Jul
09
2009

ValleyFair VS. Nickelodeon Universe


ValleyFair VS. Nickelodeon Universe: “ Oh my gosh, here it comes. Ahhhhhhh. Whaooo look how fast that goes. It’s super fast. It’s like one glance and it’s gone. Look at all those other rides that we can go on. And look at that price, mom can we go to the Amusement Park”? Valleyfair and Nicke

“ Oh my gosh, here it comes. Ahhhhhhh. Whaooo look how fast that goes. It’s super fast. It’s like one glance and it’s gone. Look at all those other rides that we can go on. And look at that price, mom can we go to the Amusement Park”? Valleyfair and Nickelodeon Universe are the two largest amusement parks in Minnesota. Let's start out with our first option, the outdoors amusement park. After many, many years of investing money into Valleyfair, it is what it is today.
Valleyfair is an amusement park located in Shakopee, MN. It was opened in 1976 and was originally themed as a Coney Island styled turn of the century amusement park. Valleyfair is the largest amusement park located in the Midwest. It has over 75 rides, and 8 roller coasters. The most famous rollercoaster at valleyfair is the “ Wild Thing”.
The Wild Thing features a 200-foot, 60-degree drop and it runs 74 mph making it the fastest rollercoaster in the world. It was design as a out and back steel coaster with two "S" curves, one tunnel and 360-degree spiral, tubular steel tracks. The Wild Thing is home to the one of the longest low-gravity zones of any coaster in the world. Also the soak city water park is located in Valleyfair where you can go swimming. There is also a challenge park that is separate from the other rest. You’ll pay extra and requires Valleyfair admission to participate. The daily price is $37.99 per adult, $16.99 per senior (i.d is required); it's free for 2 year old and younger. Admission to the park is $10.00. You are free to go on any rides once you are in the amusement park. Most rides you would need to be 48’ tall to be able to go on it. Valleyfair opens seasonally from mid-May through September. The time when it opens or close depends on which day you are going. But then in the summer it is mostly open at 10:00a.m till 10:00p.m.
Enough about an outdoor amusement park, how about an indoor amusement park. It was first named Camp Snoopy, and then the Park of MOA and now it is named Nickelodeon Universe. It is an indoor amusement park located inside of the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. They build new rides, and replaced it with some of the older ones. They have over 27 rides and 5 roller coasters. The most famous ride at Nickelodeon Universe is the “Spongebob Sqaurepants Rock Bottom Plunge”.
This rollercoaster is the first rollercoaster themed to Spongebob Sqaurepants. It is the shortest rollercoaster to date, standing only 67 feet tall; yet it has a 97degree drop. This rollercoaster ride is based on the Spongebob Sqaurepants episode
“Rock Bottom”. Spongebob Sqaurepants Rock Bottom Plunge is known as the world's tallest indoor freefall roller coaster. The daily price for a Nickelodeon Universe wristband is $29.95. Admission to the park is free. Rides and attractions require varying numbers of points. Because it's indoors, the park is open year-round whenever the mall is open, which is pretty much all the time. It is open at 10:00a.m – 9:30p.m on Monday thru Thursday. 10:00a.m -10:00p.m. on the weekends.
Valleyfair and Nickelodeon Universe both have the excitement that everyone wants to feel. No matter big or small there is always a ride for you. Many peoples enjoy both Valleyfair and Nickelodeon Universe because these amusement parks have the excitement and thrills that make you want to raise your hands, and get your mind twisting, and yet make you want to scream.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I would like a dollar/vertical feet dropped comparison, please.

Please?

posted on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 4:57pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

/line length

posted on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 5:06pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

+ endorsement fun factor

posted on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 5:07pm
curious's picture
curious says:

advertisment?! do you by chance work at valley fair or nickelodeon universe?
wowzers. i'd say valleyfair, since i'm a roller coaster-drop kind of gal. love rides that involve drop from heights, or climbing to heights, or being thrown up high, or swung up high. gravity rush is one of the best highs!

but pricy, so only go with people who will ride the rides w/ you. leave the little ride-poopers at home; it'll just be a waste of money.

posted on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 7:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love this coaster

posted on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 7:27pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Here's a post that I did a couple summers ago about the science behind Valleyfair's Renegade roller coaster. It's one of the most unique roller coaster rides I've ever encountered.

posted on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 9:25am
Rich Rossi's picture
Rich Rossi says:

"The Wild Thing features a 200-foot, 60-degree drop and it runs 74 mph making it the fastest rollercoaster in the world"

Are you mental? The fastest roller coaster in the world goes 128 mph, the tenth fastest in the world goes 82 mph. Where are you getting your facts?!?!

(see Wikipedia) I went on Top Thrill Dragster a few months ago. I love Wild Thing, but it can't compare to TTD.

posted on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 10:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You are right, it is nowhere near the fastest. The fastest is in Abu Dhabi and goes 149 mph

posted on Wed, 06/30/2010 - 10:27am
samanthapha's picture

I got the Facts from the Valleyfair website for your information. Where are you reading that doesn't say that?

posted on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 5:41pm

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