Utah isn't home to Disney, Universal Studios, or any of those other regular theme parks; we have our own. Lagoon is Utah's premier amusement park, it's filled with roller coasters, fair food, and lots of fun.
Last week I was able to visit Lagoon park with Daryl. She just moved to Utah from Germany so I wanted to give her a proper welcome.
I love the rides, but I love the "attractions" more. In the middle of Lagoon is the historic "Pioneer Village". You get to walk through original pioneer homes, a church, and more. They're filled with antique furniture and baubles that show you how it could have been.One of our favorites was the school house, it was adorable and so interesting to picture how it used to be.
The park is home to a lot of peacocks, oddly enough. It was so fun seeing them all over.
One of the first rides we headed for was "Rattlesnake Rapids". We had the camera, phones, and sunglasses protected in a plastic bag, but our purses and... well, ourselves were bound to get wet.
We tried our best to avoid the water, but there is NO avoiding the final waterfall...
After some lunch (we packed in some sandwiches) we headed to the rest of pioneer village.
One of our favorites was the Carriage Hall. So many cool carriages! I didn't even see that peacock on top of the carriage until I was editing the photo! I decided he/she was the subject rather than the sign like I planned.
There was also this lady peacock nesting in one of the carriages! Soon there will be lots of little baby peacocks.
After the museums it was time to hit up the big rides.
After riding most of the rides on one end of the park, we decided to take the gondolas to the other side as a break. Unfortunately I dropped my camera lens cap while we rode. On our way out of the park we tried looking for it with no luck.
Once on the other side we decided we really weren't up to riding any more big rides (we're getting old), so we rode the ferris wheel and Dracula's Castle, then headed out.
We decided that next time we're going to pack a bigger lunch and lots of water in a cooler, rent a locker, then take an hour lunch break in the picnic areas and rest. That way we'd be able to make it through the rest of the day.