Ghost Town in the Sky, North Carolina’s mountaintop family theme park, will open for the 2009 season May 22nd along with the much-anticipated and long-awaited Cliffhanger Rollercoaster! Originally built in 1985 and located literally on the side of Buck Mountain, the Cliffhanger underwent a complete overhaul and promises a thrill each moment.
Ghost Town representatives say that The Cliffhanger has several qualities that set it apart to make it a unique experience. First, it has a top speed of 56 miles per hour. As a rider leaves the terminal, the illusion is given that you are going to fall off the mountain! Next, an exciting loop generates three g-forces of pressure as riders travel 2,063 feet along the fun-filled ride. And perhaps most importantly, the cars are uniquely engineered to create an open atmosphere in which to enjoy the stunning views. Apparently, there are only seven other loop coasters in the world that exist without a shoulder harness restraint.
Exciting stuff and we can’t wait to check it out! Are you brave enough to take the ride? If so, let us know what you think.
The Go Blue Ridge Card includes free admission to Ghost Town in the Sky.