By Lynn Arave
Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 6:06 p.m. MDT
FARMINGTON â€” Lagoon will open on weekends for its 124th season on Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m., weather permitting.
Although there is no new ride opening this season, the park still boasts 49 rides and dozens of carnival games.
This is the first time in 17 years that Lagoon has not had a new annual ride, thanks mostly to the sagging economy.
Dick Andrew, Lagoon spokesman, said the park will have two new entertainment shows premiering this summer â€” both of which begin in July. "L'Orage," by Cirque Innosta â€” featuring acrobats, contortionists and aerialists â€” will run July 5-25.
"Extreme Parrots," a one-of-a-kind bird show, will go from July 26-Aug. 22.
April is traditionally a great time to visit Lagoon, when the crowds are sparse and lines are short.
Andrew said all of Lagoon's rides should open for the early season â€” weather permitting â€” since none are currently being refurbished.
Lagoon will be open Saturdays in April, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Daily park operations begin Monday, June 7.
Lagoon-A-Beach will not open until later in the spring.
Lagoon is located 17 miles north of Salt Lake City on I-15, exit 322.
Admission is $42.95 for people 51 inches or taller, and $37.95 for senior citizens and those 4 years of age to 50 inches in height. Admission for those under age 4 is $27.95. (Children 2 and under can enter the park for free, but rides cost extra.) Parking is $8.
Season passports are $84.95, and season parking passes are $50.
The park also allows outside food into the park, but also has many of its own food outlets, which sell a variety of menu items.
Lagoon opened in 1886 as one of America's first amusement parks.
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Lagoon opens for the 2010 season this Saturday at 10am.
LagoonIsFun.com is going to be there to check out all the changes made to the park as well as look for any additional signs of the roller coaster track pieces that have been showing up at the park. We will be bringing a full report of what we find and how much fun we had this opening weekend!
We have reserved the Bonneville Terrace for all members of LagoonIsFun.com and their families to use throughout the day on April 3rd. We will be holding our first potluck of the year in the terrace around 4pm. We do have a couple of other events planned throughout the day. Check out our April Potluck Thread for more information or to ask any questions you might have.
Updates, pictures, and other news will be posted to our Twitter page all day long this Saturday. Follow @lagoonisfun if you want to be kept in the loop.
If you are heading to the park this weekend, we would love to see your pictures, watch your videos, and read your trip report of your visit to the park. The photo gallery is open to all Lagoon Is Fun members to upload your photos to. If you take videos and upload them to a site like YouTube, make sure you use the tag lagoonisfun so we can locate them easily.
Lagoon is open once more! Let's make this a great year!