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Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby robbalvey » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:03 pm

So today Elissa got to visit her last remaining "decent sized" park in the USA that she hadn't been to before. We can't think of many other major park with more than a couple of coasters that she hasn't been to now, so I guess this kind of completes her collection of "USA big parks!"

It was a great day, although I was supposed to go, but I became incapacitated, and I'll get to that later. The weather was great (it rained a little, but didn't impact too much), the staff was friendly, and even though the park was crowded, they did manage to get people through the lines as quickly as possible.

Cannibal lived up to the hype. It's a VERY solid ride. Elissa felt that while it might not be a "top ten" coaster, it most certainly was a lot of fun, had some nice elements and should be a huge, HUGE hit for the park! Great ride!

Anyway, onto some photos...

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Weather is beautiful at Lagoon today! Mountain backdrop is amazing!

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Got to the park about 45 minutes before opening, they put us in a holding area for Cannibal, and we were one of the first on the ride!

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The coaster lived up to the hype! Super fun and solid ride!

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The elements were great and had a few nice surprises.

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This ride deserves to be a huge hit for the park!

POV Video! Check out the video of Cannibal we shot while at Lagoon!


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Holy cow! Line for Cannibal is huge! Guessing 2-3 hours! They certainly have a hit on their hands!

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This is why it pays to get to the park early!

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Nice to see Lagoon hang on to the "classics!"

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Even though the "no single riders" rule was kind of odd, this is still a sold Schwarzkopf coaster!

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Speaking about Schwarzkopf classic roller coasters, look at this beauty!

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Taking a ride on the skyway checking out some great views!

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Not many parks have sky rides anymore, so it's nice to see this one is still here!

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The park really does have quite a good selection of coasters!

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And flat rides! There are quite a few of them here!

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For example, they still have a classic Rock-O-Plane!

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Time to take a ride on that Schwarzkopf!

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Colossus The Fire Dragon is 32 years old and still packs huge thrills today!

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Totally fun ride! It's too bad Dorney Park got rid of theirs.

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Time to take a ride on a classic woodie!

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Lagoon's woodie is simply named "roller coaster."

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Elissa is playing the part of Robb today getting footage at the park!

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Just rode the Wild Mouse. Fun little ride!

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They have a good balance of coasters for all ages here!

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Taking a lunch break at Lagoon! Teriyaki bowls FTW! Great stuff!

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Yes, there was good asian food in Utah! lol

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Kristen is just sticking with the plain rice!

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The park really did have a lot of great flat rides...

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You have classic older ones...

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...and awesome newer ones!

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This is how you "cool off" at Lagoon!

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Bombora was a fully "in-house designed" family coaster...

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Including a fun "Roller Skater"-like layout and on-board train audio!

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Fun Facts!

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See! These are fun, right?

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Some very cool looking rides in the kids section of the park.

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Not sure I've ever seen a ride quite like this before.

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And yes, there is a kiddie coaster

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It was kind of a tight squeeze! lol
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What's that? You want some more Cannibal photos?

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Sure! You got it!

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The single rider line was open, and it ended up being about 40 minutes single rider later in the day.

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Wicked was having some mechanical issues earlier in the day, but it finally opened a couple of hours before we left.

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What a GREAT ride! That launch UP the tower was awesome!

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Very smooth ride with some great elements! Both this and Cannibal are huge wins for the park!

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Overall, Elissa's first visit to Lagoon was a huge success!

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Got on all the coasters she wanted to and really had a nice day at the park.

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It's great to see park this clean and this friendly with so many big rides!

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Thank you Lagoon for a great day! We will be back!

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Meanwhile, I was down for the count because I broke my ankle the night before riding dirt bikes with Alan Schilke! Maybe I should stick to riding his roller coasters instead of more "XTREME" thrills! Oh, well, hopefully this heals up quickly!
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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby Superbatboy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:12 pm

Get well soon!! Dirt biking with Alan Schilke!?! OMG I'm geeking out!!
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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:23 pm

^Same here, gotta start practicing that soon!

Awesome TR, gotta go to Lagoon! You don't see many places with that great of a flat ride collection anymore.
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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby xVicesAndVirtues » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:37 pm

That drop off the tower on Cannibal looks nuts.

Awesome report to a park that I'd really love to get to someday. Are the crowds as insane as the line for Cannibal or was it just bringing that kind of a line due to it being new? After all, it is the only major park in that entire area.

Hope the ankle heals up soon! I broke mine the "foot-pointing-up" way once by smashing my foot against a tree on a sled when I was 13 or 14. The sound of the ER doctor having to crack it back down into its proper position will haunt my nightmares for life.

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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby jbottgen » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:15 pm

gerstlaueringvar wrote:^ gotta go to Lagoon! You don't see many places with that great of a flat ride collection anymore.


And to top it off, there are also two haunt dark rides, a river rapid ride, and a nice size water park that is in the park and included in the price.
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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby Jetstar2 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:15 am

Sorry to hear about your leg. That sucks!

jbottgen wrote:And to top it off, there are also two haunt dark rides, a river rapid ride, and a nice size water park that is in the park and included in the price.


The park also has about 40 picnic terraces of various sizes where you can leave your coolers full of food and drinks (which you are allowed to bring in, which is awesome). There's also a collection of historic buildings from around Utah with various historical exhibits in them known as "Pioneer Village".

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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby Geauga Dog » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:09 am

Great report! I hope your leg heals quickly.

I was at Lagoon in 1996 and it sure has changed a lot since then. It looks to have one of the best assortment of rides that a lot of parks seem to lack nowadays. Cannibal looks amazing and it's great that Lagoon can put in something that is uniquely customized from anything else out there. Maybe more parks should take their example.

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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby viking86 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:27 am

Awesome report! Cannibal looks great, and the rest of the park also looks like it has quite a bit to offer.

Sorry about your ankle Robb, hope you have a speedy recovery!

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Postby _koppen » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:18 am

Congratulations to Lagoon for such an awesome ride! It sure looks like a park with a lot of soul and a different way of doing things.

As much as it really sucks that you broke your ankle you sure did it with the right person! Let's hope it heals well and quickly!
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Re: Photo TR: Elissa's first visit to Lagoon!

Postby cfc » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:13 am

I definitely need to visit Lagoon some day--thanks for the photos and review of Cannibal.

As for the ankle, at least you have a great story to tell. ;)
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