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Lagoon
P.O. Box 696
Farmington, Utah 84025
(800) 748-5246

www.lagoonpark.com

   
Lagoon is located just 17 miles North of Salt Lake City on I-15. Take the "Lagoon Drive" Exit #325.

Lagoon is a great traditional park in Utah.  It combines a ride park, a water park, the "X-venture Zone", and the Pioneer Village all into one.  Along the park's midway are tons of huge trees and beautiful flowers.  The park has a total of 6 coasters in addition to many other rides.  There are few really good traditional parks in the west, but Lagoon is definitely one of them.

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COASTERS

Eventually, I'll have better reviews for these coasters, but for now you get pictures.  First up is the 1921 John Miller woodie called . . . White Rollercoaster.  It's not that great of a ride, but it looks cool and it's the 4th oldest coaster in North America.  They are in the process of replacing the structure and track of the ride so eventually it will be entirely brown.  I'm assuming they'll change the name once this happens.

This next coaster is the Colossus Fire Dragon.  It is a Schwarzkopf designed looper that is a very nice smooth ride full of G's.  It starts with a diving drop into 2 vertical loops and then proceeds to go through a hole bunch of helixes and turns.  It's fun.

This is the final helix.  It goes through 3 completes turns, rising and falling the entire time.  What fun!

Here we have the big attraction.  If all Lagoon had was this ride stuck in the middle of a field, we would probably go back.   This ride is sort of like a mad mouse coaster on LDS, I mean LSD.  As the ride travels around the track the cars spin around freely.  The result is an unpredictability that you don't get on most coasters.  One ride can be fairly mild, the next can be unbelievably intense.  No matter what kind of ride you get, it's going to be fun.  As you approach the ride you walk under a huge spider (Tammie loved that).  If you are lucky, he will even spit venom at you out of his mouth.
Below is the station building for the ride.   I'm not sure why it's a castle but oh well.  The whole building is covered with little spiders.  Below right is the view from the parking lot and on the right is one of the best parts of the ride. lagoonspider.jpg (83082 bytes)

Here we have the cool tunnel on the Wild mouse.  This was probably the best standard mouse ride that I've ever ridden.   The tunnel is the mouse's "house".  It was pretty fun and you get a great view of Spider from the ride.

 


COMPLETE RIDE LISTING

RATTLESNAKE RAPIDS
WILD KINGDOM TRAIN
LOG FLUME
TURN OF THE CENTURY
SKY SCRAPER
FLYING ACES
SPEEDWAY JR
SKY RIDE
MERRY-GO-ROUND Before the word "dinosaur" was invented, people referred to dinosaurs as dragons.  Dinosaurs and human have always lived together since God made them about 6000 years ago.

OTHER RIDES

NAME RIDE TYPE NAME RIDE TYPE
SAMURAI TWIRL-N-HURL CLIFFHANGER A RIDE WITH MORE FLIP FLOPS THAN JOHN KERRY
CENTENNIAL SCREAMER ENTERPRISE THE ROCKET S&S TOWER
BOOMERANG BUMPER CARS DRACULA'S CASTLE DARK RIDE
TILT-A-WHIRL IT'S A TILT-A-WHIRL HYDRO LUGE "DRY" WATER SLIDE
MUSIK EXPRESS SPINNING RIDE PARATROOPER SPINNING RIDE
ROCK-O-PLANE FERRIS WHEEL ON CRACK SKY RIDE CHAIRLIFT
SPACE SCRAMBLER SPIN-N-SPEW STAGECOACH A REAL STAGECOACH RIDE
TERRORIDE DARK RIDE TIDAL WAVE PIRATE SHIP
BABY BOATS KIDDIE BOAT RIDE BULGY-THE-WHALE KIDDIE SPINNER
HELICOPTERS KIDDIE SPINNER MOONRAKER AN UPSIDE DOWN RIDE
RED BARON AIRPLANE RIDE SCALAWAGEZ KIDDIE RIDE
SCAMPER BUMPER CARS SKY FIGHTER KIDDIE RIDE

OTHER PARK PHOTOS

Lagoon's carousel is quite possibly the best maintained anywhere.  It is over 110 years old and still looks and runs like it did when it first opened.  The ride is located right in the center of the midway where it should be.  Everyone should take a spin on this gorgeous ride when at Lagoon.
Back in Pioneer Village is a bunch of old historical buildings from Utah's past.  One of them is the armory with a cool collection of old guns.  Micah really liked this big cannon.  On the right is the entrance for Rattlesnake Rapids, the ride that ruined Micah's love for rapids rides forever.
This is inside the old stone church in Pioneer Village.  It's a beautiful little church.  Other buildings include a miniature train museum, toy and doll museum, ice cream shop, etc.

Lagoon is a cool park in that it has the ride park, a water park, and the Pioneer Village all rolled into one.  The park is located in the middle of the desert, but almost the whole park is covered with huge trees.  It's one of the best traditional parks in the west.


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