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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

If it's anything like it was 2 years ago you can straight-up wheel in a cooler full of beer. I think they've also since built a beer garden. Maybe a local knows more about the specific rules... P

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There are also a couple alpine coasters in the area if you like those. I'm not sure when they close but I think they'll probably be open in late September.

 

The Park City alpine coaster is incredible, and I believe it is open year-round. I've ridden it in the middle of the summer, and the middle of the winter. Park City would be a great place to visit on your trip.

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Hey guys!

 

We're headed to Lagoon in early September (it looks like the last weekend before their haunt event) and I'm wondering if there's anything else worth doing in the Salt lake City area. The main purpose of the trip is to visit Yellowstone, but we're conveniently flying into SLC because this park looks super weird and I've wanted to go for years.

 

Also, if you have any general park tips let me know. I somehow know basically nothing about this place. I normally don't start planning anything this far in advance but hotels near Yellowstone are atrociously expensive and fill fast so we need to plan things out and book our hotels earlier than I normally would and I'm still trying to figure out how many nights we'll be spending up there.

 

Thanks in advance

 

I pretty much agree with everything said above (minus the beer stuff because, well, look at my age).

 

Even though their lines can develop quickly, Wicked and Cannibal both have single rider lines that work very well (almost every car is always full), and operations at the park are overall very good. I have also found that weekends after Labor Day tend to be manageable crowds, at least until Frightmares starts. My biggest gripe with the park is how quickly lock er space fills up (especially at Wicked and Colossus), so I would advise to wear button/zipper pockets to store your items in so you don't have to worry about that.

 

As for food, the park has an Arby's and a Subway plus a good teriyaki place down by Wild Mouse. Other than that, it's fairly typical theme park food options.

 

As the date gets closer, let me know if you'd like to meet up. I'll be going a lot in August and September!

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Hey guys!

 

We're headed to Lagoon in early September (it looks like the last weekend before their haunt event) and I'm wondering if there's anything else worth doing in the Salt lake City area. The main purpose of the trip is to visit Yellowstone, but we're conveniently flying into SLC because this park looks super weird and I've wanted to go for years.

 

Also, if you have any general park tips let me know. I somehow know basically nothing about this place. I normally don't start planning anything this far in advance but hotels near Yellowstone are atrociously expensive and fill fast so we need to plan things out and book our hotels earlier than I normally would and I'm still trying to figure out how many nights we'll be spending up there.

 

Thanks in advance

 

I pretty much agree with everything said above (minus the beer stuff because, well, look at my age).

 

Even though their lines can develop quickly, Wicked and Cannibal both have single rider lines that work very well (almost every car is always full), and operations at the park are overall very good. I have also found that weekends after Labor Day tend to be manageable crowds, at least until Frightmares starts. My biggest gripe with the park is how quickly lock er space fills up (especially at Wicked and Colossus), so I would advise to wear button/zipper pockets to store your items in so you don't have to worry about that.

 

As for food, the park has an Arby's and a Subway plus a good teriyaki place down by Wild Mouse. Other than that, it's fairly typical theme park food options.

 

As the date gets closer, let me know if you'd like to meet up. I'll be going a lot in August and September!

 

Actually, the locker issue is "Expired" rentals from people not pressing the "End Rental" button once they retrieve their items at Dragon, Wicked, BomBora, and Air Race. Games should probably have people check on the lockers every hour or so.

 

I would also say Bakery Fresh in PV and Mexican Hat in Carousel Plaza offer nothing like most park food and Swig is definitely Unique. My tip is always bring your own food or go to the Camp Ground Subway, which has a Full Menu and Prices like most other Subway franchises. There are also lots of restaurants around the park in Centerville and Farmington Station that are popular after closing eating spots. Bakery Fresh is definitely worth checking out and you get your money's worth and the the Olde Mill in PV is also highly recommended.

 

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As someone mentioned earlier, the Utah Olympic Park in Park City is a must do if you have an extra day. They have an all day pass which gives you unlimited access to all of the summer activities like zip lines, alpine slides, ropes courses, drop tower, and tubing down the ski jump hills (my personal favorite). There’s even a bobsled experience that I’ve great things about but haven’t tried yet. You may want to check the schedule and make sure the summer activities are still open when you visit.

