Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Valleyfair Celebrates 40 Years in 2016 With New Ride, Show + Celebration

Valleyfair is ready to celebrate 40 years of fun in 2016, and today announced some additions and changes that will greet visitors to the park next Summer.

Having opened in 1976, the park's 40th anniversary is a big deal, and the park will honor it all season long.  “During the past four decades, Valleyfair has been a wonderful way to bring people together, connect generations and create memories that will last a lifetime,” said Dave Frazier, Vice President and General Manager of Valleyfair. “The 2016 season will serve as a great opportunity for guests to recreate some of those shared moments and make some new ones along the way.”

When Valleyfair originally opened the park offered visitors a set of flying scooters, though that ride has long since been retired.  Next year a brand new set of Larson Flying Scooters, named the Flying Eagles, will be added to the park between the Enterprise and Route 76.  This popular family ride has been added to seemingly countless parks in the last few years, and has been well received at them.

Valleyfair will also demolish their current unused amphitheater to create a brand new outdoor entertainment venue.  Premiering in that venue in 2016 will be "All Wheels Extreme," a high energy show featuring skaters, skateboarders, BMX riders, dancers, acrobats, aerialists and more.  This addition is sure to be a hot spot in the park next year, as these types of shows have lasted several seasons at other Cedar Fair properties.

To further celebrate the anniversary in 2016, Valleyfair will also host a series of throwback events and parties.