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, 2017 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, 2017, Cliff's will be open ONLY on selected dates, starting Saturday, April 22. Cliff's will NOT be open any Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays in April.
There are 4 open days in April, 2017: Cliff's opens at 11 am and closes at 6 pm on Saturday 4/22; Sunday, 4/23; Saturday, 4/29 and Sunday, 4/30. Note: Water Mania will NOT be open during April.
May, 2017 Hours at Cliff's
In May, Cliff's is open to the general public on Saturdays and most Sundays, plus a few selected weekdays near the end of the month.
Here's the list of dates and hours for May, 2017:
Weekend hours: Cliff's opens at 11 am & closes at 7 pm on the first three Saturdays & Sundays in May. These dates are: May 6 & 7; May 13 & 14; May 20, & 21st. Then, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend May, hours get longer and Water Mania opens!
Memorial Day Weekend & the end of May: Cliff's will be open from 11 am until 9 pm on Saturday, May 27th. On Sunday, May 28th, Cliff's hours will be from 11 am until 7 pm. Then, Cliff's will be open from 11 am until 6 pm on Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day itself,) plus Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st.
Cliff's hours of operation for June, 2017
In June, 2017, Cliff's Amusement Park uses the following schedule:
1.) Mondays: in June, Cliff's is closed every Monday. 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 11 am and close at 7 pm
July, 2017 dates & hours at Cliff's:
1.) Mondays in July, 2017, Cliff's Amusement Park will be closed EXCEPT FOR MONDAY, JULY 3. For the Independence Day holiday, come celebrate with Cliff's! Hours will be 11 am to 6 pm. 2.) Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in July, Cliff's will open at 11 am and close at 6 pm. This includes Tuesday, July 4th. 3.) Fridays & Saturdays in July, Cliff's Amusement Park opens at 11 am and closes at 9 pm. 4.) Sundays in July, Cliff's Sunday hours are from 11 am to 7 pm
August, 2017 dates & hours of operation at Cliff's
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, August 1, 2, 3: Opening time is 11 am; closing time is 6 pm
Friday, August 4 & Saturday, August 5: Opening time 11 am; closing time, 9 pm
Sunday, August 6: Cliff's Park opens 11 am, closes 7 pm
Monday, August 7: Cliff's is closed today.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, August 8, 9, 10: Hours will be 11 am to 6 pm.
Friday & Saturday, August 11 & 12: Park opens at 11 am and closes at 9 pm.
Sunday, August 13: Today's hours are 11 am until 7 pm.
REST OF AUGUST: ALL other Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Park is closed; back to school time!
ALL other Saturdays: Cliff's is open 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, 8/19 and Saturday, 8/26.
ALL other Sundays: Opening time will be at 11 am & closing time at 7 pm on Sunday, Aug 20th and Sunday, Aug 27th.
September, 2017 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! Opening time will be at 11 am and closing time will be at 9 pm on Saturday, September 2nd. On every other Saturday and Sunday, Cliff's hours of operation will be from 11 am until 7 pm.
Labor Day Holiday schedule: Cliff's WILL be open for the Labor Day holiday. On Monday, September 4, Cliff's hours for Labor Day are 11 am until 7 pm.
All other Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays in September, Cliff's Amusement Park is closed.
October, 2016 Hours at Cliff's
Cliff's Amusement Park will not open in October this year. Cliff's experiment with opening in October may not have gone as well as they expected, because they are not trying it again this year. If there is a change of plans, this page will be updated.
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 $8.95. In addition to front-gate admission, the Spectator Admission pass includes Water Mania, the park's water play area.
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 2017, season passses cost $74.99 online at Cliff's website, or $79.99 at the gate. A "Parent Pass" is available for $19.99 online, and includes one free soft drink per visit.
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 an "Anniversary Weekend" special, and in 2017, that falls on 4/29 & 30th. Discount ride prices that weekend will be only $19.95, and may be pre-purchased from the "April Deals" page of Cliff's website.
