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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby guy smiley » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:49 pm

When I said I doubted the frisbee rumor being true because it was too big, I was thinking more along the lines of physical space required. I just can't picture where it would physically fit. There is the north parking lot\field, but where would the cars park? Maybe a parking structure... That would be nice, lagoon could really gain some space there.

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Postby QueerRudie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:55 pm

linearinduction 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.
I don't know any "Small" Park that is 140 Acres, has 9 Roller Coasters, and has spent over 65 Million Dollars on new rides since 1991. Kennywood would be a better comparison than Silverwood to Lagoon.

Lagoonisfun.com has been receiving information on this 2014 roller coaster since around 2010. Here is the info we have been able to put together....

2014 Lagoon Roller Coaster:
Will be designed by Lagoon's Vice President of Engineering, Dal Freeman.
Lagoon will contract out the Track and Upright Manufacturing to Intermountain Lift, Inc.
The ride will be just over 200ft Tall.
The ride will have at least 1 inversion.

We have also heard Lagoon will be installing one or two small family rides for 2013 before opening the new roller coaster in 2014. Since a "Frisbee" type ride has been on Lagoon's radar since 2004, I would imagine that's still an option after 2014.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby -Edge of Beast- » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:07 pm

I've actually wanted to go to this park for some reason. It seems like a neat, charming park. Definitely not the biggest, but you are wrong to call it small. Although I've only seen pictures, and Google Maps for a source, I don't think this park is small, or anywhere near small for the record. I could tell where you'd get the idea though, they typically stick to littler coasters. The biggest, being Wicked, is only around 100-120', correct? It wouldn't hurt the park to receive an Intamin above 200'.

I'm excited to see this project unfold and expand a bit more. I'm sure the park would treasure this coaster, saying it's their biggest (from what we know at least). But yeah, once construction starts cruising along, I'll be looking forward to some pics. :)

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Postby larrygator » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:28 pm

-Edge of Beast- wrote:It wouldn't hurt the park to receive an Intamin above 200'.


It would if it is outside of a park's fiscal means, but we'll soon see what the park can afford.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby RCF » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:29 pm

guy smiley wrote:When I said I doubted the frisbee rumor being true because it was too big, I was thinking more along the lines of physical space required. I just can't picture where it would physically fit. There is the north parking lot\field, but where would the cars park? Maybe a parking structure... That would be nice, lagoon could really gain some space there.


On the busiest days, only one eighth of that space is used for parking. They can expand into that area quite a bit., they just never choose to most of the time. Last time they did was about 20 years ago I believe, which they have now gotten rid of that ride for this coaster.


On a side note, I don't think these pylons are going to be part of the coaster, but to compress the land before they build the coaster so they won't have any problems in the future with parts of it sinking so it needs to be retracked. Where it shows the sinking problem best is in Lagoon-A-Beach. The lazy river is only half filled, for half of it sank into the ground.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby linearinduction » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:30 am

QueerRudie wrote:The same Dal Freeman who was at Arrow Dynamics during the Pipeline debacle????
Yes, that Dal Freeman. At least Magnum XL-200 and BomBora turned out fine. :)

RCF wrote:On the busiest days, only one eighth of that space is used for parking. They can expand into that area quite a bit., they just never choose to most of the time. Last time they did was about 20 years ago I believe, which they have now gotten rid of that ride for this coaster.

On a side note, I don't think these pylons are going to be part of the coaster, but to compress the land before they build the coaster so they won't have any problems in the future with parts of it sinking so it needs to be retracked. Where it shows the sinking problem best is in Lagoon-A-Beach. The lazy river is only half filled, for half of it sank into the ground.
Lots C & D (Overflow) are used every Friday and Saturday during the season and sometimes Frightmares!. Intermountain Lift hasn't manufactured any components or Uprights for Lagoon yet. What you saw were piles for the piers of the footings. Lagoon-A-Beach hasn't sunk and Mooch's Mainstream has never been any deeper than it currently is.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:18 pm

I haven't been to Lagoon for years, but yes, they can build it. It will be nice to get another ride there. Definitely another reason to visit.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby RCF » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:09 pm

linearinduction wrote:Lots C & D (Overflow) are used every Friday and Saturday during the season and sometimes Frightmares!. Intermountain Lift hasn't manufactured any components or Uprights for Lagoon yet. What you saw were piles for the piers of the footings. Lagoon-A-Beach hasn't sunk and Mooch's Mainstream has never been any deeper than it currently is.

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Not saying the Overflow is never used. Whenever I am visiting on busy days, they never have all of that parking used up from what I see.

It seemed to me that Mooch's Mainstream is barely full on the northern half, yet the other half is pretty full. It used to be completely full back then from what I remember. Why would they now have the water jets which help propel the water be above water lines on the north side, but be in the water on the south side? Just seems to me it would have sank on the south side, if anything.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:30 pm

What are large parks but small parks that built progressively larger coasters.

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:29 am

DBru wrote:What are large parks but small parks that built progressively larger coasters.


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