Michigan's Adventure: 6/1/2

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Saturday, June 1, 2002 7:58 PM
The plan was to pick up my friend Devin at eight o'clock, make the three hour drive to the park, and meet Kara (ST Chick) and her friend for a few laps on Timbers. Of course I would get to Devins a half hour late and get stuck in traffic because of a chemical spill which closed I-96 four hours.

But we finally did get there and started the day with a ride on Sea Dragon and Wolverine Wildcat before heading over to Shivering Timbers and meeting Kara. We did a couple laps with them before they left us out in the cold (hehe, j/k). After that me and Devin rode Logger's Run, Corkscrew, and Mad Mouse before heading over to the water park and meeting Tina (Cheesy Fry Guy) at the Water park entrance. We rode everything in the water park. Devin and Tina fell out of the tube on Mine Shaft. Tina managed to grab hold of the tube and I helped her back in. However, we lost Devin.

After the water park we left Tina and headed over to Tilt-A-Whirl and Trabant before finish the day with three more laps on Shivering Timbers.

All in all a great day, it was great to finally meet some more coaster fans and the park wasn't to crowded.

They didn't have the blue train on Timbers running, but it was okay.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 6:12 AM
Not too crowded? I am surprised considering how warm it was here in Michigan yesterday. Is the new waterslide open? How about the other new rides?
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 7:19 AM
From what I've heard, Michigan's Adventure is never too busy.
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 8:43 AM

It looks like there expecting it to get busy soon. Queue lines heave been installed on various rides. All the new rides are open! Hydroblaster (the new water slide) is pretty kewl. They still have some landscaping to do in that area though. Other than that two water slides were down, apparentlly becouse the new restrooms in the water park wern't finished yet (although they look like they will be by next weekend.

A couple small food stands in the water park weren't finished either. I would guess those to be open in a week or two. Also the Shivering Timbers photo booth isn't finished, along with another structure which isn't even started yet. But it's small.

The only other things left are some landscaping and a couple pieces of fencing behind Corkscrew. All of this should be finished in a week or two though, and the only real landscaping that isn't done is grass, which for all I know could already be planted. The park looks great!

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*** This post was edited by Magnum is Sinking on 6/2/2002. ***

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 8:48 AM
I was at MA yesterday also. We had a great time. Our favorite wave pool was open yesterday. I was surpirsed at the lack of crowds, especially in the waterpark. Usually, on a day like yesterday the waterpark is packed. However, even as late at 3:00 we were able to chairs without any difficulty.

An interesting side note: I wore my NC Hurricanes shirt that day(I work for Compuware, which was founded by the Hurricanes owner, Peter Karmanos). I found that a number of people were almost hostile about the shirt. I guess I should have worn my Redwings shirt.

*** This post was edited by PointMan on 6/3/2002. ***

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 8:54 AM
Does anyone have a pic of Hydroblaster now? I'd like to take a looksey.

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Take it from a Michigan's Adventure fan, our park kicks butt!!!

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 9:42 AM

Correct me if I'm wroung, but I think White Water West manufactured Hydroblaster. They have some pictures on their web site (water coaster).

http://www.whitewaterwest.com/products/products.html

One of the slides is black and the other is dark green. What I found interesting is that Hydroblaster also has an entrance from both the water park and the boardwalk. My guess is that it will stay open on days when the water park is closed or it's to cold to keep the water park open.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 11:54 AM
Yes, the Hydroblaster is open when the waterpark is closed. I rode both sides the first day it was open. It's just like SFWoA except their is no midcourse pool it they both have one or two less drops. Both sides are fun and pick up some GREAT speed all TOTALLY in the dark! A lot of fun and worth trying out...and yes you stay dry.

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