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Cliff Hanger

Ghost Town in the Sky

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This is the world's only roller coaster that is literally built on the side of a mountain. Cliff Hanger is unique because the station is actually built higher than the loop. Riders experience the vertical loop within 7 seconds of beginning the ride. Cliff Hanger was originally named Red Devil, but when Ghost Town in the Sky announced they would re-open, fans were given the chance to rename the roller coaster in a contest. Cliff Hanger is expected to return to operation in 2008.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1988 Steel Looping Hopkins

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 88 feet
  • Height: 90 feet
  • Inversions: 1
  • Length: 2,037 feet
  • Trains: 1
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes
  • Top Speed: 50 mph
  • Train Mfg: Rotational Motion

Cliff Hanger Facts

2002 – The original Hopkins designed train is retired.

2003 - 2006 – Ghost Town in the Sky was closed, so the Red Devil roller coaster did not operate.

2007 – Renamed Cliff Hanger and the roller coaster undergoes a major renovation.

2009 – Cliff Hanger reopens with a new train from Rotational Motion.

Inversion: Vertical Loop

Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Where to Coast

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