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  1. There's the Green Line light rail that connects the airport to the commuter train that has a stop across Interstate 15 from Lagoon. There's a free shuttle that connects that train station to the park.


    I would say we have a lot a flat rides. Some of the more unique or classic ones are; Samurai (Mondial Top Scan)

    Rock-O-Plane (Eyerly Aircraft Rock-O-Plane)

    Flying Aces (Bisch Rocco Flying Skooters 10; and they allow you to snap the cables!)

    And if you're into dark rides, Lagoon has 2 Bill Tracy rides; Dracula's Castle and Terroride. Terroride was just refurbed a couple season's back and is phenominal, but Dracula's Castle has aged. Its slated to get a refurb for the next season, but it's rumor only.




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  2. I would expect a family thrill ride/coaster. Lagoon has a huge family demographic and their last two biggest rides catered to the thrill seekers.


    However, I feel we will see a lot of money go into theming for this ride. After the success of the Terroride revamp, I expect some great theming results for this ride that everyone will love, kids and adults alike.


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  3. I suggest visiting the national parks with Lagoon. During the summer months, Utah doesn't have much to offer besides Lagoon, Snowbird, (they have summer month activities and rides: multiple ski resorts out here do,) a small but well-run zoo, and LDS museums everywhere. If you're not into any of that other stuff, the national parks are the best bet to make the most out of a visit to Utah.


    But, don't forget about the summer tubing that can be done at the Olympic Park during summer days as well. It is a bit more thrilling than you'd expect.


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  4. I did not find Roller Coaster to be exciting when I rode it in 2016. I do not remember any air to speak of. I remember hitting the side of the car hard on one of the turns. I can't imagine new trains ruining a ride that is pretty much unforgettable.


    I'm guessing you mean forgettable.


    Yes, I meant forgettable.


    Of course. my opinion is going to differ from locals that have an emotional attachment. Just like I feel differently about the Cyclone at Coney Island than many one time riders.

    For locals, it doesn't have the cleanest record anyway. It is overall rough and loud on the turns, has barely any floater airtime, (and only in certain seats,) and is known for its age more than its rideability. New trains will make it at least a smooth, classic ride.


    Although most of the track has been redone over the last ten years at most, it still has the old and rickety stigma.


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  5. This seems to be the first ride ever by this company actually built, they have some pretty wild looking rides on their website including a double loading version of those ABC Tourbillon rides going to six flags parks this year.
    I advise against going to the site. It froze my device and restarted it with missing programs. Hopefully the company can fix that.


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  6. Honestly, the only reason it's been a more solid rumor is because the water ride is what is talked about more as of late, however plans can change easily with this place. I remember when Cannibal was supposedly going to be named Savage before the name Cannibal showed up. If it is back to a dark ride coaster hybrid of sorts, I'm all for it as well. Either is a good idea.


    I can see a couple more flats in due time, but I noticed a while back how Lagoon has one of the highest amount of rides that flip you upside down, (8) so I don't see them getting any thrilling flat rides anytime soon, but I would LOVE for a any giant frisbee at Lagoon.



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  7. Even if the budget was over on Cannibal, Terroride's custom in-house refurb went over smoothly this year, and I expect the same outcome from Dracula's Castle's refurb coming next year (rumoured.) I don't think they are ready to stop on in-house ride additions. BomBora was technically Lagoon's first in-house ride as well, and it didn't go over budget.


    This year doesn't seem like a new ride addition, but I say the budget is for new rides is still being spent elsewhere. Screamer was dismantled before the season ended for what is rumored to be new bathrooms in that location, as Screamer would be moving with Samurai over by the new bathrooms that opened this year near Cannibal. With the rumoured in-house custom set rebuild for Dracula's Castle and new trains for Roller Coaster, I see the budget as well spent for this year and still give what the local gp want. The biggest complaints from gp were the bathrooms and how the older rides "look like they are falling apart."


    From what I've heard, Primordial isn't looking at an opening until 2020 or 2021. Also, the rumor holding up still that it's a dinosaur themed water ride with a budget somewhere between $12-20 million including a mountain.


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  8. So one last question before I head to the park next weekend. I was watching a video of Samurai, but I notice on it's sign it said 8 tickets. Is Lagoon a park where you pay per ride on top of park admission, or has that changed and they just haven't removed the sign?

    Used to be that way, but no more. They do use them from time to time, but it's only for special cases.


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  9. With how much that rumor is thrown around, it is still just a rumor. To look at the rumor realistically, RMC has 2 hybrids and at least one Raptor track coaster in the works at this time. They are still a fairly small company so they can't do so many projects at once. I do see an RMC happening here, but not for another few years unfortunately.


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  10. I guess the correct wording would be with how secluded Lagoon is, it's hard to warrant a full trip for.


    However, there's two mountain coasters and you can sled down the Olympic ski jumps during the summertime. Might not be completely thrilling but there's thrilling aspects to be found in Utah outside of Lagoon.


    One great thrill is driving after one drink (or using mouthwash.) Such a risky move out here now.

  11. I would think Ruka Safari is a Jump Around model. But a Demolition Derby ride is a fair choice. However, having two rides similar to Red Rock Rally (Flying Tigers being a similar Classic Whip configuration,) I find it odd they didn't go with a Happy Swing or many of the other kid rides Zamperla offers that are much more unique.


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  12. Lagoon also is a successful park from the golden ages. The beginning success is the move they did only ten years into the park's life which made it be the only park in Utah. The rest stayed on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, meeting a demise except for Saltair becoming a stage for traveling raves and bands.


    The move helped Lagoon expand on it's own terms, and once the fire broke out in 1953(4?) it created a new lease on the park. From that moment forward, the phrase, "new attraction every year" was made and created a surge in attractions that kept going as tradition until 2010. Dal Freeman played a key role in this since working with Lagoon in the 90's starting with Rattlesnake Rapids and forward from there. With his work in every addition since then, he made Lagoon a destination park with locals, then striking oil with Cannibal. It's debatable to say, but I can see Lagoon become as popular as Silver Dollar City within the next 10 years if additions play to that favor.


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