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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:59 pm

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thrillseeker4552 wrote:Cannibal is an excellent coaster. I wouldn't say it's "top 10 in the country" or anything of the like, but it does what it's supposed to very well and has some unique elements you really can't find on other coasters. I like it mostly for its originality and weirdness.


I actually disagree about the top 10 thing. I may be the black sheep here but I REALLY like Cannibal. It's in my personal top 10. Granted, I haven't been around the block nearly as much as a lot of the other people on the site, but I think Cannibal is just a fun coaster. It's super re-ride-able. It's not forceful, that's true, but it has a ton of hangtime and the first drop is absolutely amazing.

Take that for what you will. I hope I'm not alone in this, I think this ride deserves more credit than it gets.
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JJLehto wrote:Well, since I'll be in CA, which isn't close to Lagoon but the closest I'll be any time ever in the forseeable future, I may try to stop by. Perhaps take a layover in Salt Lake City. (Nothing flies directly to Tallahassee anyway) Esp since it seems I can get from the Airport to park without a rental car!?

I know this is a family park with a collection of mostly moderate rides, but I've heard good things about Wicked, not as much about Cannibal, (was let down to hear its supposedly forceless???) but I do love a Schwarzkopf. CoasterStudios, who's opinions seem to strongly align with mine, found the spinning coaster and....Roller Coaster not bad either.
Think its worth a day trip to the park? For a solo traveler esp? Is Cannibal as awesome as it seems?

I see that in Sept, when I'd likely be going, its basically weekend hours. Any idea what crowds would be like on a Sept weekend?


I would expect moderate to heavy crowds on a September weekend. It depends on if Frightmares has started yet since that draws lots of people. The park is definitely doable on crowded days though thanks to the wonderful single rider lines on Cannibal and Wicked as well as overall solid operations for the major rides.

Honestly, the worst part about crowded days at Lagoon is navigating through people on the midway since the park has no queue space for the major coasters, flat rides, or food services. On any crowded day, the lines spill into the walkways and can get rather obnoxious to deal with.

Cannibal is an excellent coaster. I wouldn't say it's "top 10 in the country" or anything of the like, but it does what it's supposed to very well and has some unique elements you really can't find on other coasters. I like it mostly for its originality and weirdness.


Thank you! This is what I was looking for. TPR to the rescue as always. It would likely be early to mid Sept. Waiting on WCB dates. I may just try a weekday, so in August, just to try and avoid the crowds entirely.


Yeah, August is Hot and Crowded, even on week days. lol I might be able to get a great discount voucher for you...maybe not as good as Doppel Looping, but close.

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For real? Well, I may flip a coin then on aug weekday or sept weekend and risk it, apparently the single rider line is quite helpful.

Hey Im excited about Cannibal. Honestly the idea of a very beyond vertical 200+ foot drop alone. And I cant pass up the chance to get to certain parks I will realistically prob never get to again. Like I'd kick myself.

Oh and hot I always am basically from June to Sept so no way around that :lmao:
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Tanks4me05 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:12 pm

I'm currently at the park, and cranes are now on site for Primordial. One of those cranes is massive. Logic would state that for any construction project, you should use the smallest possible crane to do the job due to their expense to rent. The big crane is a Kobelco CK2500 II (the model name is plastered on the crane itself.) The thing has a max height of 300 feet according to Kobelco' s catalog, while the next largest model is 250 feet tall. Therefore I have come to the conclusion that this new ride is gonna be a 250 - 300 foot tall behemoth.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby linearinduction » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:36 pm

Tanks4me05 wrote:I'm currently at the park, and cranes are now on site for Primordial. One of those cranes is massive. Logic would state that for any construction project, you should use the smallest possible crane to do the job due to their expense to rent. The big crane is a Kobelco CK2500 II (the model name is plastered on the crane itself.) The thing has a max height of 300 feet according to Kobelco' s catalog, while the next largest model is 250 feet tall. Therefore I have come to the conclusion that this new ride is gonna be a 250 - 300 foot tall behemoth.
Lagoon has not filed a height variance with Farmington City, which means they can build the mountain for Primordial up to a height of 217 Feet.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Tanks4me05 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:39 pm

^In that case, I stand corrected.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby linearinduction » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:44 pm

Tanks4me05 wrote:^In that case, I stand corrected.
The same crane was used to stack Cannibal's Tower, btw.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:59 am

There are a lot of big coasters in 2020 but this is one of the most fascinating simply because we have no clue what it'll be.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:07 pm

^Agreed. This is my current home park technically, and I'd love to see them get another big roller coaster. Previous speculation pointed to a family dark coaster, but I'm ready to be surprised.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby RCF » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:46 am

I would expect a family thrill ride/coaster. Lagoon has a huge family demographic and their last two biggest rides catered to the thrill seekers.

However, I feel we will see a lot of money go into theming for this ride. After the success of the Terroride revamp, I expect some great theming results for this ride that everyone will love, kids and adults alike.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby linearinduction » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:47 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:There are a lot of big coasters in 2020 but this is one of the most fascinating simply because we have no clue what it'll be.
Except, as the park previously announced, Primordial won't open in 2020, and 2021 is possible, but 2022 is probable.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:49 pm

linearinduction wrote:Except, as the park previously announced, Primordial won't open in 2020, and 2021 is possible, but 2022 is probable.


I wish Lagoon would take a lesson from Hansa Park and build the ride to be operational ASAP, work on the themeing after the fact. It took Karnan, what, three years to be fully themed? But it was operational and still became my #1 (effortlessly, I might add) back in 2016.
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