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Roller Coaster (Lagoon)

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Roller Coaster
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Lagoon
Location Farmington, Utah, USA
Status Operating since 1921
Height restriction 46 inches (117 cm)

Riders under 50 inches (127 cm) must be accompanied by an adult

Statistics
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height62 feet
Top speed45 mph
Length2,500 feet
Inversions0
Duration24
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The Roller Coaster is a wooden roller coaster located at Lagoon in Farmington, Utah, USA. It was designed by John A. Miller and opened in 1921, making it the seventh oldest roller coaster operating today.

History[edit]

When it opened in 1921, the Roller Coaster was the second coaster to be built at the park.

In 1953, a fire damaged the Roller Coaster, and burnt down the rest of the park. The lift hill and station had to be rebuilt.

In 2007, Roller Coaster became an ACE Coaster Landmark, due to being a 'classic coaster'. The park has also decided not to continue painting the Roller Coaster white; now using natural colored treated wood to replace older portions as needed, meaning it will turn brown as the wood is gradually replaced.

Name[edit]

The ride has never really had a name other than simply "Roller Coaster". It is often called the "White Roller Coaster" by locals.

Layout[edit]

The ride begins with a turn out the station which leads to the lift hill. Guests reach heights of 60 feet before plummeting down the first drop and over a hill, then back up again into the west turn. A series of air-time hills follow, getting smaller as the velocity of the train drops. There are two more turns, then the train returns to the station.

Train capacity[edit]

2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.