|Previously known as Lake Park (1886-1906)|
|Location||Farmington, Utah, United States|
|Coordinates||40°59′08″N 111°53′41″W / 40.98556°N 111.89472°WCoordinates: 40°59′08″N 111°53′41″W / 40.98556°N 111.89472°W|
|Owner||The Freed Family|
|Slogan||It's what FUN is!|
|Operating season||Late March – Last Sunday in October|
|Area||95 acres (38 ha)|
Lagoon is a privately owned amusement park in Farmington, Utah, United States, located about 18 miles north of Salt Lake City. It has ten roller coasters, five of which are unique; Colossus the Fire Dragon, the last Schwarzkopf Double Looping coaster still in operation in the United States (Laser at Dorney Park closed at the end of the 2008 season and was moved to Germany to become the Teststrecke traveling roller coaster in 2009); Roller Coaster, one of the oldest coasters in the world operating since 1921; Wicked, designed by Lagoon's engineering department and Werner Stengel in cooperation with ride manufacturer Zierer; BomBora, a family coaster designed in-house; and Cannibal, built in-house with one of the world's steepest drops.
Lagoon is divided into five main areas: The Midway, containing the majority of the rides and an assortment of carnival type games and food outlets; Pioneer Village which has several exhibits displaying pioneer buildings and artifacts; Lagoon-A-Beach, a water park which is included in the regular admission price; Kiddie Land with several rides for small children, and the X-Venture Zone featuring more extreme rides that cost extra. Lagoon also offers a full-service RV park, a campground, and a shaded walking trail outside the park that stays open all year.
In 1886, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad built a resort called Lake Park on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. It was one of several resorts built along the lake throughout the late 1800s. In the following years, however, the lake level receded drastically until Lake Park was far from the lake, and the park closed by the end of the 1895 season.
Simon Bamberger, who was building his Salt Lake & Ogden Railroad line from Salt Lake City to Ogden, Utah, was vice president of Lake Park and a 25% owner. To increase passenger traffic on his line, he bought most of the original Lake Park buildings from the D&RGW and moved them about 3 miles (5 km) east near Farmington, Utah. This gave the residents of Salt Lake City (and later, Ogden) a reason to travel over the "Bamberger". The resort was named Lagoon for the small body of water located on the original forty acres (162,000 m2). The original lagoon was used to harvest ice in winter; Bamberger had it enlarged to 9 acres (36,000 m2) by clearing some swampland.
Lagoon opened in Farmington, Utah, on July 12, 1896, and included "Bowling, Elegant Dancing Pavilion, Fine Music, A Shady Bowery and Good Restaurants." In 1900, guests began swimming and rowing boats in Lagoon Lake. Over time more rides were added, such as the authentic Herschell-Spillman Carousel and Cagney 12 in (305 mm) miniature-gauge Miniature Railroad. In 1901, the park hosted a minor league baseball team in the Inter-Mountain League and in 1902, a team in the Utah State League.
One of the most popular rides today is Lagoon's famous wooden roller coaster. Designed by John Miller of Coney Island fame, it was constructed in 1921. Miller gave Lagoon's coaster plenty of dips and turns. Its highest height is fifty-seven feet, and the length of track is 2,500 feet (760 m). The ride lasts just under two minutes and the coaster train reaches speeds up to 45 mph (72 km/h). It is locally known as the "White Roller Coaster" due to its white wash paint. As of 2022, however, none of the Roller Coaster is still white, since the wooden supports are regularly replaced and the new supports are left unpainted.
In 1927, a 1.5×106 US gal (5.7×106 L) swimming pool with "water fit to drink" was built north of Lagoon Lake. It was one of the first filtered swimming pools in western North America, and was a cleaner alternative than swimming in the briny Great Salt Lake.
Lagoon's popularity grew during the 1920s and 1930s. There was betting and horse racing there in the 1920s, but the Utah State Legislature put a stop to that only a few years after it began. The first Fun House was built in 1929, along with many other midway shows, rides, and games. During the "Big Band" era, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller played Lagoon's stage.
The park was closed for three seasons during World War II. By 1946, the park was in bad condition and on the brink of permanent closure. The Bamberger family considered razing it. However, Ranch S. Kimball and Robert E. Freed, seeing an excellent opportunity, convinced the Bamberger family to lease the park to their newly formed Utah Amusement Corporation. Kimball served as president while Freed served as Secretary and Assistant Manager. The Freed family's Lagoon Corporation later bought the resort outright from the Bamberger family in 1983.
