Michigan's Adventure named Michigan's "attraction of the year"

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:46 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Michigan's Adventure was named the "attraction of the year" by Travel Michigan and the Michigan Hotel, Motel & Resort Association. The statewide honor by Michigan's tourism promotion agency was part of the Stars of Industry Awards handed out Tuesday night in Traverse City. The award dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort closed the two-day annual Michigan tourism conference.

Read more from The Muskegon Chornicle.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:55 AM


~Rob "Michigan still stinks" Willi

Thursday, March 29, 2007 1:48 PM
I'm sure the selection committee was impressed by all of the new rides that coasterkid promised would be coming to MiA this season. ;)
Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:01 PM
That's a surprise.

Let's see, Michigan tourist attractions:

- Sand Dune rides along Lake Michigan.

- Mackinac Island.

- A couple indoor waterparks.

- Traverse City.

- A couple small attractions across the state.

- And of course, Michigan's Adventure (the states only amusement park and largest waterpark)

To me it's a no brainer. And it is also a sign that Michigan has very few non (camping/boating) attractions.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 3:25 PM
Whup Whup and by they way sws shut the **** up.*** This post was edited by Coasterkid200 3/29/2007 3:27:44 PM ***
Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:03 PM
Nice to hear.

By the way, the scrambler is being moved next to shivering timbers, and there IS going to be a path connecting the path by falling star and the mouse.

Pictures of it can be seen here...


Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:17 PM
HeyIsn'tThat Rob, SWS, and gomez

I don't know why you love bashing everything Michigan's Adventure and Michigan so much. Yes it is an honor that the park was given the recognition. Michigan has many great attractions. So what if many of those attractions are made by God himself. I love traveling through Michigan and I find Michigan's Adventure to be a nice park that the whole family can enjoy. You don't see me going around bashing every park out there. You also don't see Coasterkid200 bashing every place and everybody. He is just a kid that is excited about his home park and its potential (which is has plenty of). Besides, if Michigan's Adventure getting this award is such a no brainer, why did it take this many years before it received it.

You guys are 18, 24, and 47 by my calculations. Maybe it is time that you grew up.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:34 PM
I never said a thing bad about Michigan's Adventure, I really enjoyed the park and it really does deserve it.

I would never bash the state I live in. But as a teenager living in Metro Detroit, there's NOTHING to do, but go to the mall or smoke crack (< Not that I do, but take a look at our public schools). Especially during this time of year.

Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:14 PM
Well DEMF(Detroit Electronic Music Festival) is pretty fun.
Friday, March 30, 2007 2:22 AM
crazy horse, as the person that took those photos (and run the website they're on), I for one can tell you that it does not guarantee the addition of a midway from Mad Mouse to Falling Star. In fact, there was nothing going on between the two rides at all, all the action was on the Scrambler site. I wouldn't be counting your chickens before they hatch.

The park really deserved this honor. There's a lot of great tourist attractions in the state, and for the park to get this really means a lot to them.

Friday, March 30, 2007 10:33 AM
Must not be a lot of good attractions in Michigan is all I can say bout this.
Friday, March 30, 2007 11:41 AM
I like Michigan's Adventure. Given the market it serves, I'd go as far as to say it's more than adequate.
Friday, March 30, 2007 3:47 PM
Rob - at least we didn't lose the war.
Sunday, April 1, 2007 9:15 PM
Gomez, I don't know much about Detroit's public schools. I do, however, take offense to your statement if it was intended to be a generalization about all Michigan public schools. Politicians love bashing us (and really love reducing the amount of money that we have to run on) but there are actually a lot of great things going on in my Northern Michigan school district. The teachers that I work with are all working very hard to teach every student. It is not an easy task and we are definately not perfect, but we keep up the work and produce some pretty amazing growth in our students. I, personally, am very proud to serve the State of Michigan in the capacity that I do. I feel that way even when comments, like the one you made, make me feel very unappreciated.
Monday, April 2, 2007 11:39 AM
Not a lot of attractions or a lot to do in Michigan? Maybe it's just your parents never took to you places my parents took me to. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village come immediately to mind. There is also the Detroit Science Center and the zoo, Fort Detroit, Belle Isle, the Freedom Festival, and the various activities and festivals year round in Detroit (the jazz/blues festivals, Campus Martius Park).

You forgot to mention the Soo Locks in your list above, and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. And of course, when I was a teen we had Boblo Island (Back then, Michigan's Adventure was known as Deer Park) and Edgewater Park.

Michigan depends upon it's tourism and it's greatest assets are the Great Lakes, inland lakes and the rivers. Fishing, camping, hiking, fall color tours...maybe they aren't your cup of tea. But there is plenty to do besides go to the mall or smoke crack.

The problem is a lack of responsible parenting.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 5:38 PM
Reality, lets look at it this way. They can't connect the two midways before the scrambler is removed from the site. Secondly, why would they move the scrambler if the plan was not to connect to two midways?
Thursday, April 5, 2007 9:39 AM
Plans change.
Saturday, April 7, 2007 1:13 AM
In less the spot is for a new ride in 08.

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