Opened: 6 April 2013
Manufactured By: Zamperla – Altavilla Vicentina, Italy
Ride Model: Speedway
Footprint: 39 x 20
Number Of Cars: 8
Ride Capacity: 16 (2 per car)
Hourly Capacity: 400
Since the closure of the Putter Around The Park miniature golf course in 2008, several kiddie rides have opened in its place. The first was Jumping Dragon in 2009, followed by two small rides in 2013 – Tipsey Tea Cups and Red Rock Rally. Combined, the rides cost $1.2 million.
Red Rock Rally is simply a Zamperla Speedway ride which offers a similar experience to the old Whip that was at Lagoon for decades. Zamperla makes different styles of this ride (generally stock cars are used), but Lagoon’s was custom-made to feature Jeep Wrangler-style vehicles. Instead of the ordinary painted backdrop, Lagoon surrounded the ride with real boulders to help simulate the experience of driving through the red rocks of southern Utah. They also added custom-made bumper stickers to each Jeep and named them after popular trails around Moab.
Lagoon made the following video in 2013 showing the preparations being made before opening Red Rock Rally and Tipsey Tea Cups.
MORE FROM LHP
Saxton, Bryon. Lagoon’s new rides send families whippin’ and spinnin’. Standard-Examiner, 26 Apr 2013.
Speedway. Zamperla.com, accessed 5 Apr 2021.