It's the newest ride this year at Valleyfair -- and if you ride it, things will definitely be looking up!


That's right, there's a new ride at Valleyfair that'll take you up... way up. Like 20 stories up in the air.

It's called the North Star, and it's now open. According to, here are some facts about it:

Riders spin 20 stories above the ground at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!

  • At 230 feet, the North Star is the second tallest ride in the park
  • 32 side-by-side seats are suspended by chains
  • Only ride of its kind in the upper Midwest
  • Spins riders up to 40mph

Would you be up to the challenge of riding North Star at Valleyfair? Well, you're in luck, as all this week you can win passes to Valleyfair with Val in the Afternoon! Listen for Val's 'Rumor Round-Up' for your chance to win all week long.

And then get ready to head out for a true Minnesota summer favorite! Here's a look at the new ride...


More From Quick Country 96.5