When the Utah Amusement Corporation took over the lease of Lagoon, a Farmington town ordinance prohibited African-Americans from using the swimming pool and the ballroom. By the end of the 1940s, Robert Freed had fully opened Lagoon to the black community, and further extended this policy to the Terrace Ballroom (formerly the Rainbow Gardens) in Salt Lake City.
The Freed family made several improvements, including the installation of new dressing rooms and a general overhaul of the swimming pool in 1949, a rebuilt fun house and the introduction of the "Dodgem Cars" and the "Lakeshore Express" miniature diesel train in 1951, and a new Ferris wheel in 1953.
In November 1953, a fire damaged much of the park, including the fun house, dance pavilion, and the front portion of the roller coaster. It was quickly rebuilt to open for the next season and began to surpass the popularity of its main rival, Saltair. Many rides were restored, rebuilt, or replaced, and a few new rides were added. In 1956, Mother Gooseland, Lagoon's first themed area, was opened between the Midway and the swimming pool. It featured rides only for children.
From the mid-1950s into the 1960s Lagoon made many improvements. A showboat was added to the lake, and a new fun house was built, which featured such attractions as a multi-lane giant slide; mazes, mirrors, obstacle courses, and mystery rooms; a large turntable which flung its riders off at great velocity; revolving barrels; and the ubiquitous jets of air – activated by a human operator – which startled those who were unfortunate enough to stand over them. There was also a mini-car ride added in 1960, followed by the "Space Scrambler", spook house, I.Q. Zoo, and shooting gallery in 1961. The first Wild Mouse ride came in 1965.
On the Midway, musical groups including the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, the Kingston Trio, and Johnny Cash drew the crowds to the bandstand. The Beach Boys made mention of the park in the song "Salt Lake City" on their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). The Rolling Stones concert at Lagoon was in July 1966.
The 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge Animaland Train began circling Lagoon Lake in 1967. In 1975, authentic Crown Metal Products-built 4-4-0 steam locomotives were put into operation around the lake and the name was changed to the Wild Kingdom Train.
The turn-of-the-century-style Opera House Square opened in 1968 and showcased melodramas, musicals, and silent movies. In 1976, Lagoon expanded east by purchasing Pioneer Village, an old west town complete with several historic structures that had been collected and exhibited in Salt Lake City's Sugar House area since 1953. The buildings were moved to Lagoon and the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge "Pioneer Village Railroad" (featuring "Old Ironsides," a Crown Metal Products 4-4-0 locomotive) circled the town. There was also the "Lagoon Miniature Railroad," which looped around the residential area of Pioneer Village using the original miniature 12 in (305 mm)-gauge steam locomotive acquired in the early 1900s. A log flume ride was brought in from the defunct Pixieland Park in Oregon.
One of today's most popular rides was added in 1976, the Jet Star 2. Before Lagoon purchased the Jet Star 2, it was one of the attractions at Spokane, Washington's Expo '74.
Colossus the Fire Dragon came to Lagoon in 1983, to huge crowds and great reviews as it was selected by People magazine in 1984 as one of the top 10 coaster rides in the country. Fire Dragon was Lagoon's first coaster to feature inversions, with a top speed of 55 mph (89 km/h). With its double inverted loops, Colossus had the most inversions of any coaster at Lagoon for 32 years. Cannibal, built in 2015, currently has four inversions, the most for a roller coaster at Lagoon.
In the late 1980s, both the famous old fun house and the "Haunted Shack", a walk-through freaky fright attraction, were closed, victims of escalating maintenance costs, safety concerns, and increased risk of litigation. The famous swimming pool closed after its fifth decade in 1987. This made way for the $5.5 million Lagoon-A-Beach water park, which was completed in 1989. Its construction spelled the end of the small-scale railroad operations in Pioneer Village, as some of the supports stood in the way of the track.
|Thrill level (out of 5)|
|1 (Children's ride) 2 (mild) 3 (moderate) 4 (high) 5 (aggressive) 6 (extreme)|
Lagoon features ten different roller coasters. The oldest, Roller Coaster (often called White Roller Coaster by locals), was built in 1921 and is an American Coaster Enthusiasts Roller Coaster Landmark.
