"}},{"@type":"Question","name":"When did Valleyfair open?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"
May 25, 1976
Valleyfair / Opened
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3 minutes
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How to Get Valleyfair Discount Tickets (2024)

Get the very best deal on Valleyfair Discount Tickets for 2024! See the ticket options available and how to select the best option for you and your family.

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Summer is here! That means it’s time to start thinking about and planning for your next trip to Valleyfair!

To save money on tickets you’ll want to buy then ahead of time and use this deal for the best price.

Valleyfair Discount Tickets 2024

Score full-day Valleyfair discount tickets for the best price this season! To help you get the best deal, we have a special link to purchase discounted tickets which we have shared for years and thousands of readers have used it to buy tickets, but unfortunately this year corporate policies say we’re only allowed to share the link with our newsletter subscribers.

If you join our newsletter list here, we will send you the discount ticket link immediately! You’re free to unsubscribe at any time, but I think once you see a newsletter you’ll stick around for the deals, freebies and fun Minnesota events we include in each one. (If you already get the newsletter, find the special link near the bottom.)

**UPDATE: During the flooding, the tickets via Groupon (your best bet if buying 3 or more tickets) are temporarily unavailable.

Tickets are available on Groupon for only $37.99 each. There are no additional fees, so the price for two tickets total is $75.98. The price for 4 tickets is $151.96.

I admit it can be a bit confusing looking at these discount tickets and the prices currently available on the Valleyfair website. Their ticket price also includes parking, but ONLY through June 30. (Update: While Valleyfair recuperates from flooding and parking is only available via external lots with shuttle bus parking continues to be free.) They charge tax and also a processing fee fee of $6.99 per order. If you’re buying 2 tickets, the final price on the Valleyfair website is $104.51 or 4 tickets is $204.03.

Through our special link tax is already included and the handling fee is $2 per ticket, making the total for 2 tickets $87.98 or 4 tickets $175.96. Since parking is currently free via remote lot, this is definitely the best deal!

Valleyfair Two Day Tickets

Valleyfair doesn’t sell 2-day tickets directly, but they ARE available through our special link and that means that two people could each go for two days for a total of only $129.98 or four people for 2 days is $259.96. These do not have to be consecutive days – you can go any two days now through September 2. So you could use one in June and one in August or however you want to do it.

Which Ticket is the Best Buy??

So, which ticket to buy? It’s confusing, so I’m breaking it down for you in every situation.

I take that back, as of the beginning of July, our special link is the best deal in all situations except for a season pass. I will update this as soon as that changes.

If you’re buying any amount of tickets and don’t need parking because you’re getting dropped off – or you’re just buying a ticket for your child who is traveling there with a group – then the Groupon option is always the best deal. You’ll save a total of $17.69 on two tickets or $35.38 on 4 tickets.

If you’re buying 3 or more tickets the Groupon option is always the best deal, even if you DO need parking. After 3 tickets the $25 you’ll need to pay for parking at the gate is canceled out by ticket savings.

Through June 30th, if you’re only going one day and need to pay for parking, buying directly from the Valleyfair site will be the best option if you need just one or two tickets, but ONLY through June 30. After that parking won’t be included. For 2024, parking at Valleyfair is $25.

If you plan to go just two days during the season, our special link is definitely the best deal.

If you plan to go to Valleyfair three or more times this year, then buying a season pass is definitely the best deal! Not only do you get in the park for free, but you also get free parking, 10% off food and other benefits. Season passes are $89 for silver or $99 for gold. (Gold includes unlimited ValleyScare visits.)

With a season pass, you are also entitled to two Free Valleyfair Pre-K pass for kids ages 3-5.

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Valleyfair Ticket Plus Hotel Packages

If you’re coming from a distance to Valleyfair and you’re planning to spend the night, you can bundle and save up to 30% when you combine your hotel with Valleyfair tickets with these special offers! There are 15 hotels to choose from and you can bundle it with either a 1-day or 2-day Valleyfair Ticket.

With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ amusem*nt park where families come to play the Minnesota way!

Discover your next adventure on one of eight thrilling coasters or learn to love thrills on one of Planet Snoopy’s 16 kid rides.

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Saving Money Inside the Park

As far as money-saving tips at the park itself, the first is to try to go on a weekday if you are able because the park is much less crowded. (I actually haven’t been on a weekend in years so I can’t give you an exact comparison.)

