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Valley Scare Halloween Haunt Attraction

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

Valleyfair Amusement Park
One Valleyfair Drive
Shakopee, MN 55379

As darkness falls, Halloween Haunt comes to life with more than 300 creatures and monsters occupying more than a dozen of the most intense haunted attractions including hair-raising mazes and walkway scare zones. Guests can also brave the fog and darkness while strapping into their favorite thrill rides.

Attractions:

Awakening:

Location: Superior Stage

Chants of Latin forgiveness break the silence as ritual sacrifices to Hekate begin. Each house bears a symbolic sacrifice consisting of everything from roasted flesh to a human soul. Watch in horror as Queen Hecuba violently reaches in to the human sacrifice to remove a beating heart to be placed upon the altar. Beware - for they know you are trespassing on the sacred rites of their hallowed temple, and Hekate might just condemn devastation and violence to those sacrilegious betrayers…

Berserkers Unleashed:

Viking Berserkers were known to be fierce warriors that battled in a trance-like fury. They were especially known for their uncontrollable rage and bloodlust. Are you brave enough to explore their ancient ruins? Travel the twists and turns of this ancient Viking ruin, but be forewarned; the Berserker spirits still lurks in the dark spaces of these great halls. There are rumors that this land once ran red with blood, so step carefully, as the dead do not wish to be disturbed. The evil that lies within hungers for the blood of new visitors. The Vikings who reside within these walls dream of times gone by, times when the blood of the innocent once flowed freely. This place may be too dangerous to explore, too twisted to explain. It's where nightmares live in the shadows and resident Berserkers endlessly search for new prey. They are happy you have arrived.

Blood ******* Brew Bar:

Forced from their ancestral home this small clan of Vampires has taken refuge in the dark. But these vampires have been without blood for far too long. Their sharp minds are clouded with hunger but luckily their next meal is only a heartbeat away. Let them lure you into the Blood ******* Brew Bar to warm up when the chill of the night sends shivers up your spine. Sink your teeth into a tempting array of select beers, wines and mixed drinks along with tasty snacks. Fueling up is an excellent way to guarantee that you can outrun the monsters during the rest of your visit. Perhaps a Bloody Mary will distract these hungry vampires long enough for your escape… Must be 21 years of age+. If you have a group of 15 or more coming to ValleySCARE, be sure to reach out to our Group Sales team for discounts on tickets and food!

Blood ******* Buffet:

Get a ghoulishly good meal at our all-you-can-eat buffet and dine with some of our unburied screamsters at this Haunt-themed dinner experience. Sink your teeth into a tempting array of pizzas, pasta, salads and side items to fuel up for a night full of fear in the perfect ambiance that’s sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. The menu includes Pizza, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Green Bean Casserole, Bacon Mac-n-Cheese, Roast Beast Carving Station, Garden Salad, Bread Sticks, Banana Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Cookies and Coca-Cola beverages. Nothing screams Halloween in Minnesota like the specialty pumpkin dishes filled with spices that add a classic yet unique flavor. Adult beverages available for sale (must be 21+ years of age). Stop by Blood ******* Buffet not only to keep your hunger at bay, but also the vampires’ thirst…

- Saturdays | 5:00-6:30 PM
- Regular $21.99 | Junior/Senior $13.29
- Season Passholder $18.99
- All Day/ All Season Dining Upcharge $10.99

Blood ******* Event Lab:

Give your group of 15 or more a day of fall family fun at the Great Pumpkin Fest. Then stick around when the sun goes down for a night of terrifying togetherness during Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE. Two great experiences, one unforgettable day! Whether you’re celebrating, bonding, or just having a group outing, this is a sure-fire way to make sure everyone has the Best Day Ever. Looking for that awesome VIP experience? Reserve our vampire-themed Event Lab at Blood ******* Brew Bar for your group and add a catered meal to give your outing that special touch. Your group is sure to enjoy sinking their teeth into a catered meal filled with fall favorites!  A variety of admission and catering options are available for groups of all sizes and budgets. Contact a Group Sales professional at 952.496.5331 or groupsales@valleyfair.com for more information or to reserve your date.

