New for 2009 is the Soak City water park!
Valleyfair is adding a 350,000-gallon wave pool, aka Breakers Bay, with 200 feet of beach! Imagine that, a nice beach in the Twin Cities! No diving allowed though as it only goes down 6ft at the deepest.
Soak City is about double the size of the previous Valleyfair water park and spans nearly seven acres.
Besides Breakers Bay wave pool, other new waterpark features include…
Panic Falls Body Slides (three tubular water slides with quick turns and sudden drops), Panic Falls Speed Slides (two large slides with a sudden, rapid drop), Hurricane Falls (a four-passenger raft ride) and Raging Rapids (a rough, whitewater tube ride). For milder thrills, the waterpark offers Ripple Rapids (a slow moving river), Splash Station and Giggle Run (attractions for small children).
Wow, that’s a lot of new water attractions! And to make it even sweeter, Soak City is included in your Valleyfair admission price!!! No additional costs!
Valleyfair should open in May along with the Soak City water park. Enjoy!
I’m pretty sure nearly 90% of the items in that list of “new” waterpark features are actually old waterpark features. The body slides (tubular and speed), Hurricane Falls, Raging Rapids, Ripple Rapids, and Splash Station are all existing features. Not sure about Giggle Run though, that one could be new.
Still, I’m incredibly excited about the new wave pool and really looking forward to June. 🙂