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Valleyfair Amusement Park

1 Valleyfair Dr
Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 445-6500
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Valleyfair Amusement Park - Shakopee, MN
Valleyfair Amusement Park - Shakopee, MN
Valleyfair Amusement Park - Shakopee, MN
Valleyfair Amusement Park - Shakopee, MN
Valleyfair Amusement Park - Shakopee, MN


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I've been coming here literally since birth. My parents went here as kids and I know the place better than my own house.


Not only is it over $31/person but you pay for parking too! Clean facilities, long lines, Imax is only good for the AC both shows were worth missing. One working ATM in whole park...

Fun Place for the Whole Family! 8/6/2011

I've been coming here literally since birth. My parents went here as kids and I know the place better than my own house. more

Security guard embarrassed me in front of my kids. 8/1/2010

Here's what happened. Sitting on a bench at Valleyfair today with wife and kids, relaxing on a hot day drinking water. Some punk security guard, out of the blue, approaches me says "" Sir, I'll need to smell what's in your bottle."" I told him ""NO, I don't want a stranger's nose in my water bottle."" He told me unless I let him smell my water, I'd have to dump it out--otherwise they would carry me out of the park and he called for back-up on his little walkie-talkie. Now, the last thing I wanted was to get hauled off by the cops, right in front of my children for something so absurd. So I let the little wierdo rent-a-cop smell my water. And he left. Sad thing, this scene that Valleyfair caused was on my son's birthday. That's why we were family was there. We lft right after, never to return. Unless you want to be humiliated for no reason in front of your kids, STAY AWAY FROM VALLEYFAIR! Pros: close to cities Cons: capricious security guards--ruins the whole day more

Great fun for the kids, but... 7/5/2010

The kids love the rides, big plus. Pros: kids have fun Cons: Expensive, Hard to understand employees, heavy people beware more

Want discount tickets? 8/17/2009

The park has wonderful rides, and the water and kiddie park is fun. They usually add a new fun ride each year. However, the park is too expensive PERIOD. I remember way back then when it was affordable. Pros: Rides, waterpark Cons: parking, admission AND food pricings! more

Overall Good time 7/28/2008

I agree with most people here - prices are expensive but it is overall a really good time. I can maybe make it there once a year - due to prices, but I know a lot of places sell discounted tickets like right now Cub foods sells $7 dollar off tickets. Pros: great rides, good time in the sun, people are friendly Cons: pricey for the size of the park, crowded on weekends/holidays, parking costs a lot (suggest riding in a group van) more

Valley Fair Rocks!!! 8/4/2007

Valley Fair is a great value. Pros: Great rides, relatively clean Cons: no ""YOU ARE HERE"" stickers on park maps more

Avoid it all together! 6/20/2007

This park is expensive to get into and the service is awful, which anyone can understand. Any place ran by 16yr olds who just need a summer job can relate. Pros: outside Cons: young staff, no refunds, and very expensive once in and to get in more

Rides are awesome-great value -- but food and other services are EXPENSIVE 6/11/2007

ValleyFair is incredible in providing fantastic rides-- with new ones all the time. The roller coasters provide a lot of variety and compare very well to other parks across the country. The water rides get you wet (as expected) and there are a lot of rides for the little kids too.. I brought family with adults, teens and grandkids. something for everyone. Pros: The rides - especially variety of roller coasters and water rides Cons: food value, extra charges, lines more

Great fun for whole family. 6/8/2007

Valleyfair is a great place for whole family to go and hang out, not exactly cheap though. The prices go up about every year, but easy to find discounts on tickets. i have been going to Valleyfair every year since i was about 6, and it never gets old. About every 1-2 years they install a new ride, so every year theres always something new to do. And since the waterpark is free, there is a place to go and cool down if you get too hot. And if you forget your swimsuit and you need a towel or your shoes break or you forgot your sunglasses there are little shops where you can buy stuff like that. The food is exspensive, but you can bring food to grill or a premade picnic and you can go and eat it in the Picnic Cove or whatever its called. And there are fun rides, for big and little thrill seekers. There is even a Kids ride area for the little ones who aren't quite tall enough yet. Ther are games galore and many other things to do. Valleyfair is a great family place. Pros: Many fun rides, a waterpark, little shops where you can buy the little things you forget, and picnic area if you dont want to buy the food they have there, kiddie area. Cons: Exspensive to get in(but ther are always many discounts on the tickets), food costs quite a bit,you have to pay for parking, long lines. more

fun, yummy food, waterpark included 7/14/2006

I love ValleyFair! Not only have a visited the park since I was a kid, but I also worked there one summer! The price to get in is NOT bad. There are so many coupons available from eateries such as Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. They also USED to run a promo where you brought in a Pepsi product can and you received $10 off! They also do a food drive in the fall and if you bring in a non-perishable food item, you receive a dollar amount off! There have been 3 new rides added in the past 4 years (since 2002). You USED to be able to come and go from the park, so if you want to pack a lunch and eat at the picnic cove its much cheaper. they don't allow outside food or drink in, which is understandable. i recommend the tacos. they have a great taco stand near the high roller rollercoaster (the white coaster). they also have yummy chicken on the patio. the waterpark is super fun and included in the price. Yes, you pay for parking but you also pay for parking at baseball/football/basketball i say quit complaining. :) I recently went to Busch Gardens and it cost $8 to park and over $50 to enter. Valleyfair is cheap and very fun!!!! Pros: parking, friendly staff, safe Cons: weekends tend to be busiest more

