Theme Park, Amusement Park and Attractions Industry News

New family thrill ride coming to Valleyfair in 2018

Valleyfair, the Twin Cities’ premier amusement park, is located on 125 acres in Shakopee, Minn, and will introduce Delirious, a 70-foot looping thrill ride, for its 2018 season. The new family thrill ride, manufactured by Larson International, will coil riders upside-down on a seven story, 360-degree freestanding structure with a high capacity, high speed train. The ride will be a prominent feature in the park’s Route 76 nostalgia-themed area.

Once on board Delirious’ 24-person train, riders rock back and forth as the train gains momentum and races around the inside of the track; the ride slows to hold riders suspended upside-down before rapidly reversing direction. Delirious will be capable of completing 10 complete revolutions in less than a minute and the ride’s purple color scheme, lighting, and music will create an immersive atmosphere in keeping with Route 76’s classic amusement park theme.

“Delirious is a great addition to the retro family road trip feel of Route 76,” said Brad Marcy, general manager, Valleyfair. “The additional atmospheric enhancements to the area will allow our Twin Cities neighbors to not only relive memories of visits to Valleyfair, but also create new family traditions and enjoy the ‘best day’ experience that we strive to give everyone.”

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