Anything going on at Michigans adventure?

Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:23 PM

It's been kind of quiet for any news on Michigans adventure this year. I know they just got a new coaster last year, but are they getting anything new this year?

I remember a lot of clearing just behind thunderhawk and next to ww last summer. Has anything come from this?

Thursday, March 19, 2009 2:52 PM

Nothing new this year.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:03 PM

^^Other than MiA trying to retain CF as its owner/operator! ;)

Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:21 PM

As good as things are went for michigans adventurelast year, I don't think that will be a problem.

Last edited by crazy horse, Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:56 PM
Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:27 PM

CoasterKid tells me they are supposed to be getting some new trees with water under them. :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:12 PM

The only thing have done at Michigan's Adventure is raise their prices!

It now costs $8.00 just to park the car. Ridiculous. $25.00 admission

Another thing they have changed recently is their locker policy. You used to give them $10.00 for a locker, and you got cash back when you returned the key. Now you get beagle bucks instead. So basically you are spending $10.00. on a locker.

I'm curious as to what the beagle bucks are good for. I have not gone to find out. But, i'll bet you can't use them to buy pop out of the vending machines that are scattered around the park.

I'm sorry but the park is way overpriced for it's size. $13.00 for cheeseburger meal at the coasters cafe? Please!!!

What's next. $1.00 to use thge toilet?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:24 PM

Well it's a cedar fair park, what do you expect?

This seems to be on par with the rest of cedarfairs parks.

$13 for a (i'm sure a dried up nasty) burger is crazy. Like I mentiond in another thread, I went to bge a few weeks ago and got a 1/2 slab of ribs and some sausage with sourkrout and a roll for $12. Not bad.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:54 AM

$25 to get into MiA seems like a pretty good deal to me, especially with the number of coasters and size of the water park.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:55 AM

Agreed. It's 26.95 to get into Indiana Beach, and that doesn't even include the waterpark. Granted IB has free parking, but still the water park at MiA blows the one at IB away.

Food prices at any CF park are ridiculous.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:49 AM

I think Meijer stores still sell tickets for a $2-3 discount.

Timbers Fest is coming up 6/19-20. 3 hours ERT Fri. night and 1 hour Sat. morning. I'm sure they will include TH and probably WW for ERT Fri.

Last edited by SHIVERINGTIMBERS, Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:51 AM
Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:22 PM

I visited MIA 3 weeks ago for the first time. I felt the $25 price tag was just right for both water park and ride park. $8 to park is pretty cheap too especially cause nobody was there and it was like getting perferred.

The only thing they did I didn't like was promote ThunderHawk like it was the greatest coaster every built!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:38 PM

Considering the size and location of the park, Thunderhawk is a pretty substantial attraction.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:59 PM

I think that thunderhawk was a perfect fit for michigans adventure.

Friday, June 12, 2009 3:47 PM

^^^ I will agree with that. I am betting that they may ad something big in the future...

Friday, June 12, 2009 3:54 PM

That's like betting it'll rain this year.

Friday, June 12, 2009 3:55 PM

SO its a good bet! ha

Friday, June 12, 2009 4:08 PM

Actually I was wrong. It's more akin to betting Mt. St. Helens will erupt again. Sure, it'll happen...eventually.

Friday, June 12, 2009 9:47 PM

Timber-Rider said:
... You used to give them $10.00 for a locker, and you got cash back when you returned the key. Now you get beagle bucks instead. So basically you are spending $10.00. on a locker.

I'm curious as to what the beagle bucks are good for. I have not gone to find out...

Beagle Bucks are good for tickets, parking, another locker during your next visit, food stands, merchandise and games. I'm assuming they give you one Beagle Buck slip that is worth $5. If this is the case then just buy a cheap piece of candy and get all of the change is cash. Also, the Beagle Bucks you've recieved can be spent not only at MIA, but also, CP, GL, DP, KBF, and WOF.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:17 PM

As far as I know, you can only use beagle bucks while you are in the park. I did not see anything on there where you could use it for admission or parking nor your next visit. Also, there is very little that you can buy in the park that is under $5.00. I would not use it to buy candy, because, It would probably be priced ten times higher then what normal candy would cost anywhere else...and, candy is not a smart park treat. The cheapest food item I saw were nachos and cheese for $2.95, which I'm sure is probably the smallest nacho portion you will ever see.

I used my beagle buck to buy cinamon funnel cake sticks, which I split with my brother for only $4.95, and got a nickle back. I was paying for everything, so, didn't want to empty my wallet in one trip. I was kind of bummed, because I wanted to get dip-n-dots, until I found out that they went from $3.50 last year for a small up to $5.00 for a small, and $6.00 for the next size up...which isn't very big.

I also agree that $25.00 is reasonable for the park entrance fee. But, $8.00 for parking is not. $5.00 would be more like it. And if they took the price of food down a few bucks. It might just be the best value around. Ashame that the management of the park does not see it.

As for the comments about Indiana Beach. Even though MA has a better water park. Indiana beach kicks it's ass on Nostalgia, and unique attractions, entertainment, and overall atmosphere. Plus the food at Indiana beach is far superior to Michigan's Adventure, and lot cheaper. Add free parking, no entrance fee, and you have the best value out of the two. At least I think so.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:40 PM

I've got a vacation coming up the week after the 4th and I've decided to drive up to Michigan's Adventure for the first time ever. I've never much had the desire to go, (aside from the fact that I will add 5 new rides to my list - I got Thunderhawk at Geauga), even though I live as close as Ohio.

If anyone wants to take a minute and offer any tips they can think of, I'd appreciate it. I'll most likely be traveling by myself, so whatever is fine. I'll be using my CF Platinum Pass, making price and parking a non-issue. Wednesday will be a full day at the park and maybe shoot for Tues. evening if I get there on time, and Thurs. morning if I don't get enough. I understand the park closes early. It's about a 5 1/2 hr drive, I guess. I don't know where I'll stay. I'm going to check for trip reports on here, too.

I've always had the impression that the park is a little on the plain, small side. Their cartoony park map isn't a lot of help. I'll be interested to discover what recognizable Cedar Fair features there are, and compare operations there to other CF parks that I know well. I've heard Wildcat is a fun ride, and Shivering Timbers isn't what it used to be. I like mice and flats, too, but I see the flat situation there isn't great. I'm anxious to go and check it out.



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