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2017 Monthly Recap #4: July

As summer flies by, Lagoon continues to hold events and make changes around the park. Here’s what happened in July: A week-long celebration for Terroride’s 50th anniversary was held in the middle of the month. During the week, there were discounts on admission and free collectible pins for the first 50 guests each day. A […]

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2017 Monthly Recap #3: June

The first month of daily operation has flown by. Lagoon received a lot of media attention with a special documentary on KUED, a feature in Salt Lake Magazine and more. On June 9th, the new “re-imagined” Terroride finally opened. It’s been getting a lot of good reviews and there is now a pretty good line […]

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2017 Monthly Recap #2: May

Although Lagoon wasn’t open daily in May, there were busloads of school kids streaming through the park during many weekdays as well as national dance championship contestants during the first three weekends. Here’s a rundown of what happened in May: A new 30-second TV spot was released The Campground opened for the season on May […]

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Opening Weekend 1967

Lagoon’s 1967 season began on Saturday, March 25th. An article in the Deseret News on March 23rd announced two new rides – “the Terroride, a new thrill which makes the old Spook House obsolete” and the Animaland Train which made a “trip around Lagoon Lake by real animals – llamas, deer, goats, baby farm animals, […]

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Missing Link Located In Hairy Heredity

A few months ago I posted an article about the animated gorilla figure used in Lagoon’s Haunted Shack and Terroride attractions. I have since received an update on the history of these hulking creatures from the same man, John Clowers, who has obtained his own gorilla. He says: “The original company that created these big […]

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Gorilla Background Check

I recently received an email from a visitor who owns a gorilla exactly like the one used at Lagoon’s Haunted Shack and Terroride. His gorilla came from an auction of items from War Memorial Amusement Park in Arkansas. If possible, we’d like to find out at least who manufactured these gorillas. Here’s his description of […]