Michigan's Adventure Question(s)

Sunday, June 30, 2002 8:44 AM

We are planning on a first time trip to MA in July or August. Knowing that Saturday's during these two months are traditionally the busiest times for seasonal parks like MA, my question is, does MA ever get extremely busy, with very long lines on Saturday's during these two months?

Any other MA advice would be appreciated regarding the park, clean/cheap lodging anywhere between Lansing and Muskegon advice would be great also.

DAC

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 8:49 AM
There usually aren't long lines then. Saturdays for ST are usually 30-45 minutes

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-Sean Newman
84 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC # 100 in July. Waiting for the 305 foot drop tower in 2003. Thank you PKD.

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 9:11 AM
All kinds of motels in Grand Rapids, I am sure one would fit what ya want nicely. It is a city of 250,000 peeps after all. Metro area anyway.

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 9:19 AM

Not many long lines ever at MIA, at least when I've been there. ST would be the longest but nothing bad.

Lodging between Lansing and Muskegon............my house!

No, but really I'm sure you can find plenty of hotels in Grand Rapids, and then it's only a half an hour drive maybe to the park.

Advice - plan on going to the water park.......b/c the amusement park itself doesn't exactly have enough rides to fill your whole day, and their waterpark is pretty fun anyways.

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Welcome back riders, how was your ride...Enjoy your day, here at Cedar Point, America's roller coast.

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 11:21 AM

Kara (ST chick) warned us against staying in Muskegon....we're stubborn though, and she was right. The park is pretty far from the "city" anyway...GR would have been a much better choice, and about the same drive. Muskegon is kinda....run-down...no offense to any Michiganders.

As far as rides, Zoomer is very cool. The Mad Mouse is far and away my favorite mouse. And once Timbers gets warm, head towards the front and HANG ON......

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 11:51 AM
Grand rapids will probly be your best bet, Lansing does not have to many hotels, but there is a fairly big Holiday Inn on Cedar Street {South Lansing} which is close to where I work, Celibration Cenima is pretty close to it (Big movie theater, 18 screens, can see it from the highway.

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“If you give a enthusiast a footer.......He’ll want a coaster!!!"

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 11:59 AM
Grand Haven is about 30min south of the park and is something of a tourist spot. Decent hotels, but probably not cheap.

The waterpark will be packed if its a warm day. The amusement section is usually less busy. Remember to ride ST late in the day, as well. It can take a while to warm up.

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 12:02 PM

I love Celebration Cinema! I go there all the time!

Where do you work Goku2216?

Isn't there also a Day's Inn somewhere around there?

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Monday, July 1, 2002 2:40 AM
Yes, there is a days in in lansing. It's across 96 from Holiday Inn South (the place Goku mentioned.) Be warned aboutt he Days Inn though. It used to be Holiday Inn until Holiday Inn moved to it's new location. IMO, the best hotel in the Lansing area is the Comfort Inn of exit 110. OT to Goku, I happen to work real close to where you work. I'm in the office buildings next to 96 across from the Holiday Inn South.
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Monday, July 1, 2002 4:17 AM
Check a map... Lansing is a long way from Muskegon. Grand Rapids is about 40 minutes from MA.

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Monday, July 1, 2002 12:01 PM

Chaindog said:
Check a map... Lansing is a long way from Muskegon. Grand Rapids is about 40 minutes from MA.

I know how far it is, I live about 20 minutes from Lansing.

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“If you give a enthusiast a footer.......He’ll want a coaster!!!"

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Monday, July 1, 2002 12:07 PM

Joeboxers78 said:


I love Celebration Cinema! I go there all the time!

I always go there when I want to catch a flick.

Where do you work Goku2216?

I work at the store with the two big red circles for a logo. (I work in the Electronics, wear the name tag that says "Dustin")

Isn't there also a Day's Inn somewhere around there?

I think there is, but I could be wrong.

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“If you give a enthusiast a footer.......He’ll want a coaster!!!"


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Monday, July 1, 2002 12:07 PM

I stayed at a Super 8 in Whitehall that was okay for the price ($79). It was only about 5 miles from MA. There is also a Best Western there that looked pretty decent. If you wish to stay further away, I'd say Grand Haven or Grand Rapids. Lansing is a little more than an hour away, depending on whether you stick to the speed limit or not.

I got my hotel info from MA's website.

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Monday, July 1, 2002 12:47 PM
OK, here's a question. Has anyone noticed all the foreigners shipped in by FUN? Where are they housing these people at? Last time I checked, MA didn't have dorms, however, FUN has to be housing these people somewhere, and probably supplying transportation also. Does anyone know anything about this? Just curious. It does seem to have helped with the service at the park.
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Monday, July 1, 2002 3:02 PM
I stayed in Holland MI for $65 at a pretty nice place. I think it was a Hampton. On Tuesday 6/17, everything was a walk on.
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Monday, July 1, 2002 10:13 PM

PointMan said:
OK, here's a question. Has anyone noticed all the foreigners shipped in by FUN?

I don’t think I would have used that term but I have noticed a very Cedar Point like food service personnel.

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“If you give a enthusiast a footer.......He’ll want a coaster!!!"

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Monday, July 1, 2002 11:31 PM
There's a nice campground about 5 minutes from the park. When you exit the main highway to get to the park, the campground is on the other side of the highway. That's where I always stay.
When I was there on a Saturday in August a couple of years ago, the lines weren't bad...only about 10 minutes for Timbers.
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-Matt in Iowa
Just 15 miles from 2 CCI's.
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 4:40 AM
We've had international employees before CF, too. They stay at the dorms of a local college...I just can't remember which one.

Looks like the lodging questions have been pretty much answered, but don't stay in Lansing...thats a good 1.5 hours away!

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Kara (car-uh)
665 Laps
252 in '02
BuzzCon Frequent Flyer
Proud Co-Founder of the CoasterBuzz Street Team

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 5:37 AM

Matt Scott said:
There's a nice campground about 5 minutes from the park. When you exit the main highway to get to the park, the campground is on the other side of the highway. That's where I always stay.
When I was there on a Saturday in August a couple of years ago, the lines weren't bad...only about 10 minutes for Timbers.
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-Matt in Iowa
Just 15 miles from 2 CCI's.
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers


Yup, Stayed there for Timbersfest! Lake Shin-a-poo or something like that, Anyhow it is just oposite the exit (Russel Rd) Really reasonable but you won't have to worry bout waking up in the morning, Those showers are COLD!

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 6:39 AM
Kara, you warned us Muskegon was...how shall I say, "a bit seedy", but didn't say that Muskegon is actually pretty far from the park...;). We figured we could handle seediness for a short drive (with over 2,200 total miles on the trip), but there was no "short drive".....
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