villains? We like to have fun too. Also, the prices have gotten out of control, the re-entry policy is ridiculous and obviously designed to make it more difficult to show up with provisions there by forcing customers to purchase more food and lockers, and the food selection needs a serious overhaul. When carnivals are doing a better job of catering to specialty diets than your static fortress that means it's time to step up your game.
  • This place while fun is a money pit. 17 bucks to park on top of the outrageous fee to get in? To rent a locker...15 and 20 bucks! Ouch. Waited for french fries for 20 plus minutes even though we were third in line. I think there were only three people manning the booth. By the time we got our food there were 20 people waiting. Rides were fun lines not too long. Again overall fun but just way too expensive.
  • Had a great day here. Purchased the fast pass with food. The food pass doesn’t cover all everything on the menu at all the restaurants. We had to pay cash for a shake when it was hot out :/ love the wild thing. Great trip for families or couples. I recommend you buy the fast pass online it’s much cheaper.
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