Michigan's Adventure

Wednesday, May 22, 2002 3:57 PM
Hi. I am making my first trip to Michigan's Adventure this weekend. I was wondering if there was any difference, if any, between the crowds on a Sat or Sun? I am not sure which day to go. Also, I mapped it out on the net and it says it is an 8 hour drive drive from Akron. That seems a little long. It seems like it should be shorter timewise. I am heading out after work on Fri and plan on staying in Saugatuck that night. I can't wait to experience Shivering Timbers. I am also curious about the Wolverine Wilcat. It looks like it should be a great ride also. Thanks.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 4:13 PM
It's 6 hours from Columbus, so it can't be 8 for you! You are in for a real treat, and if you're a CCI fan you'll instantly fall in love there. As for the crowds I can't say since I don't get to visit a lot. Have a safe trip.
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Brad Sherman
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 4:21 PM
Thanks a lot. I thought it should be a lot shorter than that. I love CCI. I have ridden Boulder Dash, Raven, Legend, Villain, and Excaliber. Shivering Timbers is the one I am looking forward to the most. I can't wait!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 5:02 PM
Bill, Akron is under 3 hours from me in Toledo, since I drive there every Fall for the Ohio Football Championships. And Muskegon is less than 4 hours from Toledo, so figure about 7 to 7.5 hours depending on your stops. There is construction on US 23 between miles 9 and 18 into Michigan, but it hasn't been too bad driving through. Saugatuck is beautiful, you should have a wonderful time....and...oh...did I mention Shivering Timbers?

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 5:03 PM

being that thespeed limit is 70 in Michigan you will save time.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 5:38 PM
Ohh boy, you're in for a treat with Shivering Timbers!
I'm sure the crowds will be lighter on Sunday, but I've been there on a Saturday and it wasn't nearly as busy as most parks. If they don't run two trains (only when there is minimal people around) on Shivering Timbers, there will be a bit of wait, but they seem to usually run two trains and the line goes really fast (like less than 5 minutes if there is a line). Be sure to ride ST in both the back and front many times. They both deliver great and different rides. Also, from my experiences the green train rides better than the blue train--mainly t just a bit smoother in the back.
Unless, they smoothed out Wolverine Wildcat, you probably won't bee too impressed by that, but Zach's Zoomer is surprisingly intense for a junior woodie. I'm anxious to make it out there and see what's been changed.
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-Matt in Iowa
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 7:00 PM

Oh you'll be amazed to see what's changed. Was there today getting the wife her season pass....let's just say you'll like the changes and i'll leave it at that. :)

Both WW and ST were re-timbered this off-season so i'm curious to see how WW feels as well. Will be there at the end of the day tomorrow to see for myself. :)

I live 15 - 20 mins from the park and it takes me about 3 1/2 hours to get to Detroit. Then again I drive like a madman. Will be there this weekend on Sat, Sun, and Monday as well. Was informed today that Ripcord is not yet ready to be opened. Issue about still training the crews. Oh well...plenty more to do than that at the park. See ya on the weekend folks.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 5:54 AM
I am going this sunday and would want to know about the new rides. Would they all be up and running for its opening weekend or are there any going to be closed? Thanks
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 2:17 PM
I hope they added lots of trees and landscaping. My main complaint about the park is how bland looking it is. All of the paths and spaces seem so square and open and it's so flat. I know the area is flat, but it just bugs me. I like a little terrain, but we don't need any more Magic Mountains. That's a bit on the extreme side.
Just as long as CF doesn't slow down Shivering Timbers, I'll be happy. If it turns into another CF Timber Wolf...let's just say there will be weerdness between us. It would be great to have the wildcat back to its glory days too.
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-Matt in Iowa
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 2:19 PM
Wild Cat ran better than normal today (5-23-02). The new track section help out alot on speed and ruffness.

