Utah Nature July 12, 2017
9 Mistakes Everyone In Utah Makes When Visiting Lagoon
If you’re one of those people with a Lagoon season pass, you likely don’t make these mistakes. But if you’re a rookie, or if you only visit once a year, you probably do some of these things that make your visit a lot less pleasant.
1. Show up without a plan.
If you haven't visited Lagoon for several years, you might be surprised at how vast it is. Sure, it's not as big as Disneyland, but you'll still want to have a basic plan. What rides are on the top of your list? Do you want to visit Lagoon-A-Beach at the beginning of your visit, or at the end? If you're visiting on a busy day, you might not be able to fit everything into one trip, so choose the things you definitely don't want to miss and start with those (then, bounce back for a second visit!)
2. Wear clothing you can't get wet.
Don't wear anything that might be ruined if it gets wet. It's hot, hot, hot at Lagoon during the summer months, and the park has several great rides with water features to cool you off. Don't miss out on Rattlesnake Rapids, the Log Flume or Cliffhanger because you're wearing the wrong clothes.
3. Feed your kid a hot dog, churro, ice cream and huge soda...then get on Colossus with him.
Unless your kid has a stomach of iron, things could get ugly.
4. Wear flip-flops or open-toed sandals.
You need close-toed shoes to ride most rides at Lagoon.
5. Forget your swimsuit.
Don't forget that your admission to the park includes Lagoon-A-Beach! Plan to spend at least part of your day at the waterpark, where you can cool off.
6. Slather your kids with sunscreen before you enter the park...and then forget to reapply.
If you don't want a car full of sunburned kids at the end of your trip, make sure to reapply several times throughout the day, and anytime you get soaked on a water ride. Don't forget to protect your skin, too!
7. Skip packing your own picnic.
Did you know that Lagoon is one of the only amusement parks in the country that allows you to bring in your own food? Why spend $8 on a burger when you can pack sandwiches from home? Save your money for a tasty treat like ice cream or a sno-cone.
8. Fail to hydrate properly.
Temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees lately. If you want to spend a day in the sun having fun, stay hydrated. Bring your own water bottle and keep it filled up throughout the day, or make sure to use the drinking fountains throughout the park to avoid heatstroke.
9. Forget to validate your single day passport during the Bounceback period.
Between June 9 and August 12, you can get your single day passport validated, then return within 10 days and get in for just $17 (you'll need to bring back the validated pass to get the deal).
Take a look at
Lagoon's Deals Page
for more ways to save. You don't need to pay full price!
What other mistakes do people make when they visit Lagoon? Give our readers your best advice in the comments!