Alright I talked my wife into going to Cliff's on opening day, which is no small feat considering she is about 8 months pregnant. She called and invited her sister, so it was me, my daughter Mickey, my wife Corina, my sister in law Becka, and her son Ryan
here we go
Opening day at Cliff's was great. I was sure that there would be at least a decent crowd on hand, but no the park was fairly empty, but it appears they are doing well, three new rides, and new cash registers, you know those fancy touch screen type, that the employees don't know how to use yet, so it takes 30 minutes to order a hotdog, you know the ones
Anyway, we arrived about 10 minutes late and expected to see a line still to enter the park. I think waited behind two groups of people, and due to the new cash registers it took about 15 minutes to get in.
We went over to the Galaxi, cause the kids can ride it, and promply got on, no line. Just looking at the ride, you can tell it is well taken care of, I think they painted it, or at least cleaned it.
After that we hit the Log Ride, then on to the Scrambler and the Rock-o Plane-o, we got VERY long rides on both of these, which normalyy would be fun, but by the time both rides stopped, I was BEYOND ready to be off of them.
After that my wife took the kids to the kiddie area, and me and Becka went to ride the Rattler. We sat in the very back seat. I turned and told her that this was the 24th best coaster in the world, she looked at me and said, "this little thing, yeah right", I guess she hasn't been to Cliff's in like 10 years.
Up the lift hill, and over the drop, first air time moment. I had never ridden in the VERY back of the coaster, but man it is intense back there, we fly around the first helix, and experience two more great butt lifting airtime moments as we pass back under the main drop. I stopped counting, but every few seconds, we were thrown from our seats, some of the drops felt as if we would have been literally TROWN from our seats if we did not have any restraints.
Anyway the ride finishes, and my sister in law is in a daze.
"Most coasters give you a few seconds to at leat catch your breath, this one is non stop"
That was her assesment, she likes coasters, but needed a break, so we went back to the kiddie area. We ate dinner, and visited the miniture gift shop, where I got to touch the nerd scooper the Robb had touched in his visit here.
We rode the Galaxi again, and the Rattler, which I had to talk Becka into getting on again, she was really shaken, we rode in the back again, but one seat up, no change AWESOMELY INTENSE.
We ended the day with churro's and ice cream
I had a great time, even though the new rides were not operating. I can't wait to go back when they are
I filled up the attachments, I'll post some more later, thanks Chris
We just arrived an found a SWARM of people. look you can see the Rattler from here
Here we are working our way through the masses toward the Galaxi
As you can totally tell, this is me and my family on the log ride, can you see me?
The unfortunate consequences of letting someone a big as me ride the log ride, I broke it.
A kinda cool pic through the Rock-o Plane-o cage
Another pic of the Rattler, from the Pane-o
In reality this is THE ride I have been dreaming about all winter
YES THE NEW RIDES, woohoo, alright.................oh crap
Well I guess you can say its the most finished, but still not working
I was really looking foward to this one, oh well
They have a ways to go on the Drop tower, well the que line is done
Looks like its time for the main event
This ride is fast and intense, tons of GREAT airtime
Here is my Daughter, showing everone that she has her mothers driving ability, she didn't really move more than six feet from this spot, she'll be fun to teach to drive
As Ryan is riding the kiddie bumper cars I see this
What do you see?
1-A cool Guy
2- a poor soul with a flat ass and REALLY short legs
3- A pervert, and your glad the shot is from this side
This is ryan right after the ride, he seems to happy
Here you go Robb, thought I'd bring back some memories, Nerd's by the pound
Great TR, gotta love the New Mexico Rattler, I think pound for pound it is one of the most intense coasters out there, for only being 80' tall and only 2750' long it packs one hell of a mean punch, almost as well as Raven. At least you got to the park with no crowds, I went in 2003 on the second to last day of closing and man the wait for the front was like 50 minutes and the back was like 40 minutes. But it is good to know that Cliff's investment has paid off!
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