Take a Thrill Ride on America’s Longest Mountain Coaster in Lake Placid
If you are looking for a thrilling ride this spring and summer how about riding the longest mountain coaster in the United States? Not far from the Capital Region, it runs to the bottom of Mt. Van Hoevenberg. It's the Cliffside Coaster in Lake Placid.
What Exactly is The Cliffside Coaster?
The Cliffside Coaster is a heart-pounding adrenaline rush ride along the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid bobsled track. It's a seven thousand foot-long mountain coaster that will time your ride just like you were on the bobsled track. You can feel what it was like to be an Olympic Bobsledder during the Winter Games in Lake Placid back in the day. There are sharp turns and many curves and just like the bobsled, you can control how fast or slow you go down the mountain.
There is also an audio system and a narration from John Morgan who is from the movie "Cool Runnings".
On the Cliffside Coaster website, the President and CEO of the Olympic Regional Development Authority said,
The views are amazing, and the curves get your heart pounding. Everyone will feel like they deserve a medal.
When is the Cliffside Coaster Open & How Much Are the Tickets?
The Cliffside Coaster is open Fridays through Tuesdays from 10 am until 4 pm. Tickets are $55 for adults 13 and older and $10 for a junior rider accompanied by an adult. You must be 9 years old or older and 52" or taller to ride the Cliffside Coaster. There are some occasions that the coaster is closed due to inclement weather. This is a year-round attraction. Click HERE to get your tickets.