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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...

PS: God, I love this park. I hate how much I love this park because it's in the middle of nowhere but I love this park.

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I know things are closed until next season, however my youngest son was a little too nervous to go on Jet Star 2 the last time we went to Lagoon.  Can somebody give me info on age and/or height requirements?  Also, I know it has some sort of seatbelt for safety.  Not to sound paranoid, but can you tell me how the seatbelt works, meaning does it actually "lock" where it cannot expand upon dispatch, or when it clicks-in, or what?  Does it expand during the ride?  If somebody younger was being completely negligent, could they un-click-it themselves after dispatch?  Thanks for your help.

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The height requirement for Jet Star II is 50". However, all riders (kids or adults, doesn't matter) must ride in pairs. Nobody may sit alone in a seat. The seat belt connects across the front of the two riders. It is away from the body, unless you have two large adults, then it may touch the front rider. This is why two riders is required for the ride - if somebody rode alone, there would be a lot of extra room to slide around. I suggest taking a look at some offride photos or videos of the ride to get a better idea of the train setup. There is no restraint that tightly hugs any riders. The front rider protects the back rider, and the seatbelt protects the front rider.

With that being said, the ride is almost entirely positive-Gs and laterals, so there is no risk of "airtime" with a minimal restraint. It's a quite intense and whippy ride. If you're riding with your young son, the most secure restraint will honestly be your arms/hands, if you feel the seatbelt up front is not enough. However I definitely recommend you both hold onto the sides of the cars for control. You may do it instinctively! Oh, and no, you cannot unlock the seatbelt during the ride.

It is also worth noting that Jet Star II was closed for all of 2020, since it is impossible to social distance on the trains, and strangers/single riders often ride together on the ride. With COVID going the way it is, it could very well remained closed for 2021 as well.

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1 minute ago, thrillseeker4552 said:

Oh, and no, you cannot unlock the seatbelt during the ride.

It is also worth noting that Jet Star II was closed for all of 2020, since it is impossible to social distance on the trains, and strangers/single riders often ride together on the ride. With COVID going the way it is, it could very well remained closed for 2021 as well.

Hopefully once many people get vaccinated we will be post-COVID soon.

So, you said with 2 riders, the seatbelt isn't tight at all?  Also, you said you cannot negligently unlock the seatbelt during the ride, so at what point does it actually lock?  Does it lock the belt in position when you click-it manually yourself, or does it lock once the ride operator dispatches the train?

Thanks.

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The seatbelt reaches from the left side of the train to the right side (or it may be right to left, I forget). It is similar to a car seatbelt, where it is always retracting. So once it's clicked in, the belt remains taut and cannot be released. There is no way to tighten the belt against the rider like a typical roller coaster seatbelt. It is impossible for the rider to unlock the seatbelt mid-ride, whether purposefully or accidentally.

To be honest, the ride feels quite safe. I rode it when I was younger with my dad, and have ridden it as an adult with my younger sister, and it feels very safe. The train is quite cramped and has little room to move around anyway. You really don't even need the seatbelt to be honest (hypothetically). Obviously the seatbelt must be locked and secure for the ride to dispatch.

The ride has been operating safely for 45 years. Yeah, it's a bit sketchy when compared to modern coaster design, but I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Here is a link to a photo of the train from RCDB. It is not super clear, but it gives you a general idea. https://rcdb.com/198.htm#p=6642

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Is there a skip-the-line pass here? We are thinking about taking a trip in April. We may start in Vegas for a couple nights, and end here. I don't want to go if lines are crazy.

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1 hour ago, prozach626 said:

Is there a skip-the-line pass here? We are thinking about taking a trip in April. We may start in Vegas for a couple nights, and end here. I don't want to go if lines are crazy.

No skip-the-line pass (other than for haunts, but you said April) and single rider lines will not be available when the park opens.

I only went a few times last year so maybe someone else can speak to the lines in the current state. But crowds don't get crazy very often at Lagoon, especially in the spring. In April I'd be more concerned with operations and rides that haven't open yet. The spring prior to Memorial Day is usually hit and miss with rides that aren't ready yet or running at limited capacity (pre-COVID). You can have some fantastic days at the park in the spring though, especially if the weather is iffy/overcast. You're no stranger to this but in April it could be 30 degrees and snowing or 85 and sunny.

Also, not trying to bring a mask debate into this, but Utah's mask mandate is ending April 10. No idea what this means for Lagoon or if the county will do anything differently, but just a heads up in case you didn't know already.

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3 hours ago, prozach626 said:

Is there a skip-the-line pass here? We are thinking about taking a trip in April. We may start in Vegas for a couple nights, and end here. I don't want to go if lines are crazy.