|Name||Manufacturer||Type||Design||Year Opened||Description||Location||Thrill Rating||Status|
|Roller Coaster||Miller & Baker; Trains by Great Coasters International||Wooden||Sitdown||1921||One of the oldest roller coasters in the country. Features initial lift-hill and then numerous hills. Partially damaged by fire in 1953, and then reconstructed.||South Midway||5||Operating|
|Jet Star 2||Schwarzkopf||Steel||Sitdown||1974||Spiral lift-hill followed by very intense turns. Maximum elevation is 45 feet.||North Midway||5||Operating|
|Colossus the Fire Dragon||Schwarzkopf||Steel||Sitdown||1983||87-foot lift hill with back-to-back double loop and two large helices.||South Midway||6||Operating|
|Puff the Little Fire Dragon||Zierer||Steel||Sitdown||1985||A mild coaster meant for small children with only a small drop and hill.||Kiddie Land||2||Operating|
|Wild Mouse||Maurer Söhne||Steel||Sitdown||1998||The original version of the ride was built in the 1970s. The ride was remodeled into its current state in 1998. Extremely tight turns and sharp stops.||South Midway||5||Operating|
|Spider||Maurer Söhne||Steel||Sitdown||2003||Originally called “The Spider and the Fly” , the ride includes a large drop and tight turns. The cart constantly spins while traveling on the track, making it unlike any other ride at Lagoon.||South Midway||5||Operating|
|The Bat||Vekoma||Steel||Inverted||2005||A mild coaster meant for families, it is the only inverted coaster at Lagoon.||Kiddie Land||3||Operating|
|Wicked||Zierer||Steel||Sitdown||2007||LSM-launched coaster with a vertical drop and a Zero-G barrel roll.||South Midway||6||Operating|
|BomBora||Lagoon||Steel||Sitdown||2011||A short, family coaster with smooth turns and small drops.||Kiddie Land||3||Operating|
|Cannibal||Lagoon||Steel||Sitdown||2015||The second steepest roller coaster in the U.S. at 116 degrees with a 208 foot tall tower. The tower doubles up as an elevator that takes carts to the beginning of the track. In construction for 4 years. Also features a roll where the trains go through a corkscrew barrel roll one way then immediately into one going the other way. Often nicknamed the "Lagoon Roll". It is right after the train passes through a set of brakes making it only pass through slowly, allowing more hangtime for riders. Also featuring an Immelman-like loop immediately following the first descent and a dive loop immediately following the Immelman loop||North Midway||9||Operating|
|Primordial||Lagoon||Steel||Sitdown||2023?||This roller coaster will be Lagoon's newest roller coaster. Construction began in 2018 but was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction resumed in early 2021. It is currently set to open during the 2023 season but may be delayed to a later date. The ride will have trains similar to those of the Spider only they will not freely spin. The ride will have both indoor and outdoor sections and some indoor sections will contain show scenes where the trains will rotate so all riders can view them. It will also include a drop tower. Located northeast of the Rocket.||North Midway||?||Under Construction|
|Name||Manufacturer||Year Opened||Model||Description||Location||Thrill Rating|
|Air Race||Zamperla||2012||Air Race||An airplane ride with vehicles looping sideways while circling a central hub.||North Midway||4|
|Cliffhanger||Mondial||2001||Top Spin||A spinning water ride that goes up in a circle and spins down several times through geyser-like water fountains.||South Midway||5|
|Centennial Screamer||HUSS||1987||Enterprise||Consists of 20 cars around a disc. As the ride begins to spin, the disc stays in a horizontal position. When speed and centrifugal forces increase, the ride is lifted to a near-vertical position as the disc continues to spin. Moved to North Midway in 2015.||South Midway||5|
|Rock-O-Plane||Eyerly Aircraft Company||1954||Rock-O-Plane||Similar to a Ferris Wheel, but with spinning cars||South Midway||4|
|Rocket||S&S Worldwide||1999||Combo Tower||A drop tower with two different ride types: "Blast Off," a rapid vertical ascent, and "Re-Entry," a slow ascent followed by a powered drop.||North Midway||6|
