High Roller (Valleyfair)

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High Roller
High Roller backside.jpg
High Roller back side
Coordinates 44°48′02″N 93°27′28″W / 44.80056°N 93.45778°W / 44.80056; -93.45778Coordinates: 44°48′02″N 93°27′28″W / 44.80056°N 93.45778°W / 44.80056; -93.45778
Status Operating
Opening date 1976
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Rauerhorst Corporation
Designer International Amusement Devices
Model wood out-and-back
Track layout Out and Back
Lift/launch system chain lift hill
Height 70 ft (21 m)
Drop 56 ft (17 m)
Length 2,982 ft (909 m)
Speed 50 mph (80 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:45
Max vertical angle 52°
Capacity 1,150 riders per hour
G-force 3.2
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Fast Lane available
High Roller at RCDB
Pictures of High Roller at RCDB

High Roller is a wooden roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota. High Roller is Valleyfair's oldest roller coaster, being built in 1976 when the park opened. It is an out-and-back type coaster, and is 70 feet (21 m) at the highest peak with a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).

It is a common misperception that High Roller is really the Cyclone from nearby Excelsior Amusement Park, which closed a few years before Valleyfair opened. However, this is not the case. While High Roller bears some similarities to Cyclone, it was a brand new ride in 1976, and Cyclone was demolished when the Excelsior park closed.

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