FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW OLD IS LAGOON?
Lagoon traces its beginnings to the Lake Park Bathing Resort which opened on the shore of the Great Salt Lake in 1886. Later, many of the buildings were moved about three miles inland to its present location in Farmington. It was renamed Lagoon because of the large man-made lagoons featured there.
CAN I USE PHOTOS I FIND ON THE SITE?
Photos shared with the Lagoon History Project are often provided with the request that they not be re-used elsewhere, especially when they are used for profit or if proper credit isn’t given. If you’d like to use an image from the website, use the contact form. I may be able to reach the copyright holder for you and possibly get a higher quality image, if necessary. Please use the photo credit listed in the caption, including uses in school reports and projects.
HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION?
For all questions about admission costs, promotions and other current information, please go to the official Lagoon website at LagoonPark.com. LagoonHistory.com is not affiliated with Lagoon Amusement Park and only covers historical information about the park.
WHAT’S NEW AT LAGOON THIS YEAR?
The newest addition to Lagoon is a kids’ ride called Engine 86. It opened east of Jumping Dragon in 2020, but the fire engine displayed in front was added in 2021. You can often find rumors and speculation on upcoming attractions at LagoonFans.com.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED ON THE OLD WILD MOUSE?
Many rumors have run rampant about this, but there have never been any fatalities on any of Lagoon’s Wild Mouse coasters.
WHAT IS THE OLDEST RIDE AT LAGOON?
The Carousel. It was originally built for a park somewhere on the California coast and later opened at Lagoon in 1918 where it has operated in the exact same spot ever since. Other carousels operated at Lagoon before 1918, which is why the current Carousel is often assumed to be older than it is.
WHAT BANDS USED TO PERFORM AT LAGOON?
I have an alphabetical and chronological list of known performances of famous performers at Lagoon which is being updated all the time. Additionally, there are also lists available for The Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, which was operated by Lagoon Corporation until the early 1980s.