|Samurai||Mondial||2000||Top Scan||Six radial arms that spin as the entire ride rotates through an oval arc in either direction.||North Midway||6|
|Name||Manufacturer||Year Opened||Model||Description||Location||Thrill Rating|
|Dracula's Castle||1974||Dark ride||Central Midway||3|
|Terroride||1967||Dark ride||Central Midway||3|
|Name||Manufacturer||Year Opened||Model||Description||Location||Thrill Rating|
|Log Flume||Arrow Dynamics||1975||Log Flume||A log flume ride||Pioneer Village||4|
|Rattlesnake Rapids||Intamin||1997||River Rapids||A river rapids ride. Features a tunnel and waterfalls that the rafts pass under.||Pioneer Village||4|
|Name||Manufacturer/Designer||Year Opened||Model||Description||Location||Thrill Rating|
|Boomerang||Ihle||1977||Bumper Cars||A bumper car ride||North Midway||2|
|Flying Aces||Bisch-Rocco||1941||Flying Scooters||An airplane-type ride. Riders can move the front sail.||North Midway||2|
|Paratrooper||Hrubetz||1966||Paratrooper||Similar to a Ferris wheel, tilted on its side slightly.||North Midway||3|
|Merry-Go-Round||Herschell-Spillman||1906||Carousel||An 1893 Armitage Herschell Company carousel; one of the oldest in the world.||South Midway||1|
|Sky Ride||Hopkins||1974||Chairlift||A chairlift ride that goes across the park and has 2 stations||North and South Midway||1|
|Space Scrambler||Eli Bridge Company||1961||Scrambler||Similar to Dragonfly, but more intense and with sit-down vehicles||North Midway||3|
|Musik Express||Mack Rides||1982||Music Express||Similar to Jumping Dragon, but with bench seats and a slightly taller hill||South Midway||3|
|Tidal Wave||HUSS||1980||Swinging Ship||A swinging pirate ship||South Midway||3|
|Sky Scraper||Bussink||1991||Ferris Wheel||A 150-foot Nauta-Bussink R50 wheel with spinning gondolas||North Midway||2|
|Tilt-A-Whirl||Sellner Manufacturing||1954||Tilt-A-Whirl||The ride that spins with changing height with vehicles that spin||North Midway||3|
|Turn of the Century||Zierer||1987||Wave Swinger||A rotating swing ride||South Midway||3|
|Wild Kingdom Train||unknown||1975||Train||A train ride that goes through a tunnel, then circles Lagoon's lake, passing by many animals.||South Midway||1|
|Name||Manufacturer||Year Opened||Model||Description||Location||Thrill Rating|
|Baby Boats||Allan Herschell||Boat ride||Small boats travel in an oval formation while surfaced on water. A ride meant for small children, it had a 46" inch maximum height||Kiddie Land||1|
|Bulgy||Eyerly Aircraft||1956||Bulgy the Whale||Meant for small children, passengers sit in small whale carts as the carts jump up and down. With the introduction of The Dragonfly and Kontiki In 2004, Bulgy was moved. Bulgy made another move in 2006 with the introduction of Dinosaur Drop and Ladybug Bop. It moved again in 2013 with the introduction of Tipsey Tea Cups to where it is now. Each time Bulgy moved, Bulgy was remodeled. It was heavily damaged in the windstorm of September 8, 2020, and was not repaired by season's end. It reopened for the start of the 2021 season.||Kiddie Land||1|
|Dinosaur Drop||Zierer||2006||Jumpin' Star||A family ride much like The Rocket, only smaller. It is 40 feet tall||Kiddie Land||3|
|The Dragonfly||Eli Bridge Company||2004||Dragonfly||A family ride much like Space Scrambler but toned down and with swings||Kiddie Land||1|
|Engine 86||Sartori||2020||Carousel||Engine 86 is the newest ride of 2020.||Kiddie Land||2|
|Flying Tigers||Zamperla||2017||Flying Tigers||A family airplane ride on an oval track with tight turns. The airplanes slightly tilt on the turns.||Kiddie Land||2|
|Helicopters||Allan Herschell||1963||Helicopters||A ride meant for small children with helicopter carts that can go up and down using a joystick you control.||Kiddie Land||2|
|Jumping Dragon||Zierer||2009||Mountain and valley railway||A family spinning ride with a Chinese dragon theme; rotates clockwise, then reverses direction.||Kiddie Land||2|
|Kontiki||Zierer||2004||Kontiki||A family ride with a single big cart much like that of Tidal Wave, but smaller. The ride begins with the cart acting much like the cart in Tidal Wave. Later into the ride, the cart starts spinning||Kiddie Land||2|
