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: 54
  • 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, original locationOriginally builtOpened at Lagoon
Carousel
unknown park, CA
ca. 19131918
Jet Star 2
Expo ’74, Spokane, WA
19741976
Log Flume
Pixieland, Otis, OR
19691975
Wild Kingdom Train’s Meriwether train
Pixieland, Otis, OR
19691975
Colossus: The Fire Dragon
Germany
19811983
Sky Scraper
Boardwalk & Baseball, Haines City, FL
19871991

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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