Plan a family outing to this fun Albuquerque theme park!
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of Cliff's Amusement Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At Cliff's, you'll find kiddie rides, family rides, thrill rides...and a fun water playground for cooling of on hot days! On this page, you'll discover the practical details you need for planning a fun day at Cliff's Amusement Park.
Cliff's Amusement Park hours of operation
Cliff's is NOT open daily! Always check the Cliff's schedule before heading to the park!
Cliff's is New Mexico's largest amusement park. It's also home to New Mexico's largest roller coaster, the New Mexico Rattler!
Cliff's Amusement Park is lots of fun for all ages...and that's true even if you've been to some of the large theme parks in the nearby states of California and Texas (like Disneyland or Six Flags.)
Even so, Cliff's Amusement Park is NOT open daily, even during the busy summer vacation months. You should always check the schedule of Cliff's dates & hours of operation before heading there. Also, if you suspect that the park might be closed due to bad weather, you may call Cliff's ahead of your visit at phone number (505) 881-9373.
Cliff's Amusement Park hours of operation
April, 2019 dates/hours at Cliff's Amusement Park
April is a terrific month for thrill ride-lovers in New Mexico---Cliff's Amusement Park opens for the season!
In April, 2019, Cliff's will be open ONLY on selected dates, starting Saturday, April 20. Cliff's will NOT be open any Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays in April.
There are 4 open days in April, 2019: On 2 Saturdays, Cliff's opens at 11 am and closes at 6 pm. These dates are on Saturday 4/20 and Saturday, 4/27. Cliff's will also be open on 2 Sundays, with hours of 12 Noon until 6 pm. These dates are Sunday 4/21 and Sunday, 4/28. Note: Water Mania will NOT be open during April.
May, 2019 Hours at Cliff's
In May, Cliff's is open to the general public on ALL Saturdays and Sundays, but closed on MOST weekdays (except for a few selected weekdays near the end of the month.)
Here's the list of dates and hours for May, 2019:
Saturday hours: Cliff's opens at 11 am & closes at 7 pm on the first two Saturdays in May. These dates are: May 4th and May 11th. Then, as the weather gets warmer, Cliff's hours get longer. On Saturday 5/18 and Saturday 5/25, open hours will be from 11 am until 9 pm.
Sunday hours: Cliff's opens at 12 noon & closes at 7 pm on EVERY Sunday in May. These dates are: May 5th, May 12th, May 19th and May 26th.
Memorial Day and the end of May: Cliff's will be open from 11 am until 6 pm on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day,) plus Tuesday, May 28th; Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th. On Friday, May 31st, hours will be from 11 am until 9 pm.
Cliff's hours of operation for June, 2019
In June, 2019, Cliff's Amusement Park uses the following schedule:
1.) Mondays: Cliff's has always traditionally been closed every Mondays. This year, the park will be open on some Mondays during the summertime! Although the park will be closed for the first 2 Mondays, it will be OPEN on Monday, June 17th and Monday, June 24th. Hours will be from 11 am until 6 pm. 2.) Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in June, Cliff's Amusement Park opens at 11 am and closes at 6 pm. 3.) Fridays and Saturdays in June, Cliff's opening time is at 11 am and its closing time is at 9 pm. 4.) Sundays in June, Cliff's will open at 12 noon and close at 7 pm
July, 2019 dates & hours at Cliff's:
1.) Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: in July, 2019, Cliff's Amusement Park will open at 11 am and close at 6 pm. This includes Thursday, July 4th, which is the Independence Day holiday. 2.) Fridays & Saturdays in July, Cliff's Amusement Park opens at 11 am and closes at 9 pm. 3.) Sundays in July, Cliff's Sunday hours are from 12 noon to 7 pm
August, 2019 dates & hours of operation at Cliff's
Thursday, August 1: Opening time is 11 am; closing time is 6 pm
Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3: Opening time 11 am; closing time, 9 pm
Sunday, August 4: Cliff's Park opens 12 noon, closes 7 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, August 5, 6, 7, 8: Hours will be 11 am to 6 pm.
Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11: Park opens at 11 am and closes at 9 pm.
Sunday, August 12: Today's hours are 12 noon until 7 pm.
REST OF AUGUST: ALL other Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Park is closed. It's back to school time!
ALL other Saturdays: Cliff's is open 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, 8/17 and Saturday, 8/24. On August 31st, hours will be 11 am until 7 pm.
ALL other Sundays: Opening time will be at 12 & closing time at 7 pm on Sunday, Aug 18th and Sunday, Aug 25th.
