The Old West Rides Again with a Vengeance

Valleyfair Announces Renegade – A New Wooden Roller Coaster For 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Twists, turns, speed and the Old West are top features of Renegade — a new world-class wooden roller coaster to debut at Valleyfair Family Amusement Park in 2007.

Designed by Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCII) of Sunbury, Pa., $6.5 million Renegade combines the best features of out & back and twister coasters. Renegade will be the park’s seventh roller coaster. It is the first all wooden coaster to be built at Valleyfair since the High Roller was introduced in 1976.

“There won’t be a dull moment on this ride,” states Alan Schwartz, Valleyfair’s vice president & general manager. “This will be a lively, smooth ride and an exciting addition to our collection of roller coasters.”

Guests will experience a two minute adventurous ride including a never- before-experienced twisting first drop, a low-to-the-ground high-speed S-turn and a high-speed station fly-by.

Renegade will stand 104 feet tall and will drop 91 feet. It will reach a top speed of 52 mph. It will be 3,113 feet long. Two high-performance Millennium Flyer Trains will accommodate 24 passengers each (four riders per car and six cars per train).

Renegade will be located in the northwest quadrant of the park — back in the wooded area north of the Thunder Canyon water ride. Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride.

Construction of Renegade will begin upon completion of the permitting process.

Guests can follow the construction progress of Renegade by visiting the park’s web site,

Artist rendering and animation of Renegade can be accessed at

Valleyfair is owned and operated by Cedar Fair, L.P., a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Valleyfair, Cedar Fair owns and operates eleven other amusement parks, five water parks, one indoor water park resort and six hotels. Cedar Fair also owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located in Las Vegas, and operates the Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

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