Quick Facts

Historical Timeline

PARK STATS

  • 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 allowing guests to bring in outside food
  • Largest amusement park in the intermountain region
  • One of few amusement parks still operating more than one classic dark ride

RIDE STATS

  • 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 first Maurer-Sohne Xtended SC 2000 in America and the second in the world
  • The current Wild Mouse was the first 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

Oldest Rides:

  1. Carousel, 1918
  2. Roller Coaster, 1921
  3. Flying Aces, 1941

Newest Rides:

  1. Flying Tigers / Ruka Safari, 2017
  2. Cannibal, 2015
  3. Red Rock Rally / Tipsey Tea Cups, 2013

Fastest Roller Coasters:

  1. Cannibal, 70 mph
  2. Colossus: The Fire Dragon / Wicked, 55 mph
  3. Roller Coaster / Jet Star 2, 45 mph

Highest Rides:

  1. Catapult, 250 feet
  2. Cannibal, 208 feet
  3. The Rocket, 185 feet
  4. Sky Coaster, 153 feet
  5. Sky Scraper, 148 feet

Tallest Ride Structures:

  1. The Rocket, 217 feet (to beacon)
  2. Cannibal, over 208 feet
  3. Catapult, 196 feet
  4. Sky Coaster, 173 feet (main arch)
  5. Sky Scraper, 148 feet

Recently Removed Rides:

  1. Hydro-Luge, 2017 (opened 1994)
  2. Top Eliminator, 2011 (opened 1996)
  3. Stagecoach, 2009 (opened 1976)
  4. Roll-O-Plane, 2002 (opened 1954)

Rides Relocated From Other Locations (Year originally built / Year installed 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 Merriweather – From Pixieland, Otis, OR – 1969 / 1975
  • Colossus: The Fire Dragon – From Europe – 1982 / 1983
  • Sky Scraper – From Boardwalk & Baseball, Haines City, FL – 198_ / 1991

OTHER STATS

  • 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

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