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Wild Thing Roller Coaster Jumps it's Tracks

Xtreme Swing Ready to Take Thrill Seekers to New Heights

New for 2005

RipTide in 2005

Family-Fun Attractions in 2004

Steel Venom rated as "awesome" 05/18/03

Steel Venom Inaugural Ride a Success! 05/17/03

Steel Venom Broken Opening Weekend 05/11/03

Valleyfair announces Steel Venom 09/03/02


Valleyfair Announces RipTide for 2005
Published August 12th, 2004

Calling all thrill seekers! Valleyfair is pleased to announce the addition of RipTide - 720 DEGREES OF ATTITUDE for the 2005 Season.

RipTide is a suspended Top Spin ride, designed by Huss Manufacturing of Germany. Its floorless gondola seats 38 passengers, back to back. The ride reaches a height of 59 feet and completes 13 full 360-degree orbits every 60 seconds in both directions. As an added feature, a fountain at the base of the ride creates a beautiful display and with variable programming, can shoot high enough to get riders wet – even soaked. During specified rotations, the ride carriage will deflect water blasts out onto the midway in front. So onlookers better beware.

RipTide was developed for Knott’s Berry Farm in California for the 2004 Season. Video of the ride can be accessed at

Starting August 30…2005 Valleyfair Season Passes go on sale at the lowest price of the season, just $69.95 for regular admission (48” or taller). That’s a savings of $25.00. This special offer is valid through September 30, 2004. You can purchase Season Passes at Valleyfair at special ticket booths at the front of the park on August 30-September 2 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and September 3-6, 11-12, 18 & 26 from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Go to and purchase your tickets using our secure server. As an added convenience, and new this year, print your certificates at home – immediately. No mailing is required. A $2.50 per pass service fee will be added to all web orders. Or call Valleyfair and purchase your passes at 952-496-5288 any weekday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. A $2.50 per pass service fee will be added to all phone orders.

Share the Harvest & Save. Bring a non-perishable food item to Valleyfair any day Valleyfair is open to the public beginning August 30-September 26 and pay only $19.95 on regular admission (48” or taller); that’s a savings of $13.00. All food items collected will go to Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota’s largest hunger fighting organization.

Valleyfair is serving up delicious sweet corn at its 28th annual Labor Day weekend Green Giant Corn Feast. Enjoy all the corn-on-the-cob you can eat from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., while supplies last, September 4-6.

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