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Lagoon amusement park works to reopen after damaging windstorm

Park expects to reopen by this weekend
Posted at 6:00 PM, Sep 09, 2020

FARMINGTON, Utah — A challenging year for the Lagoon amusement park got even worse Tuesday when the windstorm that ravaged Northern Utah damaged the popular attraction.

Crews have been working non-stop to clear fallen trees and other debris.

For the most part, the rides themselves fared fairly well against the wind.

The canopy above The Music Express is all but gone, but the ride itself is functional.

Only a children’s ride, Bulgy the Whale, was badly damaged.

Bulgy was introduced in the 1950’s and was more recently repainted.

Lagoon spokesperson Julie Freed says she’s been moved by messages of support from clients. Adding that some have even offered to help in the clean up process.

Despite the damage, Lagoon staff expect most rides to be operating when the park opens this weekend, as planned, for Frightmares.

"We still want Lagoon to be a place for families to come and forget about the tree that just fell on their house yesterday, and hopefully make some new memories for 2020." said Freed.