Speedway Jr.

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Location: Kiddieland
Built In: 1956
Built By: ????
Car Capacity: 2 Kids
Height Requirements: Riders over 54" in height may not ride.
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Low Thrill

The Speedway Jr. ride works much like the haunted houses. The car travels on a powered track allowing kids to feel like they are driving themselves around the track.

The Jr. part comes from the ride's old counterpart Speedway Sr. which used to sit where the Spider and Cliffhanger are now located. Both rides were very similar. Cars start at a small gas station and go on a little drive. The larger of the two was removed due to maintenance issues.

Speedway Jr. has gone through a few changes in it's day. Both changes were as a result of a remodeled Kiddieland and both changes rerouted the track. The most recent change for Speedway Jr. included a remodeled gas station. The original gas station was a mini Amoco station. When Lagoon reworked the ride in 2004, they converted it into the Lagoon Gas Station.

Fun Fact

The number 375 on the little house actually references Lagoon's real address: 375 North Lagoon Drive Farmington, UT.

Video

Driving a car at Lagoon by jvest2000


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