Launched coaster coming to Lagoon

Posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Something really big and mean is taking shape in Farmington. It's a dream Utah's own Lagoon has had for decades and is now prepared to make a reality. What icon does every theme park need to really make it big? A really big roller coaster! That is what Utah's own Lagoon is about to unveil -- the biggest, tallest, fastest coaster in the park's history.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 2:40 PM
Is it me or is that article really poorly written?

That and I don't get the whole "largest diameter rail every built?"

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 6:18 PM
matt.'s avatar Nope, not just your imagination.

"Park engineer Dal Freeman says roller coaster buffs and clubs have already talked to him as to what they want this ride to be and what it probably will be when they test it out next pring."

Wait....what?

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:15 PM
It looks gay from the stats on RCDB it is like so wat , What I am guessing that this coaster isnt going to be that great
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Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:31 PM
Roller coasters have sexual orientations now? (Well, except for that one...)

The article is definitely poorly constructed. Does "18 and a half meters per second" mean anything to anyone? Why wouldn't you include your statistics on speed in the most commonly used units (miles/hour)??

The most interesting part of this announcement is reading the comments on the article. They don't exactly reflect the thoughts of most of the enthusiasts I see posting here and elsewhere. I quote, "It's really sad that you can buy a season pass to EVERY 6 flags park in the nation for 1 1/2 times the price of a single day pass to lagoon. Too bad there's no 6 flags in Utah." Imagine that!!

-Nate

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:04 PM
Mamoosh's avatar It looks gay from the stats on RCDB

I hope you mean that as a compliment. Otherwise I suggest you grow up and find a different word to use, such as "unimpressive."

mOOSH

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:11 PM
ridemcoaster's avatar At first glance I thought this coaster was in Europe. Doesnt the writer of the article know we are non-conformist Americans and hate the metric system.

My hope is they dont have the metric-english conversion issue when building the coaster.. :-)

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:15 PM
It's not even that the figures are posted using the metric system, because I think it would be just as stupid to say "60 feet per second." Speed is just generally posted in miles/hour or kilometers/hour when you're talking about something of this scale. Come on now.

In other news semi-related to gay coasters, they're now also showing a gay play at Busch Gardens Tampa. Just what is this hobby coming to? ;)

-Nate
*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 11/30/2006 10:28:33 PM ***

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:30 PM
matt.'s avatar My problem isn't with the metric system, just that the fact that they then go on to quote other stats in feet...

I guess someone forgot to use their AP style book somewhere along the way...or an editor did...

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:42 PM
This coaster will be great for Lagoon. I just keep wondering when they are going to stop jamming most of their coasters in the most southern part of the park. I keep waiting for them to use that field to the north (Does anyone out there know if Lagoon owns this property?) and build a really nice woodie. Then we would really have our Knoebels of the west coast.
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Friday, December 1, 2006 10:14 AM
rollergator's avatar m/s....acceleration...Zierer....European. That much kinda makes sense, until you read further and see the other units...then it looks weird.

Gay plays, gay coasters, if only a park could come up with gay food, then gay people could have their own theme park. MOST of us would be able to attend (with or without our gay friends)...but not the homophobes...RRC's *or* the ones here... ;)

Can't wait to get a few laps on this (and Spider, and Colossus, and the JetStar, and Roller Coaster)....how long til Spring again?

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Friday, December 1, 2006 1:23 PM
that coaster does sound gay. why do they have to build a coaster only a sissy fag would want to ride?
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Friday, December 1, 2006 1:32 PM
S&SFAN,Yes, they do. However, it is mostly used as overflow parking right now. You'll see cars out there in mid-July primarily.
*** This post was edited by nstod 12/1/2006 1:32:56 PM ***
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Friday, December 1, 2006 1:42 PM
If the ride is too "gay" for you... please by all means get out of the way... because this fag wants a ride!
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Friday, December 1, 2006 3:01 PM
rollergator's avatar ^The majority (vast majority even) of straight enthusiasts would like to wait in line with you...and away from, well, you know... ;)
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Friday, December 1, 2006 3:24 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar What a bummer...

It's always the good looking ones that end up being gay! ;)

~ Rob Willi

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Saturday, December 2, 2006 9:31 AM
Jeff's avatar I'd say the "7" in his name would indicate his age if he wasn't posting from a Home Depot. DELETED!
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