Lakeside Gliders at Michigan's Adventure

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:43 AM

You should look at the park, Kause. It has one of the best woodys around (Shivering Timbers), a Vekoma SLC, a wild mouse, a lame twister woody, a lame family woody, a great rapids ride (it's called Grand Rapids. It punny because Grand Rapids is a city 15 minutes away.), a splash boat ride that drenches you, an OK log ride, classic but average flat rides, a good, but crowded, waterpark (with the great and dark Mine Shaft ride, the great and dark Snake Pit ride.), and a classic arrow looper. There's my honest opinion about the park. I never spend more than 6-7 hours a day at the park, but it still is fun. The food there is terribly overpriced for how boring their food is. They let you bring your own cooler, though.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:54 AM
Jeff's avatar

You offered no opinion, you just described the park. And I'm pretty sure Krause already knew what was there.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:34 PM
Timber-Rider's avatar

Just a comment Tyler. The city of Grand Rapids is 45 minutes to a hour from Michigan's Adventure, unless you are driving 100 miles an hour. Also, I think the Grand Rapids ride also had a combo theme of the old logging days on the Grand River, along with a connection to the Grand Rapids as a logging town, which lead to it being a furniture town. It's actually a very nicely themed ride, and the only themed ride in the park. It's very well done.

The rest of your post is fairly spot on, though I would hardly call the other two woodies in the park "Lame". The Wildcat is a good sized coaster, and when it was first built, it was a very fast and exciting ride, that just got terribly rough, and is not really worth the wait on a busy day. The wait for Wildcat can be LONG, as it only runs one train. A lot of my friends and other people I know like the Wildcat better then Shivering Timbers because the lesser jaw dropping intensity.

I also think Zach's Zoomer is a nice little coster, it's actually not that much different the Beastie at Kings Island, or what used to be called the beastie. Nice little wooden coaster. You will find many adults riding it. In fact, if it was not for having 3 woodies, this park would be very low on the coaster lover ladder.

Shivering Timbers is by far the best ride in the park, and The addition of Thunderhawk was brilliant. However, the rest of the park is nothing but carnival rides. Corkscrew is classic, but, it's very old and sluggish, and the other coaster. "Big Dipper." Is very carnival-ish as well. But, as for rides, the park lacks excitement there. And, the Mad mouse is just ok. I think the new Lakeside Gliders might end up being the most exciting non coaster ride in the park. Though I really miss Chaos and the Spider. (NOT falling star, it sucked, and was really boring, with short ride cycles.)

The Water Park is another story. And pretty much the only area of the park that constantly sees improvement, and, is usually too packed to enjoy. I think if they added more thrill rides to the park, and stopped adding the water attractions, there would eventually be a balance. The ride side without Shivering Timbers, would be pretty boring.

As for the splash boat. (Adventure Falls) If they are running more than one boat, it's great way to cool off, but if it's just one, plan on waiting an hour. Then, it's not worth it, and they will not allow you to stand on the bridge to wait for the wave. Stupid Cedar Fair.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:45 PM

I didn't do it! I swear!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:01 PM

I don't like Wildcat. It feels like it could give air, but doesn't. I'm power riding Shivering Timbers like a madman next visit.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:04 PM
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If that mouse is "OK", then I'll trade you any mouse in FL (save Mickey) for it. The Arrow Mad Mouse is *so* good...until mice began spinning, Herschells and Mad Mice were the gold standard(s)...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:38 PM
Timber-Rider's avatar

Back to Mobile view again. (Yuck) The MA mad mouse is ok for the turns and the first drop, after that it is just too jerky and bumpy, and not fun. I have been on better mad mouse coasters.I went on one at a county fair. I think it was called the mighty mouse, and was set up in a clover leaf pattern, with the lift hill going up the middle. It was also a very fast ride, with little up and down dips on the turns, and a few of the drops went under the lift, with some nice head choppers. You rode it Whizzer style, in little rocket shaped cars. Much better than MA's mad mouse, with even more forceful laterals on the turns that threw you up against the side of the car. I loved it so much, I got in line and rode again! Just one ride on MA's mad mouse is all I can stand. My brothers didn't like it either.

I didn't do it! I swear!!


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