September, 2019 dates & hours at Cliff's Amusement Park
Schedule for all Saturdays and Sundays: Cliff's Amusement Park will be open EVERY Saturday and Sunday in September this year! Cliff's will be closed on every weekday except Labor Day Monday.
Sunday hours: For the 1st Sunday of the month, which is 9/1, Cliff's hours of operation will be from 11 am until 9 pm---extra long hours for your Labor Day weekend fun! On all other Sundays this month, Cliff's hours will be from 12 noon until 6 pm. These dates are 9/8, 9/15, 9/22 and 9/29.
Labor Day Holiday schedule: Cliff's WILL be open for the Labor Day holiday! On Monday, September 2, Cliff's hours for Labor Day are from 11 am until 6 pm.
All other Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays in September, Cliff's Amusement Park will be closed. September 30th is the very last day of Cliff's 2019 regular operating season. You may check the Cliff's website in the Fall to see if any special events are added in October or December.
Cliff's Amusement Park Tickets and Discounts
Full price tickets to Cliff's Amusement Park in Albuquerque cost less than similar attractions in larger cities. This is one of the nicest things about adding a stop at Cliff's to your family vacation. Another good thing is that, unlike larger theme parks, parking at Cliff's is free!
In addition, family members who don't intend to go on rides don't have to pay full price. Unlike most big-city theme parks where parents have to buy expensive all-day ride passes just to bring their children inside to enjoy some kiddie rides, Cliff's has inexpensive "spectator passes" meant exactly for this purpose.
A Spectator Pass to Cliff's Amusement Park (formerly called the Walk Around Pass or the General Admission ticket) now costs $10.99. In addition to front-gate admission, the Spectator Admission pass includes Water Mania, the park's water play area. Water Mania is open beginning Memorial Day weekend in May all the way through Labor Day in September (if the weather permits it.)
The Spectator Pass price does not include any rides---however, individual ride tickets are available inside the park if you decide that you'd like to go on the New Mexico Rattler (or any other park attraction.)
Cliff's Ticket Discounts and Savings
It's relatively easy to get discounts to Cliff's Amusement Park. Most visitors will be eligible for one type of discount or another.
1.) Print at home ticket discount: Simply by thinking ahead, you can save money on Cliff's all-day ride passes. You will save several dollars on each ticket compared to the prices charged at Cliff's ticket booths, so it's worth the effort to plan ahead. Here is a link to the Cliff's Amusement Park ticketing page if you want to order tickets or check current prices. Note: Our site is not related to Cliff's in any way (other than to recommend them,) so if you have any problems getting the tickets, you'll need to contact Cliff's directly.
2.) Cliff's season passes! One of the cheapest ways that frequent visitors can save money at Cliff's Amusement Park is to purchase a season pass. After your one-time expense, then the more you visit Cliff's, the more money you save! For 2019, season passes cost $79.99 online at Cliff's website, and also $79.99 at the gate. A "Platinum" season pass is available again in 2019. This includes all day rides, WaterMania admission PLUS one "Meal Deal" per visit! The cost for this deluxe pass is $99.99
You may get more info and purchase season passes on the Season Pass page of Cliff's website.
3.) Cliff's own News, Deals and Discounts page: Never leave home without checking to see if Cliff's has any special, limited-time offers going on. In April, there's always a good special of some kind to kick off the park's operating season.
Then, each May, there is usually a Mother's Day BOGO (Buy-one-get-one-free) discount. And every year for the Memorial Day weekend, there's the annual Heroes celebration---with FREE all-day ride passes given to police, fire, veterans and current members of the military. In 2019, Heroes Weekend will run for all 3 days of the Memorial Day weekend---Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Simply bring the appropriate ID to the Cliff's ticket windows. Family members do not get in free, unfortunately. Heroes Weekend tickets are able to be purchased online. (ID to be checked at the gate.) The link to these special tickets can be found on the "May Discounts" page of Cliff's website.
In June, you can be watching for Cliff's annual Father's Day BOGO special---two tickets for the price of one on Saturday, June 15th and Father's Day Sunday, June 16th. Sorry, only Dad gets a free ticket, so you can't leave him home & still receive the buy-one-get-one-free discount.
In July, There are plenty of specials available this month. For more details about these discounts, please see the July Promotions page of Cliff's official website.
In August, Friday Night and the Weekday Savings specials will continue...so check Cliff's Discount page to decide which one is best for your family.
September Sundays will all be "discount days!" Want to head to Cliff's for fun? You'll get a $9 per ticket savings on Sundays.
