Thursday, August 23, 2001 4:25 PM
Visited the park last week, Man MiA sure is for little kids, at least they have one great coaster Shivering Timbers! What do you think CP going to do with this park?
Thursday, August 23, 2001 4:30 PM
Actually it is Cedar Fair who now owns it, not Cedar Point. I think they will add a hyper or a B&M sitdown. I think it will turn out to be a good park in a few years.
Thursday, August 23, 2001 4:36 PM
Sure, Michigan's Adventure isn't the best park, but wow does it have potential. Good location, great woodie, good water park, decent flat rides, and now a great company that can make it something. Oh, and did I mention tons of room to expand? Just wait, Michigan's Adventure will live up to it's name of a Cedar Fair park.
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Friday, August 24, 2001 8:19 AM
When MA opens the hyper coaster for next year (like planned) then MA would definetly be worth a trip.
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Friday, August 24, 2001 9:02 AM
Next year the only coasters were going to probally see at MIA will be a Coaster's Drive-In Burger Shack and a Rapids ride probally..but thats just my guess
Friday, August 24, 2001 9:07 AM
I don't think they need to worry about a new coaster yet. They have a signature ride (ST) which will hold its own for quite some time. If they concentrate on landscaping and getting some new food booths for next year, they will be in good shape. New rides and expansion will come eventually, but they need to solidify the park's foundation first.
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Friday, August 24, 2001 9:36 AM
I don't know, I don't say, "Hey mom, lets go to this park, they have great food." Its true a good park needs to have good food and landscaping, but if they want to draw people from Detroit to Michigan Adventure, they are going to have to bring in some good rides and roller coasters.
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Friday, August 24, 2001 9:42 AM
They have been working on the food situation, there are lots more carts and such now around the park. As of rides, they are still working on Be-Bop-Blvd, an electric car ride. The trains and track are out over by Adventure express for the new train. Also, by the office at the end of the waterpark are the Be-Bop-Blvd. cars along with some go carts. Last year in the brochure it showed a go cart course going in beside the corkscrew, kind of where the strong man thing is now. The first day I talked to the people in the office and they said that idea was pretty much scratched, but hey, they have the carts! As for the coaster, MIA is really bad at construction, and basically right now there is just a space of cleared land...but hey, magical things happen over the winter!
Friday, August 24, 2001 10:04 AM
Of course they're going to need to get some new rides at some point. I just don't think that time is next year. Their selection of rides is
fine for the time being. What they are lacking in is atmosphere. Investing a year or two in making the overall park experience better will improve what's already there and lay the groundwork for future expansion and ride installations.
I'm just going on my personal view of the park. I visited in July, and while ST is one of the best coasters I've been on, I felt a little "underwhelmed" by the park itself. If the park wasn't so bland, I would return there in an instant. As it is, I'm hesitant to make the drive out there again, although I know I will because ST is just that good.