Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How We Do Lagoon & My Top 5 Tips & Tricks

We researched for awhile where the best place to get tickets was. Deseret Book had $9 off coupons when you bought a $10 item I believe.  Their tickets were only good Monday through Saturday. We thought about Costco but they were closed (4th of July holiday). If you bring a soda can (certain kind - just google "Lagoon Discounts") it gives you $7 off.  We decided to go to Macey's where tickets were $39.99 plus tax instead of $49.99 reg. price. Good enough! 

Woohoo! We made it, got to the park around 1030 or 11. It opened at 10.

This was our first ride - a roller coaster called 'The Roller Coaster'. Funny! Built in 1921! Pretty bumpy but fun and I screamed like a schoolgirl. It seemed like the other roller coasters we saw went upside down and I'm not a fan of those and Tony is not a big roller coaster fan (neither am I so WHY did we do this ride first?!) so this was the only coaster we went on.

I wanted to go on this ride but I couldnt have sunglasses or a hat on or my purse bag. Unlike the first roller coaster we went on that had lockers to put your stuff, this didnt have that. I said I would go on it later but it didnt happen. You got pretty wet on this ride, maybe I'll do it next time if we ever get to go again.

By the way, lockers are $6 I believe and it's $10 to park. 

This ride reminded me of one my dad would go with us on at the Woodland Fair except this one did not go backwords. 

I went on this ride, Centennial Screamer, solo because Tony thought he might get motion sick riding it. I didnt think I would, but I did!

I started to have second thoughts once they shut the gate to my cage

I was mouthing to Tony "Help me" and "Get me out!" but it was too late

Sky Ride was next. Such a pretty view!

The three girls in a row across from us thought they were so cool sitting so their legs took up the whole bench. Haha

Bumper cars were so fun we did this ride twice in a row

Tony really wanted to see this show, we had no idea what it was going to be like.

When guys and girls came out singing and dancing, I knew we were in for a treat and Tony knew he was doomed. We could have gotten up and walked out but it was only a 30 minute show I think. Tony does not like performances that are strictly singing and dancing. Even 50% is probably too much for him. I laughed so hard inside because he wanted to see this and then when he saw what it really was, he had second thoughts.  LOL

Singing a song from Frozen.

Next it was finally time to hit the beach area.

We couldn't do a whole lot in this area I felt like because we didnt have tubes. I wanted to float the lazy river but Tony didnt really want to plus it was super crowded. $2 for a tube rental if you have a season pass and $5 if you are not a passholder. It didnt look like anyone brought their own tubes unless it was for their baby. I think some slides you could go down without tubes though, maybe towards the right side of this picture.

My favorite little panoramic shot. The lady next to us (Tony is sitting in her spot in this pic) was so nice to share a chair (that I am in) with us. It was hard to find a spot to set our stuff but she was so kind, not only with us but others around us. There was a dad trying to braid his daughter's hair before she went in the pool but was struggling a little and the lady went over and told him to let her do it. Cute. There was a funny sight of a boy with 6 or so innertubes around him and he was shuffling along the sidewalk, stopping here and there to startle people. It was so hilarious. I love people watching. 

We left the pool area around 630 and went to the car to get our sandwich , chips and drinks in the cooler. I wish I had taken a picture of this. I didnt think the prices for the food in the park were too bad but it was nice to already have food there to eat.

We went on a few more rides after dinner but I didnt get pictures of that because they were water rides and I left my phone in the locker. I didnt get a picture of me eating chocolate mint Dippin' Dots, aghh!

Then at 9pm we went to a new show called Bosque and it was AMAZING. 
Like, America's Got Talent and Cirque du Soleil mixed into one.

These two ladies were like the announcers and there was a storyline to the show.

These guys were amazing with all the ways they could balance. They were both so strong!

I saw one woman perform this on America's Got Talent but there were three! Three! balancing bowls on their heads and on their feet and flipping the bowls onto their heads. Simply amazing.

I had to switch to my phone for these pictures as my ipod touch was out of space. If you look closely you can see these two guys balancing and the one sitting on the other guy's feet was doing flips in the air! So crazy cool!

All in all a great show and well worth the price we paid to get in. This show runs until August.

There is an area of Lagoon called Pioneer Village. We checked out a few of the buildings and the school house was so funny. Can you see the dunce cap in the corner? haha!

We rode the ferris wheel last, the park closed at 11pm and we left around 11:30 because we went to make a few more smashed pennies in the machines. There are 3 so find them all and smash some pennies. So fun! There were more things I wanted to do (henna tattoos! and other rides , but we just ran out of time!)

All in all a fantastic first time trip to Lagoon for me. I hope we get to go again someday!

Bonus Feature!
My tips - hints for going to Lagoon...

1) Bring lunch and dinner. Or at least one meal. You can bring in food, ice-chests, etc and there is a big section of picnic area, covered with tables and benches and people just leave their stuff there. Perfect if you dont want to lug everything in and out of the park

2) When you return your locker key, you get to pick a prize. They have some cool little things so don't forget to do that!

3). Bring sunscreen and apply it lots. Usually I dont wear sunscreen because I want to tan but I learned that I still tanned, I just didnt burn as bad. I feel like I used sunscreen 4-5 times because I was sweating so much.

4. Bring flip flops or pool shoes.  We went in a pool where adults/older kids were swimming around...its basically 5 feet deep most everywhere in the pool , with a cool cave area. Anyways, the bottom of the pool is kind of rough so if your feet are not tough like mine, wear some water shoes!

5. Frozen Gatorade/Powerade is great for using as ice packs in your ice chest. You can drink them too as the day goes on. I think we brought 6 and drank 5 of them and our food (deli meat sandwich from Walmart) stayed cold enough. This tip can be used anytime, not just for Lagoon.


Jessica said...

Thanks for these tips! We are planning our first trip to lagoon next week and this helps me know what to plan for. I had no idea they had shows! It sounds like a fun way to relax after all the coasters!

Jessica said...

Thanks for these tips! We are planning our first trip to lagoon next week and this helps me know what to plan for. I had no idea they had shows! It sounds like a fun way to relax after all the coasters!