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Post August 12th, 2017, 9:05 am
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Glad that the park is getting another inverting ride but I have no idea what it is based on the pic.
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Post August 12th, 2017, 10:17 am
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Larson Loop
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Post August 12th, 2017, 2:55 pm

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Yeah I'm surprised to hear they're actually adding anything. But that image is entirely useless, even for a teaser lol. Valleyfair marketing team, I tell ya :roll: :roll:
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maybe a relocated boomerang? Didn't some CF park just remove one?
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Post August 13th, 2017, 10:20 pm
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Knott's removed theirs, but it went to somewhere in Europe apparently.....
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It went to a place in the Netherlands to get refurbished
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Post August 14th, 2017, 2:34 am
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If this is actually a Larson Loop I am going to laugh my ass off
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Post August 14th, 2017, 5:13 am

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^ Larson "Special" Loop? I just hope for another addition! :roll:
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Post August 16th, 2017, 8:23 am
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If this is actually a Larson Loop I am going to laugh my ass off


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Post August 16th, 2017, 8:32 am
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New Family Thrill Ride, Area Enhancements Coming to Valleyfair in 2018

Valleyfair is turning things upside down with Delirious, a 70-foot looping thrill ride for its 2018 season. Delirious will coil riders upside-down on a seven story, 360-degree freestanding structure with a high capacity, high speed train. Completing ten complete revolutions in less than a minute, Delirious will leave you craving more hang time. The ride will be a prominent feature in the park’s Route 76 nostalgia-themed area.

Riders board the 24-person train where they begin to rock back and forth. The train gains momentum and races around the inside of the track, eventually slowing to hold riders suspended upside-down; the ride then reverses direction. Delirious will be capable of completing 10 complete revolutions in less than a minute, producing a high intensity ride experience. 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 joins other improvements in the picturesque Route 76 area, including new shade structures, improved lighting, and enhanced seating and gathering locations. The themed area opened in 2014 as a way to bring guests back to the classic ambience of Valleyfair when it first opened in 1976.

"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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Post August 16th, 2017, 8:38 am

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First RMC hybrids, now a Larson loop. Wonder if there will be any 4D freespins going to any Cedar Fair parks next.
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slosprint wrote:
If this is actually a Larson Loop I am going to laugh my ass off


Now's your chance. :lol:

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Post August 16th, 2017, 10:43 am
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Anyone else fixated on how horrible the renders are for Steel Venom


Like, DEAR GOD they're horrible.
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Post August 16th, 2017, 11:01 am
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Post August 16th, 2017, 6:44 pm

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Thank God they didn't call it a roller coaster, and thank God it's not the Boomerang. They really like their nostalgia poop going on around Route 76. Guess we just have to be patient again lol :roll: At least they still know they haven't had a new roller coaster in 11 years.
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Post August 17th, 2017, 8:03 am
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Definitely not what I was expecting, but overall it looks like a fun, solid addition that should go over well with the crowds. This addition does make me wonder if Looping Starship might be removed sometime in the near future since this new ride essentially does the same thing.
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Post August 17th, 2017, 9:26 am

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I just realized that Steel Venom and Steel Vengeance sound sorta similar.
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Post August 17th, 2017, 2:43 pm

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VF has been focusing almost all of their attention on Route 76 and that surrounding area of the park for the past 3 or 4 years, so I think this might be the cap to it.

My speculation: In 2018, we will see the addition of the Larson Loop and the rest of the Route 76 zone enhancements. There really isn't much more they can do with this zone beyond that lol. They will remove Excalibur in the second half of the season for the Soak City access lot. In the next year or two, they will remove the Looping Starship for more waterpark expansion (Starship has been on its way out for awhile, and with the Larson Loop, this is guaranteed to leave soon).

After Route 76 and the water park expansions are all finished, I see Dinosaurs Alive leaving and the long f&$%ing awaited roller coaster moving into its footprint. I see that happening in 2020-2022.

I know this park has pulled a lot of crap that doesn't appeal to us thrillseekers, but they have a fantastic waterpark that will only get better, and a very decent coaster line-up that would be hella lovable with a modern looper. Nobody is more ticked off than me that they still aren't announcing a major roller coaster, but it is a business after all, and they're doing the best they can.
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Why is Dinosaurs alive even a thing? The one in Dorney is almost always empty when I'm there.
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Post August 18th, 2017, 2:21 pm

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I truly don't know. Valleyfair's is exactly the same and it literally takes up like 1/5 of the park lol.
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Post August 18th, 2017, 10:25 pm

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Purple Larson Loop doesn't look bad to me as it sounds like a futuristic portal thing! :)
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Post August 20th, 2017, 3:52 am
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VF has been focusing almost all of their attention on Route 76 and that surrounding area of the park for the past 3 or 4 years, so I think this might be the cap to it.

My speculation: In 2018, we will see the addition of the Larson Loop and the rest of the Route 76 zone enhancements. There really isn't much more they can do with this zone beyond that lol. They will remove Excalibur in the second half of the season for the Soak City access lot. In the next year or two, they will remove the Looping Starship for more waterpark expansion (Starship has been on its way out for awhile, and with the Larson Loop, this is guaranteed to leave soon).

After Route 76 and the water park expansions are all finished, I see Dinosaurs Alive leaving and the long f&$%ing awaited roller coaster moving into its footprint. I see that happening in 2020-2022.

I know this park has pulled a lot of crap that doesn't appeal to us thrillseekers, but they have a fantastic waterpark that will only get better, and a very decent coaster line-up that would be hella lovable with a modern looper. Nobody is more ticked off than me that they still aren't announcing a major roller coaster, but it is a business after all, and they're doing the best they can.


That makes a lot of sense and I agree it's not what enthusiasts want to hear, just like SW8 its a smart business decision. Hopefully 2020 does bring a coaster that has had enough planning that it'll be a fantastic addition - given the recent advancments of companies like Gerstaluer, Mack and RMC they might be entering the market at a good time as we were told at Hansa Park that Karnan took the best part of 5 years from conception to opening. Meaning all the lesson learnt now, can be applied to this coaster!
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Post August 21st, 2017, 5:45 am

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They're, I think, clever! Great decision! :)
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- I have to prove that NL1 is still alive! Pack-a-punch tracks are, I personally feel, a LOT of fun! :)
- IMO, the ride stats are not everything in most cases! Never rely on the big numbers showing how tall, fast or long!

Post August 21st, 2017, 3:27 pm

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I'm not sure "clever" is the word I would use. But at this point I'm glad to see they're growing at all.
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