There is no skip-the-line pass, as previously mentioned. I have never had issues with crowds in April. The only real crazy crowded days at the park are in September and October when the weather is perfect and Frightmares attracts a ton more people in the park than usual. Otherwise the park is usually pretty manageable when it comes to wait times, especially in the Spring where many people don't even realize the park is open and usually don't visit until the Summer.

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10 minutes ago, grsupercity said:

Didn't this place open some restaurants in the off season? Did anyone go?

They opened a new beer garden restaurant last year and it was actually really good.  The menu wasn't huge but we liked everything we tried.  They had about 20 different beers on tap with heavy emphasis on local brews.  A big plus was that it has indoor seating, which was really nice as our visit was in July.  The park was still limiting capacity in July and we went on a Tuesday, so there really weren't any lines.  The longest lines we waited in all day were for Cannibal and Rattlesnake Rapids, and those were only 15 minute waits.  Most of the rides were walk-ons or a 1-2 train wait.  I don't think it will be very busy in April but I'm not sure if they are still limiting capacity or not.  

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Finally getting to this park next month after last April's trip got cancelled. Always kinda been a bucket list park for me and combining that with some of the country's finest skiing will make for an awesome week.

 

Does anyone know yet if any rides will be down for maintenance to start the season or is it too early to tell? I'll be there April 18th so hopefully any early season kinks will be worked out by then.

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14 hours ago, VegasBaby said:

They opened a new beer garden restaurant last year and it was actually really good.  The menu wasn't huge but we liked everything we tried.  They had about 20 different beers on tap with heavy emphasis on local brews.  A big plus was that it has indoor seating, which was really nice as our visit was in July.  The park was still limiting capacity in July and we went on a Tuesday, so there really weren't any lines.  The longest lines we waited in all day were for Cannibal and Rattlesnake Rapids, and those were only 15 minute waits.  Most of the rides were walk-ons or a 1-2 train wait.  I don't think it will be very busy in April but I'm not sure if they are still limiting capacity or not.  

I meant during the winter when the park was closed didn't they keep the craft beer garden restaurant open?

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^ yes. Yes they did. I wanted to get down there sometime in the winter, but could never quite justify the drive (at least, without being able to ride some coasters as part of the trip). 

I've got my season pass, and am super excited for the 2021 season. Especially with them opening a week earlier than usual this year. Unless I manage to make it to Silverwood or Adventuredome this summer, it looks like it's going to be mostly Lagoon and a bunch of water parks -- but hey, I'm not going to complain, that should still be a lot of fun.

And don't quote me on it, but I've been hopping on some of the livestreams Lagoon does on their Instagram page, and I believe Julie said that they are planning on operating Jet Star this season. Things can always change, of course, but I'm excited -- haven't been on Jet Star in a while. 

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Didn't this place open some restaurants in the off season? Did anyone go?
Yes. It's open daily from 11am to 7pm. I've gone a couple of times. Really enjoy it. I went last week and could hear some of the rides testing. Can't wait for Lagoon to open next weekend.
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On 3/12/2021 at 7:58 AM, Zand said:

Does anyone know yet if any rides will be down for maintenance to start the season or is it too early to tell? I'll be there April 18th so hopefully any early season kinks will be worked out by then.

I would anticipate everything being open when you visit. Even if you get unlucky with weather (April in Utah is quite unpredictable...), most rides will operate in rain or cold temperatures. As long as there is no crazy thunderstorm or snowstorm, you're good.

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On 3/12/2021 at 7:58 AM, Zand said:

Finally getting to this park next month after last April's trip got cancelled. Always kinda been a bucket list park for me and combining that with some of the country's finest skiing will make for an awesome week.

 

Does anyone know yet if any rides will be down for maintenance to start the season or is it too early to tell? I'll be there April 18th so hopefully any early season kinks will be worked out by then.

April shouldn't be very crowded, it's usually still light crowds around that time. May & June was when it would start to get busy because of the extended hours and they would host dance competitions but I would assume they won't host the competitions this year with COVID still around. Crowds will be especially light if there is any prediction of rain, the best is when a fast moving thunderstorm rolls through because it clears the park out and people usually don't come back after so you pretty much have the park to yourselves. I've only been to the park on 1 Sunday and it was the least busy I've ever seen the park (besides rain days) and general consensus has always been that Sundays are the least busy days. So if you can make it on a Sunday that will also work in your favor.

 

On 3/11/2021 at 12:47 PM, prozach626 said:

Is there a skip-the-line pass here? We are thinking about taking a trip in April. We may start in Vegas for a couple nights, and end here. I don't want to go if lines are crazy.

Everything should be open by that point except the water park, maybe an upcharge attraction, or maybe a water ride; usually by April everything has been open in the past.

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Excited to make there in May, it’ll be my first visit too—has anyone gone to Antelope Island near the park to view the salt lake sunrise/sunset on a trip visit to Lagoon? Worth it for a half day Lagoon/half day Salt Lake or does Lagoon really deserve a whole day?

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