Scenic Railway

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Scenic Railway was a side-friction roller coaster located at Lagoon.


Information red.svg This roller coaster has been removed and is no longer located at Lagoon.


The Scenic Railway in 1907
Scenic Railway can be seen peeking out from above the trees in this old postcard
This 1911 map of the park shows the location of Scenic Railway (marked as Double Eight)

Details

Built in 1907, Scenic Railway was Lagoon's first roller coaster and was one of the first rides at the park. The ride was located in the area that Roller Coaster currently occupies, although Scenic Railway was only about 1/3 of the size. The ride was 40 feet high and featured a double figure-eight track layout. It was removed at some point between 1919 and 1921.

Documentary

A short documentary on Youtube explores the Scenic Railway further.

Lagoon's Scenic Railway

Surviving Example

At one time there were over 400 double figure-8 side friction roller coasters in the world. Today only one remains, Leap the Dips at Lakemont park. This ride is very similar but not identical to Lagoon's Scenic Railway.

See Also

Accidents and incidents at Lagoon


Roller Coasters
BomBora - Cannibal - Colossus The Fire Dragon - Jet Star 2 - Puff the Little Fire Dragon - Roller Coaster - The Bat - The Spider - Wicked - Wild Mouse
Rides
Roller Coasters - Thrill Rides - Family Rides - Kiddie Rides - X-Venture Zone