Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lagoon building something 'big'

The skyline at Lagoon is dotted with several high-rise cranes. But park officials say it won’t be until 2014, or perhaps even the 2015 season that something “big” is to arrive.

Lagoon vice president of marketing Dick Andrew declined to reveal any more information about the project for which preliminary construction has begun.

Some of the cranes in the park are also being used to perform standard off-season dissembling and reassembling of rides as part of park maintenance and there are no plans to take any of the rides out of the park.

But what the park will be doing for the 2013 season will be adding two new children’s rides to expand Kiddieland, Andrew said.

For the 2012 season, Lagoon once again topped the 1 million visitor mark, allowing it to have a “pretty level” year compared to other years. But because of the warm autumn Utah experienced last year, Frightmares, its annual Halloween event, did set an attendance best.

The Farmington amusement park, which regularly tops more than 1 million visitors a year, is Davis County’s largest tourist attraction. Standard Examiner