Roller Coaster (Lagoon)

Roller coaster
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Roller Coaster
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Location Farmington, Utah, USA
Status Operating since 1921
Rider height
  • Minimum: 46 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 50 inch
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 62 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 2500 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 24
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (1921-2017)
Great Coasters International (2018-present)

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 sixth oldest roller coaster operating today.


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

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.

For the 2018 season, the Roller Coaster received new trains from Great Coasters International.


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


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 airtime hills follow, getting smaller as the velocity of the train drops. There are two more turns, then the train returns to the station.


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.

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