|Ladybug Bop||Zamperla||2006||Jumpin' Star||A family ride exactly the same as Dinosaur Drop, just with a different theme. It is 40 feet tall||Kiddie Land||2|
|Moonraker||Zamperla||1983||Space Age||A ride for small children that is space-themed. The carts are spaceships that move in a circular formation. Much like Turn Of The Century, the top part of the ride lifts the path of the spaceships.||Kiddie Land||2|
|OdySea||Zierer||2008||Flying Gondolas||A family ride with robotic sea creatures as carts that travel in a circular formation. Sea creatures squirt water at passengers while passengers use the joystick controls to avoid or get hit by the water.||Kiddie Land||3|
|Red Baron||Bradley & Kaye||1984||Red Baron||A kiddie ride much like that of Helicopters but with planes and water at the bottom||Kiddie Land||1|
|Red Rock Rally||Zamperla||2013||Speedway||A kiddie ride with Jeep-like carts, an oval track, and sharp turns||Kiddie Land||1|
|Ruka Safari||Zamperla||2017||Speedway||A family ride with safari jeeps that bounce while rotating in a small circle.||Kiddie Land||2|
|Scalawags||Mulligan||1986||A small airplane type ride with preschool animals as vehicles||Kiddie Land||2|
|Scamper||Gebrüder Ihle||1977||Miniature Bumper Cars||A miniature bumper car ride. Currently broken due to a fire.||Kiddie Land||1|
|Sky Fighter||Allan Herschell||1954||Airplane||A small airplane type ride with 2 person vehicles||Kiddie Land||2|
|Speedway Jr.||Mulligan||1978||Miniature cars going around a track||Kiddie Land||1|
|Tipsy Tea Cups||Zamperla||2013||Tea Cups||A teacup spinning ride||Kiddie Land||3|
In 1995, the Skycoaster towers were set up on the North Midway and marked the beginning of what would become the X-Venture Zone. (The sky coaster was previously owned by Midway West and traveled in carnivals.) Later the Top Eliminator, Double Thunder Raceway, and The Catapult would all become part of the X-Venture Zone. These rides are not included in Lagoon's all-day Passport and require an extra fee to ride.
Lagoon has offered varied entertainments to park visitors over the years, from live bands to musicals, and Wild West shows to Pop shows.
2017 - 2 shows
2016 - 2 shows
2015 - 3 shows
2014 - 3 shows
2013 - 2 shows
2012 - 2 shows
2011 - 3 shows
2010 - 4 shows
2009 - 3 shows
2008 - 3 shows
2007 - 3 shows
2006 - 3 shows
1990 Regular Season "A Salute to Broadway" at the "Music USA Theater". Songs performed included "A Pretty Girl" from "The Ziegfeld Follies"; "They Call the Wind Mariah" from "Paint Your Wagon"; "Let Me Entertain You," from "Gypsy"; "Tonight" from "West Side Story" and "I Cain't Say No" from "Oklahoma". Performers: Collette Schlappi, Angi Cannon, Camille Bailey, LauraLyn Oldham, Angela Burnett, Bret Wheadon, Jeff Whiting, Tim Shoemaker, Roger Stephenson, Brett Bradford.
Every autumn the park offers Halloween-themed shows and attractions from mid-September to the end of October, collectively known as Frightmares.
List of current attractions
The 2006 Frightmares season featured The Hackenslash Chainsaw Demonstration Team, Wailin' Witches, Zombie Mambo, and The "Hypnotysm".
Also in 2006 and 2007 Lagoon hosted the following walk-thru attractions: Haunted Hollywood, Fun House of Fear, Hal O. Ween High, Spook-A-Boo Walk-Thru, and Psycho Dave's Salvage Yard.
The 2007 Frightmares Season featured The Hackenslash Chainsaw Demonstration Team, Vampire Awakening, Monster Classics, and The Master Hypnotist.
The 2008 season lagoon removed the Haunted Hollywood attraction, but Deception was added in the 2009 season in its place.
The 2010 season featured new haunted house, Lockdown. Also went to Knowlton Elementary School to sign autographs.
The 2011 season featured Nightwalk.
The 2012 season Lagoon removed Psycho Dave's Salvage Yard and Deception, replacing them with Backlot, and a children's walk-through named Scary & Crow's Super Fun Straw Maze! Scary & Crow's is located in the main street of Pioneer Village.
The 2013 season only featured a re-branding of a haunt. Lockdown themed to a prison where prisoners are escaping the previous years, Lagoon decided to rename the haunt to Zombie's Lockdown, and gave it a theme of the government trying to control the zombie population, but the zombies want out.
