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."
Just two weeks after Cedar Point revealed details for Maverick, another park in the Cedar Fair chain has unveiled its own plans for a trip along coaster tracks leading back to the Wild West.
Salvation has come to fans of Valleyfair longing for a new, custom-designed ride to call their own with the announcement of Renegade, a Great Coasters International creation with the slogan, "Ride With a Vengeance."
Next season, Minnesota coaster enthusiasts will find a treat in their backyard when they discover 3,113 feet of wooden track twisting down an S-curving first plunge into airtime-inducing hills and winding, fast-paced fan curves to set this new ride apart from its traditional 1976 wooden predecessor High Roller, which features an out and back layout.
For a price tag of $6.5 million, Valleyfair is receiving the newest coaster from the industry's praised experts in wooden twister design, Great Coasters International of Pennsylvania.Renegade will sport that company's classic Millennium Flyer trains - open-sided, old-fashioned coaches designed to deliver the maximum sensual experience in riders' faces while flying along at 52 miles an hour.
Renegade is the first major custom-designed coaster to call Valleyfair home since Wild Thingdebuted in 1996 as Cedar Fair's second hyper-coaster.
The park is in the process of receiving permits to construct the ride.
Valleyfair! park has announced Steel Venom, a new 185-foot tall Impulse coaster from Intamin AG, ending rumors from the past few months of a new inverted coaster to arrive at the park in 2003.
The eight-and-a-half million dollar Steel Venom coaster will feature two vertical tower sections much like Superman: Ultimate Escape at Ohio's Six Flags Worlds of Adventure and V2: Vertical Velocity located at Six Flags Great America near Chicago.
Riders will be blasted forwards and backwards five times through the vertical U-shaped course, climbing a twisting spike and backwards straight ascent and at one point coming to a stop while facing straight down.
Steel Venom comes as Valleyfair's seventh coaster, following 1999's Mad Mouse and the Morgan-crafted Wild Thing which opened in 1996.
The new ride will be the second Impulse coaster for the Cedar Fair park chain. Wicked Twister, which opened at Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point in 2002, was the first.