Cliff's Amusement Park
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Cliff%27s Amusement Park
Cliffs Amusement Park

Cliff's Amusement Park (previously known as Uncle Cliff's Amusement Park prior to 1991) is a combination amusement park and water park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.[1] It opened in 1959. It features 24 rides for all ages, food, and carnival style games. It also features a water attraction, WaterMania!, which operates Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. It's also has the only wooden roller coaster in New Mexico, the New Mexico Rattler.

Early beginnings (1959-1962)

Cliff and Zella Hammond built a small kiddie park located at 7600 Lomas Blvd in 1959 and named it Uncle Cliff's Kiddieland. After a few years at this location, the neighbors started a petition to have the park shut down. They relocated for a very short time to Little Beavertown in Tijeras Canyon outside Albuquerque.[]

Evolution (1963 - present)

In 1963, Cliff's relocated to its present location at 4800 Osuna Rd. NE. At that time it was on the very outskirts of Albuquerque. As bigger attractions were being built the company wanted to take the emphasis from the word "Kiddie" and dropped it and renamed the park Cliff's Amusement Park.

Rides

Roller Coasters

  • Galaxi
  • New Mexico Rattler

Water Rides

  • WaterMania!
  • Rocky Mountain Rapids
  • Big Flush Coaster

Thrill Rides

  • Cliff Hanger
  • Wind Rider
  • Music Express
  • Fireball
  • Falling Star
  • TiltAWhirl
  • Sea Dragon
  • Demolition Disco

Kiddy Rides

  • Carousel
  • Little Demolition Disco
  • Doggie Ride
  • Spin O Rama
  • Train
  • Frog Hopper
  • Baja Buggies

References

  1. ^ Moffett, Kevin (November 2004). "Funworld: the business of writing about the business of roller coasters". The Believer. Retrieved 2014. 

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