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Valleyfair New in 2005

RipTide –720° OF ATTITUDE
( – Shakopee, MN) March 2005 – Calling all thrill seekers. Valleyfair’s newest ride, RipTide –720° OF ATTITUDE, awaits you.
RipTide is a high-flying, gravity-defying, multi-spinning thrill with a splash of water. At a $3 million project cost, RipTide creates a whole new ride experience. “This attraction is a very unique ride with a high thrill quotient and high capacity,” states Larry MacKenzie, Valleyfair’s vice president and general manager. “It will be a favorite among our avid thrill seekers.”

Skyscraper – Extreme Thrill Ride
( – Shakopee, MN) March 2005 – Imagine flipping upside down and plunging headfirst 16 stories only to swoop up again in a 360-degree arc. You can experience it for real on May 14, 2005, with the debut of Skyscraper at Valleyfair.

Skyscraper is an extreme thrill ride that captivates an audience, whether you’re riding or watching. The ride rises 160 feet into the air. Four passengers ride at a time, each tightly seated in two open seats on opposite ends of the propeller. The propeller rotates around at a speed of over 55-mph.

Skyscraper is a separate charge attraction and is located near Steel Venom and Challenge Park in the Southeast corner of the park.

NASCAR: The IMAX Experience
( – Shakopee, MN) March 2005 – Experience the speed and heart-pumping excitement of NASCAR on a screen towering six stories high, surrounded by 12,000 watts of digital surround sound, as NASCAR: The IMAX Experience races into the Pepsi IMAXÒ Theater at Valleyfair this summer. Through the magic of The IMAX Experience®, audiences are transported behind the wheel of a NASCAR racecar and are immersed in the on-track excitement at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour.

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