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Post November 3rd, 2016, 8:33 pm

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Heard an interesting rumor from a fellow employee that Looping Starship might be on its way out soon because it's apparently been having some mechanical issues, but that is just a rumor so I'll leave it at that.


It's an annually recurring rumor. I know they'll eventually trash it because it never ever ever fills up anymore and most people I speak with really hate it. Hopefully they remove it and add a nasty good hydromagnetic water slide and some other deck stuff. Maybe that will happen simultaneously with the imminent Excalibur removal.

More importantly, this Star flyer is tall as f u c k and I am pretty excited for it.
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Post November 3rd, 2016, 8:58 pm
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230 feet tall is nothing compared to SFNE's 410 and SFoT's 400 ft.
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Post November 3rd, 2016, 9:02 pm

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Yeah I've been on SFOT's. I cried like a baby. But thanks for stating a very obvious fact =)
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Post November 5th, 2016, 12:15 pm
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It's done!
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Post November 5th, 2016, 12:42 pm
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That topper seems a bit bland
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Post November 5th, 2016, 7:49 pm
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Paradox wrote:
That topper seems a bit bland

I agree. If only they could add something... just, something on top of it. A glowing star would've been nice.
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Some of the complaining people lived up to 200 Km away
That's a joke right? What complaint could they have possibly given?

They should only be allowed to complain about the coaster being built too far away from them.

Post November 6th, 2016, 12:12 am

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^Lol I like this guy...

Jeez. That actually appears a lot taller than I was expecting lol.
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Post November 6th, 2016, 9:01 am

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They need a visible sign saying "VF!" also meaning "Victoryfair!" on top of a tower! :D
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Post November 6th, 2016, 5:51 pm
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^Lol I like this guy...

Uh... Thanks, I guess?
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Turbo wrote:
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Some of the complaining people lived up to 200 Km away
That's a joke right? What complaint could they have possibly given?

They should only be allowed to complain about the coaster being built too far away from them.

Post November 6th, 2016, 8:44 pm

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Oh sorry I thought you were being sarcastic towards Paradox. The topper will surely light up at night and it is actually a 5-point star from the perspective of the ground.
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Thought id share this pic from the park's snapchat. View is from i believe the train station?
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Post November 8th, 2016, 5:29 pm
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One thing that bothers me about all the Star Flyers with that color scheme is the colors aren't evenly distributed over the tower.
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Post November 10th, 2016, 7:27 am

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Hope that blue part is invisible at night, to make the ride look stellar! :)
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Post November 10th, 2016, 5:08 pm
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One thing that bothers me about all the Star Flyers with that color scheme is the colors aren't evenly distributed over the tower.

Now that you mention it, I will never unsee the unevenly distributed colors. Why, brain, why?
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Some of the complaining people lived up to 200 Km away
That's a joke right? What complaint could they have possibly given?

They should only be allowed to complain about the coaster being built too far away from them.

Post November 18th, 2016, 2:59 pm
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Irvine Ondrey Engineering is coming to Valleyfair this offseason to give Wild Thing some updates. Nice to see them making changes to my baby. :)

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Post November 18th, 2016, 3:18 pm

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Oh my god, I love following Irvine Ondrey... this is really exciting. I wonder what changes they're gonna make exactly.
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Post November 18th, 2016, 5:42 pm
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They're saying via their Facebook responses that enthusiasts are going to enjoy the improvements that they're going to make. Maybe the B-Block brakes won't bite as hard anymore?
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Post November 18th, 2016, 7:28 pm

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My first hope was new trains coming in, MCBR mod, etc. The current trains are pretty rough on the track, especially on the transition out of the inclined turnaround. I was under the impression that Irvine was more associated with programming and electronics, but maybe it's a group effort. Either way, I'm intrigued.
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Post November 29th, 2016, 9:07 pm
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North Star lighting testing from VF's Twitter. Going to look great at night on the skyline. ;)
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Post November 29th, 2016, 11:40 pm
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Cmon guys it's an obvious 20 year rehab. I doubt it'll even get new trains.
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Post November 29th, 2016, 11:51 pm

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^^Ooooh I like that.
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Post November 30th, 2016, 7:23 am

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I guess that we'll see the beautiful halo ring in the night sky! :D
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Post February 14th, 2017, 3:31 pm
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Brad Marcy (former GM at Dorney Park and Carowinds) has been named the new General Manager of Valleyfair.
Valleyfair names new vice president and general manager

Shakopee amusement park Valleyfair announced Monday that Brad Marcy has been named the park’s new vice president and general manager. He replaces Dave Frazier, who held the position since 2012. Frazier has accepted a position with the Minnesota Zoo.

Marcy, a native of Pittsburg, has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the amusement park industry. He has spent the past year as corporate director for strategic initiatives for Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., Valleyfair’s parent company. He previously was vice president and general manager at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa., and at Carowinds in Charlotte, NC.

“Valleyfair has a rich history and a bright future,” Marcy said. “It is a very exciting time to join the Valleyfair team and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Valleyfair will open for the 2017 season on Friday, May 12 with the debut of its newest attraction, North Star. The new 230-foot star flyer ride is the only one of its kind in the upper Midwest and will spin riders 20 stories above the ground at speeds up to 40 mph.

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/shakopee_val ... a8501.html
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Post February 15th, 2017, 6:05 am

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^ Good luck to him! :)
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