Then, in May this year, you'll want to enjoy the annual Mother's Day BOGO (Buy-one-get-one-free) discount. On Mother's Day weekend (6/13 & 14), Moms get a FREE all-day ride pass with the purchase of a 2nd all-day pass by another family member! And for the Memorial Day weekend, there's the annual Heroes celebration---with free all-day ride passes given to Police, Fire, and active Military members. Simply bring the appropriate ID to the Cliff's ticket windows. This particular ticket is not sold online. Family members do not get in free, unfortunately.
Summer vacation time will bring LOTS of discounts this year! The popular "Way back Wednesdays" discount is being expanded to 3 days (so you'll get a good discount on Tuesdays, Wednesdays AND Thursdays!) Price in 2017 will be $17.99 plus tax at the ticket booths, or $14.99 for the Youth (kids) passes. The dates for this promo are May 30th thru August 10, 2017.
Once again this summer, a sweet Pepsi discount is offered on Fridays! On Friday evenings from 5 pm until 9 pm, ride passes will be only $12.99 when you bring an empty Pepsi can to the ticket booths. You might find Pepsi products with pre-printed coupons on them, but if you don't, that's OK. Plain cans are fine. Please bring one Pepsi can per person. Dates for Cliff's Pepsi discount will be every Friday evening from June 2nd through August 11th. Sorry, no Coke cans may be used for this promotion.
In June, you can be watching for the annual Father's Day BOGO special---two tickets for the price of one on Saturday, June 17th and Father's Day Sunday, June 18th. 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, the Pepsi discount continues...AND "Wayback Wednesday" continues, as well. Which, this year, will include both Tuesdays and Thursdays (in addition to Wednesdays.)
In August, it's Healthcare Appreciation time! Nurses, doctors, First Responders and other healthcare workers get a FREE all-day ride pass. To receive your free pass, you should present your current employee ID or badge at the park's ticket booth. This special is not available online. Dates of the Healthcare celebration run from August 12 thru August 27th.
September is Cliff's annual Teacher Appreciation month! All educators who have a current school employee ID may get a free all-day ride pass at the Cliff's ticket booths. Dates for this event will be from September 9th thru 30th.
What else is coming up later this year? We'll all find out together when Cliff's posts future discounts on their "specials" page!
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 sell all day "Splash and Ride" tickets at a discounted price. You may visit your local Albertson's service desk to purchase them. 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: Cliff's has a new Birthday Pavilion at the park....now called the Creamland Birthday Pavilion. There are new rules to follow...and one of the biggest changes is that you must make reservations ahead of time for your birthday party. (In past years, it was "first come, first served." So, you never knew if you were going to get to use the pavilion...or if someone else would beat you to it.) The down side is that the pavilion is no longer free-of-charge. There are birthday party packages you can purchase which cover everything from theme park tickets, a meal, and a free gift for the birthday child (which is a FREE all-day pass which may be used on his or her next visit to Cliff's this year.) Here's a link to the birthday party information page of Cliff's website for your convenience.
7.) School and Youth Group discounts: Schools and youth groups will get a substantial discount on each ticket. (The exact amount depends on the time of year the group plans to visit Cliff's.) Adult chaperones may get entrance passes for free. There are some limitations on these special tickets, however. You must have 15 or more students in the group; and you must call or email the park to reserve your tickets in advance of your arrival; and you must all arrive at the park & pay as a group on the date of your reservation. You may call the Group Sales Office at 505/881-9373 ext. 102 to discover the 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 $20 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 $5 for each ticket sold. It's a win-win situation for everybody! There's a restriction on these special discount tickets, however: they're limited to weekends in April and May, and your organization MUST pick a date during that time period when those tickets will be valid. So, people purchasing the tickets may not use them on any day they want to visit (unlike the employer discount tickets mentioned above.) All fund raising tickets must be used on the one day that has been selected by the organization as "Cliff's Day" for the group. Despite the restrictions, it's an excellent way to have fun at a terrific discount price...while benefiting a worthy cause.
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, last year 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.