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This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Lagoon, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

 

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

 

--Robb

 

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2006

May 6th, 2006 - New thrilling coaster planned for the 2007 season (see below)

October 27th, 2006 - Specs for new Zierer coaster are revealed

 

2007

February 1st, 2007 - Construction update for Wicked

 

2010

September 8th, 2010 - Details on Lagoon's new family coaster

 

2012

March 31, 2012 - Confirmation of a Zamperla Air Race for 2012

October 30th, 2012 - Pylons already being driven for 2014 coaster

 

2013

June 17th, 2013 - Therapist asks Lagoon to change dark ride scene

August 22nd, 2013 - Zookeeper gored in the leg by a Wildebeest

November 8th, 2013 - Info on Lagoon's 2015 coaster

 

2014

Sepetmber 4th, 2014 - More info released on Cannibal (2015 coaster)

Decemer 7th, 2014- Cannibal construction photos

 

2015

July 2nd, 2015 - Cannibal opens

 

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It's been rumored for a LONG time that Lagoon would be getting a new coaster! And finally it seems to be true!

 

http://rcdb.com/id3534.htm

 

In a Deseret Morning News story from April 7th 2006, park spokesman Dick Andrew confirmed a new coaster would be built for 2007 and also commented - "It will surpass anything we have."

 

I've heard about an X-Car type coaster, or a Half pipe. To me, a Half pipe seems very unlikely since there is one only 7 hours away.

 

I'll be traveling to Lagoon the weekend of June 9th, and I'll definitely be on the looking for anything!

 

Lagoon seems to be getting a lot better! New paint job for Jet Star II, new fountains, 4 new kiddie rides in 2 years, Spider, Lagoona Beech, etc.

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We decided to take a quick drive (6 hours) from Vegas up to Lagoon, just north of Salt Lake City this past weekend. We had to get a haunt in this year.    Even though the park was busy and mask

I just visited yesterday (10/11). The crowds were very manageable. I didn't wait more than 5 minutes for anything, although it did get more crowded in the evening with Frightmares. However, my friend

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I've heard a little bit about this so far. I read that article in the paper, sadly it didn't say much besides it would be better. Although I guess that's good.

 

Just incase you were wonderding it's planned to go in West of Colossus (which is the parking lot) but I expect it will be themed and such. (Also heard that it will be in the area of those big blue buildings that are indoor tennis courts that aren't used I think.)

 

I'm just wondering since the main rumor I heard is that it was a design by Arrow but is being built by someone else (not S&S) so we'll see how that ends up.

 

 

Can't wait for my one park trip this whole year to Lagoon! /sarcasm

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I think the Screamscape rumor was Zirier (sp?, you know the company that makes those Tivoli coasters with the long trains at SF parks) was going to build a prototype version of their launched coaster. Sounds interesting too...

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But Zierer has had no history of building a launch coaster, wouldn't you expect to see at least a little info on a new coaster prototype on their website? Plus, Zierer has only had one coaster over 100ft.

 

I just hope its not Zierer.

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But Zierer has had no history of building a launch coaster, wouldn't you expect to see at least a little info on a new coaster prototype on their website? Plus, Zierer has only had one coaster over 100ft.

 

And that means what? INTAMIN, Vekoma, Gerstauler, Arrow, B&M, S&S, Zamperla all had no history at large rides, launched, looping, etc at some point and they've all proven they are possible ... while at the same time finding flaws with their designs.

 

Just becuase a company hasn't done it, doesn't mean it will suck or be horrible. I must say B&M's first launched coaster attempt was a pretty rad invention, along with INTAMIN's newer launched rides .. sans the breakdowns.

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Wow, 2007 is already shaping up to be a good year for new rides. I may have to finally try to make it out to Utah next year from the looks of it.

 

I like when parks announce new rides early, it gives me time to plan a trip there!

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Yesterday I was at Lagoon and ran into one of their marketing employees out talking to the guests. I asked about the new ride fro next year and got some interesting info. I was told the new ride design was done "in house" and only the cars would be manufactured by a European company. I asked if that meant Lagoon was fabing the track and he said they were. Having met the in house engineer through my electrical business, I must admit to being a bit afraid. The marketing guy did confirm at least two barrel rolls, but the rest of the ride is top secret. Apparently a promo video was shown to all of the full time employees over the past few weeks and the few I spoke with seemed a bit underwhelmed.

 

Here's hoping we don't get the Bat part 2.

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It will NOT be an SLC. It has been confirmed several times that it will be designed by Zierer and local contractors will build it. It is supposed to go from Colossus to roller coaster, opening up a new ride area. There will be no SLC in SLC. They learned their lesson after the Bat.

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It will NOT be an SLC. It has been confirmed several times that it will be designed by Zierer and local contractors will build it. It is supposed to go from Colossus to roller coaster, opening up a new ride area. There will be no SLC in SLC. They learned their lesson after the Bat.

 

I did not mean to imply another Vekoma, moreso to imply another lackluster ride. Again to clear up the statement, the Marketing employee (I do not remember his name) stated that the ride design was done in house, not through Zierer. The trains are to be fabricated from a European company, but the design work was not. Zierer, according to my contact, is not the designer of the ride, but may still provide the trains.

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But Zierer has had no history of building a launch coaster, wouldn't you expect to see at least a little info on a new coaster prototype on their website? Plus, Zierer has only had one coaster over 100ft.

 

LOL this was a pretty funny read... I guess you don't understand the concept of prototype, do you? :<img src=:'>

 

Now if only there was a reason for me to even go near Utah.. oh, wait, this will be Lagoon's 8th credit. Damn, I guess I WILL be out there soon enough

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If only I lived in Utah with my friend who moved their last summer. I just hope that it is a good coaster, whatever Lagoon is getting for 2007.

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Hmm. Sounds cool. And it will probably be smooth, because Zierers are the smoothest coasters I have ever been on.

 

I'm sure it will work better than the Intamin Rockets. Because everything works better than those.

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^ True. But their reliabilty factor just isn't up to par in comparison with comparable rides. (Especially on the big rockets like TTD and KK). While I understand that any new technology has its downtime, TTD in its first year was awful.

 

If you look at a ride like Powder Keg, an S&S coaster with a compressed air launch, there is hardly any downtime at all. None of the infamous "cable snapping" stories.

 

While the Intamin rocket technology is cool, they need to get the reliability factor up before more parks get the ride. In addition, there are comparable alternatives, and I this is why I believe Gerstlauer's launched coaster is going to be a winner. Gerstlauer used their brains when they designed their launched coaster. They decided to use a fly wheel. But the fly wheel isn't used for the launch; rather to generate the power needed for the LIM's/LSM's that the coaster uses. That'll cut down on necesary power significantly, and is just a great idea.

 

I'm looking forward to see what Zierer has to offer. While they're not a big manufacturer, they look promising. Their coasters are incredibly smooth, moreso than B&M's even. Hopefully this coaster will deliver, and give Zierer a bigger market share.

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It looks like the new coaster could be something like a launched Euro Fighter. The design was made in house they only thing Zierer is doing is cleaning up the design and construction. Zierer calls it a vertical drop coaster. This is just a rumor.

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New information says that track could start arriving in the next few weeks! Also the theme might be industrial and there might be an underground part. Keep in mind that the design was done in house. Zierer is just cleaning up the design and watching construction.

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