(Just North of Salt Lake City)
Park News - (8/9/17) While I'm not sure what it is for yet, it seems Lagoon has filed for a new trademark to use the name "Primordial" for a new ride they are planning. In particular the filing mentions it is for "an amusement park ride in the nature of Roller Coaster". Anyone know more? The latest coaster rumor I’d heard so far indicated a possible dark ride / coaster combo, which you can read about below. The name certainly would fit.
(9/27/16) According to a local news report guests at Lagoon got an extra scare on Saturday night when a decoration at the Night Walk haunted house at the park caught fire. It doesn't sound like anyone was hurt and once the small fire was put out, they apparently were able to reopen the attraction about an hour later as the fire was contained to the one grim reaper prop which was on the outside of the structure.
2017 - Terroride Update & New Kiddie Rides - (6/14/17) The first videos of the new Terroride at Lagoon have arrived and it really does look like they did a fantastic job upgrading the old classic dark ride with an assortment of new special effects and scenes, mixed with updated classic props as well. The only odd question seems to be about the very first room the ride passes through, as it is entirely dark. So either they were trying to let riders eyes adjust and go for a general feeling of nervousness by putting guests in complete darkness right off the bat, or there is an unfinished scene there still being worked on. In any case, check out the videos below to see it in a regular POV and then again shot with a 360º cam.
(6/10/17) I'm told that Lagoon quietly reopened the newly updated Terroride on Friday night. It probably wont be long before a video surfaces of the new ride experience.
(6/9/17) For some reason Lagoon has been unwilling to update their website since 2015, beyond updating the park hours. They still have the old 2015 park map and attractions list, with no mention of the new Ruka Safari and Flying Tigers rides added this year, or any mention of the refurbishment taking place to Terroride.
While Terroride has yet to reopen, a reader has sent in links to videos showing off Ruka Safari and Flying Tigers which you can see below.
(4/10/17) Screamscape sources tell us that Lagoon opened their two new kiddie rides on Saturday: Ruka Safari (Zamperla Jump Around) and Flying Tigers (Zamperla Flying Tigers), despite the fact that the park has yet to update their own website about the new attractions. According to a guest report the park map being handed out to guests does also list Terroride as "Terroride: A Classic Reimagined" as being new for 2017 along with the two new kiddie rides. It isn't ready yet, but it looks like Lagoon is shooting for a June opening at this point.
(2/28/17) According to a report posted to LagoonIsFun, the park is rehabbing the interior of Terroride, the park's classic dark ride, as a way to mark the attraction's 50th anniversary this season. Previously we had heard that the park was to add a couple of new kiddie rides this season as well, but as the season opener is less than a month away and still no details posted on the official website, those kiddie rides reported during an ACE tour may either be late or possibly delayed. Anyone know more?
(8/13/16) I'm told that during an ACE Tour of the park over the weekend, Lagoon mentioned that the park would open two new children's rides for 2017.
2018?? - Dracula’s Castle Upgrade - Rumor - (6/10/17) Rumor has it that Lagoon may perform some kind of upgrade to the park's other dark ride, Dracula's Castle, as early as 2018.
2020/2021 - Interactive Dark Ride/Coaster - Rumor - (6/10/17) Consider this a long-term rumor, but the early rumble is that Lagoon may be looking to add their own interactive dark coaster ride to the park sometime between 2020 and 2021. I'm told that they may be looking to the Wonder Mountain's Guardian attraction at Canada's Wonderland for inspiration for this one. Stay tuned...