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January 8, 2005

Valleyfair Adding Skyscraper Thrill Ride For 2005

Shakopee, MN -- Imagine flipping upside down and plunging headfirst 16 stories only to swoop up again in a 360-degree arc. You can experience it for real on May 14, 2005 with the debut of Skyscraper at Valleyfair.

Skyscraper is an extreme thrill ride that captivates an audience, whether you're riding or watching. The ride rises 160 feet into the air. Four passengers ride at a time, each tightly seated in two open seats on opposite ends of the propeller. The propeller rotates around at a speed of over 55-mph.

Skyscraper is a separate charge attraction, located near Steel Venom and Challenge Park in the Southeast corner of the park.

Skyscraper Specs

Manufacturer: Gravity Works

Ride Type: Extreme Thrill Ride

Height: 160 feet

Speed: 55 mph +

Seating: Two seats at each end

Ride Duration: 2 to 3 minutes

Ride Capacity: 60 riders per hour

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