Anything going on at Michigans adventure?

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I was up there for Timebers Fest this past weekend and Shivering Timbers seemed to be running pretty well. There had been some noticeable track work done on it. The blue train was a bit sluggish, although still a great ride since it was a walk on the whole time. Green train, however, was flying through the course.

My advice? Camp out in Timbers Town and spend nearly all of your time on Shivering Timbers and Wolverine Wildcat.

In my opinion the drive up to MiA is well worth it just for Shivering Timbers.


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There aren't too many tips to give you, but, I would suggest making sure that you wear lots of sunscreen, and apply it often. There is very little shade in the park, and you will spend lots of time in the sun. Unlike Cedar Point, and other parks, none of the ride ques are shaded. Also, wear compfortable shoes, you will be doing a lot of walking.

If you do not know how to get to the park, mapquest it. the park is not hard to find if you know where you are going. make certain that you get off the highway at the Russel Road exit. The park is in a Rural area on a country road. It is possible to get lost, as the crossroads in the area are miles apart. You could say it's in BF egypt!

If you have a cooler, bring your own food, and drinks. It will save you a ton of money, that you might want to spend on something else in the park. Drink lots of water, there are drinking fountains all over the park.

If you don't want to bring your own food, I suggest eating at a local restaurant before you get there. There are several in muskegon, and most are located near the highway, so you won't have to go far to find one. Food in the park is very expensive...a 20 oz pepsi from a vending machine is 3.00. I allways bring my own pop.

Finally, don't expect too much. The park is certainly cleaner than it used to be, but there isn't really that much to do. The waterpark is great, but, it is also very busy. Do the all the rides first, then do the water park, and go back to the rides later.

I did the whole park in five hours on my last visit. Hope you enjoy yourself. Shivering Timbers is awesome, and Thunderhawk is certainly a nice addition to the park...but, the rest is pretty much for kids.

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Josh M said:
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.

Just a correction. It doesn't cost anything to get into Indiana Beach. You can walk into the park for free. And, there is no charge for parking. You can buy the ride wristband if you want to. But, if you have someone in your group who doesn't want to ride the rides, such as small children, or grand parents who spend all day sitting on benches, they do not have to pay for admission...at Michigan's Adventure they pay full price wether they go on the rides or not.

And Indiana beach has things that Michigan's Adventure doesn't, a beautiful lakeside setting, a unique location, with most rides built near or over water! And, some really nice entertainment, and certainly a million times better food for about half the price of what MA charges. Not, to mention a kick ass walk through haunted house. Also, I think Indiana beach has a much better ride lineup then MA...They have a nice selection of flats, and a lot more rides for kids. And, a few rides that are classic. (I certainly miss the twister!)

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I got so excited about the information I gave about Indiana Beach that I decided to check out the website, to see what is new. OUCH!! It is a lot more expensive than I thought. However, I think I can go there, and live without going to the waterpark. It is a good thing that they still offer a choice between the two, because I don't think I would pay that much for a combo pass. the waterpark is nice, but, not that nice!!!

However, I did check out the dining options. You can't beat eating at the Skyroom restaurant. they offer food that you won't find at too many parks these days, and for around the same price that MA charges for a crappy cheeseburger basket. I also notice that they still have live bands performing in the park at the Roofgarden. Nothing like that at MA...not even so much as a street band...ZERO entertainment.

I didn't notice Choas in the ride line-up. I'm guessing they must have closed theirs too. Good thing, because It didn't look at all safe there. I don't think the kids that worked there knew how to operate it. Which is probably why Michigan's Adventure had their accident, nobody knew what they were doing. The ride often squeeled...I did ride it, but, it shook so much, I only did it once...and this was after the one at MA collapsed. Old news I know.

At any rate...i still think Indiana beach is a better deal...but, only slightly. I guess I should have updated, before I looked into it. I added this message, to update the level of good deal to just OK.

I wonder if the Indiana beach has updated its locker facilities? Anyone know? They were pretty crappy last time I was there. Nothing like having guys peeking at you in the changing room stalls. PERVES!! Just kidding, those wooden stalls should be in a barn, not a bathroom!

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Wow...I've been fighting the urge to comment on the rash of double posts, but a triple? Edit button is your friend.

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Don't forget to bring a towel...


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Timber-Rider said:
I got so excited about the information I gave about Indiana Beach that I decided to check out the website, to see what is new. OUCH!! It is a lot more expensive than I thought.

Between this and the comments about prices at MiAdv in the other thread, I'm guessing you don't go to many parks? Because these are like two of the cheapest parks you can go to anymore.

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Vater said:
Wow...I've been fighting the urge to comment on the rash of double posts, but a triple? Edit button is your friend.

If the Facebook "like" functionality worked here, I would have clicked on "like" for this post. :)


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Vater's avatar

LOL. I think '+1' is the message board equivalent for that. :)

Timber-Rider, thanks for the advice, and if the weather cooperates, it should be a good getaway. For driving trips, I'm about out of options around here. It seems like I've done Kentucky, Indiana and Pennsylvania to death the last couple years, so I'm looking forward to visiting a new park. I'll let you know how I get along. Thanks again.

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Any news on 2010 yet for mia?

A new lemon chill stand? A new water fountain?...Anything?


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Nope nothing for 2010. But I'm willing to bet that within the next couple years Michigan's Adventure will ad a new coaster.

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I doubt it will be anything big(as far as coasters go), because they just added thunderhawk last year.

All I want is for them to connect the park by compleating the trail next to ww.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Yes, but many parks like Knoble's Canobie Lake, and HW all have FREE parking. When you compare free to $8, that's an 800% jump.


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Timber-Rider said:


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

Silly, that's what the wave pool is for!! lol

^^^Actually I think free compared to $8 is undefined. 800% of free is free.

Did anyone catch the rumor on Screamscape (we know it is so reliable) that Demon Drop may end up at Michigan's Adventure?


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I heard that as well, and not from Screamscape. I'd suggest taking it with a large grain of salt, though. I still just can't quite get it to sit right in my mind.


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I would think MiA would be a much more appropriate site to relocate Demon Drop than KBF.


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