Quick Facts

WHAT IS LAGOON?

Lagoon is a traditional amusement park with a wide variety of rides and attractions.

WHERE IS LAGOON?

On Interstate 15, halfway between Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, in the western United States.

PARK STATS

  • Lagoon began in July 1886 as Lake Park Bathing Resort on the Great Salt Lake, 2 ½ miles west of Farmington, UT
  • Relocated to current location and opened as Lagoon in July 1896
  • 25th oldest amusement park in the world still operating in the same location (tied with Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, UK and Waldameer Park, Erie, PA)
  • 15th oldest amusement park in the USA still operating in the same location (tied with Waldameer Park, Erie, PA)
  • Oldest amusement park in Utah
  • Lagoon’s entire property covers about 160 acres
  • The park itself covers about 60 acres (double its original size)
  • Lagoon Corporation used to operate The Terrace Ballroom in downtown Salt Lake City, as well as the Trolley Arcade and Creperie Cupboard restaurant in Trolley Square.

WHAT MAKES LAGOON UNIQUE?

  • One of very few family-owned amusement parks
  • One of few amusement parks that has allowed guests to bring in outside food throughout its history
  • Largest amusement park in the intermountain region
  • One of few amusement parks still operating more than one classic dark ride

RIDE STATS

  • Number Of Rides: 53
  • Number Of Roller Coasters: 10
  • Roller Coaster is the 7th oldest operating roller coaster in the world
  • Flying Aces is one of only 13 original Flying Scooter rides still operating in the world
  • The Spider was the 1st Maurer-Sohne Xtended SC 2000 in America and the 2nd in the world
  • The current Wild Mouse was the 1st Maurer-Sohne Wilde Maus Classic in America
  • Cannibal has the steepest drop of any coaster in North America
  • Colossus: The Fire Dragon has an extra curve at the end, making it the only model of its kind ever manufactured
OLDEST RIDES
#RideOpening year
1Carousel1918
2Roller Coaster1921
3Flying Aces1941
All three of Lagoon’s oldest rides are listed on the National Register Of Historic Places.
NEWEST RIDES
#RideOpening year
1Engine 862020
2Flying Tigers / Ruka Safari2017
3Cannibal2015
FASTEST ROLLER COASTERS
#RideMax Speed
1Cannibal70 mph
2Colossus: The Fire Dragon / Wicked55 mph
3Roller Coaster / Jet Star 245 mph
HIGHEST RIDES
#RideHeight reached by riders
1Catapult250 feet
2Cannibal208 feet
3The Rocket185 feet
4Sky Coaster153 feet
5Sky Scraper147 feet
TALLEST RIDE STRUCTURES
#RideHeight of ride structure
1The Rocket217 feet (to beacon)
2Cannibalover 208 feet
3Catapult196 feet
4Sky Coaster173 feet (main arch)
5Sky Scraper147 feet
RECENTLY REMOVED RIDES
#RideFinal year of operation
1Hydro-Luge2017
2Top Eliminator2011
3Stagecoach2009
4Roll-O-Plane2002
5Speedway, Sr.2000
CURRENT RIDES RELOCATED FROM ELSEWHERE
Ride name Originally
built
Original location Opened at
Lagoon
Carouselca. 1913unknown
California
1918
Log Flume1969Pixieland
Otis, OR
1975
Wild Kingdom’s Meriwether train1969Pixieland
Otis, OR
1975
Wild Kingdom’s Houston train1970Busch Gardens
Houston, TX
ca. 1975
Jet Star 21974Expo ’74
Spokane, WA
1976
Colossus: The Fire Dragon1981Germany1983
Sky Scraper1987Boardwalk & Baseball
Haines City, FL
1991

OTHER STATS

  • Oldest Structure Still Standing In Its Original Location: Lagoon Holding Jail in Pioneer Village, 1895
  • Oldest Structure Outside Of Pioneer Village: Rose Terrace, formerly the cupola of the Lake Park Pavilion, 1886
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