Location: North Midway
Manufactured By: Mack – Waldkirch, Germany
Ride Model: Zugspitze
Before Musik Express opened at Lagoon in 1982, there was a similar ride on the North Midway. Zugspitz opened in 1973 and was removed after just a few seasons. Information on this ride has been hard to come by. One mention of it in the Deseret News stated about half of the ride’s 10,000 light bulbs were blown out in strong winds before it even opened.
Most who remember the ride tend to recall it spinning in both directions like today’s Jumping Dragon. German manufacturer, Mack Rides, named this ride after Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze, and it was decorated in an alpine theme. Boomerang opened in its place in April 1977.
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OTHER LAGOON RIDES FROM MACK
Wild Mouse (original)
Lagoon newspaper ads, April 1973.
Snow and winds batter state. Deseret News, 2 Apr 1973.
Zugspitz forum. PointBuzz.com, accessed 21 Sep 2012.
RE: Musik Express. Email to author, 6 Jul 2005.