REJOICE: The Long Awaited Primordial Coaster in Utah is Officially Open
There were a few months where we doubted this day would ever come, but the Primordial roller coaster at the Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah is officially, and finally, opening!
Happy Dance: Primordial Roller Coaster at Lagoon in Utah is Now Open!
Lagoon announced on their Facebook page that the high-tech coaster would be open for rides on Monday. For weeks, visitors to the amusement park had seen empty cars running through the ride, or filled with employees, but now those cars will be filled with ticket holders. After years of waiting and often with months between any type of update, the Primordial roller coaster will be open and running at the Lagoon Amusement Park.
How To Reserve A Spot On Primordial
Here's the catch: the Primordial coaster requires reservations and those are only currently open to season ticket holders. The ride is so anticipated that reservations for the entire first week are filled. A comment on the Lagoon Facebook post informs us that reservations open a week in advance at 7 AM each day. So, if you are a season ticket holder with access to the super special and secret link for reservations, wake up early to get your seats.
Talk of a new roller coaster at Lagoon began more than 7 years ago, but actual construction was started in 2018. Initially, the ride was expected to open There were many delays in the construction, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the roller coaster ride of announcements and delays was almost as fun as a real ride. Here’s how that went:
- In 2017 we started hearing about a trademark filed by Lagoon for a new roller coaster.
- Construction began on the new coaster, dubbed ‘Steel Roller Coaster’ by some online, in late 2018.
- Not a lot happened or was announced during the height of the pandemic, but we did have hopes that it would open in 2021.
- In September 2021 we were told on Facebook it would be a few years.
- We went about a year for the next big announcement…and that announcement in September of 2022 was that, despite speculation, the ride would not be called Primordial.
- We didn’t have to wait long for the next twist in the ride of announcements. In November of 2022, we were told that the roller coaster would be ready in the spring of 2023 and that it WOULD BE called Primordial.
- In May of 2023, they started running trial rides with empty carts and a few weeks later with human passengers.
- An August 15th Facebook comment said they were getting closer every day and it was still scheduled to open in the 2023 season
- Finally, on September 15th, Lagoon gave us what we wanted and announced that the ride was open and reservations were being taken online. Now we’re ready to buy our tickets and get in what will definitely be a really long line even next season, for Primordial.
Are you as excited as we are that this ride is finally open?!