1988 Yearbook

Opening Day: 23 April
Closing Day: 2 October
Adult Unlimited Ride Pass: $14.95
Parking: $2.75

GALLERY

There were no new rides at Lagoon in 1988 (two were added the year before and Lagoon-A-Beach was under construction) but they made up for it with one of their busiest entertainment schedules ever. In addition to the usual musical shows, marching band, Wild West Shoot-Out and plays at the Opera House, there were also live concerts by world-renown musicians like Chubby Checker, The Mamas & The Papas, Three Dog Night and others. Not to mention a new outdoor theater that featured professional high divers.

The new Sun ‘N’ Fun Theatre was built between Game Time and Lagoon Stadium, where Sky Coaster is today. There had been high diving shows at Lagoon before but this was the first time they were held regularly at a permanent venue. There were also sea lion shows at the theater. Because of this and the pig races in Pioneer Village, 1988 was advertised as the summer of “Seals & Squeeels” at Lagoon.

Screen capture of the 1988 Lagoon TV spot.
Song used in Lagoon’s 1988 TV spot.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Southern Pacific – 21 May

MIDWAY

Lagoon All-Star Band – Mon-Sat

CAROUSEL STAGE

Country Side – Daily

LAGOON MUSIC THEATRE

Country Music, U.S.A.

LAGOON OPERA HOUSE

Whoopee / Dames At Sea / Greater Tuna

MAIN STREET, PIONEER VILLAGE

Wild West Shoot-Out – Daily

MEADOW TERRACE

Chubby Checker – 19 Jun

The Artie Shaw Orchestra – 29 Jun

The Mamas & The Papas – 23 Jul

Count Basie’s Orchestra – 28 Jul

Dan Seals – 12 Aug

Paul Revere & The Raiders – 13 Aug

Woody Herman – 19 Aug

Three Dog Night – 5 Sep

SUN ‘N’ FUN THEATRE
Sun ‘N’ Fun Theatre as shown in a Lagoon brochure.

Flippers & Flyers – Daily

High Diving Show – Daily

Sea Lion Show – Daily

Sea Lions & Kids – Sat

VILLAGE GREEN

Charly McLain / Wayne Massey – 18 Jul

TIMELINE

APR
23 – Opening Day / Sneak-A-Peek Special – Unlimited Ride Pass for $12.95
24 – Sneak-A-Peek Special – Unlimited Ride Pass for $12.95
30 – Sneak-A-Peek Special – Unlimited Ride Pass for $12.95

MAY
1 – Sneak-A-Peek Special – Unlimited Ride Pass for $12.95
8 – Mother’s Day – up to 3 kids ride free when Mom buys an Adult Unlimited Ride Pass

JUN
12-13 – Ghostbusters show six times each day

JUL
4 – Independence Day – contests & fireworks / Special Half-Day Prices – $7.50 from 9:30am-3pm or 3pm-close
18-23 – Pioneer Village Jubilee – entertainment at Village Green, discounted passes, food, crafts, costumed old timers, pig races

AUG
Jesus Fest featuring the band Outcry

SEP
25 – Double Funday Sunday – 2 for 1 ride passes

OCT
1 – Parking & unlimited rides for up to 10 people per vehicle for $39.95
2 – Parking & unlimited rides for up to 10 people per vehicle for $39.95 / Last day of the season

RIDES & ATTRACTIONS
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