FARMINGTON -- The plan is for Lagoon, and its newest ride, BomBora, to open next Saturday as the park enters its 125th anniversary season.
"Lagoon has been thrilling Utah families since 1886 and will open its gates for another season of fun," said Dick Andrew, Lagoon vice president of marketing.
The park traditionally schedules its opening each year on the first Saturday in April.
But the 10 a.m. April 2 opening date does come with the caveat, "weather and other factors permitting."
That opening will include the public unveiling of the park's new $5 million-plus roller coaster attraction, BomBora.
Described as a family roller coaster, park officials say the ride shares some similarities with the popular Jet Star 2 ride.
"We fully expect the ride to be available at that point," Andrew said of the planned opening.
Weather has delayed construction, Andrew said, but work crews have had enough good-weather days to make it work.
Lagoon has had the roller coaster running and some park employees have tested the ride, Andrew said. However, the ride's beach theme has not been completed at this time.
"There is still a lot of heavy work to be done," Andrew said.
BomBora, to be located near the Lagoon-A-Beach water park, is a dynamic coaster with numerous state-of-the-art, high-speed elements including sudden drops, banked turns and compound spirals, according to a ride description provided by the park.
An innovative 16-seat train pairs riders side-by-side, with the ride featuring background rock music and elegantly lighted theming, officials said.
The padded seat and restraint holds riders at the waist, allowing free upper body movement during the ride.
The elderly and expectant mothers should refrain from riding BomBora, officials suggest.
Those under 36 inches in height may not ride, while guests between 36 and 48 inches in height must be accompanied by a responsible person.
BomBora, which reaches a height of 50 feet and a speed of 31 miles per hour, is included in the park's all-day ride passport, which for adults sells for $43.95 per person.
That ticket price does not include any park discounts that are available.