Experience extreme excitement on one of our X-Venture Zone attractions.


Ride Location Height Restriction ( = may ride. = may not ride.)

open information Catapult

North Midway

46" in height

Location: North Midway
Height Restrictions: Guests under 46" in height may not ride.

In the amusement industry, the "Catapult" is frequently called the world's hottest new attraction, providing riders a unique, high adrenaline, vertical experience. The Catapult, manufactured in Europe, utilizes a specially designed spring machine that operates by applying over forty (40) tons of force to extension springs. This incredible propulsion energy is then transferred to the rider capsule prior to launch. When launched, riders will experience forces similar to astronauts as they are rocketed from ground level to well over 200 feet in the air. At the highest point, riders will become weightless momentarily as they freely rotate forward and backward before they are pulled back to Earth. After several oscillations up and down, the capsule is lowered to the boarding area to unload and load another group of riders.

The Catapult is designed and manufactured to the highest amusement industry safety standards including the A.S.T.M. standards of the U.S. and the T.U.V. standards of Europe. The two riders are secured in the capsule seats by full harness restraints with multiples, redundant locking mechanisms for safety and comfort. Four independent steel cables connect the rider capsule to the spring machine and all connections consist of two independent systems to maximize rider safety. All ride systems are monitored and controlled by an integrated computer to provide every rider, whether light or heavy, the same amount of thrust.

Additional Features:
The Capsule includes several battery operated strobe lights for visibility at night and a high resolution video camera and microphone with remote broadcast capability to transmit video of riders in the capsule to monitors on the ground. Prepare to be blasted!

The Catapult is an X-Venture Zone attraction and not included with Lagoon's Single Day Passports and Season Passports.
Location: North Midway
Tower Height: 196 feet
Maximum Capsule

open information Sky Coaster

North Midway

46" in height

Location: North Midway
Height Restrictions: Guests under 46" in height may not ride.

The Sky Coaster is a sport/amusement attraction designed by Sky Fun 1, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado. The attraction offers all the thrills and excitement of skydiving and hang gliding.

The attraction operates by putting the participant in a full body harness (usually referred to as a flight suit), that supports the flyer (from one to three at a time), in a prone position. The harness is then connected to the flight support cables.

From a static point approximately 6 feet above the ground, the flyers are then pulled aloft by a launch cable to nearly the top of the launch tower. At this point the flyers are approximately 143 feet above the ground with the flight cables taut and the flight is ready to begin. Upon being given the signal, the flyers pull the rip cord, releasing them from the launch cable, and they begin to rapidly swing towards the ground at speeds reaching up to 80 mph. The overall feeling is similar to that of swooping along the ground in a hang glider, or that of skydiving.

The Sky Coaster is an X-Venture Zone attraction and not included with Lagoon's Single Day Passports and Season Passports.
Location: North Midway
Main Arch: 173 feet
Launch Tower: 153 feet
Speed: 40-80 mph
Flight Cables: 2 sets
Flyers Per Set: 1-3
Year Installed: 1995
Manufacturer: Sky Fun 1

open information Double Thunder Raceway

North Midway

54" (to drive), 40" in height

Location: North Midway
Height Restrictions: Guests must be 54" in height to drive, and 40" in height to ride.

The Double Thunder Raceway consists of side-by-side go-kart tracks that serpentine over a course of nearly half a mile. The Lightning Track and the Thunder Track are independent tracks with several sweeping turns, overpasses, 360 degree spirals, straight-aways, and camelbacks. Each track will accommodate 28 go-karts operating in two heats simultaneously. Both tracks and all go-karts are equipped with a remote control safety system, ground control speed devices, and traffic signal lights to indicate the status of the track.

Double Thunder Raceway is an X-Venture Zone attraction and not included with Lagoon's Single Day Passports and Season Passports.

  Lightning Track Thunder Track
Lenth of Track 1,146 feet 1,142 feet
Type of Go-Kart Sidewinder Double Thunder
Number of Go-Karts 28 28
Go-Kart Engines Honda 9hp, 4 stroke Honda 9hp, 4 stroke
Driver Restraint System 4 pt safety harness 4 pt safety harness
Duration of Ride Cycle 5 minutes/heat 5 minutes/heat