Friday, August 19, 2011

Lagoon - Out and About in Utah

I had only been to Lagoon once before. I must have been fairly young. I only have a vague memory of a fun house (that I believe no longer exists).

Gramps took Neal and two of his cousins to Lagoon last year. They had a fabulous time and Neal has been anxious to go back.

Our entire family spent the day at Lagoon in Farmington, Utah on Tuesday.

We all enjoyed our day so much. I was thrilled to find out that most of the park is shaded by large trees. The shade helped but it was still a very hot day. The younger kids enjoyed the carousel, bumper cars and other kiddie rides. I didn't know that Lagoon has a small zoo boasting several tigers, lions, llamas and other interesting animals.

Amberly, Neal, Utah Dad and I went several times on the new Bombora roller coaster. Then, we noticed that kids as small as Thomas (who was just one inch too short to ride on nearly all the big rides) and Lilly could go on it too. Just as we were about to get on Thomas got nervous. He cried and clung to the gates. I felt like the evil  mean mom as I peeled his fingers from the gate and carried him crying onto the roller coaster. He tightly held my hand and when the ride was over (in about 30 seconds) he shouted, "Let's do that again!" So we did. Lilly liked it so much that she would have been happy to ride the Bombora over and over.

Lilly and Thomas also loved the HydroLuge and insisted on going down the slide a second time. We were all disappointed that Rattlesnake Rapids was closed for mechanical reasons.

Molly looks thrilled, doesn't she. A little nervous, maybe.

I spent the early part of our day trying to convince someone to go on the "big and scary" roller coasters with me. Finally, at the end of the day, Neal and Amberly went with me on the Colosus and Wicked roller coasters. Amberly had a moment of panic at the beginning of Wicked but once you're on the ride, there's nothing to do but hold on and enjoy it. They were awesome and had the lines been shorter, we would definitely have gone again.

We had a fabulous day and now I've got a bunch of dare devil thrill seekers who have been discussing how they can't wait to save their money and go on the Catapult in the X-Venture Zone. I think I'll make them wait to do that until they are adults and I don't have to witness it.

Great times at Lagoon! It was a fun and exciting was to end our summer vacation.


Stacey said...

It looks like it was a fun day. My hubby took our older kids this year. I'm not big on amusement parks, so I took the little ones to the zoo. But maybe in a few years I'll be able to be talked into going too!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

I don't know if I've *ever* been to Lagoon?! It's nice to know I can take the younger kidlets there.