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Valleyfair to Remain Closed for the Remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Park expects to reopen for 2021 season with the return of special events.


Shakopee, MN, August 4, 2020 – Valleyfair will remain closed for the remainder of 2020 due to challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. With the diminishing number of calendar days left in the 2020 operating season, as well as limited visibility from state and local officials as to when a park opening is possible, the decision has been made to remain closed. The park will continue to work with public health authorities to ensure guests can return to fun in a safe environment next season. 

“We are disappointed that we are unable to welcome our guests back to the park this season,” said Raul Rehnborg, Valleyfair’s General Manager and Vice President. “The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority. Although we have done our due diligence in developing a comprehensive safety plan in accordance with industry and public health standards, the continued uncertainty in our region brought by COVID-19 has led us to the difficult yet responsible decision to keep the park closed for the rest of the year. We look forward to a great 2021 season with rides, attractions, and entertainment for the whole family. We thank our guests and associates for their continued loyalty and support during this challenging time.”

Valleyfair is planning special events and park enhancements in 2021, including:

  • Peanuts Celebration, a special event honoring the classic cartoons of Minnesota native Charles Schulz;
  • Corn Feast, the park’s longest-standing event featuring 30,000 lbs. of free corn on the cob and corn eating competitions; and
  • The new Lakeshore Landing event space, a new Corn Cart building where guests can watch corn roasting and popping through giant glass windows, and restroom renovations for an improved guest experience.

In a commitment to its valued Season Passholders, Valleyfair had previously extended the validity of 2020 passes and add-on products through 2021.  Now, Passholders will also receive a Pass Perks™ Loyalty Reward valid for purchases within the park next season.  Season Passes for 2021 will go on sale beginning September 8, 2020.

Valleyfair, the Twin Cities’ premier amusement park, is located on 125 acres in Shakopee, Minn. The park features more than 75 rides including eight roller coasters, and is home to Soak City, a seven-acre water park. Valleyfair is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. For more information, see