A family-friendly amusement park full of roller coasters and classic carnival games.
Located 17 miles north of Salt Lake City, Lagoon has been around since 1886 and has seen quite a few changes and improvements since it opened. It was originally called Lake Park and had a reputation as a summer resort for visitors. The most famous roller coaster that Lagoon is known for is the white roller coaster, or simply "The Roller Coaster". It is a very bumpy ride but it is incredible that this wooden roller coaster has been maintained since 1921 and is still operational today.
Their carousel features hand-carved horses and was installed in 1906. This carousel is also still operating at Lagoon. During the 1920s, Lagoon park opened up its swimming area which has since been renovated and is now called Lagoon-A-Beach. It has several water slides, a lazy river, and plenty of space to swim around to stay cool during the hot summer days. In the 1960s, famous entertainers like Louis Armstrong and rock and roll legends like Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones performed at concerts here.
A special area in Lagoon is called Pioneer Village. This features authentic structures and buildings that were built during the Utah pioneer era and even has a photography area where you can dress up in wild west costumes and take a black and white picture together as a keepsake.
The addition of the roller coaster Wicked in the early 2000s made a huge impression. It launches you straight up 110 feet and straight down taking you through lots of twists and turns. Even today this is a thrilling ride that is very popular. The other roller coaster fit for thrill-seekers is called Cannibal. It has a 208-foot tower and can reach a top speed of up to 70 miles per hour. You aren't allowed to keep anything in your pockets because it takes you into an inverted dive and many riders have lost their hats, keys, phones, and sunglasses while riding it.