Michigan's Adventure to get new Funnel Slide for '05

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:22 PM
Hadn't seen anyone post this yet:

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1098805582242360.xml

Jim 'jimvid' McDonnell

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:41 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Though I must say I'm more excited for ME than anyone else.

If GL actually relocates their waterpark and MiA builds a tornado, both moves will be food for thought in my neck of the woods.

-'Playa


NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:01 PM
Jeff's avatar Captain Obvious... the water park whore. Someday when (if) we have kids I guess I'll understand. :)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:18 PM
Mamoosh's avatar And before people begin complaining this new waterslide, if it brings increased attendance and revenue, just may pay for that new coaster for 2006 [or whenever it comes].
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:26 PM
Another ProSlide Tornado. Hmmm... Anyone know the ticker symbol for ProSlide?

A day at the park is what you make it!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:44 PM

Mamoosh said:
And before people begin complaining this new waterslide, if it brings increased attendance and revenue, just may pay for that new coaster for 2006 [or whenever it comes].

Not complaining here. I am a big fan of these slides. I am not sure I will make an extra trip up there to ride it though. Maybe we can get ERT at Timbersfest?


"Ask not what your rest home can do for you. Ask what you can do for your rest home." - Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:50 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Right, I don't think its necessarily worth a special trip. I was just trying to stem the inevitable cries of "MiA is getting the shaft again this year."

mOOSH

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:51 PM
You don't need to have kids--you only have to look good in a swimsuit.
Or at least imagine you do...

-'Playa


NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:56 PM
rollergator's avatar Does that 2.4M buy MiA a conveyor for those rafts? I know that, even at a penny a pop, I made "a small fortune" lugging rafts up the walkway at SFFT...;)

Seriously, those things NEED the conveyor system, and it's prob. considerably easier and cheaper to install them WHILE you're building the ramps, etc....

It's called *infrastructure*, and it includes the stuff OTHER than rides that makes your park a valuable property...;)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:56 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar And before anyone mentions the name being lame, they can call it the Pink Flamingo for all I care, those slides are freaking bad arse!

While I don't look that great in a swimsuit it's not going to stop me from riding this baby next time I'm at MiA. Ride the one at PKI and you'll see, I have yet to do Holiday World's but you better believe I'll be at that park next year.

~Rob Willi

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:59 PM
I would hope that they put in the conveyor as well. Although, don't they make you carry those huge family sized rafts at MIA or is my mind playing tricks on me?

"Ask not what your rest home can do for you. Ask what you can do for your rest home." - Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:03 PM
They do make you carry the giant family-sized rafts up the hill. That's "teh sux0rz," to be quite honest.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:10 PM

Michael Darling said:
They do make you carry the giant family-sized rafts up the hill. That's "teh sux0rz," to be quite honest.

I thought I remembered lugging that huge thing while my wife and little sister laughed at me...


"Ask not what your rest home can do for you. Ask what you can do for your rest home." - Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:39 PM
Will this silence those people clamoring for a hyper coaster in 2005?
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:48 PM
I'm just excited that there will only be 5 people in line in front of me at ST next summer, instead of the 10.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 5:19 PM
It seems that within the last 3 or so years, parks have been improving/building alot more waterparks than in recent years. I think we are now living in the era of the waterpark.
Kennywood Team Member Since 2003 Kennywood is CLOSED
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 5:41 PM
This is a long needed adition to the water park, which is a huge draw for most people living in the area. I know everybody wants a new coaster but it was never going to be this year so complanning will do nothing, youll get your new coaster and most likley very soon, considering that they finnaly have the sewer system ready to be complete in may. And iv heard promising things, very promising things. And until the sewer and water lines were complete the park said they wouldnt add any major additions. while the slide may be big its not major, a roller coaster is major. So im happy that their at least adding stuff and making the park better while they work things out so they can get their coaster. Another huge thing is the renovations of the old waterpark bathrooms at the entrance. Those things are the most disgusting things in the park, there old, outdated, and are just plain old disgusting. They have great new bathrooms in the water park by the snake pit, and with the renovations of the old bathrooms, them park will be more enjoyable.

The slide might not atract the enthusiast committe to make the drive up here, but it will do a lot to get more locals into the park, cause the two big draws are Timbers and the water park. On most warmer days in the week timbers will be empty and the waterpark jamemed pack. I just hope they market the slide right so they can maximize off it as much as possible, cause if they get the word out about them improving the water park, people will definatly be more encouraged to come to the park.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 5:45 PM
S of the waterpark, East of the concourse? wouldn't that put it in the lake? Methinks they got the directions a little mixed up. :)
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:07 PM
I believe there talking about the large opening between shark bites, and the jolly roger play area. That would make the most sense because they have the most room right there.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:46 PM
^^ ERT on it would be pretty tiresome trust me. I took part in some ERT on Tornado @ SFNE. Carry that heavy raft up the stairs 7 times in 45 minutes and you'll be pretty tired afterwards. ;)

Good adition though. These things are pretty much the best waterslides out there as far as I'm concerned.

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