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The ride originally opened as a travelling ride in Belgium. It opened in 1999 as Firestorm after being shipped to Branson USA. It closed in 2001, and was put in storage for the entire 2002 season. The ride was set up again in 2003, now being named Thunderbolt. The attraction closed again with the park on October 25, 2008, and stood standing but not operating until 2011, when it was shipped to, and reopened at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with the name Cliffhanger in 2012.
Cliffhanger closed for refurbishment in the fall of 2019. The wheels were replaced and a magnetic braking system was installed. It was set to reopen in 2020, but this was delayed to May 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On July 21, 2001, a train with riders collided with an empty train. All eight riders onboard the train were taken to hospital but none of the injuries were serious. The coaster reopened  On July 28, 2001, the coaster was cleared to reopen by inspectors. They stated that they could find no evidence of a mechanical failure and could not rule out operator error.
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- "America’s only Mountain-Top Theme Park soars into summer with all rides open and no COVID-19 restrictions in place". Western Slope Now. Archived from the original on 2021-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20210531012325/https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/americas-only-mountain-top-theme-park-soars-into-summer-with-all-rides-open-and-no-covid-19-restrictions-in-place/. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.