FARMINGTON -- BomBora, Lagoon's newest roller coaster, fills a park niche by offering a family ride with a lot of excitement.
"The configuration of it reminds me of Jet Star 2," Lagoon Vice President of Marketing Dick Andrew said, describing the $5 million-plus roller coaster.
The ride, included in the cost of the all-day ride passport, is expected to open on Saturday, April 2, the day the park opens for the start of its warm weather season.
BomBora is a term that means a confluence of waves, Andrew said.
The name has a lot to do with where the ride is being built, and its beach-surfer theme.
The footprint of the roller coaster, being built immediately north of the Lagoon-A-Beach water park, has a footprint of 100 feet by 165 feet, with over 1,000 feet of track, Andrew said.
"It is kind of an impressive ride to look at," he said.
The 16-passenger roller coaster, with a track configuration exclusively designed for the park, is made of components manufactured in the United States and Europe, Andrew said.
The ride will reach a maximum height of 50-feet and a speed of 31 mph.
Andrew said any coaster is a (ticket) draw, and this particular coaster, although it does have some ride restrictions, has been designed for the most part to allow the family to ride together.
"We're calling this a family coaster," he said.
Those riders under 36 inches tall may not ride, while those between 36 inches and 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a responsible person.
"This has got some thrills in it," Andrew said. "This is going to be an exciting ride."
The ride, with two trains operating, will serve a high number of riders -- about 950 riders per hour, he said.
"We try to add a new attraction every year. We know that is important," Andrew said of Lagoon's philosophy. "We try to have something new every year."
Lagoon is Davis County's largest tourist attraction.