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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:53 am

I assume something terrible will happen to Lagoon before they can build this 2014 coaster as it seems I will now be visiting Magic Springs and Six Flags Mexico in 2013...which leaves Lagoon as the only major North American park for me to visit!

If it's still there in 2014, I see a great reason to finally make it there with this new coaster!

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:12 am

XYZ wrote:Lagoon IS a small park. The largest coaster there is Wicked which isn't that large. I would put Lagoon in the same category as Silverwood for size. I would really doubt there will be any investment larger than $15 million for a new addition at Lagoon.


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They attract around 1 million visitors every year, so they defiantly don't count as a small park.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby sixflagsgreatadven » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:08 am

Lagoon doesn't have the room or money for a huge hypercoaster. There are houses on all sides of the park, and the park is only a couple miles away from the SLC airport. Also, Lagoon is more of a family park, not a thrill park.

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Postby SharkTums » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:48 am

^Um, Lagoon is 20 miles from the airport. There are plenty of other parks out there closer to airports with taller rides.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby coastercrazy216 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:33 am

sixflagsgreatadven wrote:Lagoon doesn't have the room or money for a huge hypercoaster. There are houses on all sides of the park, and the park is only a couple miles away from the SLC airport. Also, Lagoon is more of a family park, not a thrill park.



Have you ever been to Lagoon? It's a great little park with MANY thrill rides. Sure, it has a lot for the family, but it also has several thrill rides that make it a much more well rounded park than many parks in the nation. Quite frankly, I think that Lagoon is what Shapiro wanted for Six Flags, minus the licensed characters of course, during his presidency. A place where there is something for everyone.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:58 pm

It does seem like they keep pushing this project back, so I'm glad to hear some more news. Sounds pretty exciting!

Now I feel a lot better about always wanting to visit, but never quite knowing when it'll happen. I'll just hold off until 2014 now, provided that really is the year for this. I just hope they don't lose any decent rides between now and then.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:47 pm

Interesting that they are fabricating the ride on their own. Some manufacturer must be on board for trains and electrical?
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby RCF » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:44 am

They went with Zierer for the heavy-themed trains on BomBora, but not sure if they went to them for the electrical. I hope it's not Zierer, for Lagoon already has prototype seats from them that were flops. Even the on-board audio on BomBora doesn't work half the time.

Who knows? Maybe Lagoon will do the trains and electrical themselves as well.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby coastercrazy216 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:30 pm

^ I actually really like the cars for Wicked. I found them to be comfortable and very accessible for a wide variety of riders. They tracked well and I found the restraints to be very comfortable, even though they did kind of get tight at the bottom of the first drop. The cars on Bombora are equally, if not more, comfortable than the cars on Wicked. I have ridden Bombora many, many times during both its first and second seasons and never had a problem with the audio. So, I actually do hope that Lagoon goes with Zierer for the trains.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Werner » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:16 pm

I see some people don't think 'small'' parks can add GIANT new rides. If that was the case why does Holiday Park build Expedition GeForce...

For the other part, i would love to go to Lagoon someday, since i really liked Kennywood and all. I get this feeling that in Lagoon things aren't much different on service ect. We will see what the future holds :cool:
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