Michigan's Adventure to receive $5 million in capital improvements

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Fair today announced that it will spend $5 million for capital improvements at its newest park, Michigan's Adventure. The improvements include a Skycoaster and go-kart track as up-charge attractions, a 40-foot-tall hydroflume raft slide that combines water with the thrills of a roller coaster, a nostalgic family train ride, Dodgem bumper cars, a kids' go-kart track, and a themed children's car ride. It also includes the addition of a new catering facility and picnic shelter that will be able to accommodate groups of more than 3,000 people, a Peanuts-themed live entertainment show and gift shop featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the other Peanuts characters as well as significant upgrades to the park's restrooms, signage and landscaping.

Read the official press release from Cedar Fair.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:24 AM
YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!

If you have been following MIA in recent years, then you should know that they had planned a Morgan car ride called Bee Bop Blvd, and a Go Cart Track in 2000. So I guess CF are going to go with them as planned.

But I only ask one question: Will that lion with the hat in the MIA logo be replaced with a white begal who decorates his house with christmas lights and a small yellow bird named after a rock festival?

I also wonder if they will keep Choas or rip her out

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:37 AM
Someone help me out here -- what is the Hydroflume type ride?  What ride is similar to it?  The term isn't registering in my head.  :)

Anyway, the park should do very well next year, and I'm eagerly awaiting TimbersFest.  Just wish they would have added a triple tower S&S combo tower in that patch of land right next to corkscrew, ah that would have been beautiful.

Cedar Piont is nothing with out MF. Come to SFMM and see whats happening. Just give us a Giga coaster and bam. CP out of the pic.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:44 AM
The hydroflume is basically a waterslide that uses rafts in which you needn't wear a bathing suit....uh...clothes would be nice though. ;)

I'm glad to hear a park is putting in a train and other rides to beef it up a bit. So many parks have been removing such rides and spending all their capital on the latest and greatest blockbuster. I'm not saying that's bad, it's just nice to strike a balance.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:51 AM
I can't wait to see this "beagle" soon, known to animation fans out there as Schultz's best friend. :) "It was a dark and stormy night........."

Will I finally see Linus for cryin' out loud? He's never at CP!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:05 AM

this is good news plus, Bee Bop Blvd will finally be finished
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:38 AM
And the Dodgem's are coming from Cedar Point...right? So we could be seeing a new restaurant by maggie at CP.

I hope MA changes their logo. That lion is just too generic.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:43 AM
That's right guys, MIA is getting itself on the map! I knew most of this, but still it's cool to get it from the officials. I am actually going tomorrow to pick up a pass with my friend, we will see if anything is taking place yet:). I just can't wait for Spring!!!
Edit: By the way, Chaos is staying. It is getting totaly redone.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 12:32 PM
Funny, I see MiA on my map right here.  I must have one of the newer versions or something.  ;)  Just kidding ST Chick.  :)  This sounds pretty awesome for the park, improvements are always a good thing no matter what park is getting them.  Sure, we all want new coasters, but who doesn't want to walk into a nice, clean park with nice buildings and a good overall collection of rides and entertainment?  I know I don't.  Oh wait, I already do, it's called SFMW!  ;)  Again, just kidding. 
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:12 PM
Is the lion officially gone? I thought that was a cool mascot, even though it didn't relate to the park.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:57 PM
Wow, they are really doing a lot with the park.  I can't wait to see the place next summer.
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:34 PM
I'm glad to hear this news, one part in perticular. The landscaping.

Anyone who's seen just a picture of this place will know, landscaping is needed.

I look foward to my visit. :)

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 4:11 PM
Your right, weeds, dirt, and open fields everywhere you look.  That means plenty of room for exspansion.  Oh Cedar Fair, bring us a true looper for 2003.
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 4:32 PM
In reguarding the Hydroflume type ride I think it maybe similar to Valleyfairs Hydroblaster. I will bet they will be adding a steel coaster in 2003 or another inverted or a giant woodie because they do have plenty of room for expansion. I also cant wait to see what the park will be like in 2002.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:15 PM
Does anyone know where the new rides will be located in the park?
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 8:35 PM
I would think that a Hydroflume Ride would be like a waterslide in RCT.
Cedar Fair knows how to handle a park, I'm sure all things will come in time. (S&S drop ride, steel coaster...)

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:17 AM
These would be hydroflume raft rides


Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:18 AM
The water slide in RCT is a tube slide not a raft slide
Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:20 AM
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 3:11 AM
But are they keeping the Corkscrew station?

Seriously though, it'll be nice to have bumper cars and a train back at MA.  Thank you Cedar Fair. 

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