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1880s Lake Park Outside The Park

13 Things That Are 130 Years Old

Lagoon has reached an impressive milestone this year. Thirteen decades have passed since it began as the Lake Park Bathing Resort on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. In that time, Earth has orbited the sun one hundred and thirty times and traveled millions trillions of miles. Considering the oldest person alive today […]

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Outside The Park People

Lagoon & The Fair, Part III: The World’s Fair

The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was held in Chicago as a tribute to four centuries since Columbus landed in North America. It would become recognized as a pivotal point in history and culture. Many innovations were introduced at or inspired by this fair including the Ferris Wheel, the Midway, Cracker Jacks, Juicy Fruit gum […]

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1910s Other Parks & Resorts Outside The Park

Majestic Park

Every once in awhile I’m going to deviate from the topic of Lagoon to explore other parks and resorts in the area. I had never heard of Majestic Park in Salt Lake City until a few months ago while searching for details on an early coaster which Richard Munch’s 1991 Roller Coaster Directory claims existed […]

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Outside The Park Ride Manufacturers

Missing Link Located In Hairy Heredity

A few months ago I posted an article about the animated gorilla figure used in Lagoon’s Haunted Shack and Terroride attractions. I have since received an update on the history of these hulking creatures from the same man, John Clowers, who has obtained his own gorilla. He says: “The original company that created these big […]

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1970s 1980s Outside The Park

Discovering Lagoon…Outside Lagoon

I’ve stumbled upon a few items of interest relating to different Lagoon ventures outside the park. Aside from the obvious one (The Terrace), here is a short list with the few brief details I currently have. TROLLEY SQUARE ARCADE Shortly after Trolley Square opened as a shopping mall in the 1970s, Lagoon Corporation began running […]