Lagoon, Utah’s largest amusement park, recently announced the addition of a new one-of-a-kind roller coaster, and it will be the largest in the park’s 121-year history. This new launched roller coaster will appropriately be named, Wicked.
Wicked will launch riders to a top speed of 55 mph before climbing a 110-foot tall vertical tower. Then riders will be launched a second time over the top of the tower and plunge vertically back down to earth before completing the rest of the 2050-foot long course. Riders will experience 4.8 G-Forces, multiple highly banked turns, and a zero-g-roll as part of this 1 minute 46 second long whirlwind of a roller coaster.
Both the famous Stengel Engineering Company of Germany and the roller coaster manufacturer Zierer, also from Germany, designed this new roller coaster for Lagoon at a cost of $10 million. Wicked’s launch system will be made up of LSM’s or Linear Synchronous Motors, which will launch the eight passenger cars. These smaller cars will secure riders around the waist and the legs and will allow rider's shoulders to be free.
Wicked will be completed and ready to make its debut in the spring of 2007. Wicked is sure to stand out above all of Lagoon’s other roller coasters in being that it’s the most unique and the most thrilling roller coaster in the park’s history.