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Website: Lagoon Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 0.0000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 3
Last Review: 4/25/2010 2:39:00 PM
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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up DryerBox on 4/25/2010 2:39:00 PM
Its fun but also to short. that will be all.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/23/2007 11:00:00 PM
Decent launched coaster thats great for its size. The ride had a very long wait when I visited thanks to its low capacity and popularity, but the ride was worth it. The launch was not sudden and very weak as the car was just nudged the whole way up the tower. However, the vertical drop gave great air in the back row and then came a great air time hill. Following that was a good overbanked turn followed by an incredible zero-G roll that gave insane hang-time. Then came a positive G enducing turn and then a MCBR. The drop off the MCBR gave good air time for back seat riders and following that were 2 more good overbanked turns and then a final turn.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up shag9004 on 7/20/2007 11:17:00 AM
Date Ridden : 7-7-2007 Times Ridden : 1 (Ridiculous Line)

I returned from my trek through Utah and New Mexico and am happy to be able to write the first review for Wicked, the new launched coaster at Lagoon. This is my fourth review of the major new rides this year and unfortunately this one does not measure up to the others. For its location (Utah....basically the middle of nowhere as far as coasters go) it is a great ride. Upon entering the park we walked on three other coasters in the first 15 minutes and worked our way around to Wicked. For some reason there is a very small queing section so the line was already backed well out on to the midway. We went ahead and got our ride after about a 45 minute wait as the line moves very quickly. I am seriously glad we did. More on that later.

The ride itself offers no preferential seating as the ride ops make sure very seat is filled. This really does not matter as far as this ride goes as the trains are only two rows with four seats per row. You either get a front or a back seat. I do prefer riding on the end seats on all coasters that have 4-across seating. I got the back row far left seat. The ride turns out of the station into an enclosed section and merely slows down before the "launch" instead of completely stopping. The launch itself was weak which is my main gripe with the ride. It was more of a push up the 105 foot hill instead of an actual launch. I think the top speed on this thing is around 40 MPH and that is on the drop following the launch. I enjoyed my ride as there are some wonderful elements including the heartline roll type inversion that is taken at a slow speed and gives some great hangtime. The overbanked turns are nice but seem weaker in the short stubby cars. The OTSRs are comfortable and lead to only one spot of headbanging which I intended to verify on my next ride. Unfortunately that did not take place.
After hitting 5 of the 7 coasters in the park including the Ace Classic woodie Roller Coaster twice we left the park for a bite of lunch. When we returned it was utter chaos!! I did not expect tiny crowds but the number of people there with their ice chests and, get this, BBQ grills was unfathomable. The water park which is included with park admission was filled to capacity and people were in line waiting to get in it. The river rapids ride wait was over 2 hours. We waited 1 hour each for the two kiddie type coasters so we could have the credits and before we left I wanted one more spin on Wicked. When we walked over i could see the line curling around the midway and out of sight. Based on the 45 minute wait from that morning, I would say it was easily 2 to 3 hours. I never really even saw the end of the line. There were so many people there it was difficult to breath. All of the lines for virtually every attraction had spilled out of the queing areas and people were lumped up all over the place. We decideed to head on out toward Roswell where the Alien Convention was in full swing (no I dont belive in ETs by the way). However, after my visit to Lagoon I was about ready to "phone home" and let you guys know to stay away from Lagoon on the weekend following the 4th. In conclusion, Wicked is a good solid ride, hence the 8 rating, but scores lower in my book than the other new rides of 2007. Its popularity is immense in this part of the country but I dont think Id make a special trip out for this ride only.

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