Blood On the Boundary Waters:

Wander through the six decaying late 1800’s cabins at the boundary waters… if you dare! Each cabin speaks of dark secrets and horrible deeds performed by a unique homeowner who will be waiting anxiously for your arrival. Choose the cabin of the lumberjack, who has fallen under the spell of a demon. Dank and mysterious smells infiltrate your nostrils as sharp blades and saws threaten you at every turn, covered in, what appears to be, fresh blood. Or enter the cabin belonging to the taxidermist who no longer limits his kills to that of beavers, squirrels, and foxes. His tastes for prey have gotten larger and more profitable. Better watch your back - those who venture too close to these cabins have heard their ghostly footsteps!

Boowery:

Surly Brewing Company is taking over Chicken Shack! In this new residency program, Valleyfair will be partnering with Surly to provide outstanding and unique food and beverage throughout Haunt. With menu items including the infamous Surly Burger, which is their most popular sandwich, Chopped Brisket Sandwich, Oatmeal Cream Pie and more, it all will bring a whole new flavor to the fair!

Alongside their delectable dining options, of course, Surly will be BrOOing up some Minnesota-based craft beers for those park-goers that are 21+! Make sure to check out Surly at Valleyfair before their residency ends on Oct. 27

Bumper Cars:

Buckle up and watch out for crazy drivers, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! Get behind the wheel of one of these classic bumper cars and actually enjoy some bumper-to-bumper traffic for once. Show off your driving skills and avoid being bumped while chasing after your friends and family. This classic bumper car ride has been in Valleyfair since 1976, when the park first opened its gates, so you're sure to have a smashing good time on this vintage ride. Over the years, guests have enjoyed chasing, spinning and bumping friends and family alike. Just when you think you've got a clear path, BAM! There's someone you didn't dodge. No trip to an amusement park would be complete without a ride on a classic bumper car! So get behind the wheel to learn the ropes and rails of bumper cars and begin your crash course in bumping and dodging.  This ride is located across from Supercat.

Guests must be 54” to drive or 48” and accompanied by a supervising companion to ride. Guests under 7 years old must be accompanied.

Carnevil:Ringmaster's Revenge:

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls you have seen the rest now step right up and experience the best. Enter a world where the extraordinary comes to life and your worst nightmares will seem like a pleasant dream. The clowns have escaped their maze and now roam the walkways within ValleySCARE. Under the Ringmaster's control, these colorful yet demented sideshow freaks bring everyone's inner fears to life. Mayhem takes over everything and everyone, as the clowns scour the streets beckoning you to join the carnival. Amused by fear, these clowns feed off the terror of passersby. They don’t want to make you laugh, they want to make you scream! Beware, if you make eye contact, you just might fall for this act. These deranged clowns and freaks taunt those who trespass their territory. Maniacal laughter rings through the air and all you can do is hope the joke isn’t on you.

Corkscrew:

Strap in and brace yourself, because these steel tracks show no mercy. They’ll turn you up, down, around, inside out and back again. Unrelenting speeds and 360-loops are the twists you find on this coaster in the center of Valleyfair. Prepare yourself for weightlessness and rare views of the midway below as you experience three heart-pounding inversions. After exiting the station, Corkscrew climbs 85 feet in the air leading riders directly into a shocking drop followed by a vertical loop. But it doesn’t end there. There’s no time to catch your breath when the ride hits a double-corkscrew element. After exiting the second corkscrew, the ride races into an upward helix before finally returning back to the station. This orange coaster is hard to miss as it winds in and out of the park where onlookers will be sure to hear your screams. Do you have a screw loose? Or are you bold enough to brave these aerodynamics?

Riders must be 48” tall to ride.

Dark Harvest:

Made up of burlap sacks, old clothes, and a trusty pitchfork, scarecrows are the keepers of the corn on the Kihler Family Farm. Navigate your way through this disorienting, twisted path. Beware, there's more than just corn in this field! The harvest has begun, and you are the new crop.  The residents have all slowly lost their minds wandering through the endless corn. They stand guard over their stalks by evoking fear into anything that threatens the crop. The people and creatures that live here are determined to rid their fields of anything they see as a threat, and you just made the list. With each wilted, black ear that falls from its stalk, the scarecrows become possessed with rage... an ear for an ear - an eye for an eye. Is this year's crop too far gone to save? Either way, it's going to be a very Dark Harvest.

