Kinzel talks about the transition of Michigan's Adventure to a Cedar Fair park
Posted Wednesday, June 6, 2001 4:47 AM | Contributed by Craig the Coaster Freak
Dick Kinzel, CEO of Cedar Fair, LP, the new owner of Michigan's Adventure, responded to rumors and praised the former owner in an interview for a local newspaper. Kinzel says a large steel coaster may indeed be in store for the park, but would not say when.
There is more to landscaping than pretty flowers. You can set up whole themes for areas around the park based on how you landscape it. Judging from what has been said about trying to keep the park traditional, they would probably like to see where the coaster will fit in best in the park.
*** This post was edited by AJacobi on 6/6/2001. ***
Umm that seems pretty weird. Wouldn't you want to plans out the rides first *then* do the landscaping? It would be a waste to put in all these pretty flowers, then have to tear them up so that you can roll in the heavy equipment. But hey, what do *I* know about running an amusment park... lata, jeremy
Jeremy, what DO you know about running a park? Six Flags Brat! :) anyway. I wonder if this will be an Intamin Hyper we'll be seeing at MA in the future. i sure hope so, as it's not that far away from me and everyone (especially hostyl) knows how much i LOVE intamin. later, Josh
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I only say that the landscaping should be done later, or only in areas that arent going to be developed anytime in the near future because I have just seen three coasters that are literally sitting in mud (Batwing, X-Flight, Phantom's Revenge) and in the case of BW & PR there was nice greenery around. Dont believe me? Check out these before ( http://www.joyrides.com/kennywood/full/steel_phantom3.htm )and after ( http://www.joyrides.com/kennywood/full/phantoms_revenge3.htm ) pics. See how much greenery will need to be replaced? Just seems like a waste of effort to do things twice... lata, jeremy --who is seeing Intamin hyper rumors sprout up like B&M floorless rumors...
Oh and one more thing, since when is CP the nations leading park? Leading in what? Friendliness? Nope, Holiday World. Beauty? Nope, BGW. Attendance? Nope, Magic Kingdom. Seasonal Attendance? Nope, SFGAdv. Themeing? Nope, IOA. Rollercoasters? (I wont even start heheheh). lata, jeremy --Six Flags Rules!
I agree Jman!!! 18 sure doesn't work for me. Of course you could count the former Jumbo Jet and original Wildcat (the current one is the park's second and is different in track design than the first.).
As for MA, I am all for it. upon my first visit last year, I am able to support their decision to tackle landscaping first. Boy do they need it! It won't be long before MA is as much of a destination as Great America, Indiana Beach, Holiday World, and Cedar. People, if you haven't been there already, you ARE missing the greatest wooden coaster experiences outside of Holiday World. Even Zach's Zoomer is something to be experienced! Take note, Hanna Barbera Land! **cough**no brakes**cough ------------- Scale model coasters and rides..... www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173
After reading the article on the transition on Michigan's Adventure into a Cedar Fair park, I'd expect the large steel coaster that would come to the park as early as 2002. Michigan's Adveture really needs a steel partner for to be next to their amazing woody. It most likely the large steel coaster would come from Morgan or Intamin because Cedar Fair has a strong relationship with the two designers. I wouldn't mind Cedar Fair bringing in a B&M Speed Coaster though.