Utah’s Lagoon Amusement Park Roller Coaster Is 100 Miles Away

The Lagoon roller coaster has officially been around for a century.

On July 15, Utah’s Lagoon amusement park celebrates the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s oldest operating wooden coasters. The ride – which was also dubbed the White Roller Coaster because it was painted white until 2005 – is 2,500ft long, rises 60ft and has a top speed of 45mph, according to the site. Lagoon website.

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Lagoon is running a promotion on Thursday that allows guests to get two tickets for $100 with the code “100BDAY,” according to the amusement park’s social media accounts.

The park will also host a Thursday night celebration that includes placing a time capsule inside the roller coaster for the next 100 years.

Over the years, the Roller Coaster – originally called the Lagoon Dipper – has withstood a flood and a fire, and has undergone several upgrades and renovations. It was designed by John Miller – who also created roller coasters at Coney Island – and is the park’s second-oldest ride, the Deseret News reported. In 2012, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to lagoonhistory.com.

A few years ago, the Deseret News ranked several of Lagoon’s rides by levels of intensity and fun. The Roller Coaster – which can be rather bumpy due to the wooden frame – scored 3 out of 5 stars for intensity and 4 out of 5 stars for fun.

See how other popular rides ranked in this Deseret News story.

Harold B. McConnell