Also get there as early a possible. Crowds start building later in the afternoon and you want to get your money’s worth riding as many rides as possible without long lines.

As far as food and drink are concerned, the first thing is to remember that water is FREE. You can bring along a refillable water bottle or, if you don’t do that, you can also get a small plastic water cup at any food stand.

You can also pack a lunch for your family and keep it in a cooler in your car. At lunchtime, get your hand stamped when leaving the park, go eat at the car and then go back in when you’re finished.

If you’re buying food at Valleyfair I think one of the best value options is the chicken fingers and fries meal because it’s a decent sized portion and shareable. In my opinion the pizza is the most overpriced item.

When does Valleyfair open for 2024?

The first day for general admission at Valleyfair was May 14, 2024.

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If you’re planning a road trip to Valleyfair’s sister theme park in Kansas City, contact us for the discount ticket link!

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FAQs

Is Soak City included in Valley Fair tickets? ›

Soak City is Valleyfair's premier waterpark and is included with all park tickets and Season Passes. Our goal is for you to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

How much is parking at Valleyfair, MN? ›

The plan keeps the first two hours of parking at Valley Fair free of charge, with company research showing that this will accommodate nearly 80% of existing customer visits. Fees: 0-2 hours FREE; 2-3 hours $2; 3-4 hours $4; 4-5 hours $6; 5-6 hours $8; 6-7 hours $10; 10+ hours a maximum daily rate of $10.

What rides are at Valleyfair? ›

When did Valleyfair open? ›

Can you bring drinks into Soak City? ›

Unopened and empty water bottles, baby food and food for guests with special dietary restrictions are permitted. No other outside food, drink or snack items are permitted in Knott's Berry Farm or Knott's Soak City. Items not allowed in the park include radios, stereos, luggage, and large coolers (Larger than 1'x1'x1').

Do you have to pay for parking at Soak City? ›

Parking lots open approximately one hour before theme park opening. The Metered Lot by the California Marketplace offers complimentary parking for up to 1 hour. Each additional half hour or portion thereof is $10 with a maximum daily charge of $60. All lost tickets will be charged $60.

Is Valleyfair worth it? ›

the rides, although a bit intense for me, were very fun. the park is big too. the closest thing ill get to disney out here. tickets are a bit pricey, but since you get access to a whole amusem*nt park, and water park in one, its worth it.

How long is the wild thing ride at Valleyfair? ›

Do you have to pay for parking at the MN State Fair? ›

Vehicle parking in State Fair lots is $20 (cash or credit/debit) and is paid for as you enter to park. See our Parking Updates page for fairgrounds' lot updates.

Why did Valleyfair get rid of Riptide? ›

To make room for future improvements and enhancements to Valleyfair, Riptide, Snoopy's Moon Bounce, and Giggle Run were removed in the off season.

What is the tallest ride at Valleyfair MN? ›

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.

Does Valleyfair still do ValleyScare? ›

ValleyScare will be operating select Fridays and Saturdays, September 21 through October 26, 2024. In a change from previous years, ValleyScare will be a stand-alone event requiring a separate ticket. ValleyScare admission is included with the purchase of a Gold Season Pass.

What is the largest amusem*nt park in Minnesota? ›

Today, Valleyfair is the largest amusem*nt park in the upper Midwest with eight thrilling roller coasters, Planet Snoopy, Soak City Waterpark and more than 75 rides and attractions on 90 acres of land.

Who owns Valleyfair Mall? ›

The owner of two dozen of the top U.S. malls, including the Westfield San Francisco Centre and Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose, wants to exit the country by 2024. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield plans to focus exclusively on its European properties, where it's the largest mall operator, and sell its U.S. holdings.

What was the first ride at Valleyfair? ›

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.

Do Washington State Fair concert tickets include fair admission? ›

Concert tickets include same-day Washington State Fair gate admission, up to an $18 value. Your concert ticket is also your Fair gate admission ticket.

Do I need to bring a towel to Soak City? ›

Do you bring towels to Knotts Soak City? Yes! Bring your towels, sunscreen, and other waterpark essentials.

How many rides are in Soak City? ›

Soak City boasts 23 speed, tube and body slides including Shore Break featuring 6 different waterslide experiences and a thrilling family raft ride, The Wedge; the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wavepool; a one‑third‑mile Sunset River; and the three‑story Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and ...

What rides are open at Soak City? ›

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