Lagoon has been a fixture in Utah since 1886. Generations of families have enjoyed going together to have fun, ride rides, play games and eat junk food (probably before the coasters) until they were sick. Lagoon has something for everyone between the Midway, Kiddieland, Pioneer Village, Lagoon-A-Beach and the X-Venture Zone.

What few people know is Lagoon opens this weekend. Saturday, April 3 will mark the start of the 2011 season. The park will be open weekends until June 4, when it will be open its usual schedule of seven days a week.

Opening weekend is one of the best times to go to Lagoon, if you hate lines. Despite their large, flashing screen in front of the parking lot as you drive past on the I-15, most Utahns seem to expect Lagoon to open in May or June. The park is devoid of guests on average. But they'll have multiple employees per game, food stand or ride (being trained), so you'll be served more quickly. And all rides will be open, except for those in Lagoon-A-Beach (which opens on Memorial Day weekend).

Lagoon has a new ride as well this year. Bombora is a family roller coaster (another ride that falls under this category is the Bat) that is new for 2011. Located next to Lagoon-A-Beach, across from the Jumping Dragon, the construction site was walled off all last season had many guests curious. It hasn't yet been confirmed exactly when the new ride will be opened, but feel free to come down and take a peak at it.

A regular day pass is $44 for most guests, $39 for kids up to four years of age or 50 inches tall and senior citizens, and $28 for toddlers. The park is open from 10 AM to 7 PM Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.