LAGOON – AMERICA’S LARGEST FAMILY-OWNED AMUSEMENT PARK.

LagoonAmusementPark[Book: Stephen G. Handy & Lagoon Corporation, Inc. – 2015 – 29x36cm – 202 Pages – Full colour]. “Thru these PORTALS pass people who have had more FUN than anybody” boasted the iconic exit sign at Lagoon Amusement Park in 1947. Although the sign has long-since been replaced, the statement is still true. Updating itself over and over again through 129 years, Lagoon has continually provided endless family fun, thrilling adventure, and an amazing leave-your-cares-behind respite from the world. This is the story of how a quaint, late nineteenth-century pleasure garden grew to become America’s largest, family-owned amusement park. Chapter Points: Introduction; From Lake Park to Lagoon (1886 to 1895); Beautiful Lagoon – the Prettiest Spot in Utah (1896 to 1917); The Lagoon – the Coney Island of the West (1918 to 1945); Plenty of Fun for Everyone (1946 to 1974); Pioneer Village and Rides, Rides, Rides (1975 to 1995); One of America’s Premier, Family-Owned Amusement Parks (1996 to 2015); Looking Ahead – Building on Our Legacy of Fun; Performing Artists; Maps; Acknowledgments; Credits. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.