 

We try to hit up the Olympic Park every summer along with a Lagoon trip as it’s not a bad drive from Vegas. Lagoon is a funky little park with some fun coasters and classic flats. Cannibal was a real game changer for them and I’d love to see the park add another ride of that caliber.

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You can bring a cooler of your own food/drink into the park and leave it in one of many unreserved picnic pavilions, saving your spot at a picnic table. There will be a whole bunch of other coolers there too and nobody messes with them. You can bring in beer and drink it wherever but not in glass bottles.

 

There's a public trail called the Lagoon trail that runs around the outside of the park, part of which used to be the tracks for one of Lagoon's train rides. It's kinda weird and it shows some views of the park that most people never see. The trail starts in the campground.

 

Oh, and the Utah Olympic park with its zip line, slope tubing, alpine slides, etc is a different place than the Park City Mountain Resort with its zip line, alpine coaster, alpine slides, etc. It seems like people were confusing the two maybe. There's another alpine coaster, zip line and alpine slide at Snowbird too if you're really into it.

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There's a public trail called the Lagoon trail that runs around the outside of the park, part of which used to be the tracks for one of Lagoon's train rides. It's kinda weird and it shows some views of the park that most people never see. The trail starts in the campground.
Only the two bridges from the PVRR were used on the Lagoon Trail. The North entrance of the trail is off of Lagoon Lane.

 

 

 

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There's a public trail called the Lagoon trail that runs around the outside of the park, part of which used to be the tracks for one of Lagoon's train rides. It's kinda weird and it shows some views of the park that most people never see. The trail starts in the campground.
Only the two bridges from the PVRR were used on the Lagoon Trail. The North entrance of the trail is off of Lagoon Lane.

 

I mean that it partially follows the path of the old PVRR, like past the zoo and such.

 

Utah is also where 'The Void' originated, and there's one here. https://www.thevoid.com/ The Void was originally intended to be part of Evermore theme park, which is apparently opening this year, though it doesn't seem they'll actually have rides (yet?). https://www.facebook.com/evermorepark/

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There's a public trail called the Lagoon trail that runs around the outside of the park, part of which used to be the tracks for one of Lagoon's train rides. It's kinda weird and it shows some views of the park that most people never see. The trail starts in the campground.
Only the two bridges from the PVRR were used on the Lagoon Trail. The North entrance of the trail is off of Lagoon Lane.

 

I mean that it partially follows the path of the old PVRR, like past the zoo and such.

 

Utah is also where 'The Void' originated, and there's one here. https://www.thevoid.com/ The Void was originally intended to be part of Evermore theme park, which is apparently opening this year, though it doesn't seem they'll actually have rides (yet?). https://www.facebook.com/evermorepark/

The Lagoon Trail uses none of the PVRR ROW.

 

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The Lagoon Trail uses none of the PVRR ROW.

 

The trail goes right past the Zoo exhibit that was on the PVRR. There is no other reason for that exhibit to exist. 18 years ago you told me the PVRR never existed and that my very clear memory of it was mistaken so I probably won't take what you say about its layout as fact.

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The Lagoon Trail uses none of the PVRR ROW.

 

The trail goes right past the Zoo exhibit that was on the PVRR. There is no other reason for that exhibit to exist. 18 years ago you told me the PVRR never existed and that my very clear memory of it was mistaken so I probably won't take what you say about its layout as fact.

 

The Lagoon Trail was built around the outside perimeter of the Park, not within it.

 

I never told you 18 years ago the PVRR never existed, as the trains were my favorite rides in the park as a kid. lol Old Iron Sides on the other hand is another issue altogether, especially when I'd been told in no uncertain terms that the PVRR and the Bamburger Miniature Railroad were the only train rides in PV by the one who would know the most about it.

 

Also, Braden has an article on the PVRR on the Lagoon History Project that I heavily contributed to, as well as the LIF Wiki.

 

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I went to the park for a few hours today. Roller Coaster is running both trains (and is a real people-eater, might I add). Cannibal and Wicked were both using their two load stations and running several cars so lines were very manageable. Samurai was also running very consistently despite a minor delay while I was in line. The only downside was that Colossus was running one train, and the line was almost to the entrance (which I have never seen on this ride). At first I thought it was because of the rain, but even once it cleared up and got sunny, they never brought out a second train.

