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Lagoon Amusement Park Tips From Season Ticket Holders

Have Lagoon season passes? Here’s where you can get the most of your days at Lagoon with helpful tips for this fun amusement park.

When I was a kid we lived in Oregon and the highlight of our summer was a trip to Lagoon. My aunt and uncle drove their camper and we stayed at the Lagoon campground. I remember running from ride to ride with my cousins. We didn’t stop until the park closed. Every time we wanted to spend money at a parking lot carnival my parents said, let’s wait for Lagoon.

Today Lagoon doesn’t seem to have changed that much. Yes, some of my favorite rides are gone, like the giant record player, the ball pit and the cement truck thing that turned around as you tried to make your way through it. Many of the classic rides like the SkyRide and the Wild Mouse are still there. For the first time we’re getting season tickets. We live within 20 minutes now and our daughter is 5, old enough to enjoy it.

First the basics, Lagoon is located in Farmington, Utah, just off highway 89. Their website is http://www.lagoonpark.com Below I’ll share tips from other moms and from my own experience going to Lagoon from the prices, hours, food options and what to bring, I hope this helps you plan a fun trip to Lagoon soon!

Lagoon Amusement Park Tickets

Lagoon season passes go up for sale in the Spring and Fall. Most moms buy them right after Thanksgiving when they have the best prices. Season pass holders get to go the whole season, including to Frightmares in the Fall. They have discounts for military members. Families of Lagoon employees get discounted days each month. Don’t forget you also need to buy parking tickets.

Prices for tickets:

$55.95 for adults
$49.95 for ages 65 and older
$39.95 for youth (under 48 inches tall)

Children/babies 2 years and younger are free.

Lagoon Hours

Lagoon opens in the Spring, in March. Weather is really unpredictable in Utah so you never know what opening day will be like. It is usually cooler (in the 50s or lower). In the early season the park is only open on weekends. They open at 10am and close at 6 pm on Sundays and 7pm on Saturdays. In May they stay open later. June they open weekdays and extend the hours then drop down to weekends only again in August. You can see all Lagoon hours by day here.

Food at Lagoon and Tips for Bringing your Own

Lagoon allows you to pack your own food but most moms bring strollers or coolers with wheels. Or even this foldable wagon that can hold an older kid. Pack your things and food such as sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. You will have to leave someone with your things or leave it unattended while you ride on the rides. While there’s not a ton of crime at Lagoon, you may want to get a lock like this small stroller lock (it’s a little bigger than the size of your hand).
Instead of hauling the cooler around with you all day in the hot sun, you can lock your cooler to a fence or bench so no one will take it. So that’s why a lot of parents bring a cooler with wheels. Instead of bringing it with you, get a stroller lock. Thread it through the handle and attach it to a fence or bench. Then all you have to carry around is the lock. If you have young children you can leave it in a corner of kiddie land. Here’s a stroller lock we like on Amazon.

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Overall the food at Lagoon isn’t that great. I make an exception for the cotton candy. It’s fresh and a family favorite. Still, service is often slow and there aren’t many healthy options. It’s more expensive. 
For picnics, a picnic blanket (we like this kind that is soft on one side, waterproof on the other and is easy to carry).
A Sport Brella is also really handy. It creates shade for you during the scorching hot days of summer. Also, great for napping babies. There aren’t a lot of shady places on the grass so this will save you. Believe me.
Best Food Options Nearby
There is a McDonald’s across the highway near Farmington Station that has a playland and that is only about 5 minutes away. It can be insane there but it’s a break from the heat. Just be aware that on those hot days, the parking lot is burning and full. It can take a while and you lose your parking spot when you return. There are healthy options that are delicious like Zupas and Mad Greens. Plus, Panda Express, Blaze Pizza and Habit Burger. Parking can be crazy there too. Buses run frequently from Lagoon to the shopping mall (Farmington Station) and back. It’s a bit of a walk though.
You can bring in alcohol into the park but you cannot leave it unattended. It’s not sold in the park anywhere. This is Utah after all.
We get a mug that is $2.99 plus tax to have refilled for the kids. I drink water. Any food station at the park should refill your water bottle with water and ice for free. Just ask. It may take a while though because lines can be slow even when there aren’t a ton of people waiting. So I recommend bringing your own. The Yeti cup is the best. You put ice in it and it will literally keep the ice cold for 18 hours. So no matter how hot it is your water will be ice cold! Hydro flasks are also really popular.

Best Food Inside the Park

Lagoon has a Subway and Arby’s but pretty much their regular food is mediocre.The Old Mill Grill has very good grilled corn on the cob. I always get it. Otherwise it’s the junk food like the ice cream shop in Pioneer Village, Dole Whips or soft ice cream. Another thing I always get is cotton candy.
I want to try out the Hawaiian hot dog place by Cannibal I’ve heard is good. I’m not sure why they don’t have some high end dining options, but they don’t. It’s not like Disneyland where they have restaurants that accept RSVPs. To me that would make a nice date night.

List of Things to Bring to Lagoon

To make it easier to pack for a day’s trip to Lagoon, here are some items you may want to pack.

  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Sunscreen/hats/sunglasses
  • Water bottles
  • Picnic blanket
  • Stroller and stroller lock
  • Wheeled cooler with food/drinks and lock
  • Sportbrella (optional)
  • Towels (optional, but you do get wet on the log ride and the Rattlesnake Rapids)
Did I miss anything about Lagoon that I should include? Do you have any tips to share with me? Let me know in the comments!


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