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Cliff's 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 also has the only wooden roller coaster in New Mexico, the New Mexico Rattler.

Cliff's Amusement Park
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Cliff's Amusement Park
LocationAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Coordinates35°08′42″N 106°35′22″W / 35.14494°N 106.58938°W / 35.14494; -106.58938Coordinates: 35°08′42″N 106°35′22″W / 35.14494°N 106.58938°W / 35.14494; -106.58938
OwnerHammond Family
Opened1959
Previous namesUncle Cliff's Kiddieland
Area56 acres (23 ha)
Rides
Total24
Roller coasters2
Water rides3
Websitehttp://www.cliffsamusementpark.com/
Cliffs Amusement Park

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Early beginnings (1959–1962)Edit

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.[citation needed]

Evolution (1963 – present)Edit

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.

RidesEdit

Roller Coasters

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
  • SideWinder


Kiddy Rides

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Moffett, Kevin (November 2004). "Funworld: the business of writing about the business of roller coasters". The Believer. Retrieved August 11, 2014.

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