Darkness Awaits:

Darkness Awaits – enter at your own risk…

Delirious:

Valleyfair is turning things upside down with Delirious, a 70-foot looping thrill ride which made its debut in the 2018 season and is the parks newest attraction. Delirious coils riders upside-down on a seven story, 360-degree freestanding structure with a high capacity, high speed train. Riders board the 24-person train where they begin to rock back and forth. The train gains momentum and races around the inside of this 7-story track, eventually slowing to hold riders suspended upside-down; the ride then reverses direction. Delirious will be capable of completing 10 revolutions in less than a minute, producing a high intensity ride experience. The ride is a prominent feature in the park’s Route 76 nostalgia-themed area. Its purple color scheme, lighting, and music will create an immersive atmosphere in keeping with Route 76’s classic amusement park theme. Delirious is located between Steel Venom and Antique Autos. You’d be delirious not to try this ride!

Riders must be 48” tall to ride.

Flying Eagles:

It’s a rare skill to be able to command a wild bird such as the Eagle. But now, anyone is capable of taming the ruler of the sky when they fly on Flying Eagles. Riders take fight in one of the unique carriages that spin outward like a swing and then rise above the ground. Flying Eagles will thrill little pilots and quickly become a family favorite for parents and children alike. These two-person planes glide 28 feet above the ground and allow riders to take matters into their own hands by operating the carriage’s paddle in order to control the eagle’s flight. Whether you explore the high altitudes, as if soaring through a mountain range, or cruise at a lower elevation, as if chasing down prey, the choice is up to you. Located in Route 76, this interactive family ride is not one you would want to miss.

Riders must be 44” tall to ride alone or 36” and accompanied by a supervising companion. Maximum Weight – 340 lbs. per car.

High Roller:

High Roller is Valleyfair's classic wooden rollercoaster, and for many still the favorite. This classic coaster was built in 1976 when Valleyfair first opened its gates and is considered Valleyfair’s staple coaster as it continues to draw crowds for its height and speed. Don’t be fooled by the fact that this coaster resides within Planet Snoopy™, it still reaches a top speed of 50 mph, but it is the best way to start your adrenaline rush for the more extreme rides at Valleyfair. With 2,892 feet of track and out-and-back L-shaped curve, High Roller is sure to make a lasting impression. The many hills and drops makes this coaster a classic for young and old alike. Enjoy your ride on the Higgggghhhhh Roooolller.

Riders must be 48” tall to ride.

Hypnotic:

Looking for something new to do at ValleySCARE? Grab a seat at Hypnotic for a hypnosis show that will either have you laughing tears to clucking like a chicken. This fun, fast-paced, and hilarious show is designed to generate audience participation. Hypnotic participants will be hypnotized into a trance and that is when the fun begins! Our hosts will bring participants to a heightened awareness that will have them believing they are a chicken or taking a bath in a tub of money. This show is just as fun for the audience as it is for the participants. Watch your friends and family members do the unthinkable. Best of all, grab that iPhone and you will have blackmail material for life!

Midway maSCAREade

Valleyfair’s newest scare zone showcases the beauty of the French Revolution. Keep a lookout throughout the night because at this masquerade everyone has something to hide. During the day, kids will be greeted by friendly 18th Century royalty attending their masquerade ball. Once the sun goes down, however, the royalty and their guests will be transformed and their true forms will be shown. Dark horrors await you as you enter the world of masked madness at this frightening haunted attraction. The deep dark world behind the centuries-old tradition is revealed with extreme horror and gore. Located on the Midway, wander through this elegant labyrinth and be sure to stay close to your friends or you may find yourself stuck a timeless loop of beauty and fear. Mix and mingle with the crème de la crème of society but beware; sometimes the mask is there for a reason…

Mad Mouse:

Scurry through hairpin twists, turns and breathtaking drops on this family-style rollercoaster. Four-person cars are designed to resemble a mouse with a unique elevated rear seat for better visibility and heightened experience. This rude rodent features 14 crazy twists on vertical and horizontal serpentine curves throughout 1,257 feet of track. Don’t let its size fool you; many riders swear that this is one of the most thrilling rides in the park. Mad Mouse is guaranteed family fun with some of the wildest side winding turns ever experienced in a coaster. The colorful mouse-shaped cars can also make for great photo opportunities. Smiles and laughter abound for riders on this exciting roller coaster. Squeak through a maze of sharp dips and quick turns on this exciting roller coaster. Go where no mouse had ever gone before!

Riders must be 48” tall to ride alone OR 44” and accompanied by a supervising companion.

Masque:

Feast your eyes on this dark variety show that will take you back in time to a French Masquerade. Dark horrors await you as you enter the world of masked madness so be prepared to encounter a twisted contortionist, a crazed juggler, a hula hoop dancer and so much more – you won’t be able to believe your eyes.

