Disclosure: I was provided tickets for my family and self to Valley Fair and wanted to provide my thoughts and review. All of the opinions in this post are 100% my own.
My family and I moved to Minnesota two years ago and ever since we have been here, I have seen signs and information all over for Valley Fair in Shakopee, MN.
It looked like a great way to spend any warm summer day with lots of rides, swimming and more. I have two very adventurous boys who LOVE nothing more than a good roller coaster and water slide so this looked like the perfect park for them.
A couple weekends ago we had the chance to visit Valley Fair for the first time. If you have ever considered going but want to know about what they have to offer, I am sharing some of our favorite parts with you here at The Taylor House. I hope you enjoy seeing my boys in action and they fun we had at the park!
First, let me start out by telling you that we had a blast! There were rides for everyone, those who love thrill rides and those of us who like calm rides.
My 10 year old son was so proud of himself for conquering every single roller coaster in the park! The Wild Thing was huge and I was surprised that he made it through that one, but he did!
My younger guy went on his FIRST roller coaster ever, The High Roller. He said it was so much fun and could have road it over and over. He really thought he was big stuff after he made it through the ride!
Even though my boys are getting older and wanted to go on the “big” rides, they still really liked Planet Snoopy. These were the rides that were geared more towards the younger kids and most of the rides my boys were able to ride alone.
There was a smaller roller coaster that is a great way to start out the younger kids and get them worked into the bigger coasters. My little guy rode it around and around with his hands in the air.
The Linus Launcher was another ride that my kids liked. This ride is where you lay on your stomach and fly through the air.
We had picked a beautiful day to visit Valley Fair, the weather was great in the morning and it was not that busy. We were able to get through the rides with very short wait times.
We ended up spending most of the morning into early afternoon riding rides before we stopped for lunch. We found an air conditioned restaurant in the park where we enjoyed some delicious burgers and onion rings, which tasted amazing and gave us our second wind for the afternoon water rides and Soak City!
My hubby and I were not planning to get wet or swim so my boys went on a couple water rides together and they got SOAKED.
You get really soaked on this ride, so be prepared!
But on a hot summer day, I bet it feels pretty good!
Valley Fair has their own Waterpark on the grounds that comes with your regular admission ticket. Soak City has several Waterslides, lazy river, wave pool and more. Make sure to wear or bring your swim suit, I didn’t think that I would want to swim while we were there but really wished I had brought my suit along because it looked like so much fun and was really HOT out!
Spending the afternoon playing in the water and cooling off was a great way to wrap up our day.
If you live in Minnesota and are looking for a fun activity, I would recommend checking out Valley Fair. If you love amusement parks and visit often, you can even get season passes for less than $90 per person for the entire season!
A new addition in 2013 to Valley Fair is the Dinosaurs Alive! Step back in time with the addition of Dinosaurs Alive! A multi-sensory and interactive dinosaur park that will allow guests to experience the sights and sounds of over 30 life-sized animated dinosaurs.