Brief Cedar Fair and MA rant.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:15 AM
Timber-Rider's avatar

So, does anyone agree that MA is being neglected yet?

Canada's Wonderland: 2012

Leviathan and Dinosaurs Alive.

Kings Domion: 2012

Windseeker and Dinosaurs Alive

Dorney Park: 2012

Stinger and Dinosaurs Alive

Michigan's Adventure

Fast Past, $2.00 admission increase on admission and parking, and nothing else worth mention.

Note: Michigan's Adventure has seen the largest growth in attendance, and according to the Cedar Fair website has a service area with a potential 5 million customers. Yet, they still do nothing with it.

I know, I will probably hear the violins playing shortly. But, I had to post this. If you are going to raise your prices, show us that there is good reason for it. I think their Fast Pass is going to fail badly. There is just no need for it.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:08 AM
LostKause's avatar

Write a letter to the CEO and DEMAND that he add something BIG to YOUR park! lol

It's like Batwingfan moved to Michigan.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:27 AM

Agreed. Shoot Ouimet an email, and you shall have your 500-foot TTD killer for 2013.

In all seriousness, do you like what happened to Geauga Lake? You need to learn to appreciate what you have at Michigan's Adventure and thank Cedar Fair for not carelessly building attractions that the park cannot support. I'm sure something shiny and new will arrive at MA eventually, but don't expect the same pace of a major park like Cedar Point.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:42 AM

Give it a year and I'm sure you'll get some nice new dinosaurs.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:24 AM
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I don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:09 AM

^Spoken like a true Ohio Stater. Nicely played.

How far is MiA from CP? I have never been to that park, and actually, I have never traveled to that portion of Michigan. I recently investigated purchaing a business in Michigan, and in no disrepesct to any Michigan people here, but the business environment is a mess still. Maybe the poor economy in Michigan isn't warranting the capital expenditure for the park?


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:42 AM
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Timber-Rider said:
So, does anyone agree that MA is being neglected yet?

Nope. Having been there, I'd say they're right on target.

If you are going to raise your prices, show us that there is good reason for it.

I think they have shown a need for it. The place has an extremely popular water park. I know it doesn't make sense to you right now, but if people are willing to pay the extra $2 (and really, if you're complaining about a $2 increase over a whole day at an amusement park, maybe you should re-evaluate your hobbies - if it was $10 or more all at once, I could see a little more reaction) then that's great for them. The more money they're able to generate, the more they'll be able to make the widdle babbies who cry about their park happy.


I think their Fast Pass is going to fail badly. There is just no need for it.

Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:49 AM

OhioStater said:
I don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan.

+1 and whole heartedly agree! :)

On a more serious note, I think Thunderhawk was close to being too big of an addition for the park, but they did pull it off. The water park is that park's bread and butter, so expecting them to just suddenly expand the dry side by quite a bit is an unrealistic expectation until they either see the need for it (likely via consistently longer lines throughout the day and more spending in that section of the park), or they figure out some marketing angles to convince people they should spend more time over there that work. Sometimes it's a matter of getting people to think and realize they "want" something, but I feel like they're pretty happy being a popular water park with a few dry rides for before and after people enjoy the water park.


Original BlueStreak64

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:23 AM

I will probably hear the violins playing shortly.

No, just quietly shaking my head that you've practically become a caricature of yourself.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:45 AM
Jeff's avatar

If a bear craps in the woods, does anyone hear it?


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:08 AM

And that's kind of the problem, isn't it?

Michigan's Adventure is waaaaaaaaaaay out on the west coast where they have woods and sand dunes and not much else. Certainly not very many *people*. The closest major market is actually Milwaukee, but there's this big wet thing that kind of gets in the way, so the park kind of has to settle for Grand Rapids.

Holiday World is out in the middle of nowhere, but it's situated between Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, even St. Louis, Lexington and Nashville are an easy drive. Plus, if you're going to any of those places, it's right on the way.

Knoebels also gets dinged for being way far away from civilization, but in reality it is an easy drive from any of the major population centers in the Eastern part of Pennsylvania.

Michigan's Adventure? Grand Rapids, Lansing, Fort Wayne...they have the advantage of being the only park in the area. But there is a reason for that.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:50 AM
Jeff's avatar

But it's not fair, Dave!


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:08 PM

But it's not landlocked! There's so much space!

I think they need a hotel.


Bill
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:42 PM
Jeff's avatar

If it could support one, it would already... wait... which malcontent are we feeding today?


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:44 PM
Vater's avatar

I don't know, but I have problems making friends, you son of a bitch.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:06 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get to the beach with my girl, who may or may not be inflatable and/or an underage Vietnamese boy accompanied by a visit from Chris Hansen.

Or Maverick.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:03 PM
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How about a nice small or mid-sized family addition? Something like the Phoenix... oh wait, I think they already tried that.


Billy
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:21 PM
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Vater said:
I don't know, but I have problems making friends, you son of a bitch.

That sums up a previous ridiculous thread in just one hilarious sentence.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:45 PM
Jeff's avatar

But it's not fair!


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:54 PM
LostKause's avatar

An idea just magically entered my mind. My honest advice? If you are a coaster enthusiast, but hate your local theme park, maybe you should move closer to your favorite theme park. I mean, if it's that important to you, and it's making your life miserable, go for it!

Seriously. Seriously.

Happy thoughts create happy people. If you find that something is making you so unhappy that you need to cry about it to other people all of the time, change it. Smile sometimes. Feel positive emotions once in a while. Love what you do and who you are.

Nothing you do will change Michigan's Adventure, so change yourself instead; either your outlook or your lifestyle. :)


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