The Old West Rides Again with a Vengeance

Valleyfair Announces Renegade - A New Wooden Roller Coaster For 2007

Sep 21, 2006, 01:00 ET from Valleyfair

    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.
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     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
     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.

SOURCE Valleyfair