Mr. Cleaver's Bloodshed

Mr. Cleaver runs this world-famous business, and their meat is often rated the best in the world for its taste and texture. Food authorities have long tried to gain access to this place just to learn their secrets. Today that changes! They are holding an open house, and you are the honored guest. Come to see what all the fuss is about and what goes into creating the best meats in the world. Navigate your way through this disorienting, twisted path deep inside of Mr. Cleaver's meatpacking plant and learn the secret ingredient in their meat. Innocent mortals will witness a gruesome massacre as murderous butchers and maniacal plant workers lacerate the tender flesh of their human victims. Beware - the butchers may turn on you in this cannibalistic nightmare! They are looking for fresh meat, and you just might be included in the next course.

North Star:

Who said swings are for kids? Strap in for some big kid fun because this ride was made with thrill seekers in mind. North Star - named to celebrate the region’s affinity to being “up north” and the great outdoors - is a 230-foot-tall tower that spins riders more than 20 stories above the ground. Seated in two-person chain-link swings that allow feet to dangle, riders will slowly begin rotating in a circular motion reaching speeds of up to 40 mph as the swings ascend and descend the tower. It’s part nostalgia, part traditional swing, and generates enough wind that you’d think it could power a small city. North Star takes you to new heights – literally. Even the area's tallest buildings seem miniature as they disappear below your feet. But, it’s no surprise, this ride is taller than Wild Thing and is clearly an attraction designed for the daring. If lift off doesn’t take your breath away, the gorgeous 360 degree views of the park will.

Riders must be 44” tall to ride.

Power Tower:

Some say that power is one of the most addictive feelings in the world. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to ride the Power Tower over and over and over. This state-of-the-art adrenaline factory features three towers. One blue tower rockets riders 250 feet into the air. Two red towers slowly brings riders up to the top of the 275 foot tall tower. Once you've reached the peak, you can take a second to take in your surroundings and enjoy the park's scenery. Feel the tension build before you are blasted back down to earth at speeds faster than a free fall. Don’t worry – the ride's magnetic braking system will stop you from hitting the ground. The choice of which direction you’re launched is left in your hands. If you can’t feel the power now, you will when it’s time to choose your own fate. So what’ll it be? Red or blue?

Riders must be 48” tall to ride.

Pumpkin Promenade:

Pumpkin Promenade is a prominent new walkway featuring pumpkins displays of all shapes and sizes, unique lighting, and fantastic Halloween decorations to highlight the spirit of a fall wonderland. Day or night this new walkway attraction is sure to make any jack-o-lantern smile, celebrating the beauty and fun of fall. This picturesque area of the park is a perfect spot to snap photos with friends.

Rave Yard:

Jam out to all your favorite songs at the Rave Yard! Grab a pair of headphones, pick your channel, and dance like no one is watching. Whether you want to pop, lock, and drop to today's hits or savor the old school favorites, there is a channel that will have everyone shaking their tail feathers. This activity makes for great video so have your phones ready to record those awesome moves.

Renegade:

Twists, turns, speed, and the Old West are top features of Renegade, our world-class wooden roller coaster. Riders will experience an 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 breaks the roller coaster mold in more ways than one. Designed with a smooth ride in mind, you won’t be opposed to going on Renegade again and again. Another unique feature - the cars on Renegade each have only one row of seats and one set of wheels as opposed to the standard two or three. This allows the train to travel in a snakelike motion along an extremely twisted layout. This wooden coaster is located near the back of the park right past the entrance to Soak City Waterpark. C’mon Outlaw, what are you waiting for? Yeehaw!

Riders must be 48” tall to ride.

Sinister Circus:

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages! Come one come all to witness the amazing Brothers Dastardly as they flip, jump, and freakishly soar in this one-of-a-kind sinister circus. This maniacal duo will leave you on the edge of your seat! But watch out, or they just might make YOU disappear...

Steel Venom:

Hold on to your hats. Actually, scratch that. Don’t even wear one. Because to say you launch out of the station is an injustice. This coaster catapults you forward so quickly, you’re not even sure if there’s track in front of you. But with a name like Steel Venom, are you surprised? Short as it may seem, one trip on the Steel Venom is enough to make you come back for seconds, thirds, and tenths. Once the ride begins, riders are accelerated in less than four seconds to 68 mph toward the forward tower before dropping back down through the station house and up the back tower. The train runs along a 656 foot U-shaped track, incorporating two 185-foot vertical spikes. The forward spike features a twisted spiral while the backwards spike provides a straight freefall. Be on the lookout during this ride – there is a thrilling surprise waiting during every final descent. Strap in, and get ready to stop, drop and roar.

