Posted Friday, February 22, 2002 4:50 AM | Contributed by ColumbusCoaster
Cliff's Amusement Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico has announced that it will add a CCI wooden roller coaster for the 2002 season. The coaster will stand 100 feet tall and 2750 feet long, and reach speeds over 50 mph. The "out-and-back, twister style" ride will also feature an underground tunnel, and will be built with the familiar wooden track/steel supports found on many other CCI creations. The park will hold a contest in April to name the ride, with the winner receiving a season pass to Cliff's. The new coaster is scheduled to open in June.
Read more from the Albuquerque Tribune.
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Friday, February 22, 2002 4:55 AM
I smell a new buzz to start of what this'll be named...
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Friday, February 22, 2002 5:15 AM
With the jokes about Six Flags Albequerque a Speedy Gonzales themed ride comes to mind but of course that would be incredibly un-PC. Just imagine some of the letters and complaints for that one.
Oh, and anyone know if construction is pretty far along or anything?
If the shoe fits, find another one.
*** This post was edited by ravenguy98 on 2/22/2002. ***
Lone Star Thrills
Friday, February 22, 2002 5:41 AM
Wow I needed a good laugh today. That would just be wrong.
Friday, February 22, 2002 6:09 AM
<breathes a sigh of relief because at least one major woodie has been confirmed for 2002>
This is great news, especially for those enthusiasts in NM (are there any?) who have been coaster-starved for so long. With a CCI, you don't have to worry about it being good or bad, its a guaranteed winner!
Friday, February 22, 2002 7:31 AM
Booo! I think Arizona deserved that coaster! I really want some wood in this state! And maybe some decent steel, but I can't really say andything about decent yet. I haven't ridden Desert Storm yet, but from what I hear, it is far from "decent." Good job, NM, I'm gonna have to make a trip there now.
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Friday, February 22, 2002 7:41 AM
If i remember correctly this has been in planning for AGES. i first heard about this at the 2000 IAAPA along with the eventually cancelled one at that park that i can't remember lol. Sounds like a cool ride though, As ive heard almost every CCI is :p
Friday, February 22, 2002 8:17 AM
Awesome! Now there's a reason to go to New Mexico besides Roswell! ;) Now if I could only find my way... I knew I should've taken a left turn at Albuquerque... :)
Friday, February 22, 2002 10:29 AM
Whoa, kind'a weird how i said that they need to make more of these out-and-back twisters yesterday, and they announced one the next day.
-Matthew Couts my second obsession
Friday, February 22, 2002 10:35 AM
Arizona has the land, now all we need is the park and the coaster :)
Friday, February 22, 2002 2:29 PM
It won't be long before my favorite woodie company has a product in each state! This is great news, even though I will never get over there. :(
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 2:16 AM
Did Hershey offer any prized to those who sent in the winning name for Roller Soaker?
Saturday, February 23, 2002 11:24 AM
roomraider: I think the cancelled CCI you are thinking of is the one that was supposed to go to Playland in El Paso, Texas.
2002 could have been the year of the CCI for the southwestern USA!
Wednesday, August 14, 2002 3:25 PM
I finally found this forum!! I happen to work at Cliff's Amusement park. The coaster being built is WAY off schedule. The Cliff's Amusement Park website needs to desperately change or update thier site. They say it opens late June, early July. Currently they are saying Labor day weekend. It looks like it will be done late September. And for those of you Thrill Seekers, this is just a normal coaster with a big drop and it goes underground. Sorry, no loops.