For over 7 years now, Utah’s biggest amusement park Lagoon has been working on a new ride under the working title of ‘Primordial’. Construction of this rollercoaster began in 2019 with a scheduled opening year of 2020. While the construction was delayed and the opening postponed, the park kept quiet about this new attraction. Until today, because the park officially announced Primordial to be a new ride for the 2023 season.
Primordial is a rollercoaster around a large artificial mountain. The rollercoaster will contain several indoor parts inside the mountain. Construction photos show the ride to have many similarities to Wonder Mountain’s Guardian at Canada’s Wonderland and is expected to be the same type of ride. Wonder Mountain’s Guardian is a sami-dark ride rollercoaster that features several interactive dark ride scenes. It was manufactured by ART Engineering with interactive systems by Triotech.
Lagoon has a long partnership with ART Engineering. Lagoon’s family coaster Bambora and mega coaster Cannibal were both constructed by the German manufacturer. Primordial will be the third collaboration between the two.
In a video that was posted on Lagoon’s Facebook-page, the park announces Primordial to be the new ride for the 2023 season. The video teases the new ride, while mostly advertising 2023 season passes for the park. However, at the end of the video, we do get a glimpse of a dragon, indicating that Primordial will have a fantasy theme. Another similarity with Wonder Mountain’s Guardian.