Manufactured By: Huss Maschinenfabrik
Max Height: 65 feet
Ride Capacity: 48
UFO was the first of three Huss rides to spend a single season at Lagoon. The ride was much like the Centennial Screamer. The major difference was that riders stood facing the center of the wheel and there was no outward swinging motion like the Screamer has.
It was installed next to Jet Star 2 where Air Race now operates. Tri-Star had been located there from 1979-1981 and was moved across the Midway near Game Time when UFO was placed there.
After UFO’s single season at Lagoon, the space was later home to the Whirlwind in 1984, followed by Cyclone in 1985. Tri-Star then returned to the location until 1990.
1981 Arrow Huss ride catalog with photos of UFO and much more.
Lagoon a busy place even when closed. Deseret News, 10 Mar 1982.
Whirlwind Update and More. Email message to author, 20 Oct 2005.