WHAT IS LAGOON?
Lagoon is a traditional amusement park with a wide variety of rides and attractions.
WHERE IS LAGOON?
On Interstate 15, halfway between Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, in the western United States.
- Lagoon began in July 1886 as Lake Park Bathing Resort on the Great Salt Lake, 2 ½ miles west of Farmington, UT
- Relocated to current location and opened as Lagoon in July 1896
- 25th oldest amusement park in the world still operating in the same location (tied with Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, UK and Waldameer Park, Erie, PA)
- 15th oldest amusement park in the USA still operating in the same location (tied with Waldameer Park, Erie, PA)
- Oldest amusement park in Utah
- Lagoon’s entire property covers about 160 acres
- The park itself covers about 60 acres (double its original size)
- Lagoon Corporation used to operate The Terrace Ballroom in downtown Salt Lake City, as well as the Trolley Arcade and Creperie Cupboard restaurant in Trolley Square.
WHAT MAKES LAGOON UNIQUE?
- One of very few family-owned amusement parks
- One of few amusement parks that has allowed guests to bring in outside food throughout its history
- Largest amusement park in the intermountain region
- One of few amusement parks still operating more than one classic dark ride
- Number Of Rides: 54
- Number Of Roller Coasters: 10
- Roller Coaster is the 7th oldest operating roller coaster in the world
- Flying Aces is one of only 13 original Flying Scooter rides still operating in the world
- The Spider was the 1st Maurer-Sohne Xtended SC 2000 in America and the 2nd in the world
- The current Wild Mouse was the 1st Maurer-Sohne Wilde Maus Classic in America
- Cannibal has the steepest drop of any coaster in North America
- Colossus: The Fire Dragon has an extra curve at the end, making it the only model of its kind ever manufactured
Listed by original opening year.
- Engine 86, 2020
- Flying Tigers / Ruka Safari, 2017
- Cannibal, 2015
FASTEST ROLLER COASTERS
Listed by maximum speed.
Listed by height reached by riders.
TALLEST RIDE STRUCTURES
Listed by the height of the structure itself.
- The Rocket, 217 feet (to beacon)
- Cannibal, over 208 feet
- Catapult, 196 feet
- Sky Coaster, 173 feet (main arch)
- Sky Scraper, 147 feet
RECENTLY REMOVED RIDES
Listed by final year of operation.
CURRENT RIDES RELOCATED FROM ELSEWHERE
Original location, Year originally built / First year at Lagoon.
- Carousel – From California, ca. 1913 / 1918
- Jet Star 2 – From Expo ’74, Spokane, WA – 1974 / 1976
- Log Flume – From Pixieland, Otis, OR – 1969 / 1975
- Wild Kingdom Train’s Meriwether – From Pixieland, Otis, OR – 1969 / 1975
- Colossus: The Fire Dragon – From Europe – 1981 / 1983
- Sky Scraper – From Boardwalk & Baseball, Haines City, FL – 1987 / 1991
- Oldest Structure Still Standing In Its Original Location: Lagoon Holding Jail in Pioneer Village, 1895
- Oldest Structure Outside Of Pioneer Village: Rose Terrace, formerly the cupola of the Lake Park Pavilion, 1886