While most parks have just announced their plans for 2016, many coaster enthusiasts are already predicting what’s in store for 2017. Valleyfair, which hasn’t gotten a big coaster since 2007, seems to be the next park due for an update.
Let’s take a look at Valleyfair’s coasters and see what the park lacks:
|High Roller||1976||Rauerhorst Corporation||Wooden|
|Mad Mouse||1999||Arrow Dynamics||Wild mouse|
|Steel Venom||2003||Intamin||Twisted impulse|
|Redegade||2007||Great Coasters International||Wooden|
Their main rides are a looping coaster, a Morgan coaster with a decent drop, a launched impulse coaster, and a decent GCI wooden coaster. Obviously, they lack an intense looping coaster of some kind, but what?
Cedar Fair, the parent company overseeing Valleyfair and many other parks in the US, added a B&M wing coaster to Cedar Point in 2013, a B&M invert to Kings Island in 2014, a B&M Hyper to Carowinds in 2015, and is adding a B&M dive coaster to Cedar Point in 2016. It seems only natural that Valleyfair is up next on the list, considering their lack of any B&M coasters.
Let’s now put two and two together. Valleyfair is in need of an intense looping coaster and is likely going to receive a ride from B&M, so I think they will add either a wing coaster of some kind (perhaps launched?) or an inverted coaster like Banshee (becoming the world’s tallest invert). Either way, I expect Valleyfair to get a record-breaking looping coaster that will give the park some attention in 2017 and help to put it on the map for coaster enthusiasts.
What do you think about my speculation? Do you agree that Valleyfair will likely add a B&M in 2017? Explain your choice in the comments section below.
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