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Utahns becoming blood thirsty for ‘Cannibal,’ still not open at Lagoon

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-22 17:52:52-04

FARMINGTON, Utah – After months of hype and anticipation, Lagoon’s new blood-thirsty roller coaster, Cannibal, is still not open.

That has many park-goers asking questions like when it will open and if they will get their money back on season passes if it doesn’t open this summer.

The park’s newest attraction is featured on the season passports and billboards in the area.

But it’s still not available to riders because of “ongoing testing,” according to Lagoon’s website.

“Cannibal – new for 2015 – lifts riders 208 feet and plunges them into a 116° beyond vertical free-fall into an underground tunnel. Cannibal is Lagoon’s most thrilling ride- including a 140 foot tall inverted loop and water feature. Riders travel up to 70 mph over 2,735 feet and through 3 inversions. The custom mega-coaster is unlike anything in the world and will eat other coasters in their tracks. Due to ongoing testing and commissioning, the opening of Cannibal has been postponed to a later date. Stay tuned for another announcement.

On Facebook, the park posted Cannibal is “coming soon,” but didn’t give any indication as to when other than the hash tag #Cannibal2015.

Fox 13 reached out to Lagoon Monday and has not yet heard back from amusement park officials.

Check back with Fox 13 for the latest updates.