10 Things to Do at Valleyfair That Are a Must!
These 10 things to do at Valleyfair post is sponsored as partner with BlogMeetBrands, but all opinions and quirky photos are my own.
Visiting Valleyfair is about as Minnesotan as our love of hot dishes! (Still what we call a casserole to this southern gal) Summer is all about sun, water, and things to do at Valleyfair! I have to admit that even though we’ve been in Minnesota about four years, we hadn’t had a chance to enjoy the best rides at Valleyfair. We were just always too busy! This week, we had a chance to check out the park, plus the water park that is attached to Valleyfair, Soak City.
Quick Tip for your Valleyfair trip: If you want to avoid lines, go early in the morning on a day that it looks like rain! The day we visited there was a 50% chance of rain, but it wasn’t supposed to be super heavy! That day it was gloriously gorgeous outside, but not super sunny (which means no sunburn for this fair skinned mama). On top of that there were next to no lines on any ride! I think the most we waited on anything was five minutes. If you don’t like long lines at amusements parks, then a cloudy/might be rainy day is actually the best day to visit!
Our 10 things to do at Valleyfair is the list of the ten best rides that we loved during our trip to the Minnesota amusement park. This list is great for these with tweens and older teenagers. (Aka the thrill seekers of the family) We made it a great mix of rides that are fun, but not over the top crazy for those of you like me that like mild rollercoasters, and then my teenagers added a few of their favorite suggestions for those that are brave enough to ride the really wild rides!
10 Things to Do at Valleyfair That are a Must with Teenagers
- Corkscrew: This ride doesn’t have a lot of huge dips (my favorite part) but it does have some serious twists and turns. It was a really fun rollercoaster. My favorite of the day!
- North Star: North Star is a really amazing swing ride! It goes up to 40 MPH, and you get some gorgeous views all across the Twin Cities. You’ll want to make sure to leave your hat and flip flops at the ride base because otherwise you will see them fly away. I may or may not have put my arms out and yelled “I’m king of the world” ala Titanic. This has yet to be confirmed.
3. Renegade: Don’t let the wooden tracks of this roller coaster fool you! Even the hubby was surprised just how fast this wooden coaster had! It had some serious giddyup in it, but all three of our family members that rode gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up!
4.Wild Thing: This is for serious roller coaster riders only (though our whole family agreed it was tamer than Renegade) The first drop is over 200 feet down with a 60 degree angle. It’s kind of Corkscrew Meets Renegade with speeds topping out at 74 MPH!
5.Steel Venom: Steel Venom was the ride where I officially began to think my son was crazy. This ride looks like a smile and Brenden was grinning ear to ear the whole time, but at it whizzes past you wonder if that was hurricane gale force winds or just your son on a crazy roller coaster happy as a clam.
6. Super Cat: Super cat goes round and round and reminds me of the days the carnival would come to town! Dad sat this one out, but we all thought it was a blast. Plus, it gave me a chance to give the kids a lesson on centrifugal force and why the bigger person always sits on the outside ;).
7. Bumper Cars: What happens at bumper cars, stays at bumper cars. We noticed that everyone on this ride was being Minnesota nice and only going after their own family members. It’s like family therapy but cheaper and way more fun!
8.The Wave: The wave was closed the day we were there, but if you LOVE flume rides and want to get S O A K E D, then this is the ride for you. There is a bridge in front of the ride, and they get just as wet as the passengers! Definitely make sure to take those great family vacation photo shots from a far, or your camera will get drenched too!
9.Soak City: Soak City is the water park located within Valley Fair. They have great chairs, lockers, and eating on that side of the park. We can’t wait to go back to Valley Fair to spend more time in soak city!
10. Midway: The midway is a great fun way to spend some chill time with the family. We had battle of the whack ‘o mole! We played to see who would be the Sears family Whack ‘O Mole Champion! Let’s just say Daddy took the title of victor, but the kids were pretty pumped with their new Pokemon stuffed animals!
For families with smaller kids, we wanted to make sure to suggest Dinosaurs Alive at Valley Fair! There is a separate ticket to purchase, but at a little over $5 a person even our kids had fun going back in time and taming the dinosaurs!
To check out more about all there is to do at Valleyfair, you can save on Valleyfair tickets here and discover all the things to do at Valleyfair with teenagers! Hope you enjoy the parks as much as our family did!
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