Brief Cedar Fair and MA rant.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:59 PM

But Travis, in all fairness, that park does kinda suck :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:10 PM

Jeff said:
But it's not fair!

Just thought of a great ad campaign:

Michigan's Adventure: It's not fair... it's Cedar Fair!

They can pay me later. $2 at a time, skimmed off of admission prices.

Last edited by kpjb, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:10 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:52 PM

Cedar Unfair.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:04 PM

LostKause said:Happy thoughts create happy people.

Annnnd... That's where you lost me. :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:26 PM

I think my favorite part of this thread was that it was entitled with "Brief."

I can just see Timber-Rider flinching as he hit submit.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:29 PM

I can't. He probably still doesn't get it. Either that, or it's a term you probably don't understand.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:55 PM

Someone has a great sense of humor.

"I know, I will probably hear the violins playing shortly."

He gets that there will be backlash to his MA rant. There are several possible theories.

A. Timber-Rider genuinely enjoys ranting about MA.

B. Timber-Rider is desperately trying to find someone on these boards to connect with, that will agree with his MA rants.

C. Timber-Rider has found a clever way to get some of the most replied threads and activity on forums in weeks.

D. All of the above.

Last edited by Jeph, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:56 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:58 PM

Re: item "C" above: In Billb's and Philllllllip's absences, of course.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:59 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:24 PM

Aw... I kinda miss PEP3, he was funny.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:46 PM

LostKause said:
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. :)

WOW. I think you guys are being overly harsh. I lived in OH for four years and spent as much time as possible at CP and KI. Now I live in Michigan, so now my home park is MiAdv. Am I upset that they haven't added anything new to the ride side (I don't swim, so the water park is pretty much irrelevant to me)? You bet I am! I realize enthusiasts aren't as plentiful in Western Michigan, but we are here. And, if you build it, they will come, isn't that what they say? I love my home park, but I just wish (as Timber-Liner does) that we had more, especially when Canada's Wonderland just got another coaster that's pretty much the same thing as one they already have. I would have LOVED it if they would have given Demon Drop to MiAdv. We need a drop ride, and that would have been the most economical route. Dorney already had Dominator. Did they really need another drop ride? In my opinion, we would have appreciated it more here. To summarize, I think Timber-Liner has some pretty valid points. MiAdv does need some new rides :D Just my 2 cents....

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:49 PM

As long as you like it, that's all that matters. If it where me living in Michigan, I'd probably drive the extra to either Great America or maybe Indiana Beach (if the new management can clean up their act, that is).

I'll have to do - I do love the Wild Mouse at MiAdv. Unfortunately, it also has one of the slowest moving lines at the park.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:15 PM

I LOVE MiAdv. I have a season pass b/c I have to go to roller coastering any chance I can. But I also go to CP, KI, SFGam & went to Indiana Beach for the first time last year. Just sayin we need some new fun around there, that's all! Indiana Beach was pretty cool, I was kinda sad that when I went Lost Coaster was down... but the fact that I got to ride "new" roller coasters (for me) was awesome.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:15 PM

Well, if it was B, miracles do happen.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:42 PM

Bahhahaha I completely missed the multiple choice post before I added on... well here's your miracle I guess :D

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:44 PM


I went to Michigan's Adventure a couple years back, and here's how it went for me. The water park was slammed with long waits, and the dry park was a ghost town. From what I hear, this seems to be a pretty typical scenario?

It was a little bizarre, as some of the rides are actually pretty good like Shivering Timbers, ThunderHawk, and Wolverine Wildcat. They were complete walk-ons.

So, until guests start dispersing and filling up the dry side of the park, I don't see much new coming there (unless rides are handed down from other parks), as they don't really need more dry capacity. Adding to the water park would make more sense I suppose...something new there would be a more realistic expectation for MA imo.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:08 AM

I've been there twice, once the of the acquisition, then years later when stuff was painted. I had a similar experience in terms of where people were. That's why I think Grand Rapids was such a great ride to put in there.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:11 AM

mourningglorie said:

but I just wish (as Timber-Liner does)

Oh, he's a coaster train now? ? :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:22 PM

mourningglorie said:
if you build it, they will come, isn't that what they say?

Six Flags drove itself into bankruptcy in the 90's using that model. It doesn't work.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:37 PM

You know what...I just remembered a rant I had with the park when visiting a couple years ago. A little Timber-Rider in me is coming out.

While the lake directly in the middle of the park looks nice and scenic on paper, it made the park a bit of chore to access.

What I was ranting about at the time was the placement of ThunderHawk. For whatever reason, the train was closed when we were visiting, so maybe this would have helped?

But, it felt like ThunderHawk was placed inside the water park, far away from every other dry ride. You had to walk around the entire lake to get to ThunderHawk, when Wolverine Wildcat was directly next to it. Once you got over there, there was nothing else to do dry, so you had to walk around the lake to get to the other dry rides again. This process got old fast when trying to mix in Thunderhawk several times.

Maybe MA planners thought the placement of the ride would get people out of the water park and shift them to the dry park, I don't know? But the reality was pretty predictable...Thunderhawk sat nearly rider-less the whole day while the water park was open. It was swarmed after the water park closed.

If they haven't addressed this in the last couple years, then building a walkway around the back would be a nice new addition for the park, connecting ThunderHawk to the rest of the dry rides.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:10 PM

The train does make that simpler. Maybe not a lot faster, but simpler.


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