Lagoon has 26 Currently operating carnival games in which prizes ranging in size from small to giant can be won.
|Name||Description||Location||Year Opened||Year Closed|
|Wac-A-Mole||Two to six players whack the moles as they pop up. The first player to whack 10 moles wins (Bob's Space Racers)||Central Midway SW of the Fountain||1981||Open|
|Wacky Wire||Thread a ring along a rotating wire without touching the sides||Central Midway NW of the Fountain||1991||Closed 2012|
|Up, Up and Away||Three to twelve players compete in this water gun game. (Bobs Space Racers)||Central Midway NW of the Fountain||?||Open|
|Pop It||Throw bean bags at balloons to win prizes||Central Midway NW of the Fountain||2013||Open|
|Pop It II||Pop balloons by throwing bean bags to win prizes||Central Midway South of the Fountain||2013||Open|
|Darts||Throw darts at balloons to win prizes||Central Midway NW of the Fountain||1954||Closed 2012|
|Darts II||Pop balloons by throwing darts to win prizes||Central Midway South of Scamper||1981||Closed 2012|
|Top Gun||Shooting game||Central Midway NE of the Fountain||?||Closed 2012|
|Shoot For The Stars||Throw darts at posters to Win them||East of the Fountain||2013||Closed 2015?|
|Tip Em' Over||Throwing game, knock over all three bottles to win a prize||Central Midway NE of the Fountain||?||Open|
|Tic Tac Toe||Just throw 3 balls into the 3 x 3 square boxes and get three in a row to win a prize||Central Midway NE of the Fountain||2003||Open|
|Lucky Duck||Choose one of the ducks floating in the stream of water. Every player is a winner||Central Midway SE of the Fountain||2003||Closed 2018|
|Gone Fishin||Replaced Lucky Duck||North of carousel plaza||2018||Open|
|Bowler Roller||Roll the bowling ball over the hill and into the valley to win a prize||Central Midway SE of the Fountain||?||Closed 2018|
|Kat Attack||Throwing game. Knock down two Kats to win.||Central Midway SE of the Fountain||?||Closed 2018|
|Touchdown||Throw a football through a tyre hoop to win.||Central midway, north of south entrance of skyride||?||Open Sometimes 2019|
|Break A Plate||Break the plastic plates with a baseball to win. Break 2 out of 3 for a small prize, or 3 out of 3 for a large prize.||Central Midway South of Terroride||2002||Open|
|Spill the Milk||Throwing game. Knock down the milk bottles and win.||Central Midway South of Central Park||1954||Open|
|Can It||Throw a ball into a milk can to win a giant prize||Central Midway NE of the Fountain||?||Open|
|Hot Shot||Race Game||Central Midway South of Scamper (Bob's Space Racers)||1981||Closed ?|
|Drown The Clown||A squirting water race game between 3 and 20 people. Pop the balloon first to win a prize.||Central Midway North of Coca-Cola Corner||?||Closed 2018|
|Hi-Roller||A Skee Ball game in which rolling high scores wins prizes||Moved To Half Original location spot---Central Midway SE of the Fountain (Bobs Space Racers)||?||Closed?|
|Fish R Jumpin'||Catch a fish when it jumps to win a prize||Moved To half of Hi Rollers old Spot ------||?||Closed 2012|
|Goblet Toss One||Throw the balls into the colored cops to win small, medium or large prize||east of colossus||?||Open|
|Goblet Toss Too||Throw the balls into the coloured cups to win a small, medium or large prize||East of Game Time||1992?||Open|
|Plop Plop||Throw ping pong balls into different coloured cups, the cups are floating and moving.||East of Game Time||1992?||Open|
|Bottle Up||Throw a ring onto a Coca-Cola bottle to win a large prize||South of the Game Time entrance||1998?/1999?||Closed 2012|
|Penalty Shot||Kick A Soccer Ball Past Automated Goalie For Prize||South of the Game Time entrance||2013||Closed 2019|
|Slap Shot||Replaced Penalty Shot||South of the Game Time entrance||2020||Open|
|Milk Cans||Throw a ball into a milk can to win a giant prize||Game Time plaza on the north end||?||Closed 2011|
|Rebound||Throw the ball into a container by bouncing it off an angled board.||Game Time plaza on the north end||2006||Closed 2011|
|Hi-Striker||Swing the giant mallet onto the striker, the harder it is struck the more points are achieved.||Game Time plaza on the north end||1995||Open|
|Slam Dunk||Make a basket with a basketball to win.||Most northern game in the park located between the Rocket and Samurai *Now operates as Shoot Till You Win*||2000s||Open|
