Jet Star 2

The Jumbo Jet that was at Cedar Point from 1972-1978 was a Jet Star 3 made by Schwarzkopf. I was wondering what a Jet Star 2 was and I have found one standing at the Lagoon in Utah (Lagoon, Fun Starts Here). It looks like the same layout as the Jet Star 3, however the support structure is different. Plus the Jet Star 2 does not have the same super sturture on it that the Jet Star 3 had. Here is a picture from the 1974 Expo in Spokane, Washington.:

Jet Star 2 brand new in 1974

This Jet Star was relocated to the Lagoon in 1976. In 2005 the ride was refurbished because the ride was so popular and is still in operation today. What I would give for a ride on the Jumbo Jet or a Jet Star 2. Let’s Ride!

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1 comment so far

  1. kel on

    I grew up about three miles from Lagoon and grew up with Jet Star 2. It is one of the most fun rides there and because of the height restrictions, one is able to ride it several times without having to wait in long lines. The only drawback is that it is too quick but hey, it isn’t a supercoaster or pretend to be. It is just wicked fast and fun to ride on.
    The last time I was at Lagoon, it was in the middle of being refurbished so was unable to ride it. They changed the colorscheme from orange to red…or maybe it was always red and by the time I got to it in the 80’s it faded 🙂 Anyway, take a trip down there and take a ride, you won’t be dissappointed.


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