Valleyfair is fun and CHEAP!! 8/23/2005

Why are the reviews are knocking Valleyfair because price? It's probably the cheapest park of its size anywhere. I just returned from Orlando. Admission at Adventure Island and Busch Gardens is $50-$60. Food at Valleyfair is expensive, but so are other parks. I'm 22, from MN, and go to Valleyfair every year. I will take my future children there because of great rides for kids and adults. Valleyfair boasts a 200 ft coaster and the 275 ft power tower. There are other coasters including the intense Steel Venom, water rides, and small rides as well. An awesome waterpark is included in admission that rivals the best. Lines usually are NOT that long at Valleyfair compared to other famous parks. No matter what your age or who you're with, you're gauranteed excellent times at an AFFORDABLE price. Families of four get a discount at the gate. Pros: Cheap price, great rides, fun for all ages Cons: only open during summ, no more cons, just go more

valleyfair 8/15/2005

it was a nice place to be. it was fun. Pros: good staff, lots of room Cons: money, parking more

Valleyfair! 7/31/2005

Many rollercoasters (Wild Thing, Steel Venom), many fun rides (Power Tower, Thunder Canyon). Great shows! An Imax, which has sometimes good or sometimes not good flicks playing, but AC is nice. It can seem expensive, but use coupons, it makes it ideal. Or go after 5pm, it drops to 17 bucks. There's a review that said maybe fun for the person's 15 year old kids but not for 20 year olds. My sister (21), her Boyfriend (20), our Best friend Megan (22), Me (18) and my friend Chis (18) have a blast there everytime. Bring a picnic lunch to eat. If you have kids, they'll have enough to do. It really is a fun place for the whole family. It may seem a little overpriced, but what isn't these days? Deal with it. Grab some coupons and go. The lines are very short for over 1 million people a year. Pros: Great Rides, Great Shows, Family Fun Cons: A Bit Expensive, Parking Costs Money more

Fun place to take the kids 7/12/2005

This park, while not on a par with the Magic Kingdom (of course) is still great fun. My kids loved it, and the ""high"" price is misleading. I stopped into my local AAA office (no need to be a member) and got coupons for $10 off each admission, which makes it a resonable $21.95. Hardly anyone pays pays full-price, as coupons are everywhere. The coasters are great, and the water park (included) is a big plus on hot days. Pros: Easy parking, Short lines, Great rides Cons: Expensive food, Parking is not free more

Valleyfair 5/12/2005

Overall pretty fun. It's expensive, but coupons offering big savings are very easy to find (once we were given them at the gate). Food/drink is very expensive as well so bring your own snacks. The rides themselves are fun, though lines can be very long (waits of 20-30 minutes for rides that last about a 90 seconds). But if you know where to look, wait time can be reduced dramatically. Pros: Good rides, Coupons, Nice atmosphere Cons: Expensive, Long lines more

Don't Miss It! 10/19/2003

I have been going to Valleyfair at least twice a year for the last 5 years. Although the price is high, it is worth it. Steel Venom is the best ride, but watch out the last time you go up (especially the guys). I would recomend buying your tickets ahead of time, and arriving early. Also, bring a lunce in a cooler and eat in the Picnic Cove. It's a lot less expensive. If you are a thril seeker, go on the Rip-Cord. Get two of your friends to join you because it's more fun. An d buy the video. It'll be funny to look back and see how scared you were. Pros: awesome rides, AC in the Imax, free water park Cons: pay for parking, long lines, expensive food more

Overpriced 9/15/2003

Not only is it over $31/person but you pay for parking too! Clean facilities, long lines, Imax is only good for the AC both shows were worth missing. One working ATM in whole park. Bring your own food and eat at the car saves big $. Pros: Clean, Safe Cons: Overpriced more

ValleyFair 8/19/2003

lots of fun and good times. lots of great rides and atractions. If you like rides a must see. more

Go for Fun, Fun, and more Fun! 6/13/2003

Valleyfair is a great place to find your favorite rides to go on. With many rides, a waterpark, mini golf, and much more this is a Amusement Park lovers dream. It may cost a lot but it's worth it Pros: Waterpark, Rides Cons: Long Line, Costs Alot more

Valleyfair! 6/10/2003

You can't use the Challenge Park without regular park admission - way too much money for one day!!! Water park is only a good value if it's warm out, but you're paying for it anyhow. Pros: rides for all people Cons: pay 2 much 2 park, food WAY 2 expensive more
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  • In Short
    Opened in 1976, Valleyfair is located on 90 acres in the Minnesota River Valley, and features more than 75 rides, shows and attractions. Besides Wild Thing swooping and winding...

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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
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