The entire state of Minnesota has been watching the impact of the rain from the past week.  Seeing the photos of houses and businesses flooded in Mankato, Waterville, and Spring Valley has left me speechless.  I drove on Highway 52 over the weekend and saw the Cannon Valley River looking extremely mad and rough.  And the videos of the Rapidan Dam being breached and causing buildings to crumble into the water reminded me so much of the flooding that happened in Yellowstone National Park in 2022.  Just devastating!

The impact of the flooding in Minnesota has hit again and this time it has closed parts of a popular amusement park.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Parts of Valleyfair in Minnesota Impacted By Flooding And Are Temporarily Closed

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2024, Valleyfair in Minnesota issued a statement letting visitors know that parts of the amusement park had to temporarily close due to flooding.

⚠️ FLOOD IMPACT: Due to significant flooding of the Minnesota River next to Valleyfair, the park has temporarily shut down three rides that are in the flood zone. These rides are Excalibur, Thunder Canyon and Renegade.
Valleyfair’s parking areas also have been impacted by the flooding.


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Valleyfair in Minnesota Encouraging All Future Guests To Check Latest Updates Before Visiting

As we know, weather can change and it is very hard to predict at times.  Now that water has entered the parking area and some of the Valleyfair park, several procedures are in place that differ from a normal visit to Valleyfair.  Changes include what can be brought into the park, places you are allowed to park, and statements on re-entry and refunds.  Before you visit the park, Valleyfair is encouraging all guests to check the latest updates regarding flooding at their website here.

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Valleyfair is located in Shakopee, Minnesota. The 125-acre amusement park features over 75 rides. Keep scrolling to see the 5 most popular according to

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