Valleyfair in Shakopee, MN

1 Valley Fair DriveShakopee, MN 55379
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Valleyfair amusement park in Minneapolis is the ultimate destination for big thrills and family fun with over 75 rides and attractions. This Minnesota theme park features towering roller coasters like Corkscrew and Renegade, live entertainment, and a Peanuts-themed area just for kids. Plus, Soak City Valleyfair waterpark is included with your admission.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Shakopee Travel Experts
  • Only 20 minutes southwest of the Twin Cities via County Road 101, east of Shakopee, Minnesota.
  • Under the new chaperone policy, all guests 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by guests ages 21 and up inside the park after 4:00 p.m.
  • The park is cashless and accepts credit/debit cards and Apple or Google Pay. Cash-to-card stations are located throughout the park to convert your cash into a prepaid card free of charge.
  • Download the mobile app in advance for an interactive map, performance schedule, ride wait times, car finder and more.
  • Height requirements for each ride can be found at the ride's entrance.
  • Strollers, manual and electric wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Water wheelchairs and pool lifts are also available for guests at Soak City's waterpark attractions.


from Valleyfair
Looking for fun things to do in the Twin Cities? With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Minneapolis amusement park where families come to play the Minnesota way!

Discover your next adventure on one of eight towering coasters including Steel Venom, High Roller and Excalibur, or learn to love thrills on one of Planet Snoopy’s 15 kid rides. The thrilling rides at Valleyfair are designed for one thing—absolute FUN! From roller coasters to swing rides like Xtreme Swing, thrills come in all different shapes and sizes. You are sure to find your new favorite thrills by the end of the day, whether you're a child or an adult.

Cool off this summer with Valleyfair’s Soak City Waterpark featuring gallons of awesome splish-splashin' family fun! Kids will love Barefoot Beach where pint-sized slides, geysers, and fountains are fun to play around. Test your courage on our four capsule drop slide, Breakers Pipeline, fill up on yummy treats at Beach Bites, lounge in personal cabanas, sip on margaritas, and so much more!

Soak City is the coolest place to slide, splash, chill, and dine—and is included with your Valleyfair admission.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Valleyfair

How much is Valleyfair parking?

Valleyfair single-day parking fee is $20, while the preferred parking fee (near the main entrance) is $30. Campers and oversized vehicles will have an additional charge.

When does Valleyfair open? When does Valleyfair close?

Opening and closing hours are subject to change without notice, so make sure to refer to the operating calendar in the ticket section above for your selected date range.

When does Valleyfair close for the season?

Valleyfair closes by the end of October for the winter season.

Where is Valleyfair?

Valleyfair is located about 20 minutes southwest of the Twin Cities at 1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379.

Are there lockers available for guests to use?

Yes, there is a limited number of lockers available throughout Valleyfair in varying sizes: regular, large and jumbo.

Is Wi-Fi available in the park?

Yes, free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the Valleyfair premises.

What is Valleyfair's chaperone policy?

Valleyfair has a new policy effective starting May 13, 2023, wherein all guests ages 15 years old or younger should be accompanied by a chaperone 21 years old and up to be admitted to or remain inside the park after 4:00 p.m.

Are pets allowed inside Valleyfair?

Only service animals are allowed inside Valleyfair. Kennels are not provided.

Can I bring food and beverages inside the amusement and water park?

Outside food, beverages and coolers are not allowed inside Valleyfair or Soak City, except for baby food and formula. Food for guests with special dietary needs is also an exception but they must stop by the guest services area at the front gate when they arrive.

Is smoking allowed in Valleyfair?

Smoking of any kind including cigarettes, vapor and e-cigarettes is not permitted inside Valleyfair. There is a designated smoking area outside the park entrance gate.

Can I re-enter the parking lot on the same day?

Yes, you can re-enter by presenting your parking ticket.

Are there severe weather stations inside the park?

Valleyfair has 16 marked severe weather shelters located throughout the park. Staff can direct guests to the nearest shelters in case of severe weather.

How does Valleyfair minimize the spread of illness amongst their guests?

Valleyfair employs rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures like frequent disinfection of target areas throughout the day, first aid locations with staffed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and protective clothing and gear for cleaning personnel.

Is a Fast Lane pass included in my 1-day pass?

No, a Fast Lane Pass is an additional cost and is not included in your Valleyfair admission ticket. You can add it for an additional cost as soon as you get to the amusement park, as it is in limited quantity only.