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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Doppel Looping » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:18 am

I am going to the craft brewers conference in Denver in early april, and am going to go to Lagoon on the way home April 13. i checked and Lagoon will be open weekends then.

some questions:
What is the public transit like in Salt lake city: is it possible to get from the airport into town, and from town to Lagoon by public transit? google maps seems to think so.

Is there a good area to stay in salt lake city? i am flying in on the friday and out on the saturday. ideally i would get a hotel where i could walk to some nice places to eat and drink without worrying about driving.

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Are there any fellow coaster nerds that want to meet up at Lagoon? I am happy to go alone, but it is fun to meet others too. I am pretty easy going, and a huge Schwarzkopf fan. I of course want to ride Colossus and Jetstar, and anything else is a bonus. I heard they had a 2 rider per seat policy on jetstar? If so, i presume they may group single riders? I am not sure how far along they are on the new coaster, but since i have never been before, they are all new to me...

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Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:43 am

Public transit in SLC definitely exists. The Trax rail system goes right into central SLC from the airport and there are plenty of literail and bus routes in place to get around town. There's a train that goes to the park, too. I'm not sure about the Trax but I know for sure the FrontRunner train (pseudo-high speed rail system) gets really close to the park. I believe there's a free shuttle bus that runs from Farmington station to Lagoon. Use google to figure out the best way to get there. Utah actually has decent public transit; it's very well kept and pleasant to ride in. My one complaint is they don't line up the train and bus schedules very well, so expect some waiting on layovers.

I'm not sure about hotels, sorry!

I plan on getting a season pass this year, so I'd be down to meet you at the park. I do have a meeting I need to be at on April 13th around lunchtime, but I'd love to meet up with you later in the day! DM me and we can work it out.

That goes for others, too. I don't have any theme park crazy friends in Utah like I did in Ohio, so I'll pretty much always be down to meet up (whether I'm free is a totally different question though...lol). Just DM me!

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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby linearinduction » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:06 pm

Doppel Looping wrote:I am going to the craft brewers conference in Denver in early april, and am going to go to Lagoon on the way home April 13. i checked and Lagoon will be open weekends then.

some questions:
What is the public transit like in Salt lake city: is it possible to get from the airport into town, and from town to Lagoon by public transit? google maps seems to think so.

Is there a good area to stay in salt lake city? i am flying in on the friday and out on the saturday. ideally i would get a hotel where i could walk to some nice places to eat and drink without worrying about driving.

And:
Are there any fellow coaster nerds that want to meet up at Lagoon? I am happy to go alone, but it is fun to meet others too. I am pretty easy going, and a huge Schwarzkopf fan. I of course want to ride Colossus and Jetstar, and anything else is a bonus. I heard they had a 2 rider per seat policy on jetstar? If so, i presume they may group single riders? I am not sure how far along they are on the new coaster, but since i have never been before, they are all new to me...
Here's how you get to Lagoon from Salt Lake International. From Airport Station, take a TRAX Green Line (704) Train towards West Valley. Get off at the North Temple Station and board a FrontRunner (750) Train Northbound. Get off at Farmington Station (Can't miss the big Roller Coaster/Lagoon Logo art installation) and catch the Farmington Trolley (667) to the Park's Drop Off Area.

There is a Hyatt Place in Station Park (in Farmington) and a Hampton Inn near Lagoon. You can access the Farmington Trolley easily from either hotel. https://www.shopatstationpark.com/directory/

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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:14 pm

Add me to the list of people wanting to meet up on the 13th. I'll gladly drive down from Logan that day, I already bought my pass. Sounds like fun.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Doppel Looping » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:19 am

Sounds great, hope we can meet up when i am there.

If you find yourself coming to toronto for some reason, we can go to wonderland. i have a platinum pass and can get bring a friend tickets.

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Postby JJLehto » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:32 am

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?
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:58 am

JJLehto wrote:, not as much about Cannibal, (was let down to hear its supposedly forceless???)

Come on, you've been around long enough to know that word is only used by people who front that they're so hardcore they can't enjoy themselves. Go and have a good time.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:24 am

I don't know where you heard Cannibal was forceless. I loved it last October. The first drop has incredible air. The rest of the ride is no Kumba, but it does have some good hangtime and pulls some Gs.
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
JJLehto wrote:, not as much about Cannibal, (was let down to hear its supposedly forceless???)

Come on, you've been around long enough to know that word is only used by people who front that they're so hardcore they can't enjoy themselves. Go and have a good time.


True, and prob funny from me who still defends MForce :lmao: but ya know it just out of the way(though apparently not nearly as a bad as I thought!)
Also ya know...needless to say I was 80% convinced I wanted to do it and was looking for the few people to give the confirming nudge ha Though I do know nothing of the park and have some questions.
Mostly I am curious what crowds may be expected. It seems like it will have to a Sept weekend, so if anyone has any idea.
Is it single rider friendly? I know some rides you cant ride front/back solo which is fine, and for any that require two people guess I'll have to ask someone, which is also fine.
I am hoping to get lots of rides on so just curious if crowds are a concern/how to dodge em. Im assuming there's no Fast Lane type deal. If an August weekday would be better, I could try that (flying IN to CA opposed to out)
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Re: Lagoon Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:32 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:I don't know where you heard Cannibal was forceless. I loved it last October. The first drop has incredible air. The rest of the ride is no Kumba, but it does have some good hangtime and pulls some Gs.


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Who's views I usually agree with, even in ways/rides I differ from many. Also, I just haven't heard much about it, or the park, at all so thus why Im seeking input. And yeah that drop has me kind of amazed. I am super curious what 200 foot (very) beyond vertical drop is like
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