I would also have to disagree. The park is a decent park with plenty to do especially with the water park. With Cedar Fair owning MA things will get better and they will expand more and beautify the park a lot more which in my opinion needs some work.
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Well I agree that the park isn't all that great except for Shivering Timbers. There isn't anyhtnig wrong with a park that is aimed more directly for a family experience. It doesn't matter, because Shivering Timbers is so amazing. I would go to MA if it was just a big parking lot with only ST! Anyways, CF is going to spruce up MA in leaps and bound over the next couple years, so that MA will be a world class park!
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I'm offended guys...obviously none of you have been on Drummer Boy, that rides a beast! Seriously though, its a great park for us to have here...everyday in the summer I think how lucky I am to have it 10 mins away. ------------- Kara 403 Laps
Craig the Coaster Freak said: "I would go to MA if it was just a big parking lot with only ST!
And you're saying it's not? :-)
I'm not going to slag on MA too heavily since it is the park that's closest to me but it's got a long way to go. There's way too much pavement and not enough rides, and I'm not asking for roller coasters, I'd just like to see some more flats and greenery installed.
As for Timbers, well, naturally it's all a matter of opinion but I personally think it's one of the most overrated coasters around. That's just my take but it surprises me to see it finishing above coasters like Boulder Dash, Phoenix and Legend in recent polls, I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something :-) ------------- * The Legend @ HW * Superman: Ride of Steel @ SFNE * Mondial Top Scan
*** This post was edited by Colin W. on 3/24/2002. ***
hey 310ftdrop, your kind of a negative nancy aren't you? Muskegon is not dumpy, and MA is not boring. There is room for growth at MA due to the high number of tourists in the vicintity in the summer. Try the water park at MA sometime. True, for soaster snobs, the park only has ST to offer. But for park enthusiasts, it's a great place.
In response to the idea that Muskegon isn't that great of a town... Without Cedar Point, Sandusky isn't all that marvelous either, but the park seems to do fine.
I haven't been to Michigan's Adventure in years and years (before Shivering Timbers) but I do recall that the Wolverine Wildcat was also a great coaster, and the Corkscrew, while not the most intense ride ever, is good for a few light laps. I like how the waterpark is integrated into the ticket price and the wavepool is a lot of fun. While it might not be a park to spend several days at, it's still a good time! And hey, every great park has to start somewhere.
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Hey, lets take it easy on MA. Before it was a small family run park not backed by big $$$. Now, its part of the best chain of parks in the country. Give it a few years. This place has a lot of potential to shine...
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Hymmm... Cedar Fair isn't going to put alot of money into MA huh? I guess they just slapped their name unto the park because it will make the logo prettier. Did you even read the press release? We know they're not going to pump CP-like money into the park, but landscaping, trees, flatrides and a coaster or two is not unreasonable is it?
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*** This post was edited by DWeaver on 3/25/2002. ***
Hey, 310 foot drop, barely any major parks are right in an urban zone. The current tourist destination in the USA started out in a swamp with Gatorworld(and its untamed zoo) and Cypress Gardens(and its water skiing show). Michigan Adventure will grow with a couple of new hits, but by looking at how the rest of the chain has been grows, I wouldn't expact too much from Cedar Fair in the long run. Unless you're Cedar Point, you're not going to become a major tourist destination in the Cedar Fair chain.
Knott's Berry Farm doesn't really fall into a major park category. The park is actually kind of slacking and for many years has been considered a goner until recently. Even when they added Ghostrider, the park itself was still in the shadow. Every Cedar Fair park has a major coaster and a drop tower, and how much difference has that made. How much major improvement have you seen added to Knotts since it was handed over from Beuna Vista Parks(Ghostrider wasn't actually Cedar Fair's creation, so you can't give full credit for that.)