Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Series of Observations after spending a day at Lagoon

Toothsome #1 requested for his birthday party a family trip to Lagoon, the local amusement park in Utah. We let him invite his best friend and off we went. We got there right when it opened (10:00 am) and stayed until around 5:00 pm. Here are some of the things I learned/noticed:

1. Most of the rides in Kiddyland are the same ride with just a change in the "car" design. The ride spins around a central hub and the cars go up and down in the shape of an animal, a rocket, a boat, etc.

2. You can buy Arby's at Lagoon and instead of getting a four for five deal, you get a 4 for $20. All food is jacked up about four times what you would pay outside the park.

3. There are alot of people who actually get REALLY dressed up to go to an amusement park. I curled my hair and learned after one or two rides that I should have just slept in longer this morning. So, I was baffled by the girls who really must have planned their outfits and spent a long time on getting ready.

4. There are some people who think nothing of saving 10 spaces in line for a ride that allows approx. 20 people on it.

5. How did families ever go to Lagoon without cell phones?

6. Dentist husband has a much lower tolerance for amusement parks than I do. If I had had my way, we would have stayed until it closed. (We paid close to $300 just to get in, we might as well have stayed until the kids were crying and melting down don't you think?)

7. There are a lot of very large people who choose to wear hardly any clothing.

8. Amusement parks are worth it to see the magic of it in my children's faces, even if I only got to ride four rides. (Toothsome #4 hated going on any rides even the Carousel.)

9. After getting only approx. 3 hours of sleep the night before, a constant drinking of Diet Coke starting around 5:00 am is the ONLY way to get through a day at Lagoon.


Jan said...

I haven't gone to Lagoon in like 30+ yrs. O my gosh. I can't believe it cost that much to get in. That is amazing. Is it like better that DisneyLand now? Wow. I laughed at the part about big people wearing too little clothing. I see that all the time.

Wish you could have stayed longer. You learned alot on that little adventure into the Lagoon. Loved that you observed so much. I do that too.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Oh...yeah. I don't know if I could make it through a day at Lagoon anymore. We used to live not far from there and we'd get season passes every year. I don't even think Diet Coke would help. I say you are a trooper!

Paige said...

We're trying to find a time when we can go this summer. Can we have your bounce back passes?

Lisa said...

I haven't been there in years! But it sounds as if the prices are just about as bad as Disneyland!


I am trying to get my kids to take the grandkids to Lagoon. I am even willing to pay for the experience. Not one of them has even tried. They have no interest yet. I wonder if it has to do with how many times I made them go as teenagers to make sure they got good use out of their family passes that we purchased two years in a row.

Queen Elizabeth said...

I grew up in the same town where Lagoon is... I love your analysis. (My mom let us know that it was stake Lagoon day while we were there and I just walked away.) I think I've developed a resistance to it. But I know I'm going to have to give in someday. I s'pose I'll have to start saving now!

(If Diet Coke is what gets you through the summer, then bring it on!!!)

love.boxes said...

You are such a great sport Janice. I grew up too close to Lagoon I guess. I'm with Dentist husband... I can't wait to get home.. and clean up.. Yuuuuuuuuuck!