Lagoon battles rumors as its new roller coaster faces delays

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015 6:32 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Rumors about Lagoon's newest ride, the Cannibal, are spreading faster than the coaster's expected 70 mph speeds. But most of them are false. The park's website only says the highly anticipated ride's opening has been postponed "until a later date" because of "ongoing testing and commissioning."

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:21 PM

It's a good thing those complainers don't live near Elysburg.

The thing I think is interesting is the tower is considered a ride rather than a structure for inspection and safety purposes. And isn't there an elevator lift in that tower? If so, let me start my own rumor. It's the elevator.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:05 AM
koolcat1101's avatar

The coaster is finished so the testing should not take too much longer.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:25 AM
Jeff's avatar

Based on your experience opening other rides?


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Sunday, June 21, 2015 10:06 AM

The coaster's been testing for a while. There's plenty of vids on YouTube showing it and I thought somewhere there was a park-produced POV, but I can't seem to find it offhand. You would think they were ready for opening, but something has pushed it back. The park isn't saying what or why, especially if it's a serious issue. Safety first.
Anyway, a delay is a delay for whatever reason and it's not uncommon. One day the ride will have its public opening and everyone up there will forget about it. Like they always do.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:33 PM
CarolinaNick15's avatar

Beats what happened with Falcons Fury, or even worse, Flying Turns. By the way, does this ride remind anyone of Karnan going in at Hansa Park?

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:12 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

Do we know who built this thing yet?

It's pretty similar to Karnan.


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 1:49 AM
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koolcat1101 said:
The coaster is finished so the testing should not take too much longer.

That's what they said about Flying Turns...or Maverick.


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Monday, June 22, 2015 8:23 AM
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^ Okay, if nothing goes wrong the coaster should open soon enough.

Happy?


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Monday, June 22, 2015 8:51 AM
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Rick_UK said:
Do we know who built this thing yet?

It's pretty similar to Karnan.

Karnan is Gerstlaur, but Canibal is built in house by Lagoon.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 11:28 AM
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Are you suggesting they came up with their own track and vehicle system all on their own and it just happens to look like someone else's?


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Monday, June 22, 2015 11:28 AM
rollergator's avatar

When they say "in house" - I'm somewhat reminded of the Schlitterbahn/NBGS kind of arrangement. Lagoon is in Farmington, about an hour from Logan, UT (home of S&S). Just seems unlikely to me that Lagoon's definition of "in house" includes bending track steel....could be wrong on that.

That being said, it does look Gerstlauerish to me...

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You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Monday, June 22, 2015 11:56 AM
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Apologies, aware Karnan is Gerstlauer.

I agree with the above, I think Lagoon have commissioned someone else to build it - who doesn't necessarily have a long track record in building coasters. In the same way that when they build Bombora, I think ART the German company built it, but they did mention it was in house at the time?


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Monday, June 22, 2015 1:20 PM
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All of Disney's "in-house" stuff is not actually in-house. It says W.E.D. Enterprises, but it's Vekoma, or Arrow, or whatever.


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Monday, June 22, 2015 5:57 PM
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As far as I know, Canibal is built in house, and I'm going with that until the park says otherwise. If it was another manufacturer, I would guess maybe Zierer.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:42 AM
Rick_UK's avatar

I think they have subcontracted it, it's absolutely not built in the CEO's garage.

"Lagoon employees and city officials braved the amusement park’s most recent ride, Cannibal, Monday afternoon in the first set of human test rides."

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=35193907


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:47 PM
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You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:52 PM
CarolinaNick15's avatar

Well there we have it.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:54 PM

"uh... Send the janitors. We'll wait here..."

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:05 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

That pic was taken right before they all fell out. Just like the dummies.

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