If you live in the High Desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico then you have a great opportunity to spend a day at a Cliff’s Amusement Park and beat the crowds of a normal high volume theme park. Those who crave excitement and thrill rides, this is the park to visit. Cliff’s Amusement Park has been around since 1959, they have an amusement park and water park all within the same location.
You can buy your tickets on line or at the gate. If you buy them on line you can save $3.00 on an All-Day ride pass. Admission is only $2.50 to get in so if you just want to ride a few rides you should purchase a Cliff’s Fun Card to save money. Those over 48″ are $24.95 and those under 48″ are $19.95. If you have somebody who is 2 years old or younger they are free with a paying adult, if you want to buy them a ticket it will cost $17.45. Parking is free. Cliff’s Amusement Park is located off of San Mateo Blvd.
Whether you want to ride a roller coaster or experience the fear of falling or if you want to get wet on a water ride, Cliff’s Amusement Park has it all. Listed below are some of the thrilling rides and what you can expect.
The Fire Ball. This is the newest ride at Cliff’s Amusement Park. If you love loops then you have found the perfect ride. 60-feet high and 13 loops per minute, if you think the number 13 is unlucky, guess again.
The Sidewinder. This stomach churner will have you dizzy with excitement as you swing back and forth while rotate 360 degrees. 25 people ride at a time so you have that many people screaming for fun.
New Mexico Rattler. This wooden roller coaster is the most exciting of all the rides in the entire park. Buckle in and get ready to see all of Cliff’s Amusement Park from the air and watch out for the underground tunnel, its 100 feet of fear. The track is 3,000 feet long and you will experience drops, turns and cheek flapping speeds.
Sea Dragon. This pendulum ride takes you higher and higher with each swing. Sitting in the back of the boat will ensure the best view of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Everybody will love to be rocked on the high seas of the Sea Dragon.
The Falling Star. This ride gives you incredible views while you are at the top, when it comes around in a circle you get the sensation of a falling star. You can see the Sandia Mountains and also where you parked your car. This ride is really fun and helps to introduce you to the Sea Dragon and The Sidewinder.
The Cliff Hanger. If you want a wicked head rush then this ride delivers. Calmly strap in and then say your prayers. You will be slowly taken to the top of the tower and the view will make you gasp. When you least expect, expect it. You will drop at the speed of fear; you can only hope that the brakes don’t fail. Repeated riders will need to have their heads examined.
The Rocky Mountain Rapids and The Big Flush Water Coaster are two wet and wild rides. On a hot day these fun rides will cool you off and give you a thrill at the same time. The Rocky Mountain Rapids floats along the river and then plunges you down and will soak you good. The Big Flush Water Coaster is inside a pipeline and getting wet is what it’s about. Water Monkey’s Adventure is designed for your kids to get wet and cool off. You can spend all day playing water games and waiting for the bucket to tip and soak you to the bone.
There are also family rides and for those two years old and under there is Kiddieland. Parents can sit back while their kids laugh and scream for more. They have rides called the Doggie-Go-Round and the Frog Hopper. If your kids love the carousel they have one and parents can ride too. Cliff’s Amusement Park is a family park and it’s a day well spent.