|Shoot Till You Win||Basketball game. Shoot until you make a basket. Uses lower baskets with mini basketballs. Price based on size of prize.||Most northern game in the park located between the Rocket and Samurai||2009||Open|
|Rising Waters||Shoot water into the target and watch your water rise. The first person to raise his water level to the line wins (Bob's Space Racers)||Pioneer Village next to Rattle Snake Rapids||1997||Closed ?|
|Bonanza||Originally a Rifle Shooting Gallery but was converted by Lagoon into its current format in 2004. Shoot three balls per game, tipping over all 3 cans. Knock over 3 cans with 3 shots to get a small prize; knock over 3 cans with 2 shots to win a large.||Pioneer Village west of the Log fume||1975–2004||Closed 2013|
|Speedball||Throw the baseball and see how fast you can throw; 25-69MPH gets a small prize, 70 mph (110 km/h) gets a large.||South Midway next to Wild Mouse||1982/1998/2001–2019||Open|
|Basketball||Make one shot (out of one) into the basket to win. Prices based on prize size.||South Midway next to Teriyaki Stix||1964/1998–2001||Closed|
|Guess It||Game operator will attempt to guess your age, birth month, or weight.||South Midway just south of the Wild Kingdom Train Station||?||Open|
|Hole In One||Knock the golf ball into one of the many holes and win a prize||South Midway just north of Rock-O-Plane||?||Open|
|Easy Does It||Roll the bowling ball over the hill and into the valley to win a prize||South Midway just south of Rock-O-Plane||?||Closed|
|Center Ring||Throw a ring onto a Coca-Cola bottle to win a large prize||South Midway just north of South Restrooms||1992?||Open|
|Goblet Toss||Throw the balls into the coloured cups to win a small, medium or large prize||Re-Located to Goblet Toss II||1992–2012||Open|
|Glass Pitch||Toss a quarter onto the plate to win a prize.||South Midway just east of Fire Dragon||2001?/2002?||Closed 2012|
|Plinko||Drop Chips down pegged board into slots with different points to win a prize||North Midway, North of Coke Plaza||2013||Open|
|Day at the Races||Race game where you compete against other players by throwing a ball into holes that moves your horse at different speeds (Bob's Space Racers)||South Midway East of Fire Dragon||?||Closed 2018|
|Jacob's Ladder||Climb a rope ladder without falling off and win a giant prize||South Midway just east of Fire Dragon||?||Closed 2009|
|Rocket Launch||Hit mallet on a striker, guaranteed win/prize based on what you paid for||South of Burger Express||?||Open|
|Shooting Waters||Shoot water into the target and watch your water rise. The first person to raise his water to the line wins. (Bob's Space Racers)||South Midway just south of Wild Mouse||1990s?/1998||Open|
|Shoot Four different balls from three different stations around a three-point ring at a basketball hoop.||South Midway just east of Fire Dragon||2010||Open|
|Hang Time||1-2 players hang onto a bar without letting go and win a prize.||South Midway just between Teriyaki Stix and Biergarten restaurants||2020||Open|
Lagoon's past games include a Fascination Parlor, Skee Ball, Dime Toss, and Skatterball/Monkey Ball. "Putter Around The Park," an 18-hole miniature golf course, with obstacles based on rides and attractions in the park, was removed to make way for Jumping Dragon in 2009.
In 2012, Lagoon became the focus of animal welfare groups' protests which called for a boycott of the park, citing USDA inspection reports that suggested poor care of animals in the Wild Kingdom. The Utah Animal Rights Coalition and PETA pointed to a range of USDA citations over a 15-year span that included insufficient living space for and unexplained deaths of animals. While admitting to some problems, a Lagoon spokesman denied any abuse taking place and said veterinarians and staff regularly monitored the animals.
In 1989, six year old Ryan Beckstead was struck and killed on "Puff The Little Fire Dragon" after he fell off the ride and stood up in between the track. He had believed the ride was over after he fell, and proceeded to try to find his parents before getting hit on the head by the oncoming train. 
On August 14, 2021, a 32-year-old man fell 50 feet after dangling from the park's Sky Ride, a chairlift-like ride which transports people from one end of the amusement park to the other. The man succumbed to his injuries in the hospital the next day.