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Prairie Screamer rollercoaster is coming to Trader’s Village

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

There’s a new coaster in town at Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 87-foot-high, 50-mile-per-hour Prairie Screamer will be the latest addition to the park’s fun-filled line-up when it opens to the public this fall.

Trader's Village Prairie Screamer
Image courtesy of Trader’s Village

The rollercoaster was installed at the now-closed Scandia Amusement Park in Ontario, Calif. (then known as the Scandia Screamer) when Trader’s Village purchased it in October 2020, disassembled it, and shipped it to Texas. There, the renamed Prairie Screamer will join the other popular rides at Trader’s Village, including the Village Vortex, Pharaoh’s Fury, Star Dancer, Freddy’s Fender Bender, and a classic carousel.

It has taken 10 months to fully refurbish the thrilling ride that boasts an 80-foot drop in just under two minutes and features two trains that hold up to 10 riders.

Prairie Screamer (formally Scandia Screamer) - Photo Credit Ric Turner
The Scandia Screamer
Photo Credit Ric Turner

“Providing a memorable family experience has always been a top priority at Trader’s Village,” said Chris Kenney, general manager for Traders Village, Grand Prairie. “When we decided to expand our amusement district, we wanted to add a family-oriented ride that was popular for all ages — something that wasn’t too scary and had a low height requirement so everyone could enjoy! We are counting down the days until we can see families experience the Prairie Screamer over and over again when they visit our grounds.”

Admission to the 160-acre open-air marketplace free, and parking is $5 per car. All-day ride passes are $13.99 and, once inside, all events — including concerts — are free.

Click here for more information on Trader’s Village.

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