 

The enterprise is also fully assembled (from what I can tell) next to the bathrooms by Cannibal. I'm glad they relocated it rather than removed it like so many parks are doing with theirs.

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I went to the park for a few hours today. Roller Coaster is running both trains (and is a real people-eater, might I add). Cannibal and Wicked were both using their two load stations and running several cars so lines were very manageable. Samurai was also running very consistently despite a minor delay while I was in line. The only downside was that Colossus was running one train, and the line was almost to the entrance (which I have never seen on this ride). At first I thought it was because of the rain, but even once it cleared up and got sunny, they never brought out a second train.

 

The enterprise is also fully assembled (from what I can tell) next to the bathrooms by Cannibal. I'm glad they relocated it rather than removed it like so many parks are doing with theirs.

If Fire Dragon's line was only to the entrance, that's only a 15 minute wait, or at least should be. Maybe the second train wasn't signed off this morning due to the inclement weather. Sounds like the bugs from last Sunday were worked out on Coaster, so that's good. Too bad Coaster won't be as much of a people eater now.

 

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We're headed to Lagoon in early September (it looks like the last weekend before their haunt event) and I'm wondering if there's anything else worth doing in the Salt lake City area.

 

I realized there's one more thing that may be of interest, so I'm going to consolidate all the suggestions here to make me feel like I don't live in a theme park wasteland:

 

Lagoon (Amusement park)

http://lagoonpark.com/

 

Evermore (Heavily themed experience park with no rides - opening soon)

https://www.evermore.com/

 

The Void (Unique VR adventure)

https://www.thevoid.com/

 

Park City Mountain Resort (Ski area with alpine coaster, zip lines, etc)

https://www.parkcitymountain.com/explore-the-resort/activities/summer-activities.aspx

 

Snowbird (Ski area with alpine coaster, zip lines, etc)

https://www.snowbird.com/summer-activities/

 

Utah Olympic Park (Extreme tubing, bobsledding, zip lines)

https://utaholympiclegacy.org/location/utah-olympic-park/

 

Ricochet Canyon (Unique Train-themed FEC with two small dark rides)

https://www.ricochetcanyon.com/

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If you come during the week before Lagoon's haunt opens, some haunts in the state would be open during that time. Here's the top of those that should be open when you come down if you're interested in any of them.

 

Castle of Chaos

http://www.castleofchaos.com

 

Fear Factory

http://www.fearfactoryslc.com

 

Nightmare on 13th

http://www.nightmareon13th.com

 

Asylum 49

http://www.asylum49.com

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At the park right now. Power just went out but so far I've managed to ride Cannibal, Roller Coaster, Colossus the Fire Dragon (twice), Wicked, and Wild Mouse.

 

Hopefully power gets back on soon so we can hit Jet Star and maybe some flats (plus maybe more rides on Cannibal depending on line).

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At the park right now. Power just went out but so far I've managed to ride Cannibal, Roller Coaster, Colossus the Fire Dragon (twice), Wicked, and Wild Mouse.

 

Hopefully power gets back on soon so we can hit Jet Star and maybe some flats (plus maybe more rides on Cannibal depending on line).

Cannibal, Roller Coaster, BomBora, and Jet Star 2 all have Co-Gens and can/do operate in the event 1 or more legs of power have been lost. Not sure if Roller Coaster's Co-Gen is back online after they moved it to the other side of Reduction or not. Most other rides at Lagoon have Generators, or other means, to power the rides or lower/move them to a home position, resulting in ride evacs in only extreme cases.

 

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Hey! Just a shot in the dark: Does anyone happen to know what times of day that Lagoon-A-Beach will be most crowded? I'm primarily coming for the coasters and thrill rides, but I'd like to get on some slides too. Haven't been in a long time.
The hottest part of the day, so from noon to probably 4pm on weekdays, or open to 4pm.

 

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I went a few weeks ago on Saturday. I thought it was pretty busy, but I heard some locals saying the rainy forecast (which never happened) kept people away. The longest ride line was Terroride and Wild Mouse at 30 minutes. Lagoon's queue lengths are comically short (their queues can't hold more than 15-20 minutes worth of people) and you have the single rider lines at Wicked and Cannibal.

 

If you want to do the haunts, get the Time Warp pass and don't look back. It was $15-17 and I didn't wait more than 5 minites for every haunt. I heard others say the haunt lines were around a half hour.

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