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Lagoon goes 'Primordial' with new, one-of-a-kind roller coaster

Posted at 5:04 PM, Sep 15, 2023

FARMINGTON, Utah — After nearly a decade in the making, Lagoon's newest attraction finally opened to mostly rave reviews Friday afternoon.

The Primordial roller coaster is being called a one-of-a-kind, interactive roller coaster that takes riders on a 3D journey at speeds up to 40 miles per hour.

Primordial, which the amusement park defines as "existing at or from the beginning of time," has a total ride time of just under 5 minutes, nearly twice as long as Lagoon's Cannibal roller coaster.

"The storyline that you will follow as you journey through this ride is completely custom, unlike anything you have ever seen before," said Julie Freed, Dir. of Special Events at Lagoon.

Planning on the new ride began way back in 2015 and reached the finish line just ahead of the park's Oct. 29 closing date for the season. The ride sits partially inside a 70,000 square foot mountain.

"You'll notice each seat is fitted with a blaster, these are used to interact with enormous game play screens throughout the ride," added Freed, "there are over 5,000 square feet of projection screens used to make the game play come to life."

Lagoon officials said the contractors who worked on the coaster worked with local Utah suppliers and vendors on 75 percent of the ride.

Primordial opened to the media ahead of the weekend, but season passport holders receive invitations to make reservations to ride the roller coaster when the park is closed to the general public.