Web Exclusive: Lagoon is a Utah institution

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Web Exclusive: Lagoon is a Utah institution (Photo provided by Lagoon)

(KUTV) Lagoon is a Utah institution and many people have some kind of memory of visiting the amusement park.

"It's really a special place. We're lucky to have it," said Julie Freed, whose family has run the park for three generations.

Freed feels a sense of responsibility while walking through Lagoon to keep it clean.

"It feels like my home and I wouldn't just pass up something at my home, so we try to keep the park as clean as possible," she said.

And as a Utah institution, Lagoon likes to support local businesses.

Lagoon is especially proud of its newest ride, Cannibal, for that reason.

"75% of it was built using local companies, so we like to shop local like we hope Utahns like to shop local," said Freed.

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