4.) Cliff's Military Discounts: Does Cliff's Amusement Park offer a military discount? Yes...and no. You may NOT get a military discount at the park's ticket booths or online. But YES, if you think ahead and purchase special tickets at the Kirtland Base Ticket Sales Office, you can get a very good discount on the park's "Splash and Ride" all-day tickets.
5.) Merchant and community discounts: Albertson's supermarkets usually sell all day "Splash and Ride" tickets at a discounted price. You may visit your local Albertson's service desk to check for current offers and purchase them, if available. There are a number of Albertson's locations around the city, but if you're coming from out-of-town, you'll be glad to know that there's an Albertson's grocery store not too far from Cliff's. The Albertson's address is 4950 Montgomery North East,
Albuquerque, NM 87109; phone number, (505) 883-8706. If you don't have print-at-home tickets, this is a good option.
In past years, there have also been discounts available from KOAT-TV/100.3 The Peak/and Lite 95.1 radio. However, at the time of this update, it's too soon to say exactly what discounts will be coming up for later this year.
6.) BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT CLIFF'S AMUSEMENT PARK: Birthday parties must follow the usual "youth groups" guidelines, which mean that you must have a minimum of 10 paying guests to get the discount, and that you must fill in the park's online reservation form in advance of your visit. Here's a link to the birthday party/youth group information page of Cliff's website for your convenience.
7.) Youth Group discounts: Youth groups will get a good discount on each ticket. There are some limitations on these special tickets, however. You must have 10 or more kids in the group; and you must email the park to reserve your date and meal time in advance of your arrival; and you must all arrive at the park & pay as a group on the date of your reservation. Here's a link to the youth group information page of Cliff's website where you can get more details.
8.) Costco discount tickets for Cliff's Amusement Park: OCCASIONALLY Cliff's sells discount tickets on the Costco.com website (as well as in selected Costco stores.) If you'd like to check out this special, here's a link to the theme park discount tickets page of the Costco.com website. (Note: when the Cliff's special isn't being sold, then it won't be listed here. It isn't known exactly when the Cliff's deal will come and go, but when it's available, you'll find it at this link. If you're interested, you can always purchase your discount tickets when they're available & then use them later.)
9.) Employer & Credit Union discounts: Do you work for a company...or use a credit union...that has Cliff's discount tickets? If your boss or credit union hasn't signed up with Cliff's, urge them to do so. With the discount your employer or credit union could give you, you could get an all-day ride pass for $23 or less! Some employers and credit unions sell actual tickets. Others choose to offer discount coupons that you may use at the park. Still others have a special day where everyone in the company shows up at Cliff's and has a good time together. Considering that there are 3 ways for employers to offer theme park savings, you just might be able to get in on one of these discounts.
10.) Fund Raising tickets for Cliff's: Schools and other organizations can help their members get cheap admission tickets to Cliffs...AND raise money at the same time! Members of the organization get to purchase Cliff's tickets for less than the price at Cliff's ticket booths...PLUS the organization gets to keep about $5 for each ticket sold. It's a win-win situation for everybody! This year, the tickets you well will be valid on any day during the park's regular operating season. So, people purchasing the tickets will be happy to know that there are now fewer restrictions on the dates they may visit the park!
11.) Also, don't forget to check the Cliff's Amusement Park page on Facebook...because you might find surprises (like a fun contest!) What could you win? That all depends on the contest. Tickets are occasionally given away, but sometimes it's a different type of prize. For example, one year recently somebody won a cute Boo Boo Bear stuffed animal in a Cliff's Facebook contest!
Cliff's Amusement Park Address, Direction and Contact Information
Cliff's Amusement Park phone number is (505) 881-9373.
Cliff's Amusement Park address is 4800 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
Directions to Cliff's: Cliff's Amusement Park is conveniently located to the east side of I-25. Take the Jefferson exit and head north on the frontage road until you reach Osuna. You may also take the San Mateo Exit, then head south on San Mateo until you reach Osuna Rd.. Here's a Google map to Cliff's Amusement Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico. By using the satellite view of this Google map, you'll see a great aerial photo of Cliff's.
Map of Cliff's Amusement Park: If you'd like to know how the rides are laid out at Cliff's, you may view the following Map of Cliff's Amusement Park from the park's official website.
Cliff's Website: You'll certainly want to check out the park's official website if you decide to include this attraction on your family's Southwest USA vacation. You may use the following link to view www.CliffsAmusementPark.com, which is the Cliff's Amusement Park's official website.