1967 Yearbook

Opening Day: 25 March
Closing Day: 10 September
Attendance: ~850,000

GALLERY

1967 was the year of the first Super Bowl, the Summer Of Love and race riots across the United States. The Vietnam War was still ongoing, NASA continued sending orbiters around the moon and The Beatles released their game-changing album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Closer to home, Crossroads Camping opened in Kaysville (later known as Cherry Hill) and the Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City was extensively remodeled. Lagoon opened two new rides, each replacing an older version of the same type of ride. Terroride opened in the old Spook House / Temple Of Terror location and the new Animaland Train replaced the former Lakeshore Express.

ENTERTAINMENT

On Friday nights throughout the season, a battle of the bands contest was held with a long list of local bands. A member of one of the bands, Shy, shared this memory with LHP:

I remember the rotating stage. While the band who appeared before us played, we set up on the reverse side. When our turn came, the stage started to turn. Unfortunately, lead guitar player, Curt Fuller, and I had Sears Silvertone amplifiers with wheels.

As the stage rotated, the amps started rolling. We had to scramble to hold them in place. I recall leaning on the amp to make it appear as if that was part of our casual stage demeanor, but in fact it was to keep our equipment from flying off the stage.

The rest of the set played well. The band members: Curt Fuller (guitar), Steve Andersen (keyboards), Carol Ritchie (vocals), Dennis Ritchie (drums), Craig Shurtleff (bass & vocals). It was fun and memorable to play on the same stage where so many great bands had performed.

Craig Shurtleff

Some of the more widely-known performers that came to Lagoon in 1967 included Johnny Cash and June Carter, The Electric Prunes, Sergio Mendes and The Turtles. Opening for Herman’s Hermits was a new band from England called The Who.

List Of performers At Lagoon – 1967

Herman’s Hermits at the Patio Gardens in 1967. Photographer unknown
TIMELINE

25 Mar – Opening Day, Funway open at 2pm

26 Mar – Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm, Funway open at 1pm

15 Apr – KALL & KUTV’s Spring Bargain Spree – 10 cents on most rides, Funway open at 2pm

16 Apr – KALL & KUTV’s Spring Bargain Spree – 10 cents on most rides, Funway open at 1pm

13 May – Funway open at 2pm

14 May – Mother’s Day – Mothers ride free on all 31 rides when accompanied by a child, Funway open at 1pm

“Lagoon employe tapes ad sheet to new kiosk at Davis County resort which opens Saturday.” Photo: Deseret News

26 May – Scoutorama

27 May – Scoutorama

1 Jul – Weekly rodeos begin

4 Jul – 4th Of July – $5,000 in free ride tickets, 20 free bikes, Malikova – Queen Of The High Wire, Khana & Go-Cart races, Happy Milt Hale the clown, band concerts on Midway, diving clowns at pool, teen dance, square dancing, judo & karate demonstrations, horse racing, fireworks

8 Jul – ZCMI closed all 3 stores for a company Lagoon day

24 Jul – Pioneer Day – KSOP Days Of ’47 Round-Up, free dancing 8:00

24 Aug – Davis County Fair – Rodeo, horse racing, bingo, exhibits, contests, BYU’s Curtain Time Review, fireworks, prizes / $2 per family per day includes parking

25 Aug – Davis County Fair – Rodeo, horse racing, bingo, exhibits, contests, BYU’s Curtain Time Review, fireworks, prizes / $2 per family per day includes parking

26 Aug – Davis County Fair – Rodeo, horse racing, bingo, exhibits, contests, BYU’s Curtain Time Review, fireworks, prizes / $2 per family per day includes parking

The North Midway in July 1967. Photo courtesy of Utah State University Special Collections

28 Aug – 5 & 10 cents ride tickets for everything except Speedway & Terroride

29 Aug – 5 & 10 cents ride tickets for everything except Speedway & Terroride

30 Aug – 5 & 10 cents ride tickets for everything except Speedway & Terroride

4 Sep – Labor Day – Marion Willey Ford Mustang giveaway, RCA Victor color TV giveaway, KCPX Sounds Of The Giants

9 Sep – All-Day Ride Pass $1.50 (excludes Speedway)

10 Sep – Closing Day / All-Day Ride Pass $1.50 (excludes Speedway)

1967 RODEO PROGRAM

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