Lagoon celebrates 120 years and plans new coaster

Posted Monday, April 10, 2006 9:15 AM | Contributed by thrillerman1

Lagoon has opened for its 120th season. New this year are two children's rides — the Dinosaur Drop and Ladybug Bop. Essentially, these are scaled-down, kid-friendly versions of Lagoon's Rocket Ride. However, while the Rocket towers are 217 feet high and require that riders be 50 inches or taller, these two new attractions are only 39 and 45 feet high and have a minimum height requirement of just 36 inches (although kids 36-42 inches tall need an adult to ride with them). A new coaster in 2007 will "surpass" everything they have.

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Monday, April 10, 2006 9:38 AM
Well, considering the biggest roller coaster at Lagoon right now is 85 feet tall, and the area west of Colossus doesn't give them THAT much room, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Vekoma SLC cut and paste or something like that placed here.
Monday, April 10, 2006 10:32 AM
I've been wanting Lagoon pretty bad for a WHILE now...

Can anyone give me an idea of how likely it is that Colossus will still be around for '07. I'd like to put this park on the '07 list, but if it means missing the Anton, I might need to go earlier...


Monday, April 10, 2006 10:55 AM
Well, I was just looking at the proposed site on Google Earth, and it looks like if they take out the parking lot south of the White Roller Coaster, (which is west of Colossus - the proposed site), and move it to the north side, they have about 6.4 acres to work with.

Taking out Colossus only gives them a little bit of space, so I would be surprised if they remove it this offseason, but you never know...

Monday, April 10, 2006 3:07 PM
GCI or Gravity Group anyone? Heck if BB and HW can do it, why not Lagoon.
Monday, April 10, 2006 6:42 PM
All good guesses...and all wrong if my sources are correct. ;)
Monday, April 10, 2006 7:23 PM
Now come on, Moosh. I live about 10 minutes away from the park. Any hints at all? :)
Monday, April 10, 2006 8:06 PM
Well, they are awfully close to S&S and have worked with them before. ;) Perhaps they'll get the call for a new woodie.

If its steel, I bet its Gerstlauer, one of the beyond vertical coasters that seem to be popular with these small-medium size parks.
*** This post was edited by CoasterFanMatt 4/10/2006 8:07:34 PM ***

Monday, April 10, 2006 8:46 PM
Well, I just read some rumors that it is a Zeirer-designed launched coaster, with a 110 foot top hat, including a couple inversions afterwards. I guess we'll see.
Monday, April 10, 2006 11:00 PM
S&S woodie!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 4:57 PM
During the ACE conference last year they mentioned they were looking at a steel looping coaster that does not have OTS harnesses. They seem to be happy with their two coasters from Maurer Söhne, and Maurer makes the X-Car that does loops and has no OTS harnesses.

*** This post was edited by Jeffrey Seifert 4/11/2006 5:17:15 PM ***

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 11:07 PM
Do they have a multi-coaster contract?

Sorry, I tried to stop, but it just came out... :)


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