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.

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)


Built in 1906, 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 half of the size. The ride was 40 feet high and featured a double figure-eight track layout. It is not clear which year the ride was removed, but it was gone by 1921 when Roller Coaster was first opened.

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 if not identical to Lagoon's Scenic Railway.

Leap The Dips

See Also

Accidents and incidents at Lagoon

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