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*** This post was edited by Goku2216 on 5/23/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 3:07 PM

Drive at least 75 on the expressway in Michigan, otherwise you'll be a creeper. Cops aren't a problem, we drove 80 down to Cedar Point from Lansing, no problem. The cops generally stick to catching the people going at least 85.

Words of wisdom from a Michigander! ;)

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Friday, May 24, 2002 2:11 PM
I'm toying with the idea of going to MIA this Sunday. I'm going out to central Illinois to see some friends Sunday night through Tuesday and would be about 4-4.5 hours from Shivering Timbers (as opposed to 8 hours when I'm here in Des Moines), so it's very tempting. If I went, I would probably drive out Saturday and camp Saturday night. Then go to the park on Sunday and leave around 4-4:30pm to go to my friends' house and make it there by 9pm. It's tempting....
Who all is planning on being there? I don't like going solo.
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-Matt in Iowa
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
Just say no to Gerstlauer!
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Friday, May 24, 2002 2:17 PM
I'll be there after my orchestra concert...no guarantees on how late it will go, though. Course, it doesn't start til 2:30, so I'll probably head out there from opening until 2:00 or so. You're so close... I'd say go for it ;).

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Kara (car-uh)
423 Laps
"Are you sure you don't work here?"

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Friday, May 24, 2002 2:58 PM
All I have to say is, it's not worth the 8 hour trip! I live about 45 minutes away and thats all I would drive. Though Shivering Timbers is awesome, it's the only cool ride there. In my opinion the park is for little kids 6-10. Maybe in a couple 2-4 years they'll get some sweet rides. Don't let MI trooper fool ya, it's not as great as he thinks!
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Friday, May 24, 2002 8:12 PM

Changed our name did we 310ft. drop...errr, koolaid, whatever. Matt has already been there, he knows the park. If he wants to go, it's his call. It's all good. I think he'll like the changes that have been made. Though more landscaping is on the way, things have gotten better. They will continue to get better. The man loves the Timbers...how can you blame him?

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Friday, May 24, 2002 11:45 PM
Yeah, maybe he missed my signature. I think Shivering Timbers is worth the 8 hour drive alone. I love it. In the past, the park itself hasn't impressed me, but that one woodie is just so damn good!
Still deciding on what to do this weekend...
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-Matt in Iowa
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
Just say no to Gerstlauer!
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Friday, May 24, 2002 11:59 PM
Well considering the Muskegon weather isn't looking too warm this weekend, I think I'll wait until later in the season (maybe Timbers Fest) when it should be warmer and the park will be open later. Maybe I'll swing by my homepark, Adventureland later today for some laps on the Tornado and Outlaw.
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-Matt in Iowa
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 1:50 AM
becareful with police on 96 this weekend. According to the news reports there are extra officers out for the holiday. Apparently they plan on ticketing for seat belts. Anyways, I saw four patrol cars on 96 between Howell and Lansing last night. Personally, I don't advise doing 80 mph. ANyone who advises another to break the law is a fool. Anyone who takes the advise is a bigger fool.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 4:42 AM

MI Trooper1 said:

Changed our name did we 310ft. drop...errr, koolaid, whatever. Matt has already been there, he knows the park. If he wants to go, it's his call. It's all good. I think he'll like the changes that have been made. Though more landscaping is on the way, things have gotten better. They will continue to get better. The man loves the Timbers...how can you blame him?

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I've just seen the future...what was I saying?


Matt? Who the heck are talking about? I'm talking to Bill Hall. Didn't he said he was making his first trip to MiA? I'm not telling him not to go, I'm telling him it's not worth the trip!

*** This post was edited by koolaid on 5/25/2002. ***

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 7:22 AM
Don't go to the park today, its closed because CF says its unhealthy for their employees to stand in the rain and 35 degrees all day. GRRR its opening weekend, it should be OPEN!

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Kara (car-uh)
423 Laps
"Are you sure you don't work here?"

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