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 is 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

Most Recent Rides Removed:

  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 – 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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