Riders must 52” tall to ride. Maximum Height Requirement: 78”.

The Chateau:

You are cordially invited to dine or be dined upon at the Lair of the Vampire, The Chateau. This stately mansion harbors deep, dark secrets, guarded by ancient inhabitants with a large appetite for blood. Forced from their ancestral home this small clan of Vampires has taken refuge in the dark. But these vampires have been without blood for far too long. Their sharp minds are clouded with hunger but luckily their next meal is only a heartbeat away. Walk through the many rooms of this Renaissance Castle, and prepare to encounter the residence of blood-hungry vampires that are waiting to sink their teeth into you. These blood-thirsty vampires lurk just around the corner, waiting to drain their human victims of their life to nourish the children of the night. Pulse-pounding claustrophobia may take hold as you begin to fear that there is truly no way out… Alive.

Uncle Muskrat:

While wandering through Blood on the Boundary Waters, you may come across a decrepit cabin where the unsettling sound of backwoods music fills the air. Keep an eye out for the members of Uncle Muskrat's rag-tag band. Their dark, deep, unsettling music is as mesmerizing as it is disturbing.

Undertakers:

The wandering souls of Blood Creek Cemetery have found their final resting place in Valleyfair’s newest maze, Undertakers. They've been haunting the cemetery for years, but now they are searching for new souls to add to their graveyard. Have you ever wondered what will happen after you die? You can find out as you journey through the stages of death. Mausoleums, headstones, and coffins line the horrifying maze — hiding demonic villains who can jump out any moment. Take care to ensure you make it out alive and watch out for the Undertaker himself who has been sighted roaming the grounds. Ghosts have risen from below and roam searching for fresh souls. Unfortunately, you have no choice but to face them dead-on. Distant screams can be heard echoing throughout the graveyard from those already found by the evil army. Watch your back, because there is always a reason to be scared of the dark.

Wild Thing:

Arguably Valleyfair’s most famous coaster, this green monster will have you going wild. Wild Thing begins by slithering 207 feet up the first hill, giving you stunning views of the entire park. This colossal hill is followed by a gravity-defying drop where the ride reaches up to 74 miles per hour. This drop then immediately rolls into a second smaller hill which will have you floating in your seat! Next is the figure eight helix which soars under support beams for the ride which seem uncomfortably close, but are in fact out of reach. Views of Route 76 can be seen as you begin to coast and catch your breath, but the funs not over. Wild Thing then concludes with a series of camel back hills running alongside the two initial hills. After you’re greeted by a pitch black tunnel, make sure to smile for the camera! Photos can be viewed after the ride. Wild Thing is located between Funnel Cakes and Prontos. What are you waiting for? Go wild!

Riders must be 48” tall to ride.

Xtreme Swing:

This is not your average swing set. We’ve got the Upper Midwest's largest swing set in our own backyard. With two massive swinging arms that stretch 84 feet in length and hold up to 20 passengers on each side, you’ll soon realize that playtime just got a whole lot more intense. Riders are rocked forward and backward, each time flying higher and higher in the air. Reaching heights of 125 feet and swinging 60 mph, this swing is sure to be a favorite for all playground enthusiasts. Ultimately, Xtreme Swing’s unique pneumatic technology allows for a strong push that carries riders more than 12 stories into the air. One ride on this thing and you’ll never be able to look at an ordinary swing the same way again. Located between Power Tower and Coasters diner, Xtreme Swing is calling your name. Are you Xtreme enough to take on this swing?

Riders must be 48” tall to ride.

Zombie High:

The infection started as a high school science project gone wrong. A slight fog hung above the hardwood floors and echoes of pain bounced off the walls. A simple experiment led to an outbreak that would cover the world in days. No one was prepared for the chaos that ensued - the dead were no longer dead, and no one was safe. Welcome to where it all started... welcome to the last school that you will ever attend! Valley High School has been overrun with zombies. Try to remain unbitten as you snake your way through haunted halls and creepy classrooms. Stay cautious - the walking dead students aren't ready to let you graduate... ALIVE! It's true what they say - high school never ends.

End Time: 12:00 am

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