Michigan's Adventure Question. (Not a complaint)

Friday, April 22, 2016 8:16 PM

I was just looking at the Chance website, and I know that Michigan's Adventure has been getting a lot of it's rides from Chance, and I saw a couple good rides that MA could get from them to add to the ride line up at the park.

One of the rides is the freestyle ride, that is basically the same as the trabant, only it looks ten times better. they should remove the trabant and replace it with one of those.

The other rides are the unicoaster, which is basically a version of the himalaya that goes upsidedown, and the revolution which can b found at any carnival, though chance does make larger ones for parks. even the aviator would be welcome.

I was thinking of the zipper too, but, it has horrible capacity, and would probably have a huge line.

Any comments?

Does anyone know which company makes the new enterprise? I thought it was chance.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:42 AM


Saturday, April 23, 2016 1:16 PM

Don't be a Huss-y.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 3:20 PM

Oh. Now you tell me.

I like some of T-R's ideas, (not Zipper), and if there's a park anywhere that could use a few new, updated flats it might be MA.
Freestyle is Chances newest flat and it looks like fun. It's on a Trabant or Wipeout base with the seats facing outward instead of forward. I know there's a traveling model out there, but I can't remember off hand who has it. It plays the west coast and it may be the only one so far.
I rode the UniCoaster at MoA and thought it was just ok. (My riding partner that day wouldn't take his finger off the flip button no matter how hard I begged). Here's a vid of Dick Chance on the first test ride.


Sunday, April 24, 2016 3:10 PM

Had to snicker at the "not a complaint" qualifier in the subject title...just HAD to.

To quote Officer Barbrady: "Move along, move along...nothing to see here."

Monday, May 2, 2016 3:06 PM

I just looked at the Huss website and I see two rides that would also be great For MA. I was going to say the New Enterprise, but that looks too similar to Chaos. I think a better ride would be the Fly Away. It looks like a different ride experience. I would also say the booster ride.

There are all kinds of cool rides that would be more appealing to guests then a petting farm.

Monday, May 2, 2016 3:29 PM

Unless you're a grandma who's not into rides or a child who's way into animals.

Monday, May 2, 2016 4:58 PM

Monday, May 2, 2016 5:06 PM

^ If they announced one of those, I would book my flight! And I would probably have to get there early, or I would get stuck parking mid-roundabout (or merry-go-round as they are also called).

Monday, May 2, 2016 5:14 PM

Don't book your flight and jinx the on time opening for the rest of us.

Monday, May 2, 2016 5:18 PM

It's an Intamin, so you know that shoe will be removed before the 2017 season.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:30 PM

Vater said:

They are sending the merry go round to Dorney, and Ma gets the shoe. Pictures of yourself on the shoe $5.00.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:06 PM

OP, MA may have a lot of Chance rides, but why would you think that would make them get more? MA is apparently doing fine as it is revenue-wise, or else Cedar Fair would think about adding new stuff.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:59 PM

It's not really new that MA needs, they need different more than new. All of their flat rides, minus lakeside Gliders can all be found at any traveling fair or carnival. And, I think all this doing fine Revenue wise, drives me nuts. I'll bet their other parks are doing just as well revenue wise, and they still get new attractions every year.

You can't tell me that Cedar Point and Canada's Wonderland are not making huge amounts of money. I would bet that Cedar Point makes more money in a day, then MA makes in a month. Canada's Wonderland received giga coasters almost back to back, and they didn't need two of them, yet there they are. What did MA get those years? new grass.

Look at Universal, they have huge crowds, and are obviously making mega bucks, yet they are repositioning themselves to be even better than they were. The new King Kong ride has come to replace the old, and now they are talking about revamping Jaws and other attractions. They don't seem to think...gee the park is bringing in revenue..why build anything? No, they come up with new ideas and they build it.

Another example of building is The Wisconsin dells. A lot of the parks there are probably doing very well, yet there always seems to be something new going on there as well. because the owners of those parks dare to take risks. The lack of enthusiasm on a profitable park just does not make sense to me.

What if universal said. Gee we are making huge amounts of money, why add a harry Potter attraction? Why build anything new. lets be like Cedar Fair and not build anything new for 8 years, and see if people still come.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:31 PM

So much for "Not a complaint."

Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:35 PM

It's return on investment too, my friend. They can add all these new attractions and know the attractions will pay for themselves. MiA would likely take a substantial amount of time to pay off any sort of major steel roller coaster, for example.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:38 PM

Markets, dude...markets. My God. Michigan's Adventure is in the middle of nowhere and is about the furthest thing from a destination park there is, so to compare it to Universal of all places proves you have no idea how business and markets work. The fact that Michigan's Adventure doesn't see a decline in attendance year after year when they never add anything proves that they don't ****ing need to add anything. Pardon my French.

But who am I kidding? We've all repeated this so many times that our collective face is blue, and it never sinks in, so to expect it to be any different this time just shows how colossally stupid I am.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:06 PM

What Vater said, except for the colossally stupid part.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:14 PM

Timber-Rider said:

I think all this doing fine Revenue wise, drives me nuts.

Well you need to get over it. Michigan's Adventure is in line with Darien Lake, Great Escape, and Lake Compounce. Frontier City and Silverwood too. They're regional parks. They aren't ever going to be anything other than regional parks. They make small additions every few years to strengthen crowds a little. But it's mostly just people from nearby that visit them every year, regardless of new stuff, which make up most of their clientele. Being owned by Cedar Fair doesn't make a difference.

Last edited by bjames, Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:17 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:20 PM

Timber-Rider said:
I would bet that Cedar Point makes more money in a day, then MA makes in a month.

Well, there ya go! An answer to your own question.

Wanna get really sad? There's a portable Larson Flying Scooters that travels with North American Midway Entertainment.


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