Shakopee, Minnesota (Abbreviation: VF)
Cedar Fair L.P.
Park News - (8/9/12) A quick look at Valleyfair’s list of seasonal jobs will reveal the park’s list of haunts this year including: Blood Creek Cemetery, Carnage at Crimson Isle, CarnEvil, Chateau Du Damne, Hellside Farm, Mangler’s Asylum, Mr. Cleaver’s Bloodshed and Black Out. In other Valleyfair news, we’ve heard reports that some kind of incident may have taken place in the park on Monday, possibly involving the train and causing some guest injuries. A picture of the event has been posted to Facebook here, along with another shot of paramedics in the park. Anyone know more about what happened?
2013 - Dinosaurs Alive - (2/19/13) A winter construction update from Valleyfair has been posted to MidWestInfoGuide this week as new structures are going up around the former Challenge Park site.
(9/10/12) Valleyfair has confirmed the $3.5 million addition of Dinosaurs Alive to the park for the 2013 season. The nearly 5 acre attraction will be located near the front gate where the park’s catering area currently is. The catering area will be relocated to the current site of the park’s Adventure Golf course, which will have all new facilities, picnic pavilions and more.
(8/30/12) The latest buzz around the ‘Net is that the Antique Autos car ride ner the front of the park has been closed for good. New markers and construction fences are said to be going up around the area. Previous rumors suggested that the cars were under consideration as the site for an upcharge Dinosaurs Alive attraction in 2013.
Other rumors suggested that go-karts and mini-golf course may also be removed for a future expansion, along with the amphitheater as the park seems to be reconfiguring itself for future expansion projects.
(7/3/12) The latest rumor from Valleyfair points a finger at the possibility of adding Dinosaurs Alive to the park for the 2013 season. The exact site isn’t known, though there are whispers of removing the park’s mini golf course, the Antique Cars or even the park’s Amphitheater.
There is also talk that the park may add a few new lighting packages to some rides by next year. The Ferris Wheel is most likely and Power Tower is also said to be a good possibility.