I think what would really give MA a boost would be a borderline 200 ft. steel coaster with all the un-used land they own it could be a possibility, if not 200 at LEAST 125. With Cedar Fair under ownership now, it's a thought. You never know.?!
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Cedar Fair isn't going to spend 25 million dollars on a coaster like MF there because it only recieves 400,000 people a year. They will gently build the parks reputation up and if it gets popular they will really put some money in it.
they should definitely start with a signature attraction ride, like a B&M or hypercoaster. Something that will make people come even more for shivering timbers and the newer ride. Then after that I don't care. The smart idea would be to build something big the first season of ownership.
While I did enjoy my recent trip to Michigan's Adventure, this little place needs a lot of work to get up to Cedar Fair snuff. As is, the park has a world-class CCI wooden coaster, a nice CCI family coaster, one of the awesome new Arrow Mad Mice, and 3 other coasters to build on. The three I mentioned are all of very high quality and I can say that Wolverine Wildcat is a whole lot better than people give it credit for (I've heard people say it's worse than Mean Streak, um...no).
The main problem at the park is what I like to call it's "fairground" atmosphere. The park looks like a huge empty lot they plopped a bunch of rides down in. The food vendors in the park look like something from a local county fair. The park needs *lots* of trees and landscaping as well as some permanent food-vendor buildings.
On the coaster and ride front the park is doing just fine. The next logical progression as others have said is a nice hyper-twister. Something similar to Expedition Ge-force would be undeniably sweet.
I'm glad Cedar Fair picked up this future gem. I think they'll have enough respect to let the wood there run freely and of course they'll make the place the destination it has the potential to be.
I would love to see something huge because I live with in driving distance,but the park need work on the grounds flowers,benches,trees,fountains,shows,raft ride,a camp snoppy,and then some type of giant coaster to bring in the masses.They have lots of room to expand and it could become a great park.Im sure they could draw lots of local traffic after all the lines at SFGA are insane,by the time it would take me to wait to get on Raging Bull I could have made the drive from Chicago and been on Shivering 3 times!!!!
I agree with Logan that there is defintely a fairground atmosphere there. It is like a carnival on steriods as I call it. Still, low lines for a sweet CCI and decent flat rides is good enough for me. I will be surprised if they get a hypercoaster, because that is a pretty big undertaking for such a samall park. I am glad the CF owns it, I'm sure they bought it for a reason! That place has serious potential, it just needs time. I see a S&S drop tower going in becasue every CF park has one, but we'll see.
I do think a hyper coaster is a done deal my self I think morgan already has a coaster planned out. I was wondering is Michigans Adventure deep in a forest area with a lot of trees I think they have space for a lot more coasters. ------------- CEDAR AMERICAS "ROCK N ROLLERCOAST!"
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I don't see Cedar Fair removing the corkscrew for a boomerang or invertigo (This is the only topic I can remember where somebody wanted the park to do that.) VF and CP both have corkscrews so I figure the one at MA is probably staying.
I agree with pretty much everything else you said though.