Valleyfair! opened in 1976. (Yes, the exclamation mark is part of the name.) The 90-acre park is close to Minneapolis/St. Paul. The park had a turn-of-the-century theme and just one coaster when it started, but has a lot grown since then. Cedar Point purchased the park in 1978 and formed Cedar Fair, L.P. The park currently has 75 rides and attractions on 95 acres of land.
Wild Rails, which was here from 1979 to 1998, was a production Schwarzkopf Wildcat model. It was called just Rails during it last three seasons in Minnesota. The coaster started back in 1970 as the first of two Wildcat coasters at Cedar Point. It also ran from 1999 to 2001 at the Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City, Maryland where it was once again called Wildcat.
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